Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Articles Sep 27, 2019 08:00

Considered the heart of Europe, Germany possesses many world-renowned historical sites and captivating tourist attractions.

If you are intending to travel to Germany but still wonder where to go, what are the best places to go in Germany, then take a look at some suggestions below.

Top 10 Germany tourist attractions

1. Brandenburg Gate

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is the former city gate and is one of the main symbols of the city of Berlin, Germany. This gate is located in the Central District (Bezirk Mitte) of Berlin, between Pariser Platz and Platz des 18. März and is the only remaining gate of a series of old gates to Berlin. One block north of Brandenburg Gate is Reichstag where the Federal Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany meets. This gate is at the heart of the avenue Unter den Linden, a famous road with rows of silver leaf trees (Tilia tomentosa) connecting the palace and the Bradenburg gate. King Friedrich Wilhelm II was the one who ordered the gates to be built as a symbol of peace. The designer was Carl Gotthard Langhans, whose construction lasted from 1788 to 1791.

2. Cologne Cathedral

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Köln Cathedral (or Köln Cathedral) with the official name Hohe Domkirche St. Peter und Maria (St. Peter's Basilica and Mary) is a Roman Catholic church with the function of the cathedral of Köln Archdiocese, Germany. With a height of 157 m this church is the second highest church in Germany after Ulm Protestant Church (Ulmer Münster) and is the third tallest church in the world. Köln Cathedral stands next to Köln's main station and borders the Rhein river.

From 1880 to 1888 Köln Cathedral was the tallest house in the world. In addition, the church is the most famous sights in Germany: In 2001 there were 5 million visitors, in 2004 was 6 million visitors from around the world. And in one day welcomed about 20,000 visitors.

3. The Black Forest

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and the south. The highest peak is Feldberg with 1,493 meters (4,898 ft). The area is almost rectangular with a length of 200 km (120 miles) and a width of 60 km (37 miles). Therefore it has an area of ​​about 12,000 km2. The name Schwarzwald, which means the Black Forest dates back to the time when the Romans called dense forests like Silva Nigra, meaning "Black Forest", because of the dense development of conifers in the forest was blocked. out of light in the forest.

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4. Neuschwanstein Castle

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a castle located in the territory of the village of Schwangau near Füssen in southern Germany built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This castle is the most famous of Ludwig II castles and one of Germany's most famous tourist attractions. The castle is also known as a "fairy tale castle" by tour operators. The castle was used as a model for the "sleeping princess castle" in Walt Disney Park. Nearby is Hohenschwangau Castle, where Ludwig II lived with his family in the summer when he was a teenager.

5. Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg port

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland) is not just a place for train enthusiasts. Trains, airplanes and cars travel through meticulously crafted miniature landscapes, simulating countless famous landmarks from Norway's glaciers to the neon-lit streets of Las Vegas. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany, with about one million visitors each year. Miniatur Wunderland covers more than 6,400 square meters and has hundreds of trains, nearly 9,000 cars and 215,000 "Wunderlander," the names of the small residents here.

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Hamburg Port (German Hamburger Hafen) is a port in Hamburg, Germany, on the River Elbe. The port is located at a distance of 110 km from the mouth of the Elbe River into the North Sea. It is called Germany's "Gateway to the World" and is the largest port in Germany. It is the second busiest port in Europe (after the port of Rotterdam) in terms of TEU throughput, and the 11th largest worldwide. In 2008, 9,740,000 containers were handled at Hamburg port. The port has an area of ​​73.99 km² (64.80 km² usable), of which 43.31 km² (34.12 km²) is land area. With the convenient natural position of a tributary of the Elbe river, creating an ideal place for the port area with warehousing and transportation facilities. Large free ports also allow free shipping.

6. Rhine river valley

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

The Upper Rhine Valley (German: Oberes Mittelrheintal), also known in English: ‘Rhine Gorge’ is an extension along the Rhine from Koblenz to Bingen in Germany, with a length of about 65 km. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002 with a unique combination of geological, historical, cultural and industrial features.

The geology here is formed from the Devonian, which is the main sedimentary rock bearing shale, significantly raised in the Coal Age. The gorge was carved and raised gradually in recent times to form steep walls up to 200 meters high on both sides of the river, among which the most spectacular is Loreley, which is an impressive canyon viewing point.

7. Museum Island

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Museum Island (German: Museumsinsel) in Berlin, Germany is the name of the northern half of Spreeinsel, an island located in the Spree River in the center of the city (the southern half of the island is called Fischerinsel (fisherman island)).

The island got its name because it has many world-famous museums, now occupying the entire northern half of the island (originally a residence for art and science by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841). Built under the Prussian kings' reign, these art and archaeological collections of these museums became public properties after 1918, when the current Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Fund) took over. Keep museums and collections.

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8. Bamberg and Bürgerstadt

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Located in the valley of Regnitz where the river splits into two branches, Bamberg, the ancient capital and most important city of the Oberfranken region, is one of the best preserved of many old towns in Germany. The central church was built in the 13th century and the old Benedictine monasteries of Michaelsberg. Between the two banks of the river you will find Bürgerstadt, a small town of Bamberg, where there is Grüner Markt, a great walking area. It is home to the Baroque church built in the 17th century and, to the north, the Neues Rathaus built in 1736.

9. Zugspitze massif

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Part of the Wetterstein mountain range, the Zugspitze massif lies between the German and Austrian borders and is surrounded by steep valleys. A great way to enjoy the area's natural beauty is to ride on the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, a railway line that runs to the Zugspitzkamm station at an altitude of 2,805 m. From here, the journey can be continued via a cable car at Zugspitz-Westgipfel station at an altitude of 2,950 m with great panoramic views. A highlight of the journey is a walk through an 800-meter-long tunnel, complete with windows to see the whole dream-like view.

10. Königssee

Top 10 best places to visit in Germany

Königssee is a lake located southeast of Berchtesgadener Land district, Bavaria, Germany, near the border with Austria. The lake is largely located in Berchtesgaden National Park.

Located in the mountains of Berchtesgadener Alpen, in the Schönau am Königssee commune, south of the town of Berchtesgaden and the Austrian city of Salzburg, Königssee ranks third in the deepest lakes in Germany. The lake is about 7.7 km (4.8 mi) south and north, and the widest area is about 1.7 km (1.1 mi). Except for the Königsseer Ache stream that runs down to Schönau am Königssee, this lake looks like a fjord surrounded by steep hills and mountains up to 2700 m (8900 ft), including Mount Watzmann to the west.

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