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Königs Wusterhausen – The Multifaceted Town

Königs Wusterhausen – An Historical Town Just to the south east of Berlin lies the town Königs Wusterhausen. This is a splendid town with much to offer visitors and it is close to the Dahme River. Set in a landscape of meadows which are interspersed with lakes, rivers and forests, anyone who loves nature will […]

Lübeck – Queen Of The Hanseatic Cities

Lübeck – The Western City On The Baltic Coast Founded as far back as 1143, Lübeck was a leading city in the Hanseatic League, a group that was a commercial and defensive confederation in Germany. Still characterised by its medieval appearance and wonderful ancient buildings, Lübeck has many attractions for visitors to the Baltic coast. […]

Maulbronn – The Abbey Town

Maulbronn – A Little Town In Baden-Württemberg In the north western part of Baden-Württemberg stands the small town of Maulbronn. Originally settled in the Roman era, the town rose to popularity in the 12th century due to the existence of its monastery. Just around 6,500 people live there but town is thriving as well as […]

Kehlsteinhaus – The Eagle’s Nest

The Kehlsteinhaus – A Retreat Above Berchtesgaden This beautiful house was given by the Nazi party to Hitler for his 50th birthday. It was meant to be a place where he could entertain dignitaries and was designed to be a retreat from the world. The building took only 13 months to complete and was finished […]

Karlsruhe – Gateway To The Black Forest

Karlsruhe The Fan City Of Germany The design of the city of Karlsruhe has led to it being called Fan City. The name has stuck because the layout of the streets radiates out from the Karlsruhe Palace so from the air it looks like a fan. Also known as the gateway to the Black Forest, […]

Linderhof Palace

Castle Of A King Linderhof Palace is full of the spirit of medieval times. It is situated in the town of Ettal in Southern Bavaria and was built as a castle for King Ludwig II. This is the smallest of three castles built by the King and it is the only that he saw completed. […]

Lichtenstein Castle – A Fairy Tale Come True

The Fairy Tale Castle At Lichtenstein Likened to Cinderella’s castle that is found at Disneyland, Lichtenstein Castle has all the elements associated with fairy tales. It is located in the South West of Germany near to Honau and is built at the top of a high cliff giving it the romanticism that all Neo Gothic […]

Kaiserdom in Speyer

The Wonderful Speyer Cathedral The Speyer Cathedral is dedicated to St. Mary who is the patron saint of the city and it was constructed in the thirty years before 1061 when it was consecrated. It is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world and has a long and fascinating history. Surviving periods of both […]

Hohenzollern Bridge – A Lock For Lovers

The Rhine Bridge With Lover’s Locks Just as in Paris and many other major cities, Cologne has a wonderful railway bridge which is filled with lover’s locks. The railway runs across the bridge that straddles the Rhine and it has two pedestrian walkways, one on each side of the rail track. The Hohenzollern Bridge was […]

Heidelberg Castle

Romanticism And Heidelberg Castle Located on the top of Konigstuhl hill, Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany’s most visited attractions. The castle is in ruins but visitors come from all over the world to gaze at its romantic vista and to soak up the atmosphere created by this stunning monument. Overlooking the town of Heidelberg, […]

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