Germany Tourist Attractions

Located on an island in the Schlei, a narrow inlet of the Baltic Sea, Schloss Gottorf is a historic castle estate that served as the ancestral home of the House of Oldenburg. It lies just a couple of kilometers from the Old Town of Schleswig and boasts two of the state’s most significant museums read more arrow
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Nestled in the historic heart of Mainz is St. Martin’s Cathedral, a 1000-year-old cathedral that serves as the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz read more arrow
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Located on the northern edge of the Segeberger Forest between the towns of Bad Bramstedt and Bad Segeberg, the Eekholt Wildlife Park is home to around 100 different species of native wildlife. It showcases the animals in their natural habitats while raising awareness about sustainability in nature read more arrow
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The Neuschwanstein Castle, located in the Bavarian region of Germany is the ultimate when you are thinking of fantasy castles. It is the quintessential 19th century romantic palace read more arrow
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Considered the German version of Versailles, the Sanssouci Palace lies within a sprawling park in Potsdam. It served as the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and was designed in an elaborate Rococo style, surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens read more arrow
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Built to house the High Command of the Army and the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces during World War II, the Maybach I and II were a cluster of above and below ground bunkers built near Zossen in Brandenburg. They were named after the Maybach automobile engine and together with the nearby military complex, they played an instrumental role in the planning of field operations for the Wehrmacht, connecting the military with civilians along the front lines read more arrow
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Stretching for 98 kilometers through the countryside of Schleswig-Holstein, the Kiel Canal links the North Sea with the Baltic Sea between the towns of Brunsbüttel and Kiel. It was built in the late 19th century to prevent ships from having to make the much longer journey around the northern tip of Denmark and was originally called the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal read more arrow
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Germany's largest Mountain, the Zugspitze forms part of the Wetterstein Alpine mountain range that straddles the border with Austria. It lies just south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with its summit soaring to 2,962 meters and renowned for its gilded cross and magnificent views read more arrow
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Sprawling along the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, the Bavarian Forest is an extensive area of woodland that once covered much of southern Germany. During Roman times it was known as the Hercynian Forest and today extends across the same mountain range as the Bohemian Forest in the Czech Republic read more arrow
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One of the most popular resort towns in the Bavarian Alps is Berchtesgaden, which lies at one end of the German Alpine Highway. Soaring mountains surround the town on all sides and have long drawn hikers and sightseers, including Adolf Hitler who built his Eagle’s Nest retreat here read more arrow
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Built by Prussian king Frederick William II during the early Batavian Revolution, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the most iconic landmarks in Germany. This 18th-century Neoclassical sandstone monument was modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and is located at the start of the road that extends from Berlin to Brandenburg an der Havel read more arrow
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Originally established in 1679 as a herb garden for the Royal Palace, the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Gardens are now one of the largest and most important of their kind in the world. They sprawl across more than 100 acres in the Lichterfelde area of Berlin, with around 22,000 different plant species represented read more arrow
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Situated between the River Spree and the Kupfergraben, Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s packed with many of Berlin’s most important cultural institutions. It’s here that the historic Altes Museum is found, having been built in 1830 to house the Crown Jewels, as well as the Neues Museum that was established in 1855 and rebuilt following World War II read more arrow
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Established in 1961 to help stem the flow of refugees from East Germany to West Germany, the Berlin Wall has become synonymous with the city. When it was torn down in 1989, the graffiti-covered wall extended for 155 kilometers and rose four meters high, with almost 300 observation towers and more than 50 bunkers read more arrow
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Of note is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum dedicated to what was the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by Western Allies to the crossing during the Cold War (1947-1991) and it was here that Soviet and American tanks came face-to-face during the Berlin Crisis of 1961 read more arrow
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Once the most important residence for German royalty, Charlottenburg Palace is a lavish, 17th-century estate and the largest palace in Berlin. It is renowned for its opulent baroque and rococo interiors that include a 50-meter-high central dome, as well as a stunning formal garden surrounded by woodlands read more arrow
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Stretching from the Brandenburg Gate to the Lustgarten, Unter den Linden is Berlin’s most famous street. Its name translates as “Under the Lime Trees Avenue” and it began as a 16th-century riding track for royalty to go hunting in the Tiergarten read more arrow
