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Germany Favorites

  • Useful Information

    Berlin Favorites

    The 3-Day-Ticket Museum Pass Berlin is a good buy. For 19 € one has a FREE ADMISSION to 55 museums and exhibitions on three consecutive days. The pass is available at all Berlin Tourist info's or at participating museums. I got mine at the ticket office on the Museumsinsel (between Neues Museum and Alte Nationalgalerie; not the best place because...

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    Munich Favorites

    We probably made a mistake by not giving ourselves enough time. We were trying to cram too much into too little time. Munich is a place to which we plan to return and give ourselves at least three days to soak up what the city has to offer. The fun family from Northern California and the two Canadian boys we met at the Hofbrauhaus. (See photos--if...

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  • The Port

    Hamburg Favorites

    Deep-water Elbe, port cranes, sea vessels, predictably, made an impression of Hamburg, as one of the largest ports of the world. The convenient quay along the river, crowds of tourists and picturesque views at architecture monuments and quarters of buildings framing them made an impression about Hamburg, as about tourist sight.

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  • Römer

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Historical building, "Römer" 3 former patrician houses (from the 14th century) -with their gothic, triple-gabled front- form the striking facade of the so called "Römer" -the symbol of the city of Frankfurt. In 1405, the Frankfurt city council acquired these houses along with 8 other patrician houses and converted them into a prestigious city...

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  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Cologne Favorites

    The old core of the town, called Altstadt, is undoubtelly the most charming part of the town. It is situated along the bank of the river Rhein and in the close vicinity of the Dom. The Altstadt is characteristic for its network of short and narrow streets, but most of all, for the traditional houses congested one to another and each coloured in...

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    During week-ends, I love to walk from my house to the altstadt (old city) following the Rhein. One day from the Rhein park, I saw a orange ribbon moving accross the OberKasseler bridge. Hundreds of runners, all wearing orange tee-shirts, for the annual Düsseldorf race, in a magic of colors from Burgplatz to Rheinkniebrücke. The sun was not only...

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  • City Centre

    Stuttgart Favorites

    Have a ride by the city trains (S-Bahn) that travel every five or ten minutes about the city. You can reach city's most remore places in no time by S-Bahn if you have a map with you. You can call +49 0711 19 44 9 or visit the web site.

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  • Useful Information

    Heidelberg Favorites

    The first evidence of human life in Europe was found in Heidelberg: In 1907 a jaw-bone was discovered in a gravel pit in Heidelberg – it is the earliest evidence found of human life in Europe. The "Heidelberg Man" (Homo Heidelbergensis) is the name now given to a member of this extinct human species, considered closely related to "Homo erectus"....

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  • Altstadt (Old Town)

    Dresden Favorites

    At some time during your day in Dresden, you will most probably need to find a Toilet. Attractions are good for the use of a FREE TOILET, but if your caught in-between, then you may be in trouble. I don't think to look downwards for Toilets, but this is what you will have to do in the Altmarkt [old town square] Look for the concrete wall, and a...

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  • Rhine Cruise

    Koblenz Favorites

    Background While spending a few days in Cologne, we decided to take a cruise down the Rhine River. Having read many tour books, not having yet been a member of VT, we decided to depart from Cologne via train. We took the train to Koblenz. What a blast! We were on the train with a large group of fans of the Fortuna Dusseldorf soccer team that...

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  • Facts / General Information

    Leipzig Favorites

    I visited Leipzig in August of 2002 on the way to Karlsruhe where SV BSZS (German Shepherd World dogshow) had to be held. We stayed for a night in Lützen that located 18 km south from Leipzig. We left our Asslan v Haus Schiran in the hotel and drove to Leipzig for an excursion. Leipzig is the largest city by population in the federal state of...

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  • Rhine River

    Mainz Favorites

    We took a tour boat up the Rhine River from Koblenz to Mainz. Although the scenery was, of course, beautiful, when you go upstream, there's a long time between castles. It took us 8 hours - if memory serves, going downstream would have taken about 3. I would highly suggest going, but going the other way!

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  • Herrenhausen castle and gardens

    Hannover Favorites

    Formally built as summer palace of the King of Hannover. This is know the main building of the university of Hannover. In various halls of the building are now auditoriums for the students. The building has still its old flair.

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Berlin Favorites

    Berlin is a huge city and to truly explore it takes weeks, but even on a short trip, you can see more than just the central tourist sections by jumping on its extensive mass transit system. We got into Berlin a little later than planned but easily found our hostel and asked the receptionist if there was a Vietnamese restaurant in the city. He said...

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  • Marienplatz

    Munich Favorites

    The most authentic thing I did in Munich was a beer tour. A guide takes a group of about 12 people to many very Bavarian pubs (Beer garden) and you get a drink for free. My tour was the "size matters tour" with 3-5 stops included. We got a bit drunk, you have to be careful, the German beer is a bit more dangerous than other ones. But very tasty....

