The Ultimate Rhineland Germany Guide

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The Ultimate Rhineland Germany Guide
The Ultimate Rhineland Germany Guide

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With everything from roller coasters to historical abbeys, there's plenty to explore in the wonderful area of Rhineland. But where are the best places to go? Here's a quick Rhineland Germany guide for all your travel needs.

10: Trier

As the oldest city in Germany, Trier is full of medieval landmarks and culturally significant architecture. Take a walk through its cobbled streets and enjoy churches, cathedrals and even the ruins of real Roman baths!

9: Düsseldorf

There's nothing like a festival in Düsseldorf, which might be why thousands immigrate there each year. Turks and Greeks and Japanese have already come to Düsseldorf and chosen to stay, so who knows? You might be next!

8: Aachen

Aachen, also known as Aix-la-Chapelle, is famous for its innovation. As a university town, it's full of scientific, technological and engineering advancement, so if you're a fan of cool gadgets and tech, this is the place to be.

7: Koblenz

Ever seen an ancient fortress overlooking the sea? How about a grand castle tucked away in the grassy hills of northern Germany? Koblenz has all of these sights and more, including churches, basilicas and cultural monuments. They even have a cable car so you can enjoy them all from up high!

6: Bonn

With tall, glassy buildings and a skyline to die for, Bonn is a gorgeous picture of a modern metropolis. Shop, dine and sightsee to your heart's content!

5: Monschau

Small and charming, Monschau is a sleepy border town where vines creep over the towers and the neighbors have stood unchanged for more than 300 years. If you're looking for a quieter, more tranquil Germany, unwind a little in Monschau.

4: Krefeld

The botanical gardens are free, the zoo houses everything from birds to tiger cubs, and the lights of Castle Linn glisten on the water at night. Why wouldn't you want to visit Krefeld?

3: Dortmund

Known as Germany's "green metropolis," Dortmund provides a big-city experience that's still close to fresh air and open fields. Enjoy yourself in the life and the crowds, then escape from it all with a trip outside the city limits.

2: Brühl

Though it looks like a small, peaceful community on the outside, Brühl is actually home to Phantasialand, an amusement park where millions of visitors each year test their nerve with thrill rides and top spins. Are you feeling brave?

1: Cologne

One of the most famous cities in Germany, Cologne boasts everything from crumbling cathedrals to vibrant trade shows. It's full of shops, cafes, restaurants, museums and local landmarks, so if you take any tips from this Rhineland Germany guide, make sure you visit Cologne!

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