May the Popular Places in Germany Be Popular
Everyone knows Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne or Düsseldorf. Everyone also knows Bavaria, the Black Forest National Park or Neuschwanstein Castle. And certainly, there is a reason why everyone knows these popular places in Germany: they are beautiful, there are many (German) things to do and they overflow with tourists. But Germany has so much more to offer than these big cities and Bavaria.
German Cities and Architecture
If you really like cities, go to the west of Germany to a region called “Ruhrpott” in North Rhine-Westphalia. In this region there are a couple of big cities close together and well-connected by public transport. It may not be the most colorful place to be in Germany, but definitely worth visiting. In addition, cities like Cologne, Düsseldorf and Bonn are located there.
Another city worth mentioning is Cochem. It is a nice colorful city built directly next to the Mosel River. Take a stroll along the promenade, for instance, observed by the Reichsburg Cochem, the Medieval toll castle, rebuilt in fairy tale style in the 1870s. The castle dates back to the 12th century. Meanwhile, modern looking house façades pair up next to half-timbering houses and the stone constructions of the Enderttor, the largest of Cochem’s three Medieval city gates. Cochem, however, is not the only city that offers rivers and castles. You will find them in many other places as well.
If you are interested in architecture, you’ll like the historic old German towns, filled with many buildings in Fachwerk ‘half-timbering’. The UNESCO World Heritage City Quedlinburg, for instance, offers the opportunity to see about 1,300 of those buildings constructed during a time range of 500 years. As a result, you can see how beautifully the architecture changes from one era to the next. Other popular places in Germany to see are Celle, Stade (where you can also find historically interesting relics from the Swedish era in North Germany), Wernigerode (with a lot of nice walks in town and in the forests surrounding), Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Osterode am Harz and Einbeck (where beer, very popular among Germans, is brewed) to give a few more examples. There also is the German Half-Timbered House Road through the nicest towns with half-timbering houses.
Nice and Popular Places in Germany’s Landscapes
Yes, the Alps are beautiful. That is where you’ll want to go if you want to see the traditional Lederhosen and Dirndl. They are not traditional in the whole of Germany, just to let you know. If you would like to be in the mountains and not necessarily in the South of Germany, check out the Harz mountains! There is a lot of folklore about witches and Walpurgis Night. Anyway, the Harz is beautiful in both summer and winter.
If you have a car, you can drive along the Rossfeldpanoramastraße, or in English, the “Romantic Road”. This scenic road goes from Würzburg to Fussen, lined with beautiful views and other nice, popular places in Germany’s South.
The Große Saarschleife bei Mettlach looks like the German equivalent to the Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, US. And if you like bridges, make sure to visit Bastei in the east of Germany. It is a huge, old bridge above the Elbe river surrounded by impressive rock formations. It is one of the landmarks of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.
Get Ready for Your Adventure in Germany
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