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Medieval Castles

A world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Step back in time for a day and visit some of the world’s most amazing medieval castles. There are fascinating attractions from every period and style to discover in all of Germany’s federal states and in every region. Experience a world beyond your imagination – like a fairytale brought to life.

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Go beyond travel, venture off the beaten path and experience hidden, unique and special places in Germany.

Goslar – An Imperial Historical Town

Goslar – A Lower Saxony Town In Germany Set in the foothills of the Harz mountains in the district of Lower Saxony, Goslar is a town that has a wealth of history stretching back to the 10th century. Established because silver was discovered close by in Rammelsberg, Goslar became an Imperial city and the Imperial […]

Friedrichstadt – The Dutch Renaissance City

Friedrichstadt – Little Amsterdam Developed in the 17th century, Friedrichstadt is often called Little Amsterdam as it has so many canals and Dutch style homes. Designed in an unusual geometric style that was not seen in other German cities, it has broad streets which cross at right angles. Many of the houses were built on […]

Freudenstadt

In The Heart Of The Black Forest Another sunny city in Germany is Freudenstadt which is at the heart of the Black Forest. It has a huge market square that measures 4.5 hectares and this was originally designated as a site for a castle but it never got built. The square is 216 metres by […]

Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau – The Sunniest City In Germany Freiburg is in the southwest area of Germany and has a very warm and sunny climate. Often called the German Tuscany, Freiburg boasted of over 1,639 hours of sunshine in 2013 and the average temperature was 11.4 degrees Celsius during that year. A Beautiful University Town […]

Erfurt City

Erfurt – A Wealth Of Architectural Designs The city of Erfurt dates back some 1,250 years and it has a wealth of architectural delights for visitors to see and enjoy. The many churches and monasteries have given the city a well known description as the ‘Thuringian Rome’. It is the capital city of Thuringia and […]

Eltz Castle

A True Medieval Castle In Germany The Burg Eltz has 850 years of history attached to it. As one of the most famous castles in Germany, Eltz has never been destroyed, has been featured on a banknote and still belongs to the original family that commissioned its construction. Like the pure fairy tale castle that […]

Drachenburg Castle

The Dragon Castle At Bonn The Schloss Drachenburg is a true fairy tale castle with pointed turrets and spires, battlements and a square clock tower. Assembled as a host of different types of architecture, the castle was actually built in the 19th century starting with the foundation stone which was laid in 1882. It took […]

Dinkelsbühl

The Romantic Road The Romantic Road is a route that was devised in the 1950’s to help guide visitors to some of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Germany. Dinkelsbühl is one of these towns with splendid towers and a preserved city wall, both of which are set in a beautiful landscape of Bavaria […]

Cottbus

Years Of History In A Wonderful City The second largest city in Brandenburg, Cottbus was established in the 10th century and is loaded with historical buildings and events. With 850 years of history to show off, the city was originally known for its wool trade and its drapery was exported all over the area. The […]

Cologne Cathedral

The Tallest Cathedral In Germany The Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne is one of the most visited UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a twin spired structure that reaches the height of 157 metres and is the tallest twin spired church in the world. Not only that, the cathedral is the third tallest church in […]

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