Travel to Germany

  Aachen Cathedral  Aachen Cathedral was included into UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978 and got one of the top sites of the list due its unique history enriched by legends and myths and luxurious treasures kept in the cathedral. Construction of this palatine chapel, with its octagonal basilica and cupola, began c. 790–800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. […]
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  •  Asamkirche, Munich  St. Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church (Asamkirche) is a church in Munich, southern Germany, built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. Due to resistance of the citizens, the brothers were forced to make the church accessible to the public. The […]
  •  Aschaffenburg  Aschaffenburg is a city in northwest Bavaria, Germany. The town of Aschaffenburg is not considered part of the district of Aschaffenburg, but is the administrative seat. Aschaffenburg belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz for more than 800 years. The city is located at the westernmost border of Lower Franconia and separated from the central and […]
  •  Augustusburg castle – the German Heritage  The Augustusburg castle located in North Rhine-Westphalia near Cologne was valued by UNESCO as the world heritage. This decision was made in 1984 and drew attention to the castle’s eventful and rich history. The history of the Augustusburg castle is worth studying, and its architecture, construction, interior and surroundings serve as colorful evidences. The castle […]
  •  Bad Wimpfen  Bad Wimpfen is a historic spa town in the district of Heilbronn in the Baden-Württemberg region of southern Germany. It lies north of the city of Heilbronn, on the river Neckar. In the 16th century Wimpfen was a focal point of the Reformation. Probably the most important reformer was Erhard Schnepf who preached here from […]
  •  Bautzen  Bautzen is a hill-top town in eastern Saxony, Germany, and administrative center of the eponymous district. It is located on the Spree River. Bautzen is often regarded as the unofficial, but historical capital of Upper Lusatia, and it is the most important cultural center of the Sorbs, a Slavic people. The old part of Bautzen […]
  •  Berlin – the City of Great Changes  All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Berliner.” — President John F. Kennedy, West Berlin, 1963 Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany. Berlin was first the capital of Prussia, and then the […]
  •  Bonn  The Federal City of Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine and northwest of the Siebengebirge in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bonn serves alongside the capital Berlin as the seat of government of Germany. The city is the second official seat and second official residence of the President of Germany, […]
  •  Bremen – the City of the World-Famous Fairytale Musicians  The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. Bremen was very important market place located on Weser river which had port with free exit to the North Sea and connections with the Rhine River. The most influential historical events: 787 – the foundation of the city by Charlemagne 965 – the […]
  •  Burg Satzvey – Moated Castle  Satzvey Castle is one of the best-kept moated castles in Rhineland, whose origins go back to the 13th century. Satzvey Castle is well-known today for its diverse events, showing history and tradition in an interesting and fun way. Burg Satzvey is a medieval water castle, originally from the 12th century, and is located on the […]
  •  Castle Stein in Saxony  Stein Castle, or Burg Stein is a Saxon castle located southeast of Zwickau in the village of Stein in the municipality of Hartenstein on the banks of the Zwickauer Mulde. The settlement of the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) began in the 12th/13th centuries, especially along the rivers. River crossings and religious orders (Niederlassungen) were protected by […]
  •  Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)  Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in […]
  •  Dortmund  Dortmund is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the middle part of the state and is considered to be the administrative, commercial and cultural center of the eastern Ruhr area. Its population of 581,612 (2015) makes it the 8th largest city in Germany. Moreover, Dortmund is the largest city by area […]
  •  Dresden Semper Opera House  Dresden Theaterplatz is the heart of tourists’ pilgrimage. First of all the place is famous for sightseeing tour which may take long hours to value enough the beauty of Zwinger, Schinkelwache restaurant with amazing history, Gallery of the Old Masters with world-famous masterpieces gathered from all over the world, Hofkirche Church and the heart of […]
  •  Esslingen am Neckar  Esslingen am Neckar is a city in the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, seat of the District of Esslingen as well as the largest city in the district. It is located on the Neckar River, about 14 km southeast of Stuttgart city center. The regions surrounding the city of Esslingen are also mostly […]
  •  Free State of Bavaria – Travel Destination  As a traditional site for family vacations, Bavaria is the most popular holiday center in the Federal Republic of Germany. Bavaria is Germany’s largest and oldest state. Bavaria is the most fancied state in Germany for purposes of travel, tourism, and vacationing. Its sceneries and cultural riches, the favorable price-to-service ratio and the traditional Bavarian […]