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  • Useful Information

    Hamburg Favorites

    Losing my wallet and U.S. passport! The ultimate nightmare but do not despair: There are NO longer any emergency passport services for U.S. citizens in Hamburg. It is helpful to have a copy of one's passport AND essential to file a report with the local Police station (the local police as very cordial and usually have decent English skills)....

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  • Main River

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    For me Frankfurt is one of the most interesting German cities. Certainly during summertime. As for your running, indeed take the walkpath along the river, or the 'green zones' through the city. There is always something to do : either a festival, animation,... in the center, near Romer. Have fun !

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  • Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral)

    Cologne Favorites

    In 1964, when I left my children with my mother and went to meet my husband's ship in Europe, I sent periodic postcards to my daughter. This one had two 20 DM stamps The Cathedral is the outstanding thing to see in Cologne. I've been twice. Once in 1950 when I was 12, and in 1964. .. Dear Daughter We are going to see this church this morning....

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  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    An old bicycle underneath a gas lamppost - what a cliche subject for a photograph! Every American who has ever travelled to Europe has taken this picture! But a stroll through Altstadt will make even the most jaded traveller (certainly NOT a tourist) succumb to the charms of Old Europe.

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  • Useful Information

    Stuttgart Favorites

    When you are getting to Stuttgart for the first time, I highly recommend stopping into to the Stuttgart Tourist Information Office, which is located directly across the street from the Stuttgart Hbf (main train station). After arriving on your train, leave the platforms, and follow the escalators down to the underground shopping area, and follow...

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  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Heidelberg Favorites

    Heidelberg is the fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg. It lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. Heidelberg is popular due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town. Heidelberg Castle is a famous ruin in Germany and landmark of Heidelberg. The castle...

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  • Links & Maps

    Dresden Favorites

    The Altstadt has the best known attractions, like: -Zwinger -Green Vault -Frauenkirche -Semper Oper -Royal Mews -Fürstenzug -Royal Palace -Cathedral -Kreuzkirche -Altmarkt Square -Brühl Terrace -Academy of Arts and Art Society -Albertinum -New Synagogue -Großer Garten park -Park Train Dresden -Yenidze -Russian-Orthodox Church -Panometer -Zoo...

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  • Wine and Vinyards

    Koblenz Favorites

    Koblenz is located in Germany's winegrowing region. South of Koblenz is the so-called Rheingau region. The drive thorugh the vineyard is a great experience. In this hilly region almost all hills is covered with vines. Every now and then you can stop in a village and have a glass of local wine in a tavern. Better to travel by bike because you...

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  • Festivals / Markets / Events

    Leipzig Favorites

    Leipzig’s fairs have been famous for centuries. In DDR times the spring and autumn trade fairs were the main events of the country’s economy. The DDR fairgrounds with the big double M east of the city centre are not in use any more. The new fairground in the suburb of Seehausen on the northern edge of Leipzig has been opened in 1996. Architect...

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  • churches

    Mainz Favorites

    In the rapidly descending twilight of an early January afternoon, I didn't have time to take a moment and step inside the Christuskirche. But I did snap a picture of its impressive copper dome. The Christuskirche was dedicated in 1903, and was part of a Wilhelmine project to bring an imperial and stately air to what were then the northern suburbs...

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  • Expo 2000

    Hannover Favorites

    unfortunately I don't remember at which pavilion I took this picture :-( Maybe at the pavilion of Indonesia??? If anyone out there knows or has an idea whose pavilion this is / could be, then please let me know! Thanks!

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  • Sightseeing Tours/ City walks/ Boat...

    Berlin Favorites

    Not my favorite thing...but a general tip: If you are thinking about taking a tour, I would recommend doing it by bus. Normally I enjoy walking tours because I feel you get to experience more; however, consider walking around some more by yourself afterwards. The fact is, Berlin is huge with spread out attractions and if you want to really see most...

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  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Favorites

    Oktoberfest is a huge massive fair, the area is really big with wide space between the different brewerys's tent. Still, during the weekend you have to expect a big crowd. We were there during the opening weekend and, around the time of the opening ceremony, the amount of people trying to get in was just too much. It was impossible to walk and we...

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Hamburg Favorites

    The best thing about Hamburg? How about when you go to stay with your old college teammates in Hamburg they have also called up the guys playing American football in Braunschweig as well. Two nights of good partying and catching up with people. By the way, catch a Hamburg Blue Devils game while your in Hamburg.

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  • Sachsenhausen

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    The standard tour for newly assigned people was Alte Sachsenhausen, which is a pedestrian zone consisting of cobblestone streets and a variety of bars. My favorite was Spritzhaus, which literally translates to Spray house and the motif is that of a house that stores firehoses. Used to enjoy the live music there immensely, as well as a Bitburger...