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Originally used as a hunting reserve for Berlin royalty, the Grosser Tiergarten was transformed into a public oasis in 1700 and now spans more than 500 acres of English-style parklands. It’s planted with an abundance of trees, large expanses of grassy lawns and picturesque floral borders, as well as being home to a number of important monuments read more arrow
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Constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, the Reichstag was created as a massive Neo-Renaissance palace, with the foundation stone laid by the Emperor himself in 1884. It opened ten years later but was severely damaged after being set on fire in 1933 read more arrow
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Nicknamed “the hollow tooth” by Berliners, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is one of Berlin’s most interesting landmarks and located on the Kurfürstendamm in the center of Breitscheidplatz. It includes the damaged spire of a late-19th-century church, as well as a modern church and belfry dating to the 1960s read more arrow
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One of Berlin’s largest squares, the Gendarmenmarkt is a charismatic corner of the city and a popular meeting point for both locals and tourists. It’s flanked by three historic buildings - the Konzerthaus, the Französischer Dom and the Berliner Dom - and was named after a regiment of the Gendarmerie that once had their stables here read more arrow
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The largest model railway in the world, Miniatur Wunderland features more than 12,000 meters of track and almost 900 different trains, set within Hamburg’s historic warehouse district of Speicherstadt. It includes areas dedicated to railways of the United States and Scandinavia, as well as different regions across Germany read more arrow
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Nicknamed the “Gateway to the World”, the Port of Hamburg is the largest in Germany and the second-busiest port in Europe. It was founded in 1189 by Frederick I due to its strategic location along the River Elbe and enabled Hamburg to emerge as a leading trade city in Central Europe read more arrow
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Hamburg boasts a fascinating seafaring history and the best place to discover the maritime events and people that have shaped the city is at the International Maritime Museum. It’s housed in an immense red-brick heritage building in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg and traces more than 3,000 years of maritime history through artifacts, model ships and artworks read more arrow
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Set across three connected buildings in Hamburg’s Altstadt district, the Kunsthalle is one of Germany’s most prestigious art galleries and one of the largest museums in the country. It nestles between the two Alster lakes and the Hauptbahnhof and is designed around four different sections: the Gallery of Old Masters, the Gallery of 19th-century Art, the Gallery of Classical Modernism and the Gallery of Contemporary Art read more arrow
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Dominating the Rathausmarkt square in the Altstadt quarter of the city is the sumptuous neo-Renaissance Hamburg Rathaus (City Hall). It was completed in 1897 and serves as the seat of the Hamburg government, with offices for the First Mayor of Hamburg and meeting spaces among its 647 rooms read more arrow
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The most famous church in Hamburg is St. Michael’s, which was built in an opulent Baroque style during the mid 18th century read more arrow
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The largest rural cemetery in the world, the Ohlsdorf Cemetery sprawls across 966 acres in Hamburg’s Ohlsdorf quarter. More than 1 read more arrow
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One of the most important museums of applied arts in Europe, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is situated within a 19th-century building that resembles a neo-Renaissance palace. It showcases china, furniture and silver from Northern Germany, applied arts from East Asia and an impressive collection of keyboard instruments and porcelain read more arrow
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While the Elbe River has long been the focal point of Hamburg’s trade and port, one of its tributaries, the Alster, also plays an important role in the social life of the city. Originating as a small bog in the Timhagen Brook near Henstedt-Ulzburg, the Alster flows around 25 kilometers north to Hamburg read more arrow
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Sprawling on the edge of the St. Pauli Piers, Wallringpark consists of four beautifully maintained gardens to the west of the Altstadt and Alster Lake read more arrow
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Located in the Hanseatic town of Stralsund is North Germany’s most visited museum - the German Oceanographic Museum. It’s set across numerous buildings, including the Nautineum, the Natureum and the Ozeaneum, with the main Oceanographic Museum housed within a former hall of St read more arrow
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Home to the largest chalk cliffs in Germany, the Jasmund National Park is located on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. It’s the smallest national park in Germany and features ancient beech forests that have been dated to more than 700 years of age, forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany read more arrow
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Situated within an observation bunker of Peenemünde’s former power station, the Historical Technical Museum explores the development of rockets and missiles here in the lead up to and during World War II. It has become a landmark stop on the European Route of Industrial Heritage, following the history of the Peenemünde Army Research Centre and the Luftwaffe test site of Peenemünde-West that once formed the largest armaments center in Europe read more arrow
