Germany is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. With about 82 million inhabitants it has the largest population among member states of the European Union.
If you are interested in the ancient beauty of the Black Forest and Neuschwanstein castle to the fashionable highlights of Berlin and Frankfurt, the medieval beauty of Heidelberg to the fun of Munich’s Oktoberfest pay a visit to Germany.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria
Neuschwanstein Castle is Germany’s most famous castle and is best known for being the model used by Walt Disney for the Sleeping Beauty Castle. The fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II has become the trademark of the German state of Bavaria, with its Gothic tiers and towers. The interior style borrows from Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic styles and features spectacular woodcarvings and murals.
Oktoberfest, Munich, Bavaria
The Munich Oktoberfest is now one of world's biggest public festivals. It was originally begun at the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony Hilbrughausen on October the 12th, 1810. Today the festival lasts for over 16 days. However, enjoying a liter of good German ale isn't the only reason to attend; live music of all different genres can be found and costumed performers will certainly delight. Definetely book a Germany accommodation in Munich well before the festival as it is very hard to get accommodation during the time of the festival.
The Romantic Road
The Romantic Road is one of Germany's best scenic routes, leading you through a region that boasts quintessential German scenery and culture and is one of Germany’s most famous vacation routes. It is a stunning 220-mile journey from the River Main to the Alps offering the traveler one of the most beautiful and engaging combinations of scenery. Highlights along the Romantic Road: the picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany, and the castle Neuschwanstein and a surprising highlight at the Noerdlingen’s Ries Crater, where America's astronauts trained for their moonwalk.
Cologne and Cologne Cathedral
Cologne is located on the banks of the Rhine and is probably best known for producing Eau de Cologne and for its impressive Cathedral. Köln received its French name, Cologne, due to an immensely popular fragrant water created by an Italian merchant traveling to Germany to make his fortune. The top attraction is the Cathedral, the magnificent 13th-century Gothic structure with a twin-spired structure. The Cologne museum complex contains paintings from Dutch and German masters as well as a great collection of modern art. Cologne is also famous for its wild carnival celebrations.
The Black Forest
Countless fairy tales originated in the valleys and wooded heights of Germany's Black Forest. Its name describes the dark pines that cover this region. Otherwise known as the Home of the German Soul, its landscape rises to about 1,200m and drops off steeply into picturesque valleys. The Black Forest area is very popular with hikers and cross-country skiers. The region starts 130 km south of Frankfurt and reaches all the way to the Swiss border.
The Frisian Islands
These North Sea islands are reminiscent of the islands off Scotland. The sea is rough, it’s often foggy and there is a distinct crispness in the air. The islands are divided into two groups: the Eastern Frisians and the Northern Frisians. The island include the busy islands of Borkum, Norderney and Wangerooge, Sylt, Fohr and Amrum. Sylt is by far the most popular island. The islands offer a unique experience to crisp sea air and miles and miles of sandy beaches.
The historic university town of Heidelberg is for many the city that reflects the true romantic Germany. It is one of the German cities that escaped air raids during World War II. The River Neckar flows past its ancient towers, bridges and the ruins of its red sandstone castle. The castle was built between the 14th and 17th centuries. Heidelberg is also the home to modern Germany's oldest University founded in 1386. The modern part of the city around the Bismarckplatz has some good hotels and restaurants, and enticing shopping plazas.
Lake Constance or Bodensee
Lake Constance is Germany’s largest lake and is shared with Switzerland and Austria. It is an old-fashioned resort and very popular with Germans in summer. There are numerous pretty resort towns along the shores of the lake, most notably Meersburg surrounded by vineyards, half-timbered houses and an intact castle in Germany. More than four million people rely on the lake for drinking water. The shallow waters are a key element of the birds that inhabit the area during winter migration.
Berlin contains a myriad of sights to see. The infamous Berlin Wall can be found in parts of the city, and the last remaining gate, the Brandenburg Gate, can be found along the western end of Unter den Linden Boulevard.
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