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  • Checkpoint Charlie

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Berlin Things to Do

    If Checkpoint Charlie would have been left as it was originally it would be spectacular .... but now it's just a sad tourist trap ... People line up to take photos with some guy dressed in a US solider uniform or a Russian uniform ... the museum near it was a disappointment as well ... They are more interested in trying to sell you souvenirs...

  • Marienplatz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This beautiful fountain is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Obviously it also seems to be famous for some questionable stags (aka stag party guys) who appear in ridiculous costumes and jump in. What these don’t know (I am sure they don’t know, because too much alcohol seems to transform into ignoramuses) is that the jumping...

  • Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Pauli is a traditionally working-class district of Hamburg, near the harbor. It includes the red-light district around the Reeperbahn as well as numerous bars and music clubs. The Beatles lived and sang here when they were just getting started, before they became famous. Second and third photos: Family cycling in St. Pauli. Next review: Park...

  • Nazi Rally Grounds - Zeppelinfeld

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    When Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, built the Nazi Party Grounds and Zeppelin Field, he knew he was going to need a lot of electrical power, especially for his planned “Cathedral of Light” that would utilize 150 high powered floodlights to shoot beams of light up into the sky during the annual rallies. Near the Zeppelin Field is the transformer...

  • Old Town - Altstadt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Düsseldorf Things to Do

    Germany is a great country but there is one very bizarre thing that few of the natives want to talk about. If you’re not a white person, the nightlife in most major cities can be very hostile. In Dusseldorf’s Altstadt me (originally from Iran), a Brazilian friend and some other friends from Sweden went for a night out. The bouncers let all my white...

  • Cathedral - Kölner Dom

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cologne Things to Do

    Update June 2015: After many, many times in the cathedral I've only now found out why the shrine of the three wise kings sometimes can be seen quite close and sometimes only from afar through a fence. I realised that I always used to be there on a Saturdayafternoon, when there is confession time in the cathedral and when the entrance to the shrine...

  • Wihelma

    Stuttgart Things to Do

    Park Wilhelma, Home to botanical gardens and the city’s renowned zoo. Here you can walk along the banks of the Neckar River. I didn't actually have time to go to the zoo or the gardens. I would have liked knowing about it before arriving in Stuttgart, so I tell you about it here.

  • Römer - Römerberg

    Frankfurt am Main Things to Do

    The Römberberg (Roman mountain) is the central square of Frankfurt. It derives its name from the Römer (Roman) house which is the town hall today. How that house got its name is still not clear. The square is known for its half-timbered buildings and comes close to the stereotype of an old German market square. In the west, there is the Römer...

  • Altstadt - Old Town

    Koblenz Things to Do

    Florinsmarkt is at the northern edge of Koblenz's Altstadt (as it now exists), towards the Mosel riverside. As well as the rather interesting Florinkirche (see separate tip) there are three historical buildings of interest: 1. The main photo shows Bürresheimer Hof, a large and rather attractive building dating from the late 1600s which was once...

  • Zwinger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dresden Things to Do

    The first site we went to in the centre of Dresden was the beautiful Zwinger Palace. The Zwinger Palace is built in Rococo style and was designed by court architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. The Zwinger was originally an open-sided area where cannons were kept at the ready. It later became enclosed when the Semper Gallery was built on its...

  • Castle - Schloss

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Heidelberg Things to Do

    Some exterior shots of the building. I always quite like the fine details on a grand building like this. Brick walls are not very interesting but details of arches and entry ways make a building look special. At least in my opinion. As always look up :)

  • St Peter's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    Just off Hauptmarkt is the Dom,[ cathedral ], a huge castle like building built on the site of Constatine the greats mother Helena. Mostly Romanesque and Gothic building.The Electoral Palace is next door.