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Situated on an island in the middle of the Schweriner See lake, Schwerin Palace is the opulent former home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg. It’s regarded as one of the most important works of romantic Historicism and has been nicknamed the "Neuschwanstein of the North” read more arrow
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Founded in 1899, Rostock Zoo sprawls across 56 hectares to the southwest of the city center. It is one of the largest zoos in Northern Germany, with around 4,500 animals across more than 350 species, including orangutans, gorillas and polar bears read more arrow
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Established in 1882 by Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the Staatliches Museum Schwerin is a renowned art gallery and museum. When the gallery opened to the public in the late 19th century, it was considered a pioneering piece of modern architecture, with anti-burglary and fire-protection measures installed, together with a state-of-the-art lighting system read more arrow
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Located at the northern tip of Rügen Island, Cape Arkona forms part of the Wittow Peninsula that stretches to the north of Jasmund National Park. It’s home to two historic lighthouses and the Baltic temple fortress of Jaromarsburg, as well as a navigation tower and two military bunker complexes read more arrow
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The second largest lake in Germany, Lake Müritz sprawls across 117 square kilometers in the south of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It’s fed by the River Elbe and descends to a maximum depth of 31 meters, with its surrounding forests and wildlife-rich wetlands protected as the Müritz National Park read more arrow
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Featuring historic steam locomotives and coaches, the Rügen narrow-gauge railway chugs its way from Putbus to Göhren on the island of Rügen. The first stretch of the railway was originally opened in 1895, with the network being extended to more than 100 kilometers by the end of the 19th century read more arrow
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Considered the greatest collection of Dutch buildings outside of the Netherlands, Potsdam’s Dutch Quarter (Holländisches Viertel) was designed by Jan Bouman and built between 1733 and 1740. It is clustered with 169 red brick buildings, most of which have been beautifully restored and renovated, now housing boutique shops and eclectic cafes read more arrow
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Established in 1936 as a Nazi concentration camp for political prisoners, Sachsenhausen (“Saxon’s House”) is situated near the town of Oranienburg to the north of Berlin. It served as an administrative center for concentration camps across Germany, with Schutzstaffel (SS) officers being trained here before being posted elsewhere read more arrow
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Established in 1826 at the request of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III, Alexandrowka is a Russian colony located in the north of Potsdam. It was named in honor of the recently deceased Tsar Alexander I and was originally built as a home for the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards read more arrow
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Founded by Ascanian margraves in 1258, the former Cistercian abbey of Chorin is situated around an hour’s drive from Berlin in the Schorfheide. It is considered one of the most important monuments of early brick Gothic architecture in Brandenburg and played a significant role in the Ascanians' influential sphere along the border with the yet-to-be-conquered Slavs read more arrow
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Combining history, architecture and nature, the Tree & Time Treetop path Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten is located a short drive from Berlin. This 320-meter-long wood and steel walkway leads through the picturesque grounds and atmospheric ruins of a 19th-century sanatorium, offering a unique perspective on this historic area read more arrow
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One of the largest tracts of forest in Germany, the UNESCO-listed Schorfheide Chorin Biosphere Reserve lies to the northeast of Berlin. It features deep valleys and vast open landscapes that were carved by immense moving glaciers during the last Ice Age, resulting in a variety of different terrains and an abundance of plant and animal species read more arrow
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One of Brandenburg’s most popular family-friendly attractions is the theme park of Tropical Islands Resort, which is housed in a former hangar of the Brand-Briesen Airfield in Halbe. It holds the title of being the largest indoor waterpark in the world, occupying what is the biggest free-standing hall in the world read more arrow
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At the heart of Bremen lies its charismatic Marktplatz, a lively square that is home to many of the city’s attractions. It’s here that the beautiful Gothic Town Hall is located, as well as a prominent statue of Germany’s most famous knight, Roland read more arrow
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Located on the Marktplatz in the heart of Bremen, the Cathedral of St. Peter was first established in the 11th century and is largely medieval in its architectural style read more arrow
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Explore the nature, culture and trade history of overseas regions at the Übersee-Museum Bremen, an ethnographic “Overseas Museum”. It boasts outstanding collections relating to the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania, as well as an exhibition exploring the effects of globalization read more arrow
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Set across 114 acres to the northeast of the city, the Rhododendron-Park Bremen is an extensive botanical garden that’s famed for its vibrant displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. It was established in 1905 by businessman Ernst Franz Schütte along the banks of the Weser River read more arrow
