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The Federal Republic of Germany is the most populous country in Europe, with more than 82 million inhabitants. The country borders the North Sea and Baltic Sea in the north and the Alps in the south. The capital is Berlin (3.5 million inhabitants), other cities with more than one million inhabitants are Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world after the USA, China and Japan. About 4,000 of Germany’s 11,116 municipalities are organized in tourism associations, 310 of which are recognized as spas, seaside resorts and spas. There are 6,135 museums, 366 theatres, 34 leisure and adventure parks, 45,000 tennis courts, 648 golf courses, 190,000 km of hiking trail network, 40,000 km of long-distance cycle paths and holiday and theme trails [Source: Wikipedia]. All this makes Germany one of the seven most visited countries in the world.

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Schiltach – Beautiful half-timbered houses in the Black Forest

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The half-timbered town of Schiltach is part of the German Half-Timbered Road and is considered one of the most famous and beautiful excursion destinations in the Black Forest. The historic town in the valley of the Kinzig river is characterized by a medieval townscape, artfully renovated half-timbered houses and a town hall from the 16th century. Things to know about the half-timbered town of Schiltach The state-approved climatic health resort Schiltach is located in the Middle Black Forest and has …

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The Triberg Waterfalls – Germany´s highest waterfall

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Waterfalls are always beautiful. So we hace already discovered the gigantic Waterfalls of Iguazu in Argentina and Brazil as well as the huge Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Also we have seen the spectacular Underwater Waterfall on the coast of Mauritius. What we did not see yet, however, were the highest waterfall in Germany: the Triberg Waterfalls – one of the most visited sights in the Black Forest. The Triberg Waterfalls – The highest waterfall in Germany The Triberg Waterfalls are …

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Hohenzollern Castle – Best viewpoint & Castle Tour

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One of the most famous castles in Germany is Hohenzollern Castle in the state of Baden-Württemberg. We have already seen many impressive photo photos of the castle, which is build on a 855 meter high, isolated and prominent mountain hill. So we were already very excited about our visit. Things to know about Hohenzollern Castle The history of the castle Hohenzollern Castle sits majestically on an 855-metre-high mountain cone on the edge of the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg. It is …

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Ludwigsburg Palace & the Fairytale Garden (Blooming Baroque)

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After we spend three days in Stuttgart we then visited the city of Ludwigsburg, which is only about 15 km north of the Baden-Württemberg state capital. The Ludwigsburg Palace is considered one of the largest original baroque buildings in Europe. In addition, several pleasure palaces and extensive gardens characterize the image of the former residential city. Things to know about Ludwigsburg Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg had a spacious and representative castle built outside the old capital Stuttgart in 1704 …

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Stuttgart – Top 15 sights, photo spots & activities

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For three days we took our time to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Stuttgart. The city on the Neckar enchants with its special location in a valley basin on the northeastern edge of the Black Forest, the oldest television tower in the world, several castles, the longest pedestrian zone in Germany and, of course, the invention of the automobile. Things to know about Stuttgart Stuttgart is the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and has …

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Things to do in the area of Siegen-Wittgenstein (Siegerland)

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We spent 3 days in the beautiful Siegerland to explore some of the most famous sights of the region in the Rothaargebirge. Starting with the half-timbered town of Freudenberg, the city of Siegen, on to the tranquil Bad Berleburg and out into nature to the Bison Wilderness and the Kühhude Suspension Bridge on the Rothaarsteig hiking trail. Things to know about the Siegerland The historic Siegerland includes the altkreis Siegen of today’s Siegen-Wittgenstein district in North Rhine-Westphalia. The district was …

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Siegen – Sights & a tour through the old town

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After our visit to the half-timbered town of Freudenberg, we took a tour of the city of Siegen, which is only about 15 kilometers from Freudenberg. The city in the Siegerland impresses with a historic city center, 2 castles and a church with an attached crown of gold. Things to know about the city of Siegen The city of Siegen has 100,000 inhabitants and is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the border triangle to the neighboring federal …

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Freudenberg – Historic town centre with half-timbered houses

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Freudenberg is one of the cities in Germany that we have always wanted to see. With its many white half-timbered houses standing right next to each other, the city offers a special backdrop that is certainly unique. For this reason, the old town was also included in the NRW Cultural Atlas as a “monument of international importance”. Things to know about Freudenberg (Siegerland) Freudenberg is a town in the Siegerland region of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The oldest districts are …

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Düsseldorf – Sights & the most beautiful photo spots

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The longest bar in the world, the Rhine promenade, the old town, unusual street art, the Königsallee shopping mile, the Rhine Tower, the many parks and museums… the city of Düsseldorf has many sights to offer and is therefore great for a city trip. So we took 2 days to get to know the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia on our own and on foot. Things to know about Düsseldorf The city of Düsseldorf is the state capital of North …

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The Wellem – The luxury boutique hotel in Düsseldorf

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If you want to explore Düsseldorf with all its many sights, the hotel The Wellem by Hyatt is perfectly suited. This impressive luxury hotel is centrally located in the city centre and from here you can easily explore most of the sights on your own and on foot. Das Hotel The Wellem – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt “Wow, what an impressive hotel entrance!”– We stood in amazement with our suitcases in front of the luxury boutique hotel The Wellem …

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The Rakotz Bridge & the Rhododendron Park in Kromlau

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For a long time, the famous Rakotz bridge in the Rhododendronpark Kromlau has been on our “to-do list” of sights in Germany. We have already seen so many pictures of the bridge reflecting in the water on Instagram and in travel reports that we were already very excited about the sight. Things to know about the Rhododendron Park Kromlau The Kromlau Azalea and Rhododendron Park is located in the district of Görlitz on the border with Poland. The approximately 200 …

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Heidelberg – Things to do in the Old Town & the Heidelberg Castle

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Every year, 11.9 million visitors from all over the world flock to Heidelbergto see the historic old town and its world-famous sights. Heidelberg Castle is one of the most famous ruins in Germany and at the same time the symbol of the city. Since we live only about 60 km from Heidelberg, we have often been to Heidelberg and now finally want to write a report on the beautiful city on the Neckar, whose most important sights are all very …

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Hanseatic city Greifswald – Sights & photo spots (Germany)

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After our day trip to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, we had some time on the way back to Usedom to see the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald. The city is not very large, so you can easily explore the main sights in two to three hours. Things to know about Greifswald The university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald is located on the Baltic Sea, between the two islands of Rügen and Usedom. The city has about 60,000 inhabitants …

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Stralsund – Attractions in the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage)

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From the Baltic Sea island of Usedom we made a day trip to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund about 70 kilometres away. We were very excited about this, because Stralsund is called the “gateway to the island of Rügen” and also the “Venice of the North” due to its location on the Strelasund, a strait of the Baltic Sea between the mainland and the island of Rügen. Things to know about Stralsund The Hanseatic city of Stralsund was founded in …

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The island of Usedom – Sights, photo spots & tips (Germany)

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For a week we explored the holiday island Usedom and were able to discover a lot on Germany’s second largest island: calming Baltic Sea waves, a fresh sea breeze, miles of sandy beaches, a magnificent spa architecture in the imperial baths and a dreamy hinterland. Things to know about Usedom Usedom is an island in the southern Baltic Sea, which belongs mostly to Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and to a small extent to Poland. After Rügen, Usedom is the second largest island …

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