  • churches

    Mainz Things to Do

    Mainz' St. Martin Cathedral dominates the skyline and has been the centre of the city for many centuries. The roots of the present building can be traced back to the year 975. However there has been a Cathedral in Mainz since at least the 6th century, probably even since the 4th century A.D. After substantial fire damage in 1009 and 1081, the...

  • Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument of the...

    Leipzig Things to Do

    We went here on the s-bahn as it is a little out of the centre of Leipzig. The Monument to the Battle of the Nations, Völkerschlachtdenkmal, commemorates the 1813 Battle of Leipzig in which Napoleon and his armies were defeated. The monument was completed in 1913 in time for the 100th anniversary of the battle. It cost 6 million Goldmarks to...

  • Rathaus - Town Hall and Market Square

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

    The Market Square is a busy part of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here you will find the Rathaus or Town Hall, the Clock Tower which is now the tourist office and Saint George's Fountain which dates from around 1608. While we were here, there was a weird balancing act going on. I can only guess there was some kind of seating structure hidden within...

  • Old Town

    Hannover Things to Do

    Hannover has one of the biggest and oldest Fleamarkets in Germany! Every Saturday people come from all over Germany to sell and buy. The market starts at 6:00 am and finishes at 4:00 pm. After visiting the fleamarket many people go to one of the many pubs nearby and have a beer.

  • Palace - Schloss

    Karlsruhe Things to Do

    This large palace was built in 1715 by margrave Karl III Wilheim of Baden Durlach. Since then the city of Karlsruhe has grown around it. It was almost destroyed during the II World War, but soon it was rebuilt. Today the palace houses the Badisches Landmuseum that contains exibits from prehistory to the present days. The palace is surrounded by...

  • Aachener Dom - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Aachen Things to Do

    The Nikolauskapelle in the North-West corner of the Dom church was constructed from 1473 till 1485. It was made in a Gothic style. The chapel had to be reinforced in later centuries as some of the foundation was flushed away. It's a square room with it's own atmosphere.

  • Bonner Munster

    Bonn Things to Do

    Bonn's most imposing church is also one of Germany's oldest. It was originally dedicated to St. Cassius and St. Florentius, two soldiers in the Theben legion, legendary soldiers of Rome who martyred themselves en masse. According to the legend they were beheaded where Bonn Minster now stands. Their heads lie as giant statues in front of the church,...

  • Zugspitze

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen Things to Do

    Zugspitze is a 2,962 m high mountain and with that height the highest mountain of Germany. To visit the top you will have to go by several funiculars or lifts. To visit it is not cheap when you are with a family of four or more. To enjoy the visit it comes down to planning it on a very clear day otherwise you are up there and stuck with no view at...

  • Marienbrücke - Mary's Bridge

    Schloss Neuschwanstein Things to Do

    Hohenschwangau Castle is an attraction until itself but with its close proximity, it is generally visited while in the area to see its more famous cousin, Neuschwanstein. To be perfectly honest, it's the first thing you really see when you get off the bus in the small town of Hohenschwangau and with its somewhat garish yellow paint job and awkward...

  • Water Tower

    Mannheim Things to Do

    The wonderfully designed park behind the water tower is a great place to meet, hang out, watch people and cool your feet in the fountain. Bruno Schmitz designed the park with its two opposing archways and a big fountain in the middle. In summertime, the park is full of people enjoying the sun there, while in winter, Mannheim's Christmas market...

  • Market Sqare - Town Hall

    Bremen Things to Do

    The Gothic Town Hall was built between 1405 and 1410, but the Renaissance façade was added 2 centuries later. One cannot but admire its many figures, reliefs, angels, flowers; it's a real art in stone, isn't it? Apart from being the seat of the government and administration, the Town Hall houses a restaurant with wine barrels in the cellar. It's...

  • Cathedral - Dom St. Kilian

    Würzburg Things to Do

    This is an impressive building with an interesting chapel built onto one side. The chapel has some gruesome looking skeletons over its outer door. The Cathedral dates from the 11th century. It was destroyed in the Second World War and its reconstruction was completed in 1967. The chapel with the skeletons over the doorway is the Schönborn Chapel...

