Germany Tourism
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Germany Tourism is so varied that I will try to summarize the best places to visit in one article and later on many individual ones.

Germany located in Central Europe is one of the most important countries in Europe and in the World. It was divided into two countries since World War II until 1989 when it was again reunited.

Here are a few of the most important tourism sites in Germany by important cities or regions.

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Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany


Berlin the Capital of Germany

Brandenburg Gate

This, in my opinion is the most recognized of all Germany’s sites. Built between 1789 and 1791 in Pariser Platz, in the center of the city of Berlin, it was closed for 28 years since 1961 when the Berlin Wall was erected.

It now represents the United Germany, the past and the present of the city of Berlin. It is supported by six doric columns forming five pedestrian only passageways.



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Tearing down the Berlin Wall back in 1989

Tearing down the Berlin Wall back in 1989




Berlin Wall

Since the wall was turned down we now have the Berlin Wall Park, the Berlin Wall Trail and the East Side Gallery. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 and torn down in 1989. We were there two days after that occasion, and will never forget the euphoria of these days.

Today you may enjoy the Berlin Trail, a route for walkers that follow the route of the former wall; the recently restored East Side Gallery, located in Friedrichshain, a wall painted by artists from 21 countries.


Berlin Museum Island

It is one of the world’s most exiting museum complexes  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Reichstag

Is one of the most famous sights in Berlin. Its glass dome by famous British architect Norman Foster has become a hugely popular attraction 

The amazing city of Hamburg in northern Germany

The amazing city of Hamburg in northern Germany


Hamburg

We fell in love with Hamburg when we attended the ASTA Congress for a whole week in this marvelous city. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is located on the north of the country and constitutes one of the most important ports in Europe on the mouth of the River Elbe.

It has been an important financial center for centuries as well as of the Media Industry.


The picturesque city of Munich, Capital of Bavaria

The picturesque city of Munich, Capital of Bavaria


Munich

Munich or München in German, is the capital and largest city of the State of Bavaria on the northern side of the Bavarian Alps, and considered one of the largest and most important cities of the country.

Munich offers an array of tourism sights enough for a complete new article.


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The Church of Our Lady in Dresden, Germany

The Church of Our Lady in Dresden, Germany


Dresden

Church of Our Lady in Dresden

This is a prime example of European baroque style. It was created 250 years ago by master carpenter and architect George Bähr. This church represents the best of Protestant Ecclesiastic architecture. It was built between 1726 and 1743 and suffered a lot of damage during the war and even became a war memorial after 1945. Its re-inauguration was in 2005 with a series of concerts and church services.


The Cologne Cathedral one of the world's most important

The Cologne Cathedral one of the world's most important




Cologne

Cologne Cathedral

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is on the site where there have been churches since the 4th Century, until 1248 when it became one of the greatest cathedrals of the Christian World, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

When it was completed back in 1880, it was the tallest building in the world.


The Black Forest

This area is one of the largest nature reserves in Germany. Its total area is 7,450km². You need many days to discover what this area has to offer.

Europa-Park

Is located in Rust Germany in    the southwest of the country between Freiburg and Offenburg. It is one of the largest theme parks in Europe.

Heidelberg Castle

This is one of Europe’s most famous landmarks. The ruins of this romantic castle have been attracting visitors since the 19th century.

Lake Constance

It is called Bodensee or Konstanz in German. This lake’s area is where Germany borders with Austria and Switzerland.


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images credits for germany tourism:

brandenburg by norbert nagle
reichstag by marcela
museum misland by thomas wolf
hamburg by wilson44691
munich by poco a poco
church dresden by wolfgand pehlemann
black forest by tango7174
heidelberg by malis
europa park by heremy thompson
constance n/a
wall n/a

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