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Despite stretching only around 100 meters in length, Bremen’s narrow Böttcherstraße is one of the city’s most popular cultural landmarks. It’s renowned for its unusual expressionist architecture, with most of its buildings erected between 1922 and 1931 following the initiative of a Bremen-based coffee merchant, Ludwig Roselius read more arrow
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One of the oldest parts of Bremen is the medieval district of Schnoor, which is clustered with historic houses that were once inhabited by merchants and fishermen. Today it’s renowned for its handicraft shops and cafes, making it a popular spot to stroll in the city and discover its rich and storied history read more arrow
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Located on the “Culture Mile” near the Old Town of Bremen, the Kunsthalle is a renowned art museum. It houses an extensive collection of European paintings dating back to the 14th century, together with sculptural works and a new media collection read more arrow
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Experience Bremen’s history brought to life at the award-winning Bremer Geschichtenhaus, a “living” museum in Schnoor where historical events are vividly conveyed by costumed actors. What’s particularly unique about this museum is that all of the actors are long-term unemployed, with the project designed to help them find stable work and a new self-confidence read more arrow
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Located a 50-minute train ride north of Bremen at Bremerhaven, the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum or German Maritime Museum showcases the country’s rich seafaring history. It forms part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community and consists of a building designed by Hans Scharoun and a number of museum ships moored in the Old Harbour of Bremerhaven read more arrow
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Situated near the University of Bremen, the Universum Science Center is one of the city’s newest attractions. It covers more than 4,000 square meters and is packed with interactive exhibits related to humans, technology and nature, offering an engaging and hands-on experience read more arrow
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Serving as the city hall of Frankfurt am Main for over 600 years, the Römer is situated in the Altstadt and is one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. The three-story complex consists of nine houses encircling six courtyards and exhib-its medieval architectural elements, including its iconic stepped gable facade read more arrow
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Boasting one of the most important collections of art in Germany, the Städel Museum has a history that dates back to 1815 when it was founded by Frankfurt banker Johann Friedrich Städel. It was moved to its current Gründerzeit-style building in Frankfurt’s Schaumainkai museum district in 1878 and has grown its collection to more than 2,700 paintings and around 600 sculptures, as well as a significant number of drawings and prints read more arrow
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Set within the family’s former residence, Goethe’s birthplace is now open to the public as a house museum celebrating the writer’s life and work. Goethe lived here until 1765 when, at the age of 16, he moved to Leipzig to study law read more arrow
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Spanning the Eder River in northern Hesse, the Edersee Dam was constructed between 1908 and 1914 near the small town of Waldeck. It was breached by Allied bombs during World War II in an event that was portrayed in the 1955 film, “The Dam Busters” read more arrow
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Overlooking the city of Darmstadt in southern Hesse, the Frankenstein Castle is a hilltop landmark that is believed to have inspired Mary Shelley’s 1818 Gothic novel “Frankenstein”. It’s one of many historic castles that dot the Hessische Bergstrasse (“Hessian Mountain Road”), which winds through the Odenwald Mountains and is renowned for its vineyards read more arrow
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The most completely reconstructed Roman fort in Germany, the Saalburg lies on the main ridge of the Taunus mountain range, part way between Bad Homburg and Wehrheim. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the Limes Germanicus, a line of frontier fortifications that bound the ancient Roman provinces read more arrow
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Home to the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony, Mathildenhöhe was founded in 1899 by Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse with the aim of radically reforming the arts in his region. Art Nouveau artists Peter Behrens, Paul Bürck, Rudolf Bosselt, Hans Christiansen, Ludwig Habich, Patriz Huber and Joseph Maria Olbrich were invited to live and work in the colony, with their work financed by wealthy patrons read more arrow
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Showcasing an impressive range of armored fighting vehicles, the German Tank Museum is situated at the Munster Training Area. Its collection evolved from the Bundeswehr instructional school for training officers, with its tanks, military vehicles, weapons, uniforms and decorations now open to the public read more arrow
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Sprawling across the northeast of Lower Saxony, the Lüneburg Heath is an extensive region of heath and farmland that forms part of a culturally rich landscape. Its heathland is typical of that which blanketed much of North Germany until the early 19th century, having been formed as a result of overgrazing during the Neolithic period read more arrow