  • Mathildenhoehe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Darmstadt Things to Do

    Any art lover and visitor to Darmstadt should take some time and walk around Mathildenhöhe. In a way it is like an open air museum because still several houses of the former colony have been left undamaged after WW II. Calculate at least one hour to walk around. I recommend to approach Mathildenhöhe from Pützerstrasse and then into Nikolaiweg. This...

  • Minster - Cathedral

    Konstanz Things to Do

    THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY There is much more to see in the Cathedral, like the Mauritius Rotunda or Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre. This circular chapel was consecrated in the early Middle Ages. The Holy Sepulchre (1260) is decorated with French gothic style stone carvings. Around the holy grave are twelve figurative scenes, whilst inside the Holy...

  • Old Sausage Kitchen - Wurstkuchl

    4 out of 5 stars

    Regensburg Things to Do

    Said to be the world's oldest sausage kitchen. Beautiful setting, seating inside and outside...incredibly busy at lunchtimes and even beyond (partly thanks to cruise ship passengers like us with vouchers I guess haha). As for the sausages themselves...tasty but nothing particularly special compared to other sausages I tried in Germany.

  • Trinkhalle - Drinking Hall

    Baden-Baden Things to Do

    The Trinkhalle (pump house) in the Kurhaus spa complex was built 1839–42 by Heinrich Hübsch in a complementary architectural style as the spa's main building. The 90-metre arcade is lined with frescos and benches. The spa waters are said to have curative powers. A branch office of Baden-Baden's tourist information bureau is located in this...

  • Historical City Hall of Münster -...

    Münster Things to Do

    If you are talking about history written in Germany, you must be referring to the amazing city of Munster. On the Prinzipalmarkt (Principal Market) you will find out immediately why Munster is a member of the Historic Highlights of Germany. The gabled merchant houses form a splendid silhouette and you will find some exclusive boutiques underneath...

  • Bamberg Old Town Hall

    Bamberg Things to Do

    Bamberg Old Town Hall is one of the most famous buildings in Bamberg. It is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Regnitz River. This island was built by the local people because the bishop in charge of Bamberg would not allow them to build a town hall on Episcopal land. The Rottmeister home is attached to the town hall. The town...

  • Niederwald Denkmal - Monument

    Rüdesheim am Rhein Things to Do

    The best place for excellent panoramic view's of Rudesheim and area, is from the Niederwald Monument. There is a big paved lookout infront of the monument, and viewing Telescope. On a beautiful day like we enjoyed, the view would be hard to beat! We could see for mile's and mile's and had excellent views of Rudesheim and the River Rhine. It really...

  • Muenster - Cathedral

    Freiburg im Breisgau Things to Do

    The Freiburg Minster is famous by its beautiful tower which is one of the most beautiful towers in Germany. It was built from 1230 till 1330. It's spire is almost fantastic. You can watch my 6 min 08 sec Video Freiburg im Breisgau Minster out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

  • Ulm Minster - Ulmer Münster

    Ulm Things to Do

    The Ulmer Muenster began life in the 15th century as a Catholic church but is today Lutheran. As I mentioned in my Intro, the steeple is believed to be the tallest in the entire world. It reaches a height in excess of 161m and cannot be missed from anywhere in the city. I had my first glimpse of it from the train enroute from Stuttgart to...

  • House Paintings - Frescoes

    Oberammergau Things to Do

    Apart from Pilatus-Haus this house is one of the most prominent buildings with fresco painting (Lüftl painting). It has the strange name “Lang sel. Erben”, which simply means that it is the house of Lang family, or heirs of Lang family (Erben = heirs). Georg Lang, the first ancestor, was one of the first retailers for Oberammergau’s wood craft art....

