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Ramstein-Miesenbach is a municipality in the district of Kaiserslautern in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The beginning of Ramstein's modern industrial and business expansion began in the 1970s. The community had started developing a commercial area…
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Baumholder is a town and a municipality in the district of Birkenfeld, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is well-known as the location of the largest concentration of US combat soldiers outside the United. The city is greatly influenced economically…
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Spangdahlem is a municipality in the district of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. The USAF Spangdahlem Air Base is situated in the vicinity.
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Oberharmersbach is a beautiful village in the heart of the Black Forest in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Famous for its fresh air, gorgeous natural surroundings and rustic charm, Oberharmersbach provides a wide range of recreational and leisure activities—from…
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Wildflecken is a municipality in the Bad Kissingen district, at the border of northeastern Bavaria and southern Hesse. In 2005, its population was 3,285. Wildflecken is in the picturesque Rhön hills and nature-park.
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Bitburg is a city in Germany, capital of the district Bitburg-Prüm, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated approx. 25 km (16 mi.) north-west of Trier, and 50 km (31 mi.) north-east of Luxembourg (city). Two American airbases, Bitburg Air…
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Schwangau is a small village in the eastern Allgäu region of Bavaria—the next-to-last town on Germany’s “Romantic Road.” This region is noted for its spectacular scenery and its famous historic buildings. Schwangau is situated less than one…
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Möhnesee is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Möhnesee municipality is situated around the Möhne Reservoir (hence the name), approx. 10 km south of Soest.
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Oestrich-Winkel is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. Oestrich-Winkel borders in the north on the town of Lorch and the communities of Welterod (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate), Heidenrod…
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Easily reached via the Frankfurt or Cologne-Bonn Airports, Prüm is a medium-sized city in the West-Eifel region of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Since 2004 about 110 square kilometers have been protected as the Eifel National Park. One of several local…
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Most Popular Destinations in Germany
Germany has numerous cities of interest to tourists; these are the top nine travel destinations:
- Berlin - the reunified and reinvigorated capital of Germany; known for its division during the Cold War - and the Berlin Wall. Today its a metropolis of diversity with elegant clubs, galleries and traditional restaurants. It is also a haven for shoppers.
- Bremen - one of the most important cities in northern Germany, its old town will be of interest to travelers who want a slice of history.
- Cologne - Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne was founded by the Romans and is 2000 years old with its huge cathedral, Romanesque churches, and archaeological sites. Cologne also well known for its carnival and its Christopher-Street-Day parade. Don't forget to try the local cuisine and of course the local beer, called "Kölsch".
- Dresden - once called
Florence on the Elbe, and world-famous for its Frauenkirche and historic center which was destroyed during the war, the city offers more than what the average traveller can expect: Great festivals, all kinds of cultural entertainment, vibrant night life, and surrounded by beautiful natural vistas. Dresden hosts the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) which is one of the world's most impressive museums and collections. The art collections consist of eleven museums, of which the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and the Grünes Gewölbe are the most well-known.
- Dusseldorf - Germany's capital of fashion, the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia offers a wide scale of fascinating new architecture. Right along the shores of river Rhine, the "Altstadt" and the "Medienhafen" are among the best places in Germany to enjoy a vibrant nightlife. Being one of the country's wealthiest cities, the atmosphere is very pleasant. Germans call it "the only metropolis ending with -dorf (German for village)".
- Frankfurt - Germany's leading financial center, transportation hub, seat of the European Central Bank (ECB), international trade fair center (Book Fair, Motor Show), hub of multicultural activity (30% Immigrants), and site of numerous world-class museums and theaters. It is also Germany's only city with enough skyscrapers to have a skyline.
- Hamburg - Germany's second-largest city, famous for its harbour as well as its liberal and tolerant culture. Don't miss the Reeperbahn with its night clubs and casinos. Hamburg is also popular for its many musicals.
- Hannover - One of Germany's newer
tourist cities, having hosted various international events in recent times.
- Munich - Bavaria's beautiful capital city and Southern Germany's primate city. Third largest city in Germany, Munich is the site of the famous Oktoberfest and the gateway to the Alps.
- Nuremberg - Second largest city in Bavaria, after WW2 over 90% of the old-town was destroyed. Today it has already been reconstructed, including the Gothic Kaiserburg Castle (Emperor's Castle of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation). You can also visit the Nazi party rally grounds, the Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600 - venue of the Nuremberg Trails.
[ source: Wikitravel ]