  •  Fuggerei  The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as “Jakob Fugger the Rich”) as a place where the needy citizens of […]
  •  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Picture-Perfect German Town  Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria, formed when 2 towns united in 1935. It’s a prominent destination for skiing and ice skating as well as hiking. The town lies near the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, with a 2,962m summit accessed by cogwheel train and cable car. Garmisch is considered the more fashionable section, […]
  •  German Castles – Medieval Severe Beauties According to library definitions the word ‘castle’ means ‘fortified building constructed for security and residential purposes. The German ‘burg’ (German “stronghold”) means the same. German castles vary in architecture and design considerably. It can be explained by varieties of traditions and cultures developed and kept in different counties of German lands. But there is one […]
  •  Hamburg – European Melting Pot  Over the years Hamburg is well-known city all over the world and the main reason of such popularity is its famous incredibly huge harbor. Hamburg harbor can be called its ‘gates’ providing both commercial and cultural prosperity of the city. Serving the country as the European entry for centuries Hamburg harbor inhabited city with thousands […]
  •  Heidelberg  Heidelberg is a city situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany. The fifth-largest town in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of the densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. A former residence of the Electorate of the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location of Heidelberg University, well […]
  •  Interesting Facts About the Brandenburg Gate Brandenburg gate is one of the most iconic scenes of recent German history. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated in front of the Brandenburg Gate as the Berlin Wall fell on November 9th, 1989. The Gate has now come to represent German unity and freedom since the end of the Cold War and divided country. […]
  •  Lauingen  Lauingen is a town in the district of Dillingen in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the left bank of the Danube, 5 km west of Dillingen, and 37 km northeast of Ulm. St. Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus) was born in Lauingen, c. 1200. His monument is in front of the Town Hall in […]

 

  •  Lichtenstein – a Fairy-Tale Fortress  Lichtenstein Castle (Schloss Lichtenstein) is a Gothic Revival castle built in the 1840s. It is situated on a cliff located near Honau on the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A small fortress Lichtenstein standing on the rock which supports it and surrounding by ditches and numerous underground paths – the only ways for the fortress’ inhabitants […]
  •  Look Here – We’re in Germany! Christmas Vacation in Germany  Christmas is a family holiday which people use to spend at home waiting for Santa Claus near the friendly crackling fireplace, the smartly decorated tree, and a festive table. You have already imagined this paradise, haven’t you? However, a simple test will help you verify your real intentions as for Christmas: 1. Does your soul […]
  •  Lübeck – The City of Marzipan and Sea Ports  Lübeck is a northern German city distinguished by Brick Gothic architecture that dates back to its time as the medieval capital of the Hanseatic League, a powerful trading confederation. Lübeck is the largest Baltic harbour of Germany, and the port is a major employer in the city. Paper and wood products, fruit, grain, automobiles, salt, […]
  •  Mainz: Top Sights and Attractions  Mainz is a German city on the Rhine River. It’s known for its beautiful old town, with half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. In the center, the Marktbrunnen is a Renaissance fountain with red columns. Nearby, a distinctive octagonal tower tops the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral, built of deep red sandstone. The Gutenberg Museum honors the […]
  •  Maulbronn Monastery  Maulbronn Monastery (Kloster Maulbronn) is one of Europe’s most complete and bestpreserved Medieval monastery complexes. It combines a multitude of architectural styles, from Romanesque to late Gothic, in one place – creating a unique atmosphere. Construction of the former Cistercian abbey, cradled in the rolling hills of the Stromberg region, commenced in 1147. 
  •  Neuschwanstein Castle – the Legendary King’s Escape  The Neuschwanstein castle was the most favorite place of the king Ludwig II, king of Bavaria conquered by Prussia after the war between alliance of Bavaria and Austria and Prussia. This year 5 September celebrated its 136th anniversary. Ludwig strove to make a reality of his happy childhood in his father’s Hohenschwangau castle and create […]
  •  Rügen Island  Rügen is Germany’s largest island by area. It is located off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea and belongs to the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Rügen has a maximum length of 51.4 km (from north to south), a maximum width of 42.8 km in the south and an area of 926 km². 
