The Gems Of Germany

Amazing Europe | | May 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm


If you wish to explore any place which has remnants of the recent past, then Germany’s the place for you. As all of us are aware Germany played a very important role during the previous world wars which makes this country a popular tourist destination. Tourist flock to this country to have a glimpse of those monuments which were heard in stories told by our grand parents and are still not forgotten.

berlin_wall1. Berlin Wall

Berlin wall has the most historic values that attract tourist across the world .it is a place that’s more inundated with charged up emotions. The vestige of the wars stands as one of the greatest monuments to democracy known to man


2. The Romantic Road

It is one of the most scenic tourist attraction in Germany that goes winding from the River Main in the north towards the southern part of Alps. The romantic road is flanked by scenic landscapes on sides and a picturesque town, a beautiful gothic church, and sometimes, a quaint countryside inn. Driving through this road is an awesome experience that cannot be described.


3. Augsburg

Augsburg is a small town named after Roman emperor, Augustus. It is situated on the Romantic Road. This quaint town s known for various historical places such as St. Anne’s Church, the place where Martin Luther took refuge, Dom, a very unusual Cathedral and the Renaissance Golden Room, which is known for its bright shine.


4. Neuschwanstein Castle

This Castle is located near the border of Austrian and is known to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for the castle of sleeping beauty. The alabaster walls and those high towers and wide parapets of the castle were ideas that were conceived from the Neuschwanstein Castle. This is known to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of Germany.


5. The Castles of Fussen

Like most Europe Germany is also known to be littered with castles, but the Castles of Fussen is a castle which is worth a visit. Children will find them to be replicas that have come straight out from their story book


6. Lake Constance

Lake Constance is situated on the Rhine River and makes for a perfect tourist attraction. It is also an essential source of drinking water to many areas in Germany. The large lake is known for the beautiful sceneries and is a great place to swim and go bird watching.


7. The Black Forest

The Black Forest located in the Southwestern Germany they are famous for activities like camping, hiking and skiing. They are also famous for originating the cuckoo clocks.


8. Cologne

As the name implies cologne- means sweet fragrance, this town is peculiar for its own fragrance that is very pleasing to the nose. This town is located on the Rhine River and is gifted with awe inspiring natural beauty and its own style of beer making. You can visit the famous Cologne cathedral that is situated here.


9. Dachau

Dachu is a concentration camp which holds the remnant of Germany’s dark past where you can just imagine the horrors that took place in this very spot. You will also find a statue that states “never again” which in itself symbolizes true victory for peace.


10. Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is located on Isar River which is on the northern side of Bavarian Alps. Oktobrfest the popular beer festival is held in munich which makes this place a popular tourist destination.
Germany has various things to offer from the history, art, culture and the natural wonders.

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  1. Edith says:

    I like castles a lot.I do cross stitching.I need a very large picture of a castle,not the size like 1 x 3,but like 8 x 13.I have found a lot of very small pictures and they are not good.Please write me back.Thank you.

  2. vareeja says:

    Füssen is the highest town in Bavaria (808 m above sea level). The famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are
    located near the town.

    Richard Wagner the famous German composer, used to come to Füssen by railway when he visited King Ludwig II.

    The town is also familiar to travellers as the terminus of the Romantic road.

    Steve McQueen’s motorcycle stunts and many other scenes in The Great Escape were filmed in and around the town.

    During World War II, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.

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