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Every city of Germany has much to offer to its visitors – numerous historic landmarks, masterpieces of architecture, religious shrines, interesting museums and many monuments that will amaze even experienced travellers.
Since the time of Boniface, Germany was officially considered a country of Christianity and almost all the locals professed this particular religion. …
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The Brandenburg Gate is considered the main sight of Berlin, the capital of the country. The building of the Gate took place in 1788 – 1791. Nowadays, the monument is an important historic object. Once known as a “Charlie “guarding point, the monument was turned into a museum dedicated to the Cold War. The majority of ancient buildings in Berlin were destroyed during the Second World War, only a few have managed to survive till our days. These are St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, St. Nicolas Cathedral, the building of Arsenal, Marienkirche and Berlin Zoo, the biggest zoo in the world. Many historic landmarks were restored literally from ruins – the Berlin State Opera, Bellevue Palace, Reichstag, Charlottenberg Palace and Kaiser Wilhelm Kirche. There are more than a dozen of interesting museums in Berlin, the most famous of which are the Museum of Egypt, the Prussian Palace Museum, Bode Gallery, Kulturforum, Museum Island, the New National Gallery and Pergamon Museum.
Berlin suburbs are an interesting place, where travellers can find many unusual and fascinating places. The city of Potsdam is one of most notable places of interest there. In the 17th century the city was the residence of Prussian kings who lived in magnificent Schloss Sanssouci Castle. There are also several beautiful mansions that remind of that period. In addition to their architectural importance, these buildings are famous historic landmarks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the most developed and prosperous countries in the world. Germany covers an area of ​​more than 357 …
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The city of Bremen is a no less important tourist destination in Germany. Bremen is one of the oldest cities in the country. The most famous places of interest are St. Peter’s Cathedral, Town Hall, Market Square, Böttcherstraße Street and Bremen Cathedral. All the landmarks were constructed in the 13th – 15th centuries and feature different architectural styles.
Neues Schloss (New Palace) The best way to get acquainted with Hamburg is to visit Rathausmarkt Square. This is a large market square located in the centre of the city. Many large and famous trading chains are located there – Hanseviertel, Hansemarkt, Herhof and Neue Hansemarkt. Bavaria remains one of most popular resorts in Germany. This place is famous not only for its cultural facilities and historic buildings, but also for magnificent nature. The most famous park of the region is called “Bavarian Forest”. In the park, you will find several lakes, rivers and spacious alpine valleys.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Germany

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Germany
♥   National Park 'Berchtesgaden' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Eifel' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hainich' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hamburgisches Wattenmeer' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Harz' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany
♥   Restaurant 'Achterath’s Restaurant' NEUKIRCHEN-VLUYN. Type - International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Acquarello' München-Bogenhausen. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adagio' Mainz-Finthen. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adler' Wolfach-St. Roman. Type - Country. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adler Bärental' Feldberg-Bärental. Type - Country. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Germany
♥   Castle 'Albrechtsberg Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Albrechtsburg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Altdahn Castle Rhineland-Palatinate' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Altena Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Altenbaumburg' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Germany
♥   Palace 'Bellevue Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Belvedere on the Klausberg' Potsdam. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Belvedere on the Pfingstberg' Potsdam. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Biebrich Palace' Wiesbaden. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Bruchsal Castle' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Germany from our review series

Cochem Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
The town of Cochem is located in Germany, at the banks of the Moselle river. Fans of vacations in quiet and secluded places will find it pleasant. The area of ​​this town is about 21 square km; it’s permanent population is about 4 900 people. The main attraction of the town is the old German imperial castle at the foot of the hill. On the slopes of the hill you could see famous Moselle vineyards. They are growing grapes for local wineries, where unique varieties of wine are brewed following old recipes.