  •  Saarburg  Saarburg is a city of the Trier-Saarburg district in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany, on the banks of the Saar River in the hilly country a few kilometers upstream from the Saar’s junction with the Moselle. Saarburg is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde (“collective municipality”) Saarburg. The area around Saarburg is noted for the cultivation […]
  •  Saxony – a Crossroads of European History, Culture and Art  The free State of Saxony has unique georaphical position which greatly influenced and still influences on its rich possessions. Saxony meets West, East, North and South of Germany. For the centuries this land was independent and free although numerous armies of enemies conquered the land and its people. 
  •  Schloss Bürresheim – a Medieval Castle in the Woodlands  The castle of Bürresheim is located at northwest of Mayen on a rock spur in the Nettetal. It belongs to the local church Sankt Johann. Together with Burg Eltz and the castle Lissingen, it is one of the few castles in the Eifel that were never conquered or devastated and were able to survive unscathed […]
  •  Schramberg  Schramberg is a town in the district of Rottweil, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the eastern Black Forest, 25 km northwest of Rottweil. With all of its districts (Talstadt, Sulgen, Waldmössingen, Heiligenbronn, Schönbronn and Tennenbronn (since 2006)), it has about 22,000 inhabitants. 
  •  Spreuerhofstrasse – World’s Narrowest Street  New York has Broadway. Paris, the Champs- Elysées. And Reutlingen? The provincial town in south-western Germany has Spreuerhofstrasse. Spreuerhofstrasse in the south-western town of Reutlingen is just 3.80 meters long and listed as the narrowest alley in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records, with a width of just 31 centimetres (12.2 inches). […]
  •  Stuttgart: Top Sights and Attractions  Stuttgart, capital of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, is known as a manufacturing hub. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have headquarters and museums here. The city is filled with greenspaces, which wrap around its center. Popular parks include the Schlossgarten, Rosensteinpark and Killesbergpark. Wilhelma, one of the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Europe, is just northeast of […]
  •  The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier – the Cradle of the Holy Roman Empire and the oldest German Heritage  The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier (German: Hohe Domkirche St. Peter zu Trier), or Cathedral of Trier (German: Trierer Dom), is a Roman Catholic church in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest cathedral in the country. The edifice is notable for its extremely long life span under multiple different eras each contributing […]
  •  The Island of Reichenau – Monastic Heritage of the Middle Ages  The Island of Reichenau is located in southern Germany. It lies almost due west of the city of Konstanz, between the Gnadensee and the Untersee, two parts of Lake Constance. With a total land surface of 4.3 sq. km and a circumference of 11 km, the island is 4.5 km long and 1.5 km wide […]
  •  Toppler Castle    In Germany, castles come in many shapes and sizes. Built in 1388 partly as a residence and partly as a fortress, this was the home of Rothenburg’s legendary mayor, Heinrich Toppler. Fully intact, the building is furnished with items from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Located in the Tauber Valley and accessed via […]
  •  Wartburg Castle – the Place of Luther’s Inspiration Wartburg Castle, located near town of Eisenach, is one of the oldest castles in Germany. It was founded by the German Duke Ludwig de Springer in 1067 AD. There is an amazing legend about the castle’s name which was told to be given after the Duke saw the fascinating mountains and decided to build a […]
  •  Weimar – The City of Goethe and Bauhaus  Weimar is a city in the federal state of Thuringia, Germany. The city was a focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In the 19th century, famous composers like Franz Liszt made a music […]
  •  What is so remarkable in English Garden in Munich? The English Garden (Englischer Garten) stretches all the way from Munich’s city center to the northeastern city limits. It was created in 1789 by the British physicist Sir Benjamin Thompson. Sir Benjamin was primarily a physicist but also worked as a government administrator. He spent 11 years in Munich organizing the Bavarian army. This garden […]
  •  Wieskirche – The Pilgrimage Church  The Wieskirche, or Wies Church, is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in southern Germany. It is situated between Steingaden and Wildsteig on the Romantic Road – or, to be more accurate, slightly off the road on a country lane to the small hamlet of Wies. The Pilgrimage Church of Wies is an […]
  •  Würzburg Residence – The Rococo Masterpiece The Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz) is a palace in Würzburg, Germany. Balthasar Neumann, court architect of the Bishop of Würzburg, was the principal architect of the Residence, which was commissioned by the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn and his brother Friedrich Carl von Schönborn in 1720, and completed in 1744. The Venetian […]
  •  Zwinger  The Zwinger is a palace in the eastern German city of Dresden, built in Rococo style and designed by court architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. It served as the orangery, exhibition gallery and festival arena of the Dresden Court. The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The […]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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