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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Cochem Castle

Bringing History To Life The town of Cochem in the Rhineland-Palatinate has around 5,000 inhabitants and as such is the second smallest of districts in Germany. First settled in Celtic and then the Roman era, Cochem became the Imperial estate of King Adolf of Nassau in 1294. Originally built on the orders of Count Ezzo, […]

Castle Steinau

A Memorial To The Brothers Grimm Like many other German castles, the Castle Steinau is really a palace that dates from the Renaissance period but what makes this one so special is that it is the site of a memorial to the Brothers Grimm (of fairy tale fame). The castle is closed during January and […]

Burg Hohenzollern

A Most Picturesque Fantasy Castle The Burg Hohenzollern sits on top of a mountain in Swabia. It has been rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style and is one of the most remarkable castles in the whole of Germany. On the edge of the Swabian Alps, the castle is one of three that were built on the […]

Bentheim Castle

A Real Fairy Tale Castle Germany is famous for its castles and one of the castles that should be on your list of places to visit is Bentheim Castle. It opens between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm all year round and offers a unique view of a hidden Germany that includes history, fairy tales and […]