10 must-see locations in Germany. The geographical hit parade from Deutsch Online! Which castles should I visit first? Which are the coziest cities in Germany? And which urban cities are worth a visit? Take a look at our article!
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1 Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Neuschwanstein is the romantic castle of Bavarian King Ludwig II near the town of Füssen and Hohenschwangau castle in southwestern Bavaria, close to the Austrian border. Read more >>
2. Kölner Dom
Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne. It is the third highest church in the world and a World Heritage Site.
3. the Brandenburger Tor
Celebrating its 225th anniversary, the Brandenburger Tor is the most famous landmark of Berlin and Germany. For many years it symbolized the separation of Germany and Berlin and after 1989 it stands for the reunification of the country.
Frauenkirche is a church in Dresden and one of the most important Lutheran churches in the city. It was built in Baroque style by the Saxon Elector and King of Poland Augustus the Strong in 1726-1743.
5. Altstadt Heidelberg
Heidelberg is situated in the north-western part of the state of Baden-Württemberg and is one of the few large German cities with old buildings that are still standing, untouched by bombing raids during the Second World War. Most sights can be found in the Old Town, which has one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe.
6. Hamburger Hafen / Fischmarkt
Hamburg is one of the largest port cities in Europe and is situated at the confluence of the Elbe river into the North Sea. The air there has a whiff of freedom and faraway lands. And on Sundays, from 5 to 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. in winter) Hamburg’s oldest market sells everything the heart desires. From an old porcelain teapot to a quacking duck family, everything is on offer here in the 100-year-old fish auction hall.
Zugspitze is the highest point in Germany at 2962 metres. It is located on the border with Austria, in the village of Greinau. Web-camera from Zugspitze >>.
8. Schloss Sanssouci
Sanssouci is Friedrich’s best-known palace, located at the eastern end of the park of the same name in Potsdam. The palace was built between 1745 and 1747 according to the project of the King himself. Read more >>
The Holstentor is the medieval city gate of Lübeck on the northwest side of the inner city. A monument of Northern European architectural style “brick Gothic”.
Museum Island is the name given to the northern tip of the island of Spreeinsel on the river Spree in Berlin, home to an entire constellation of famous Berlin museums. Museum Island is a centre of attraction for tourists and art lovers from all over the world. Since 1999, the unique architectural and cultural ensemble has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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