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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    by ophiro Written Mar 9, 2014

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most prserved and finest old medieval cities in Germany , dating back to the 14th century.
    You can enjoy a 2-3 hours travel inside the old town walls , enjoy a local dish called schneeballen (snow ball).

    The city is part of the German romantic road.

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    Bavaria

    by ophiro Written Mar 8, 2014



    Bavaria is a great place to travel , a lot of old buildings and architecture , amazing castles , food and beer tradition , mountains and lakes.

    Bavaria is not only the octoberfest.
    We came to see two world famous castles here - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and i must say that those castles are amazing - it was worth the distance we passed and the rainy weather.

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    Bamberg

    by ophiro Written Mar 8, 2014

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    Bamberg is a small city in the northern part of Bavaria.
    You will find here some beautiful buildings , a small area called "kleine vendig" or "little venice" , a great local smoked beer.

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    Köln/Cologne

    by tini58de Updated Feb 15, 2014

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    This is the official brief description of the UNESCO committee:

    "Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans. Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains, Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity."

    (quoted from the official UNESCO website)

    Personal impression:

    For me it is almost always just a short stop - hop out of the central railway station and there you go: you stand in front of this fantastic cathedral! It really is VERY impressive! The inside is stunning - I am in awe with the thought of how people in ancient times were able to create such an impressive monument!!!!

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    Heidelberg

    by solopes Updated Jan 13, 2014

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    This is one more beautiful place that I didn't explore as well as I would like, because time was short.

    To complete the frustration, the flash betrayed me in pictures, and I had serious trouble to find the way out of the city - all highways were mentioned except... the one that I needed.

    Bad memories, to eliminate in a new visit!

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    Meißen

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 14, 2013

    Meißen is a 1000-year-old city in Eastern Germany, Saxony, famous for the production of fine china. The city is located in an attractive location along the Elbe River. The most distinctive feature is the castle hill, elevated above the old town, where the Albrechtsburg Castle and the Cathedral are situated. The historic market square with the Frauenkirche church is a beautiful ensemble, and from the tower of the Frauenkirche great panoramic views can be enjoyed.

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    Cologne

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 13, 2013

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    It is funny to see that foreign tourists with only a short time for Germany will never miss Cologne due to its impressive gothic cathedral (Kölner Dom). It is probably the most famous of all german churches. The view is impressive - you feel dwarfish standing before this monument and its many sky-soaring spires. Although construction began in the High Middle Ages, it was only finished in the mid-19th century. Sort of finished, because the cathedral is under permanent reconstruction. The treasury of this church is also very impressive. There are also twelve fine romanic churches within the city limits.

    - Cologne has excellent museums, for instance the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, the Museum Ludwig (art museums), the Römisch-Germanisches Museum dedicated to the roman history of Cologne (former "Colonia Agrippina") and a chocolate museum (!).
    - The Cologne Zoo is also worth a visit.
    - The Melaten Cemetery has interesting historic sepulchral monuments
    - The nearby city of Brühl has a famous theme park (Phantasialand) and a wonderful baroque palace.

    Cologne has suffered much destruction in World War 2 - therefore many buildings are from the 50`s. Some medieval, renaissance and baroque architecture has been saved, though.

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    Hanau

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 13, 2013

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    Though heavily destroyed in WW2, Hanau retains several attractions that appeal to any visitor: The magnificent ducal palace, a famous doll museum, the park "Wilhelmsbad", and the historic game park "Alte Fasanerie". In the summer months, a fairy tale festival draws many visitors (the Brothers Grimm used to live here).

    The suburb of Hanau-Steinheim along the Main has a small castle, half-timbered houses, and remnants of the city walls.

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    Würzburg

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 13, 2013

    Würzburg is rich in cultural and historical attractions and has an attractive location along the Main River. Its most famous sight is the Residenz, the baroque palace of the archbishops, a work of architect Balthasar Neumann. The grand staircase in the atrium has no match. The formal gardens of the Residenz are a nice place to stroll through. Balthasar Neumann has also added the "Käppelle", a baroque pilgrimage chapel on a hill above Würzburg. The Marienberg Festung towers above Würzburg and the Main Valley. The St. Kilians Cathedral is Würzburgs most impressive church. And the stone bridge ("Alte Brücke") over the Main is an almost exact replica of the Wenzels-Bridge in Prague.

