Germany: Where History Comes to Life

Germany, the land of Gemaechlichkeit and lederhosen invites you to share in its beauty and heritage. Since east and west Germany united, it has become one of the most economically successful countries in Europe.

Germany has several major cities; in each you will experience not only different architectural styles and art treasures but also a very distinctive lifestyle. Local traditions and culture are clearly reflected everywhere – in the arts, the nightlife, the shops, the pubs and restaurants and the way people work and live. Berlin, the capital, has more than 3 million residents and is growing and changing every day, becoming the most modern city in Europe.

Munich, the charming capital of the south is a major center of culture and the arts with 2 opera houses, 45 museums and no fewer than 42 theaters. Nearby Neuchwanstein Castle, is a fairytale castle come-true, complete with turrets.

One third of Germany is covered in forests, while historical cities, alpine villages, castles, and slow moving rivers, abound in this culture-rich country.

There are so many cities and towns bursting with charm and character that I can’t name them all here, but suffice it to say that no matter where you travel in Germany, you will be delighted by the vibrancy and warmth of the German people.

There are more than 30 World Heritage Sites in Germany. Here is a sample of what awaits you in Germany:

Berlin Museumsinsel
(Museum Island) From 1830 to 1930 several buildings dedicated to the arts were built in the island in the middle of the river Spree. Mostly destroyed in the second world war, the site is now being rebuilt and restored.

Potsdam
World Heritage Site now consists of the following places: Sanssouci, New Palace, Charlottenhof, New Garden, Babelsberg Park, Sacrow estate, Linstedt, Bornsted, Alexandrovka and many more small buildings and parks.

One of the most important historical sites in Germany, Quedlinburg, is an exceptional example of of a well-preserved medieval town.

The Luther Memorials in Wittenberg and Eisleben remind visitors of the Reformation and the life of Martin Luther.

Wartburg Castle in Eisenach is one of the best preserved castles of the German middle ages.

Emperor Charlemagne began work on a Palatine chapel in 786 in Aachen. This became the foundation for Aachen Cathedral, one of the most important buildings in Europe.

Germany can offer travelers a grand historical experience.

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