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  • Tourist Information

    Cologne Favorites

    The city's main tourist office is the Köln Tourismus building at Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1 (Tel.+49 (0) 221.22 13 04 00) just across the road from the Dom/Hauptbahnhof U-bahn station. Here you can get multi-lingual information regarding anything you could possibly want to know about. They also offer accommodation assistance, event booking and...

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  • Rhine/Rhein

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    Take a walk along the Rhein if the wheather is nice and sunny, it is a great way to feel this city. If you get tired find a bench and watch passing pedestrians, the passig by boats and ships. A really niceplace for a conversation orfor some thinking.

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  • Porsche and Mercedes

    Stuttgart Favorites

    The Mercedes Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours - they've got The photo shows the entrance hallway. A tourism website for the museum can be found at http://www.stgt.com/stuttgart/mercedesmuseumd.htm (in German only). A good alternate - a personal web site - in English is http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/merc_museum.htm Mercedes'...

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  • Castle/Schloss

    Heidelberg Favorites

    Located on the north side of the courtyard, FRIEDRICHSBAU owes its existence to Elector Friedrich IV (1553-1610) and his master builder Johannes Schoch. Construction began in 1601 and completed in 1604. This is one magnificent building with a sandstone carving of "Justice" in the middle.

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  • Zwinger

    Dresden Favorites

    In the Zwinger are the Old Masters Gallery, Armoury collection (Rustkammer), the Porcelain Collection, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, and Zoological Museum. There were so many fabulous buildings and architecture, fountains, etc. I could not stop taking pictures. I only had a day and a half here and next time I will stay longer. It now ranks...

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  • Deutsches Eck

    Koblenz Favorites

    I took advantage of the Eck, and proposed this week at the corner of Mother Mosel and Father Rhein, this is a very beautiful area! Make sure you go to the top of the statue and marvel at the beauty of this area. Take a quick trip across the river and hike the back trail up to the fortress. I will always remember the view of the Ehrebritstein...

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  • Monuments / Sights

    Leipzig Favorites

    Sorry for the picture, my friend was more important than those funny creatures by contemporary sculptor Bernd Göbel. These figures reflect types of the East German society. My friend is Czech. Direction: not far from Augustus Square, on the Grimmaische Strasse

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  • Theatre

    Mainz Favorites

    No proper German city of the 19th century was without its own municipal theatre! The good burgers of Mainz jointly funded this project in the proud 19th century, dedicating the stage in 1831. Recent reconstruction created new stages behind the 19th century facade, and mean that the theatre will continue to function through the 21st century.

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  • New Townhall

    Hannover Favorites

    Built 1913, with a wonderful view from the tower. You go up there with an old elevator. The diagonal lift in the Townhall dome is unique in Europe. At a 15-degree angle it covers the 43 metres up tolthe gallery at the top of the dome. From this vantage point one can enjoy a marvellous view of the whole city, even as far as the Harz Mountains when...

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  • History - World War II

    Berlin Favorites

    Admiring its architecture. Visiting Treptower Park used to be a must for all Soviet citizens - this is what the hosts told us. We were taken to the memorial dedicated to the Soviet soldiers and officers who had fallen during the battles in and around Berlin in 1945. It was very impressive to see all those monuments and tombs of the fallen soldiers...

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  • Munich Surroundings

    Munich Favorites

    Go on a day excursion to CHIEMSEE ('Bavarian Sea') where the beautiful SCHLOSS HERRENCHIEMSEE is situated! This is Ludwig II's most ambitious palace, a replica of Versailles. However, only the central wing of the building was completed as he was dethroned shortly. Another long story...

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  • Reeperbahn/Red Light District

    Hamburg Favorites

    This famous red-light district is the best attraction in the city... There are so many erotic clubs, but even theaters, clubs, bars. It is the quarter where the Beatles, one of my favorite groups, began their international career. It was a pity not to find this house during my visit at this strange and attractive place...

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  • Skyscrapers

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Completed in 1991 according to the plans of the American architect Helmut Jahn, this office tower with its 63 floors and the instantly recognisable top has become Frankfurt’s modern city symbol. The Messeturm was built according to the design principles of the classic American skyscraper style of the 1920s and 1930s....

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  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Cologne Favorites

    Although the football club haven't got a particular cup victory since 1983, the FC Köln supporters love their teams from the bottom of their hearts. It is a MUST to attend to any game of 1.FC Köln in their home ground, Rhine-Energie Stadion

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  • Food and Drink

    Düsseldorf Favorites

    Beer is something hard to escape in Germany but contrary to common belief all German beer is not created equal. There are actually some awful beers in Deutschland. Alt beer is not only one of the country's best beer styles, its also one of its rarest. So, when in Dusseldorf, one should at least try it. Do not be content with a Diebels. This is a...

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