Germany Related Articles and Travel Guides

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A Visit to Büdingen

A Visit to Büdingen
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Büdingen is a town in the Wetteraukreis in Hesse known for its medieval stronghold that to this day is still in good condition as well as for its timber framed houses. [ + ] More Details

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A visit to Stade

Stade is a beautiful city in Lower Saxony and worth a visit. The city offers plenty of historic sights that date back to the 17th century when Stade was an important seaport at river Elbe and part of the powerful trade organization Hansa. [ + ] More Details

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A visit to the Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden County

A visit to the Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden County
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The Kehlsteinhaus, nicknamed Eagle's Nest by a French diplomat, is located in a lofty height of 6,017 ft atop the Kehlstein Mountain in the Berchtesgardener County, Bavarian Alps, and is without doubt at the top of the "must see" list for any visitor… [ + ] More Details

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Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral
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This historic site should not be missed on a trip to the ancient city of Aachen. The Aachen Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe and offers visitors a trip back into the time of monarchical Germany. [ + ] More Details

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Aachen Cathedral - Oldest Cathedral in Northern Europe

Aachen Cathedral - Oldest Cathedral in Northern Europe
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The Aachen Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe. The Palatine Chapel, the historic core of the cathedral, was begun between 790 and 800 by the Emperor Charlemagne. He selected Aachen for his imperial chapel because of the city's significance… [ + ] More Details

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Aachen Hot Springs

Aachen Hot Springs
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Enjoy a relaxing thermal treatment in historic Aachen. These hot springs were discovered centuries ago and continue to offer a healing experience. [ + ] More Details

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Aachener Printen and the Printenmann, the landmark of the Christmas Market

Aachener Printen and the Printenmann, the landmark of the Christmas Market
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Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia, right in the triangle formed by the countries Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, is not only locally famous for its "Aachener Printen", a type of gingerbread, but sweetened by sugar beet syrup. Many cafes and bakeries… [ + ] More Details

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Activities in Grainau

Activities in Grainau
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The town of Grainau, located in the southernmost part of Bavaria near famous Garmish-Partenkirchen, offers incredible outdoor and cultural activity options. Cycling, hiking, skiing, and more await you in Grainau. [ + ] More Details

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Activities in Idar-Oberstein

Activities in Idar-Oberstein
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Idar-Oberstein, with its cultural activities and extensive hiking trails through the Hunsrück mountains, is the leader in activities in this region of Germany. This is ensured by a colorful mixture of events and historical importance throughout the… [ + ] More Details

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ADAC Rally Race

ADAC Rally Race
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Enjoy the exciting rush of a rally race in the Rhineland-Palatinate municipality of Baumholder. You can watch drivers negotiate what is named as the most challenging motor-sport competition in the world at a top speed of 220kph! [ + ] More Details

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