Top 10 most beautiful places in Germany.
Germany can be famous for the well-known Oktoberfest and the history of World War II, but at the same time it is the country with the most picturesque and beautiful landscapes, fairy-tale castles and important historic sites.
So here’s a list of the most beautiful places one can visit in Germany:
It is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, known as the city of arts and culture, since it has been renowned by famous music composers such as Bach, Wagner and Mendelson. Visitors to the city can enjoy concerts with works by Bach in the temple of St. Thomas, who was the director of the choir and where his tomb is located. In addition to historic buildings such as the old Town Hall, the city is adorned with several impressive monuments, such as the Napoleonic Monument for the Battle of the Nations and the Reichsgericht, the former Reich Supreme Court. Here is Augustusplatz, one of Europe’s largest squares.
2. Rugen Island
Rugen is the largest island in Germany, located in the Baltic Sea and connected to the mainland by the Rugen Bridge and Rugen Causeway bridges. The enchanting villas, romantic seaside resorts and beautiful beaches attract tourists to the island, but the biggest attraction is the Jasmund National Park, known for the unique chalk rocks that swim 161 meters above sea level. Another notable location is the Cape Arkona, the northernmost tip of Germany, where tourists can visit the old lighthouse, the remnants of a Slavic castle and a picturesque fishing village.
3. Romantic Rhine
The Middle Rhine flows through a geological formation called the Rhine Gorge and extends between Bingen and Bonn, Germany. This area forms an impressive landscape surrounded by about 40 medieval castles, picturesque villages and vineyards. The most famous natural attraction in the area is Lorelei, a large geological formation in the deepest and narrowest part of the gorge, which was the cause of many maritime accidents before the 19th century. The best way to enjoy the romantic Rhine is with a cruise ship cruise.
Cologne, built on the banks of the River Rhine in the German Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, is one of the most popular places to visit in Germany. The city has a range of attractions, vibrant nightlife and a galaxy of arts and culture. Cologne also has impressive emblematic buildings such as the city’s informal symbol, its cathedral, a stunning Gothic church and the Twelve Roman-style churches that are wonderful examples of medieval architecture.
Before being seriously damaged by the bombings of World War II, Dresden was considered to be Europe’s jeweler because of the luxurious collection of stunning artworks and architecture. After many years, the city has restored much of its old glory. Dresden, the capital of the Land of Saxony, offers a range of historical sights, including the impressive Frauenkirche cathedral. The city also has several cultural institutions, of which Semper Opera is particularly appreciated.
Lübeck is one of the largest ports in Germany in the Baltic and is located in the northernmost country of the country, Schleswig-Holstein. It was founded in 1143, and it worked for several centuries as a seat and capital of the Hanseatic Union. Although it was the first German city to be bombed and destroyed during the Second World War, Lübeck still retains much of its medieval architecture, making it a popular tourist destination. A stroll along the narrow streets of the Altstadt overlooks historic monuments such as the impressive cathedral, the 12th-century Town Hall and the old city gates, of which Holstentor is the most famous.
With so many historic treasures, such as the medieval Old Bridge, Heidelberg Castle, the Church of the Holy Spirit and St. George’s Knight’s House, it is no surprise that Heidelberg is a popular tourist attraction. Haupstrasse’s main city road is full of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, shops and markets selling cupcakes and German sausages. As the home of Germany’s oldest university, Heidelberg’s long academic history emerges on the Philosopher’s Path, a scenic path along which the oldest philosophers and professors often stroll.
8. The municipality of Schwangau
The Neuschwanstein Castle is the most photographed building in Germany, and at the same time one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Nestled in the amazing beauty of the Bavarian Alps, near the town of Füssen, this fairytale castle was inspired by Walt Disney’s Sleepy Sleep movie. It was built in the late 1800s, not for defensive purposes, like most other castles, but as an imaginative shelter of King Louis II of Bavaria who had the reputation that he lived more with daydreams instead of reality.
More known as the home of the famous Oktoberfest, Munich with its rich culture, is one of the best places in Germany to visit. Munich hosts many sophisticated operas and theaters, such as the National Theater. The city center is an attractive combination of classical and modern architecture, full of historic churches, medieval walls and royal palaces, as well as lively shopping centers and nightlife venues. The Oktoberfest of Munich began in 1810 on the occasion of the royal wedding celebration. Today, this famous beer festival gathers millions of visitors each year who want to take part in the feast featuring several giant beer scenes, delicious Bavarian cuisine and millions of liters of beer.
Berlin, a federal state and at the same time the capital of Germany, is largely related to the history of the Second World War and the old division of Germany into East and West by its Wall during the Cold War. Since the fall of the historic wall in 1989, Berlin nowadays is now a big, united city with different ethnic groups and rich in sights, culture and nightlife. Many tourists gather on famous historical monuments of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Although most of the Berlin Wall has been demolished, some parts still stand near Charlie’s Checkpoint (Checkpoint Charlie) and Reichstag.