The 10 Most Beautiful German Cities

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The 10 Most Beautiful German Cities
The 10 Most Beautiful German Cities

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We compiled a short list of the most beautiful german cities. Some developed hundreds or thousands of years ago and remain some of the most beautiful German cities. Stroll through cities nestled in the mountains or hidden within thick forests. Admire the architecture that skilled artisans created, which still stands after centuries of time. Of course there are many more popular and beautiful destinations in Germany - but those are in this article should give you a good starting point.

Fussen

Located in the center of the Alps, Fussen developed over 700 years ago. The heart of the city features medieval architecture that overlooks the River Lech. The beautiful mountain view also includes the fairy-tale castle known as Hohenschwangau.

Augsburg

Situated in Bavaria, the Romans founded the city in 15 B.C.. The community grew in prosperity during the 15th and 16th centuries. The oldest part of the city features the amazing estates constructed by wealthy medieval merchants and the palaces of royals.

Hamburg

Often compared to Venice, the canals and architecture make Hamburg one of the most beautiful German cities. Hamburg actually contains more bridges than its famous Italian counterpart and additionally offers various city parks and nature preserves.

Bielefeld

Established during medieval times, the community lies on the beautiful slopes of the Teutoburger Wald. Lush green forests surround the historic community complete with a castle from the Middle Ages. The destination also offers over 500 kilometers of hiking trails through the mountains.

Freiburg

This sizable community developed at the south entrance to the Black Forest and resembles something from an old Christmas card. Medieval gates and walls surround the historic old town that also has gentle flowing streams separating cobble stoned streets.

Heidelberg

This famous city lies along the River Neckar and also features a spectacular medieval castle. Equated with being the oldest university town in the country, Heidelberg also has a quaint, historic older part of the city that has narrow, winding streets and alleys.

Lübeck

Lying on along the Baltic Sea, Lubeck developed in 1143 A.D.. The community has over 1,000 historic buildings and a famous city gate reminiscent of something from a fairy-tale.

Passau

Located in eastern Bavaria, the community lies along the confluence of the Ilz, Inn and Danube Rivers. Standing majestically above the town stands the medieval Veste Oberhaus Castle. The ancient city grew in historic importance after 739 A.D. and the St. Stephan Cathedral features the largest organ on the planet.

Regensburg

Having two thousands years of history, this Bavarian city also lies along the beautiful Danube River. Understandably, the community features historic architecture and amazing monuments.

Rostock

Founded along the Baltic Sea, Rostock has over 800 years of history that includes being a major port. The scenic view includes picturesque gabled houses and city gates that date from the Middle Ages.



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