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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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Harz – Travel guide for cities, sights & activities (Germany)

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Holidays in Germany – we have discoverd the highland area and holiday region of Harz and have explored many sights and discovered new things: historic town centres in Wernigerode and Quedlinburg, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colourful half-timbered houses, impressive castles, Germany’s longest suspension bridge of its kind, lots of nature, beautiful hiking trails with fantastic views, an eventful ride with the BrockenBahn and much more. The Harz, with its endless excursion destinations, is a diverse and interesting region that has …

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Bacharach – Our travel guide & the best photo spots (Germany)

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On our river cruise with A-ROSA on the Rhine and Main we saw the beautiful town of Bacharach from the river in the UNESCO World Heritage “Oberes Mittelrheintal”, which we really wanted to take a closer look at. That’s why we used a nice sunny day in November to go on a discovery tour here. Bacharach is a small, cosy town with about 2,000 inhabitants which lies in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on the left bank of the Rhine …

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Cologne – Cathedral, Old Town & the Chocolate Museum (Germany)

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Cologne was the end of our 7-day river cruise on the Main and Rhine with A-ROSA. In the morning at 9 o’clock we were taken by transfer bus from the ship to the main station. From here we made our way directly to our hotel, because we wanted to stay one more night in the city to see all the important sights such as the Cologne Cathedral or the Old Town within 36 hours. The city on the Rhine is …

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Koblenz – Sights of the city on The Rhine & Moselle (Germany)

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After passing through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with our river cruise ship, we docked early in the morning in Koblenz the next day. For one day we had time to explore the city with all its sights. Koblenz is a large city in Rhineland-Palatinate with about 114,000 inhabitants, which looks back on more than 2,000 years of history. The most famous landmark and THE landmark of the city is the Deutsches Eck, which marks the confluence of the Rhine …

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River cruise through the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Germany)

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From our last stop in the medieval town of Miltenberg we continued along the Main on our river cruise. We passed the big cities of Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden and drove from the Main to the Rhine. Here was a beautiful panoramic ride through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley where we could observe beautiful villages, imposing castles and the impressive autumn colouring. Our journey took us from Miltenberg overnight past Aschaffenburg until we reached Frankfurt at 8 o’clock in the …

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The historic town of Miltenberg – The Pearl of the Main (Germany)

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The town of Miltenberg was the fourth stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. Originally we should have docked in Wertheim. However, since the city was declared an inner German risk area on the same day – just before we wanted to invest – because of Corona, we started an alternative stop as part of …

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The wine town of Volkach on the Main River (Germany)

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The wine town of Volkach am Main was the third stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. Originally we should have docked in Würzburg. However, since the city was declared an inner German risk area the day before because of Corona, we have approached an alternative stop as part of the A-ROSA “Safety First” strategy. …

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Bamberg – The sights in the World Heritage Old Town (Germany)

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The World Heritage city of Bamberg was the second stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. We were already looking forward to this stop, because we wanted to see the famous Bamberg town hall live for a long time. In total, we had a day to explore the city’s most famous sights and photo spots …

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Nuremberg – Sights & Photo Spots in the Old Town (Germany)

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We have had a long time on our bucket list to explore the sights of Nuremberg. Therefore, it was a great fit that the city was the beginning of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. So we had a day to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Nuremberg on our own. Nuremberg is the …

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Our river cruise “Main-Romance” with A-ROSA (Germany)

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After already in 2017 and 2019 with A-ROSA as part of a river cruise on the Danube and the Seine, this year again the desire to make a river cruise has grabbed us. Since the travel possibilities abroad are somewhat limited due to the Corona pandemic, we decided on the trip “Main Romantic” on the Main and the Rhine, where we could discover some very nice places. A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH is a German shipping company and leading German premium provider …

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Schwäbisch Hall – Tourist Attractions & Photo spots (Germany)

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After our visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber we paid a visit to the small town of Schwäbisch Hall which is only about 65 kilometres away in Baden-Württemberg. Until now, we only knew the city from pictures on Instagram and from the well-known advertisement of the building society of the same name (“You can build on these stones…”) and were very curious to see which attractions were waiting for us here. Schwäbisch Hall is a town in Baden-Württemberg with about …

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Sights & Photo spots (Germany)

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Googling the most beautiful historical and medieval cities in Germany, Then Rothenburg is at the top of the Tauber! Because of this, a visit to the small town of Central Franconia has always appealed to us. Even though Rothenburg is only about 2 hours drive away from us, we never really managed to visit the beautiful city. So far 😉 Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a small town in Bavaria with about 11,000 inhabitants, which is known – even beyond …

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The Hessenpark – A look into the history of Hesse (Germany)

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In the search for beautiful day trips in our immediate surroundings, we became aware of the Hessenpark which is located in the Hessian Neu-Anspach in the Hochtaunuskreis. The Hessenpark is an open-air museum and offers an insight into the history of Hessian village life in recent centuries. The Hessenpark was opened in 1978 and houses more than a hundred historic half-timbered buildings from all over Hesse and a total of around 200,000 objects of everyday life on its 65-hectare site. …

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Seligenstadt – Travel Guide, Sights & Photo spots (Germany)

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On a sunny Sunday in summer we set out to explore our surroundings a little more. Our day trip took us to Seligenstadt, a small town on the Main, which is located about 25 km southeast of Frankfurt. Seligenstadt is a town in the district of Offenbach in Hesse, with a population of about 21,000 and has a history of more than 1900 years. The former Roman castle on the Limes has now become a very interesting city, which – …

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Goslar (Harz) – Travel Guide & Things to do (Germany)

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At the end of our short holiday in the Harz, we made a detour to the nearby district town of Goslar, which lies on the northwestern foothills of the Harz in the state of Lower Saxony. Goslar was first mentioned as a mining town in 979 and now has about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1000-year history of the city meets you on a stroll through the city, because tradition, history and modernity meet here: you will find historic buildings, imposing half-timbered …

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