The Cochem Castle is a landmark of national importance. The fortress was built over 1 000 years ago. Walk through the castle will be an unforgettable experience. There is an old dining room, a Gothic Hall and a number of other large rooms adorned with precious antiques. There is an … Read all

Hershtrasse in Bonn

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
A special place among iconic Bonn's attractions is occupied by Heerstrasse Street. It's also known to many tourists under its unofficial name - The Cherry Tunnel. Cherry trees grow along both sides of the street. During the flowering period, this place is converted into a fabulously beautiful tunnel. Heerstrasse Street is situated in the very center. That's busiest street in the city.

Lovely cherry trees were planted along it in 1984 as a part of a large-scale ecological program of planting. Since then, in mid-spring the street turns into a small corner of Japan. Thousands of people come here every day to enjoy the blooming cherry trees. Many prefer to admire the trees in the evening, as they look even more unusual in the light of street lamps. Typically, trees bloom up to 10 days. It is … Read all

Spreepark

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
There are areas and places that will appeal to fans of thrills and unusual attractions in Berlin. An excellent example is the amusement park Spreepark, which is considered one of the most mysterious and mystical places of Berlin. The place reached its heyday in the days of East Germany. Today, only rusty carousels and paths that are overgrown with bushes and grass remind about the cheerful atmosphere of the park.

Huge figures of dinosaurs with scratched paint, rusty railroads, collapsing roller coasters, and abandoned pavilions entertainment make all visitors melancholic. The main element of the park is a huge frightening Ferris wheel situated on the banks of a muddy pond. When the wind blows, the wheel turns slowly and makes a creepy rasp.

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Germany

Berlin
Reichstag. Reichstag is the local house of parliament, but at the same time this is one of the main attractions of Berlin. After the arson of 1933 and the bombing of 1945 the government had to move to Bonn. Reichstag was restored only in 1999. Since that time it has become a permanent place of parliament sessions. The huge glass cupola on the roof of the building keeps catching everyone's attention. Tourists are welcome to get upstairs by using a special staircase for visitors. From that … Read more
Munich
Deutsches Museum. The huge German Museum (Deutsches Museum) , which is located on the Museum Island on the Isar River, is dedicated to various aspects of science, technology and transportation. The museum is so large that it is simply impossible to watch its exposition in one day. A section with miniatures is one of the most interesting parts of the museum. Visitors are also recommended to visit the planetarium and the new transport section. Alte (Old) Pinakothek is the largest and the … Read more
Hamburg
Art connoisseurs should definitely visit the Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum, which contains a unique collection of works of art. This museum was founded in the middle of the 19th century. It is located in a majestic building with columns. In the halls of the museum there are paintings of various epochs. Some canvases are more than 400 years old. In 1995, the museum had a new building, in which the works of contemporary artists are presented now. Often, there are interesting exhibitions here. … Read more
Cologne
The City Hall. The first documental record about the City Hall belongs to the period of 1135-1152. At that time is was called The Citizen House. When the city got the status of a free city-country, it was decided to add a tower to the City Hall. The tower has late gothic style and it's decorated with more than 130 stone statues. This is the building, where the well-known 'Platz-Jabbec' is located (it's a mystic face, which opens its month and shows its tongue every time the currants … Read more
Frankfurt am Main
St. Bartholomaeus Dom Cathedral is one of the most notable landmarks of this place. The cathedral was built in the 14th - 15th centuries instead of a small wooden church. In 1867 the shrine was damaged badly by fire. However, the cathedral has been rebuilt and today this is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Messeturm Fairs Tower is, probably, the most notable modern architectural creation. This is a magnificent skyscraper built in 1997. The tower's height estimates 257 meters. Its … Read more
Dusseldorf
In Düsseldorf, many interesting religious monuments have survived. The Saint Lambert Basilica, whose construction began in the 8th century, is of great interest. Originally, in its place was a small chapel. Later, a large church was built instead of it, and in the 13th century a monastery was founded. Now the basilica is remarkable for the works of art of the 12th century stored within its walls, and in the relics of saints, which are considered miraculous, preserved here. One of the most … Read more

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