Germany is impressive with many spellbinding attractions from magnificent castles, quaint cathedrals, meandering rivers, woods and meadows, boulevards and relics of World War. Germany is a treat for your senses, offering a grand vista, tantalizing your taste buds, your olfactory senses, the music of which is pleasing to your ears and the many spas that soothe your frayed nerves!
Berlin the capital, contains the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Historians will enjoy a visit to The Charlottenburg Palace the oldest surviving Prussian palace and the Soviet War Memorial wherein the statues are laid in tribute to Russian soldiers who died fighting Hitler's regime. The Palace of Justice at Nuremburg is a historic site where judgmental trails were held. Lake Constance the largest aquatic attraction, bordering both Switzerland and Austria, offers a visual treat for bird-watchers. The Berlin Zoo houses over 13,000 different species.
The Kolner Dom is the biggest cathedral in Germany, whose construction is said to have taken 600 years!! The Neuschwanstein Castle overlooking the gorgeous Hohenschwangau Valley is straight out of your child's book, Sleeping Beauty, had inspired Walt Disney who recreated the vision in his classical!
Cologne perched on River Rhine satiates all your senses, leaving you gasping for more. The city offers a beautiful view of the river and each time you smear Eau de Cologne, you'll be reminded of your stay here. The perfume owes its origin to an Italian merchant who blended rosemary, lavender and other scents to make this famous cologne!
While in Germany, never miss The Romantic Road, spanning the River Main and the Alps. During its course, it passes through villages and walled towns with bright red roofs. While you traverse the path, you'll sight majestic Gothic cathedrals, old country inns, verdant farms and enchanting woods. You'll know why the path is named Romantic Road!
It'll be a pity if you miss The Black Forest, a stretch of hills in southwest Germany, covered with dark pine and fir trees with River Danube for company.
The Semper Opera House, Dresden is an architectural marvel, exemplifying neo-renaissance and housing classical operas. The Bavarian Opera House, Munich is another classical theatre, that'll thrill your auditory senses. The many cafes in Munich also stage live musical shows.
Poetry lovers must head for the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Frankfurt. The Kaiserdom is the Imperial Cathedral in Frankfurt a historic landmark, having been the place of ten coronation ceremonies. The Palmengarten Gardens, Franfurt spanning 50 acres of land soothes your eyes, with its exotic blooms and plants cultivated in greenhouses. Stop to taste the best wines that Loreley Rock has to offer. Bavaria too tantalizes your taste buds with its ever-flowing German ale during the Oktoberfest.
Your skin needs pampering too, so head for the various mineral and mud spas. Baden-Baden, Wurttemberg, boasts of springs dating back to the Roman days and offers anti-ageing and other beauty treatments.
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