  • Trip to Schwangau - Castles

    Füssen Things to Do

    This is what 99,9% of all visitors to Füssen are coming for: Neuschwanstein is one of the very top destinations of Bavaria and even Europe. The castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and shortly after it was finished, King Ludwig II died under strange circumstances. He spent just 9 days inside the castle, that was opened to the public...

  • Cathedral - Kaiserdom

    Speyer Things to Do

    In medieval times it was custom to protect houses and churches against the evil spirits. This was mostly done with statues, carvings or reliefs on the walls which showed demonic figures, meant to ward off the evil by holding up the mirror to the devil so that he sees his own evil. During Gothic times these demons were integrated into the gargoyles,...

  • Trip to Eagle's Nest - Kehlsteinhaus

    Berchtesgaden Things to Do

    An interesting place to visit just outside Berchtesgaden is Kehlsteinhaus. If it is a clear morning it is good to be there very early. We came early and it was already a lot of people. From the car park you can either walk or take the bus up to Kehlsteinhaus. We took the bus up on a steep and narrow road. It was a bit scary. Kehlsteinhaus is...

  • Cuckoo Clocks

    Black Forest Things to Do

    Along Landstrasse Street in Hornberg in Neidwasser Area of the Blackforest Region, you would see from the road the Widest Cuckoo Clock House in the Blackforest Region (it was the largest before but was replaced as the largest by the Schonachbach in 1997 in nearby town of Triberg, still is the widest cuckoo clock house though). the wooden cuckoo...

  • Kieler Woche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiel Things to Do

    Between the 17th & 25th June every year is the Kieler Woche, the highlght of the local calender. Its a gathering of Tall ships, and has resulted in Kiel becoming a cultural melting pot during that week, with thousands of tourists coming to see the live music, sporting events, and markets that take place. Oh, and not to mention the ships... Check...

  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dortmund Things to Do

    A warm autumnal Monday afternoon, first choice museums closed so we opted for an afternoon at the zoo. Pleasant way to spend time, attractive setting amongst trees and large open spaces for the good selection of animals. As usual Mrs Bonio only had eyes for the penguins, they were pretty entertaining though! Anyway, well worth a visit.

  • Sanssouci Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Potsdam Things to Do

    It is easy to spend an entire day in this park (and in fact I suggest at least two days if you plan to explore the interiors of any of the buildings), which is the old grounds of the emperor's family. There are several palaces, several churches and chapels. an art museum that houses their former art collection, and several square miles (several...

  • St. Peter and Paul Church

    Mittenwald Things to Do

    The St. Peter and Paul Church is Mittenwald's man-made focal point rising up from the Obermarkt pedestrian area even if paling in comparison to the peaks that ring the town. It is nonetheless a colorful pastel stunner that is best photographed from afar due to the narrow streets that surround it as well as to offset its simple beauty against the...

  • Fuggerei

    Augsburg Things to Do

    The Fuggerei is Augsburg's most famous sight. During the Renaissance, the incredibly wealthy Fugger family dominated the trade in Europe. Their trade empire included many different goods and left traces all over the continent (and even further). In 1521, Jakob Fugger founded the world's first social housing project. For a more or less symbolic rent...

  • Gondwana - Das Praehistorium

    Saarbrücken Things to Do

    a great place to spend a day with the kids especially on cold rainy days , it is basically about the Dinosaur-show with huge animatronic dinosaurs. the Exhibitions are organised beautifully and the time travel and the adventures are fun for the kids, but too little interactive games unfortunately and the 3D and 4D shows were great ,although I...

  • Trip to Rhine Villages

    Bacharach Things to Do

    If you are like us who did a Rhine River Cruise Starting from Sankt Goar to Bacharach (total of 17 kilometers and 90 minutes of boat ride) then besides seeing the wonderful castles and fortress and cast and fortress ruins along the upper middle rhine, you can also see some quaint towns along the area and the second town before Bacharach will be the...


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