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Lorsch – The Carolingian City

Lorsch – Culture And Arts In A Beautiful City Situated some 60 kilometres to the south of Frankfurt, Lorsch was, for many centuries, a political, economic and cultural hub in Europe. The beautiful Lorsch Abbey has been named as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and this has been one of the most important monasteries […]

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. […]

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 […]

Greiz – Pearl of the Vogtland

Greiz – A Fairytale City In Vogtland The rich collection of architectural styles that are found in Greiz have led it to be known as a fairytale city or the Pearl Of The Vogtland. There are buildings from many different periods and all of them look stunning. Located where the River Weiße Elster meets the […]

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 […]

Görlitz – A City With History

Experience Görlitz And Discover Something New The easternmost town in Germany, Görlitz has many historical attractions and is one of the secret cities that are just becoming known to visitors to Germany. Situated on the Lusatian Neisse River in Saxony, it is directly opposite the Polish town Zgorzelec which sits on the other side of […]

Fürstenwalde – A Secret Ancient City

Discover Fürstenwalde – An Important City In Brandenburg One of the lesser known cities of Germany is Fürstenwalde. It is the largest city in Oder-Spree in the Brandenburg region. Founded in the 13th century, this city was a very important hub between Poland and Berlin. Titled as a cathedral city, Fürstenwalde is one of three […]

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 […]

Dietfurt an der Altmühl

The Bavarian China Dietfurt is a little German town that has earned the nickname ‘Bavarian China’ because at carnival time it celebrates the Asian culture. The town is on the River Altmühl and there is a lot to do there in an area that is comprised of beautiful hills and seven pretty valleys. The hills […]

Weimar – A Town Of Culture

Weimar – The Home Of The Bauhaus Movement The city of Weimar was home to many of the artists who belonged to the Bauhaus movement. This was a modernist school of teaching that was developed in the early 20th century and was designed to foster an understanding between art, society and technology. The city is […]

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