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Straddling the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, the Harz Mountain National Park protects extensive tracts of spruce and beech woodlands, as well as several bogs that provide a habitat for rare black storks, peregrine falcons, European wildcats and Eurasian lynx. It’s a walkers paradise and crisscrossed with themed trails that form part of the Harzer Wandernadel network, with badges awarded based on the number of checkpoints visited read more arrow
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Nestled at the foot of Rammelsberg hill, the Imperial Palace of Goslar is an ex-tensive complex of historical buildings and one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the Harz region. The grounds include the magnificent Kaiserhaus, the Collegiate Church of St read more arrow
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Built in the mid-19th century by King George V of Hanover as a birthday present for his wife, the Marienburg Castle is a Gothic revival landmark to the northwest of Hildesheim. It was designed by architect Conrad Wilhelm Hase and served as a summer seat for the House of Hanover and the House of Guelph whose yellow and white flag flies on the main tower read more arrow
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Set within the glacial landscapes to the northwest of Hanover, the Steinhuder Meer is a picturesque lake and recreational hub that’s named after the nearby village of Steinhude. While it’s the largest lake in northwest Germany, it only drops to around three meters in depth and is surrounded by the rolling landscapes of the Hanoverian Moor Geest read more arrow
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Located in the town of Brühl, Phantasialand is a popular theme park that has been attracting punters since 1967. It was created as a family-oriented destination by Gottlieb Löffelhardt and Richard Schmidt but has since grown to include nu-merous thrill rides that make it a popular destination for young and old alike read more arrow
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Rising spectacularly out of the wooded hills near the town of Horn-Bad Meinberg, the Externsteine is a collection of distinctive sandstone rock formations. They are considered one of the most impressive natural features of the Teutoburg Forest region, having been shifted into their vertical position millions of years ago and carved by the friction of ice during the Ice Age read more arrow
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Positioned overlooking the Rhine River on the Drachenfels near the town of Königswinter, Schloss Drachenburg was built as a private villa by Baron Stephan von Sarter between 1882 and 1884. It features a diverse array of architectural styles, including medieval castle elements and Gothic cathedral-like spires that have made it one of Germany’s most striking and unusual landmarks read more arrow
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Translating as “King's Avenue”, the Königsallee is the most famous boulevard in North Rhine-Westphalia, carving its way through the center of Düsseldorf. It's affectionately known as Kö by local residents and lined with designer fashion boutiques, jewelry stores and high-end hotels, making it the city’s most exclusive address read more arrow
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Located on the outskirts of Düsseldorf, Schloss Benrath is an opulent Baroque-style pleasure palace. It was built in the mid-18th century by court architect Nicolas de Pigage for the Elector Palatine Charles Theodor and his wife, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach read more arrow
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Located in the Meiderich quarter of Duisburg, the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord is a unique park that combines industrial heritage elements with natural landmarks and a fascinating light installation. It was created in 1991 to celebrate the industrial heritage of the area (rather than eliminate it), encompassing the abandoned coal and steel production plant of the Duisburg-Meiderich steelworks and agricultural land that had been in use prior to the mid-19th century read more arrow
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Perched in the hills overlooking the Moselle River, Eltz Castle was established in the 12th century and has been owned by the same family ever since. It stands positioned on a rocky spur along what was an important Roman trade route connecting the valley’s fertile farmlands and markets and is one of only a handful of castles in Rhineland-Palatinate that have never been destroyed read more arrow
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Believed to have been built around the year 1000 by the Palatinate count, Ezzo, Cochem Castle boasts a commanding hilltop setting overlooking the River Moselle. It was pawned by King Adolf of Nassau in 1294 to pay for his coronation as German Emperor and remained under the archbishops of Trier until it was set on fire and blow up by French troupes in May 1689 read more arrow
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Located in the town of Nürburg, the Nürburgring is a famous motorsports complex that features a Grand Prix race track and a longer “North Loop” track that weaves around the town and its medieval castle. It has a capacity for 150,000 spectators on race days but it’s the Nürburgring's open-for-all Touristenfahrten that attracts many auto enthusiasts read more arrow
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The oldest wine route in the world, the German Wine Route extends through the sprawling wine growing region of the Palatinate between the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine Rift. It was established in 1935 following a record harvest and with the idea that it would help to boost wine sales in the connected villages read more arrow
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Forming part of the UNESCO-designated Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve (one of the largest forests in Europe), the Palatinate Forest is a protected swathe of low mountains in the southwest of Germany. Once seen as a source of energy supplies and raw materials, the forest is now protected as a nature park that makes for a popular recreational destination read more arrow
