Germany Related Articles and Travel Guides

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New Castle Herrenchiemsee

New Castle Herrenchiemsee
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Inspired by Versailles, the Bavarian Herrenschloss am Chiemsee was commissioned by King Ludwig II, who dreamed of building a "New Versailles" in his kingdom as the ultimate statement in favor of absolutist rule. The castle reflects Ludwig's great admiration… [ + ] More Details

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Herrenhausen Garden in Hanover

Herrenhausen Garden in Hanover
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Commissioned by the Electress Sophie, Herrenhausen Garden, located in Hanover, is one of the most famous Baroque gardens in Europe. The garden reflects a strong Dutch Baroque influence, as Sophie spent her childhood in the Netherlands, and Martin Charbonnier,… [ + ] More Details

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History of Freiburg

History of Freiburg
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Located on the edge of the beloved Black Forest, Freiburg is one of the oldest university cities in Germany. The city's history begins in 1120, when it was founded at a strategic juncture of trade routes between the Mediterranean and North seas and between… [ + ] More Details

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History of Luebeck

History of Luebeck
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The scenic city of Luebeck is the second largest city in Schleswig-Holstein and is home to Germany's largest port on the Baltic Sea. The history of Luebeck stretches far back into antiquity. Although the city was founded in 1143, archaeologists have… [ + ] More Details

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Albrechtsburg Castle

Albrechtsburg Castle
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Usually when one mentions the city of Meissen, images of some of Europe's most expensive porcelain pop into mind. Secondly, those who have been fortunate enough to visit Meissen know that this charming Saxon city sits high on a bluff above the Elbe River,… [ + ] More Details

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Limburg Cathedral - one of the most accomplished buildings of the late Romanesque style

Limburg Cathedral - one of the most accomplished buildings of the late Romanesque style
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Perched on a scenic promontory above the Lahn River in the Rhineland, the Limburg Cathedral can be seen from far and wide. This Catholic cathedral, also known as the Georgsdom, is located in Limburg, Hesse. Although not large in size, the Limburg Cathedral… [ + ] More Details

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Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle
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The Hohenzollern Castle, located 30 miles south of Stuttgart, was the ancestral home of the ruling Hohenzollern family, which eventually became the Emperors of Germany. The first castle on this site was built in the 11th century. The first written reference… [ + ] More Details

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Berchtesgaden World War II History

Berchtesgaden World War II History
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In an area known for its spectacular scenery, Berchtesgaden is located in the German Alps, near Salzburg. This area is not only famous for its breathtaking Alpine landscape, but also for its association with the Nazis before and during World War II.… [ + ] More Details

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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
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No other architectural structure in Berlin symbolizes the dramatic history of the city better than the Brandenburg Gate. Built of sandstone and located on the edge of the Parisier Platz, the gate was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia… [ + ] More Details

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Bremen Cathedral

Bremen Cathedral
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When visiting the charming city of Bremen, a visitor might encounter an unusual tradition playing itself out at the Bremen Cathedral. Here, according to local tradition, when an unmarried man reaches 30, he must sweep the cathedral steps until a young… [ + ] More Details

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