Top Tourist Attractions in Germany

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The Neuschwanstein Castle

The Neuschwanstein Castle

Germany has unique sights and fantastic tourist attractions. It is bordered by Austria and Switzerland to the south, France, Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west, Denmark to the north and Poland and the Czech Republic to the east.
The country is divided into the regions of Northern Germany, Western Germany, Central Germany, Southern Germany and Eastern Germany. Northern Germany is home to the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts, Western Germany is popular for its Moselle and Rhine valleys; Central Germany has some of the most important historical sites and is well-known for its ancient Thuringian Forest, Eastern Germany is highlighted by the historic capital Berlin and Southern Germany is popular for its Black Forest, the Bavarian Alps and Lake Constance.
Germany boasts an extensive coastline along the North Sea. The Baltic Seas is known as the North German Plain. Just off the coast lies the East Frisian Islands, offering beautiful white sand resorts such as Usedom and Rügen. The Rügen Cliffs are located in the Jasmund National Park in the northeast of the island, towering high above the Baltic Sea. The Königsstuhl is the most majestic part of the cliffs.
The Ore Mountains, Harz, Bavarian Forest and Black Forest are located in the central half of Germany and are also popular tourist destinations. A small portion of the Alps can be found in the extreme south of Germany, bordering Austria. You can also visit the Lake Constance region and the Flower Island of Mainau. A trip absolutely worth the while is the Romantic Road, which is the most famous scenic route in the country, starting at Würzburg and ending in Füssen.
One of the most idealised romantic and iconic buildings in Germany is the Neuschwanstein castle situated on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. King Ludwig II of Bavaria was the owner of this beautiful castle, which was completed in 1886. The king was found dead a few days after completion of the building.
Make sure to visit the Europa-Park in Rust, a large theme park between Freiburg and Offenburg and the Loreley rock in the upper middle Rhine Valley. The Loreley rock is a 194 meter-high cliff towering above the narrowest point of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen.
Holocaust Museums and Tourist Attractions
Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp

The Holocaust museums, former concentration camps and memorials are dedicated to never forget the millions of victims. The original camp buildings and exhibitions aim to educate visitors about the history of the Holocaust in Germany. The following museums and camp-buildings offer interesting and educational tours:
• Neuengamme Concentration Camp Hamburg: was the largest concentration camp in the North of Germany between 1938 and 1945.
• Concentration Camp Flossenbürg is located in the Upper Palatinate region in Bavaria and built in 1938.
• Concentration Camp Bergen Belsen became an international symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust. Photographs and films explore the history of the camp.
• Concentration Camp Buchenwald (in close proximity to the city of Weimar): the gatehouse, watchtowers, crematorium, detention cells and disinfection centre can be visited and signposted walks throughout the camp can be taken.
• Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen: its architectural lay-out was used as a model for almost all concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
• The Jewish Museum Berlin: The Holocaust Tower and the art installation “Fallen Leaves” are a moving and unique experience.
• Dachau Concentration Camp was one of the first camps in Nazi Germany and visitors can follow the “path of the prisoner.” You will be able to see the courtyards, crematorium, prisoner baths and barracks. The camp is located ten miles northwest of Munich.
• Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin: The underground museum holds the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims. You can enter and walk through the unevenly sloping field from all four sides. The strong columns evoke a disorienting feeling that you can only experience when you make your way through this gray forest of concrete.
Berlin is known for its division by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. You can visit the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburger Tor, Holocaust Memorial and the DDR Museum.
Explore the Capital of Bavaria – Munich
Germany is well-known for the Oktoberfest and more than 6 million visitors visit Munich each year to enjoy the traditional festival. Tourists can enjoy large quantities of German beer, Knödel, Hendl, Würstl and Schweinebraten.
3 MunichMunich is located in the south of Bavaria on the banks of the River Isar. The city is divided into districts such as the City Center, Maxvorstadt, Schwabing-West, Olympic area, Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, Au-Haidhausen and East Munich (including Bogenhausen, Berg am Laim, Trudering-Riem and Ramersdorf-Perlach).
The zoo Hellabrunn is located in the east of Munich and you can experience the bonfires on the Flaucher (sand banks of the River Isar) or visit the Bavaria Filmstadt in the celebrity-suburb Grünwald.
The famous Pinakotheken Museum, Museum Brandhorst, Lenbach Haus and Glyptothek are located in Maxvorstadt. You can also visit a number of art galleries, bars, restaurants and little shops in this district.
The New City Hall is located in the City Center and the world famous Glockenspiel can be heard and seen here. Some of the historical churches in this area include Peterskirche, Frauenkirche, Theatinerkirche and Asamkirche. The Sendlinger, Karlstor and Isartor are three of the historic gates that still exist.
You can visit the Odeonplatz on Briennerstrase and the eastern section of the same street offers upscale galleries, shops and restaurants. Several museums can be found along Prinzregentenstrase.
Make sure to visit the Schloss Nymphenburg in Neuhausen and Nymphenburg. The baroque palace was used as a summer residence of the Bavarian kings.
Tourist Visit to Germany
Entry clearance requirements are dependent on the citizenship of the applicant. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to visit Germany for stays up to 90 days.

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