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Beginning at the Ahr Spring in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ahr Valley is a picturesque region of vineyards, Roman ruins and hiking trails. It extends east to Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate and on to the Ahr River’s meeting point with the Rhine at the the Golden Mile near Kripp read more arrow
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Forming part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, the Völklingen Iron-works is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination in the Saarland town of Völklingen. The ironworks dates to 1881 when it was constructed by Carl Röchling and didn’t close its doors until 1986 read more arrow
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Transporting visitors back to the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs, GONDWANA - the Prehistorium is an interactive and immersive science museum in Schiffweiler. Visitors are greeted by an introductory 3D film “Evolution” that explores nearly four billion years of evolution and offers a fascinating insight in-to our past read more arrow
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Located near the villages of Borg and Oberleuken, the Roman Villa Borg is a beautifully reconstructed Roman villa that was discovered at the end of the 19th century. The site consists of a villa rustica agricultural facility that encompasses a large palatial residence and its surrounding settlement read more arrow
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Consisting of several partially-recreated structures of a Gallo-Roman settlement, the Schwarzenacker Roman Museum is an open-air archaeological museum in the district of Schwarzenacker. It was established by archaeologist Alfonso Kolling who led the excavations at the site and exhibits the remains of a Roman vicus (country town) where around 2,000 people lived from the 1st century AD until it was destroyed by Alemanni in 275 AD read more arrow
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Discover the industrial heritage of Saarland at the Saarländisches Bergbaumuseum, a museum that’s dedicated to the region’s mining legacy. Surrounded by beautiful parklands, the museum is located in the Hindenburg Tower and follows the coal mining history of Saarland dating back to the 15th century read more arrow
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Originally built as a lohmühle to serve the purposes of a local tannery, Schloss Fellenberg was transformed into the castle seen today by the Swiss manufacturer, William Tell von Fellenberg. Located in the charming capital of Merzig-Wadern, it features ornate carved sandstone, turrets and oriel bay windows, together with drainage pipes and bauziers, making it a striking example of 19th-century archi-tecture read more arrow
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Located on Kreuzberg Hill in the charming town of Merzig (near where Germany, France and Luxembourg meet), the Garden of the Senses is a leafy oasis designed around 11 themed gardens that are divided into hedge-lined sections. It’s been created to ignite all of the senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste - through carefully thought out plant and flower selections read more arrow
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Serving as the headquarters of the famous Villeroy & Boch ceramics company for more than 200 years, the Benedictine Abbey in Mettlach boasts a rich history. Its Old Tower stands as the oldest religious building in the Saarland and it’s surrounded by a garden that’s planted with a diversity of native deciduous and evergreen trees read more arrow
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Following the Saar River from Saarbrücken (near the French border) to the city of Konz (where the Saar River meets the Moselle), the Saar Cycle Route has been designated as a four-star premium route by the German Cyclists’ Federation. It can be completed in either direction, with relatively level cycling paths that make it ideal for young and old alike read more arrow
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Nestled in the Harz Mountains overlooking the town of Wernigerode, the Wer-nigerode Castle is one of the most popular tourist landmarks in Saxony-Anhalt. Dating to the Middle Ages, it’s an impressive example of the Norddeutschen Historismus building style and exhibits similarities to the fairytale-like architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein in southwest Bavaria read more arrow
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The highest peak in the Harz Mountains, the Brocken towers to 1,141 meters (3,743 feet) between the Weser and Elbe rivers in the far west of Saxony-Anhalt. It has long played a significant role in local folk legends, such as the tale of the child witch Bibi Blocksberg, as well as influencing Goethe’s acclaimed work “Faust” read more arrow
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Originally built as part of the University of Wittenberg in 1504, the Lutherhaus is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed writer’s house museum that served as the home of Martin Luther for much of his adult life. It was here that he wrote his 95 Theses and it’s considered a significant location in the history of the Protestant Reformation read more arrow
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Housed in the 16th-century fortified castle of the Moritzburg, Saxony-Anhalt’s Kunstmuseum (art museum) exhibits an outstanding collection of artworks dating from the medieval period. The Moritzburg served as the former residence of the Archbishops of Magdeburg and combined elements of late-Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Historicism in its design read more arrow
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Located at the confluence of the Mulde and Elbe Rivers, Dessau has long been associated with the Bauhaus school of design. Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, Bauhaus design aesthetics were applied in the construction of numerous buildings across Dessau, many of which have now been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site read more arrow
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