Germany has a long history and the fall of the Berlin Walls was one of the historic events and you can easily visit interesting places which were part of former East Germany. The castles, cathedrals, palaces, etc. tells us the history that Germany had.
Neuschwanstein is known all over the world as a symbol of idealised romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner.
After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairytales. It is also known as the ‘fairytale castle’.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
Building first began in 1248 on what eventually became one of the finest ecclesiastical edifices in the world and the epitome of high-Gothic cathedral architecture in its purest possible form.
The scale of Cologne Cathedral is evident from its two mighty towers. Completed in 1880, they dominate both the city and the surrounding region. At the time of its completion in the 19th century, the cathedral was the biggest building in the world.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
No other monument in Berlin is as famous around the world as Brandenburg Gate in the heart of the city. After the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, Brandenburg Gate became impassable for 28 years.
As a signature attraction and symbol of German reunification, it now represents the past and present of the German capital in exemplary fashion. The gate is supported by six Doric columns, forming five passageways with pedestrian-only access. The famous quadriga depicting the goddess of victory, Victoria, riding a four-horse chariot was added in 1794.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
From 1961 to 1989 the Berlin Wall divided the city in two. Most of this concrete structure has since been torn down, but fragments do remain a feature of the city. The Berlin Wall Trail, a route for walkers and cyclists split into 14 sections, follows the path of the former wall. Information panels installed at 30 points tell the story of the Berlin Wall.
The colourful and recently restored East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain is a piece of the hinterland wall that in 1990 was painted by artists from 21 countries. On Bernauer Strasse, where there is a replica section of the Berlin Wall, you can also visit a memorial site, a documentation centre and the Chapel of Reconciliation.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
The Zwinger Palace
Dresden’s Zwinger Palace is famous around the world for its beautiful baroque architecture. It was built in 1709 during the reign of Augustus the Strong. It was originally an open area surrounded by wooden buildings which was used by the Saxon nobility for tournaments and other courtly pursuits.
The remarkable sculptures adorning the gallery walls are by various artists and help make this one of the main attractions in Saxony’s regional capital.Plan my Germany Vacation Now
One of Europe’s most famous landmarks, the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle have been attracting visitors since the 19th century.
It is the paradox of seeing something so magnificent in a state of such beautiful ruin that gives Heidelberg Castle and its park such a captivating aura. The epitome of German romanticism, it’s like something from another world. Even the majestic ruins, overgrown with ivy, still reflect the power and magnificence of the castle’s former residents, the Wittelsbach dynasty.Plan my Germany Vacation Now