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Germany sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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.
Germany is located in central Europe. Its official name is the Federal Republic of Germany. The capital of Germany is Berlin, but some ministries are …
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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
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 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.
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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History and Entertainment

Modern tourists associate Germany with a diversity of attractions, unique cuisine, historical brewing traditions and beautiful national festivals. The official date of the establishment of Germany is 2 February 962. On that day, the solemn ceremony of the coronation of King Otto I was held. Over the next 900 years, the country was a union of 38 autonomous lands being unified only in the first half of the 19th century.
The most significant events in the state history took place in the years of the First and Second World Wars. At that time, the existing legislation, the political order, cultural and national values changed significantly. Nevertheless, Germany has managed to preserve its unique culture and traditions that are now reflected in captivating national festivals.
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Many people prefer spending the Christmas holidays in the country when festive fairs, food and cultural festivals are organized. One of the most important holidays in the country is the Day of German Unity celebrated on 3 October. In every city, you can witness different interesting entertainments, such as concerts, outdoor theatrical performances, parades and exhibitions. The festive day usually ends with magnificent fireworks.
The most famous and popular German festival from an international viewpoint is certainly Octoberfest. It was long granted the status of the largest and most popular beer festival in the world. However, the festival is not limited only to culinary entertainments. Performances of folk groups, musical concerts, culinary master classes and festive processions – these are just some of the entertainments, with which the guests of the festival can diversify their leisure.
Monuments and architectural objects, notable for the history and culture of the country. …
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Today, in Germany, you can have a vacation of different levels. In summer, wonderful beaches are equipped on Bavarian lakes. The Island of Rügen is especially popular with fans of beach entertainments. In winter, the guests can visit top-rated ski resorts, the most popular of which is Oberstdorf. In Germany, there are also world-famous resorts including the thermal one called Baden-Baden.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Germany

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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

Kolner Rathaus

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Kolner Rathaus is another outstanding architectural monument of the Renaissance style. It is one of the oldest building in the city, the first mentions go up to the 1330 year. Since the building, the historical construction was absolutely ruined and rebuilt, however, some original elements were saved. During the Second World War the building was seriously destroyed, only in the 1950s, it was reconstructed from the old sketches.

The main element of the architectural complex is the 61 meters tower, that was built in the 15th century. Five stored tower is decorated with outstanding sculptures. There you can see about 120 figures of outstanding historical leaders, holy people and honorary citizens. Nowadays in the building has placed an interesting museum of Roman civilization.

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Heidelberger Castle

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
An old Heidelberger Castle is the main landmark of Heidelberger city. It is located on the hillside and grandly rises about the city. The first mentions of this castle go up to the 1225 year. In the second half of the 17th century, the castle was destroyed after the next aggression of Louis XIV. After this, the historical construction was partly rebuilt. The last owner of the castle was Count Charles de Graimberg. He ordered to reconstruct the castle. A large reclamation works has lasted for a half of a century.

After the reconstruction in the 19th century the castle became an attractive place for foreign travellers. Every year about a million people visit it. Outside the castle has spacious terraces with a marvellous panorama of the city. The last owner of the castle has made up an … Read all

Gozec Circle

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
In Germany on the territory of Gozec commune was found an unusual Neolithic building named Gozec circle. It is a complex of deep concentric form ditches, alternately with palisade 75 meters rings. In the palisade rings, we can see several gates. Actually, this part was reconstructed.

This unique historical monument was found accidentally in 1991 during the air exploration. While the specialists were examining the area from the air, they saw a clear outline made from the wheat-land. Something like Gozec circle was found in other regions of German, Croatia, Austria. Nevertheless, no one knows about its original usage. The researchers came up to the conclusion that all gates were made according to the sunrise and sunset during the solstice days.

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Germany

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
Who created this resort paradise and when did this happen? First mentions of Binz date back to 1318 when a small settlement appeared in the County of Streu. Five centuries later, the settlement became famous as a resort town. The first guests arrived in 1860 and stayed at a local guesthouse. Ten years later, the new resort could accommodate already 80 guests. Year after year, Binz was growing in size. The town’s authorities built the first hotel in 1876. It was located close to the coast. … Read more
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
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
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
Old Opera Concert Hall is popular with lovers of classical music. It owes its name to the fact that it was opened in the old Opera House building. The historic facility was erected in the second half of the 19th century. During the Second World War, the theater was almost completely destroyed. It had been restored by 1981only. A large and very beautiful concert hall, which can accommodate 2500 spectators was equipped there. The Museum of Icons occupies one of the beautiful historic buildings … Read more
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
Frauenkirche. If you go downtown and walk along cozy Munzgasse Street, you will eventually find yourself in Frauenkirche at Noitmarkt Square. This round church made of sandstone was built during 6000 days in 1726-1743. The project of the church belongs to architect George Bar. In 1945, during just one night, the church was totally destroyed. When Germany united, it was decided to give Dresden its ancient look back. Therefore, the marvellous Frauenkirche was rebuilt. The reconstruction started … Read more

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