Germany

Cologne Cathedral - Flickr CC chop1n

Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has a population of over 10 million and is built on both sides of the Rhine River. It is a major tourist hub in Germany, famous for its rich cultural heritage and famous architecture that dates back to medieval […]

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Neuschwanstein - by xiquinhosilva, Flickr CC

Located in Central Europe and sharing borders with nine different countries, Germany is one of Europe’s most scenic countries. The state of Baden-Württemberg which lies in the southwestern part of the country is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Germany. The cream coloured palace in Karlsruhe, the ruins of the castle in Heidelberg, […]

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Checkpoint-Charlie-Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie is the famous border crossing between East and West Berlin. This is where American and Russian forces stood divided after the Berlin Wall was erected on August 13, 1961. The checkpoint was removed when the wall fell on the 22nd of June, 1990. Today replicas have been constructed where tourists can pose. Address: […]

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Marienplatz

Marienplatz is a gathering spot in Munich’s city center. This place has acted as the city’s town square since 1158. Today it is a great place to people watch while plopped at the table of a nearby cafe. Crowds gather several times a day to watch the famed Glockenspiel strike the hour. Address: Altstadt Transport: […]

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Brandemburg Gate

Once a symbol of the Cold War, Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) was reopened in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Pedestrians can now freely walk through this gate which once separated East Berlin from West Berlin. Address: Pariser Platz Brandenburger Tor Transport: Unter den Linden Admission: Free Flickr image by luizfilipe.

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