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With more than 82 million inhabitants, the Federal Republic of Germany is the most populous country in Europe. The country borders the North Sea and Baltic Sea in the north and the Alps in the south. The capital city 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 health resorts. There are 6,135 museums, 366 theatres, 34 leisure and adventure parks, 45,000 tennis courts, 648 golf courses, 190,000 km of hiking trails, 40,000 km of long-distance cycle paths as well as holiday and theme roads [Source: Wikipedia]. All this makes Germany one of the seven most visited countries in the world.

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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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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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Southern Harz – Stolberg, Harzgerode & Walkenried Abbey (Germany)

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During our tour through the southern Harz we were able to discover some beautiful sights: one of the most beautiful villages in Germany, an impressive stave church, old mining tunnels, historic half-timbered towns, the largest double cross in the world and a medieval monastery. The town of Stolberg (Harz) is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of forest and impresses with its many half-timbered houses in Renaissance style, which date back to the 15th to 18th centuries. As a result, the village …

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Halberstadt & the Klusberge – The Gateway to the Harz (Germany)

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Halberstadt is a county town with about 40,000 inhabitants, which lies in the northeastern Harz foreland and is considered the “ gateway to the Harz “. The city impresses with its historic old town, the extensive cathedral square, a cost-free cathedral treasure and the unique Klusbergen mountains. The silhouette of Halberstadt, which is characterized by church towers, is already visible from afar. During World War II, more than 80% of the city was destroyed by an airstrike and rebuilt or …

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The Devil’s Wall – Bizarre rock formations in the Harz (Germany)

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The Harz is characterized by dense deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests, steep mountain ranges, deep valleys, wild rivers, gentle mountain meadows, bogs, mountain streams and impressive rock formations. A variety of landscapes that enables unique nature experiences and excursions. We took a closer look at two of the most beautiful rock formations in the Harz – the Devil’s Wall and the Klusberge near Halberstadt. In the middle of green plains, meadows and fields rises – as if out of nowhere …

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Thale – The world of witches and adventures in the Harz (Germany)

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For today we had planned to explore the adventure world in Thale and were looking forward to rides with the cable car and the chairlift, fantastic views and the Wildlife Park. Together with other districts, Thale forms the holiday region Bodetal, which with its steep rock faces, numerous mixed forests and flowering mountain meadows is considered the “most powerful rock valley north of the Alps”. Due to the multitude of legends and myths about witches & devils, dwarves & giants …

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World Heritage City of Quedlinburg – The most beautiful sights (Germany)

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Quedlinburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, has all sorts of attractions to offer visitors: a historic old town, picturesque half-timbered houses from six centuries and the famous cathedral treasure. On a stroll through the city we were able to discover the most beautiful sights. Since 1994, large parts of the old town of Quedlinburg and the Royal Court complex are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the “Church St. Servatius, the Castle and the Old …

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Harz – Suspension rope bridge Titan-RT & the Hermannshöhle (Germany)

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We were especially looking forward to our trip today. Because on the one hand we went high up on the Suspension rope bridge Titan-RT, and in the Hermannshöhle deep down into the Harz mountains. Our first port of call was the Rappbode Dam, which is located in the city of Oberharz am Brocken. The dam was built between 1952 and 1959 and consists of a dam, a waterworks, a hydroelectric power station and the 3.9 km2 Rappbode Reservoir. At 106 …

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Brockenbahn – A ride on the steam locomotive to Brocken (Germany)

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A visit to the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz,is simply part of a holiday in the Harz. On the one hand, this can be done on foot via one of the many hiking trails, on the other hand you can also choose the slightly more comfortable option and “climb” the chunk with the nostalgic Brockenbahn. Many also opt for a combination of both, e.g. hiking high and driving down. We decided for the comfortable variant and drove from …

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Wernigerode – Sights of the colorful city on the Harz (Germany)

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Wernigerode, one of the most popular cities in the Harz, has all sorts of attractions to offer visitors: a historic town centre, elaborately restored and colourful half-timbered houses as well as an impressive castle. On a walk through the city we were able to discover the most beautiful sights. Wernigerode is a state-recognized resort on the northeastern flank of the Harz and has about 33,000 inhabitants. The German writer Hermann Löns coined her nickname ” Die Bunte Stadt am Harz …

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Dinkelsbühl – One of the most beautiful old cities in Europe (Germany)

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In search of beautiful old towns in Germany, we became aware of an article on the Internet in which Dinkelsbühl was named “Most Beautiful Old Town of Germany” by Focus Magazine due to the exceptionally well-preserved late medieval cityscape. A good reason for us to get in the car and visit the former imperial city. Dinkelsbühl is a town in central Franconia with about 12,000 inhabitants. It is an important tourist resort on the Romantic Road, the now internationally known …

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Lichtenstein Castle – Fairytale Castle in the Swabian Alb (Germany)

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The fairytale castle Lichtenstein has been on our bucket list for a long time, after we had seen so many beautiful photos of it on Instagram and on the internet. Since there is still relatively little going on at the German tourist hotspots due to the Corona pandemic, we took the opportunity in July and paid a visit to the castle. Lichtenstein Castle is located in the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg and can be reached from the nearest largest town …

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Marburg (Lahn) – Hotel, Activities & Things to do (Germany)

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Just an hour away from us is the beautiful university town of Marburg. And yet we have never managed to visit the city. Now it was finally time: We explored Marburg as part of a 3-day short trip and were able to discover one or the other culinary highlight. Marburg is a district town with about 76,000 inhabitants and is located in Hesse, about an hour’s drive north of Frankfurt. The Deutsche Märchenstraße, whose route since 1975 leads from the …

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