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    Schloss Bruchsal

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 13, 2013

    Bruchsal Palace - built in baroque and rokoko style since 1720 - is partly the work of architect Balthasar Neumann. He added the most impressive feature, a grand staircase leading to the great halls of the upper level, with beautiful ceiling frescoes. The formals gardens of Bruchsal are also worthwhile visiting.

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    Ruhrmuseum Essen

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 12, 2013

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    The Ruhr Museum is one of the newest museums in the Ruhr area, opened in 2010 on the location of the historic coal mine Zollverein in Essen. The entry is quite spectacular visually: red lights on the escalator and staircase simulate an iron and coal furnace. The permanent exhibition centers around the history and the specific culture of the Ruhrgebiet area in Germany. The "Ruhrgebiet" is a relatively new geographic term and its own history dates back to the rise of the coal and steel industries in Germany in the late 19th century.

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    Magdeburg

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 12, 2013

    There is rarely a city that has seen more destruction than Magdeburg. Sacked during the 30years War, bombed in 1945 and neglected during communist rule, parts of Magdeburg look as if the Iron Curtain never fell, but the city has rebounded.

    Though it is not a major tourist destination, there are many worthwhile and interesting things to see, like:

    - the colourful "Grüne Zitadelle", the last project of the late architect Hundertwasser
    - the old town hall and the medieval statue "Goldener Reiter"
    - the cathedral and the adiacent square with baroque houses
    - the Liebfrauen Monastery
    - the extensive Elbauen-Park
    - the lovely panorama of Magdeburg against the Elbe River.

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    Nidda River Cycling Path

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 12, 2013

    One of my favourite cycling paths is the Nidda-Route, along a tributary of the Main River. The route starts from Frankfurt-Hoechst where the Nidda joins the Main and goes all the way to its source beyond Schotten (Wetterau), for ca. 100 km. The course is very flat and except for its lenghth not very demanding.

    For long stretches, the Nidda does follow its natural course, and there are many bird-watching opportunities. In summer, storks, herons and different kinds of raptors could be seen quite often while cycling.

    Cultural highlights along the Nidda route are ...
    - Frankfurt Höchst Oldtown and Bolongaro Palace
    - Old Town Hall & Moated Castle Bad Vilbel
    - Roman Mosaic & "Römerquelle" Bad Vilbel
    - Ilbenstädter Dom
    - Hofgut Wickstadt & Church
    - "Klein Venedig" Staden
    - Fortified Church in Ranstadt
    - Nidda Oldtown & Market Square

    The only downside: If you want to make the return trip to Frankfurt by local train, the train stations of Bad Vilbel, Nidda or Schotten would be the best option. Otherwise, there are few options for a return by public transport. In summer, a regular busline with bycicle transport operates in the area.

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    Main River Cycling Path

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 11, 2013

    One of the most popular cycling paths in Germany follows the Main river. It is possible to follow the river from its source(s) - Red Main and White Main - near Bayreuth to Mainz-Kostheim, where the Main joins the Rhine. I cycled the Main from Bamberg to Hanau (near Frankfurt) in a week (ca. 370 km) in October 2012. If you are reasonably fit, 50-60 km a day should be do-able here. The path is well-maintained, very flat and connects many historical cities, villages and vineyards. Accomodation and restaurants are easy to find on any part of the cyling path.
    Just naming the main attractions fills and endless list: Bayreuth, Bamberg, Volkach wine area, Würzburg, Veitshöchheim Palace, Kitzingen, Ochsenfurt, Marktbreit, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Aschaffenburg, Seligenstadt, Hanau-Steinheim - just to name a few.

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    Grüngürtel Frankfurt Cycling Path

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Dec 11, 2013

    Although Frankfurt is a urban metropolis, it is still embedded within a rural landscape on the city fringes. So it is possible to cycle around the whole city in a green countryside, with the city still in view. The roundtrip is about 75 km long, and the mostly flat course can be done in a day. Public transport back to Frankfurt is available at many points close to the course, so it is possible to do shorter routes as well. For long stretches, the cycling path follows the rivers Main and Nidda. The route is well-marked with the Grüngürtel-sign (a green half-circle resembling a smiley-face-icon) all along. A possible entry-point would be the Main-cycling path in the center of Frankfurt, along the bank of the Main River. It is advisable to do the course in a clockwise direction to avoid the one real uphill passage of the path.

    This cycling path even has an mascot: the "Grüngürteltier", a fantastic creature that even has a small statue along the path (on the bridge to the old Bonames airport, along the Nidda River).

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