Germany Luxury Travel
Located in the heart of Europe and bordering nine countries, Germany has the look of a fairy tale: snow-capped mountains, turreted castles, mysterious forests and charming medieval villages. Germany’s scenery ranges from sandy beaches to towering mountains, forests, lakes and some of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Each of the country’s 16 states offer distinct regional foods and a huge choice of local wines and beers.
Magic Cities: the ten stars of Germany
Every year, Germany’s biggest and most popular cities attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Everyone from business travelers and cultural aficionados to shopaholics and party animals will find exactly what they’re looking for.
The Magic Cities lead the way for urban breaks in Germany. Discover the maritime vibe in Hamburg “Maritime City”. Düsseldorf “City of fashion” is great for shopping, Dresden “City of culture” oozes baroque splendor. Visit the Christmas market in Nürnberg “City of history”. Discover Bach, books and art nouveau architecture in Leipzig “City of music”? Or how about the Alps in Munich “City of lifestyle”? Traditional German cider in Frankfurt “City of art”, musicals in Stuttgart “City of cars” and chocolate in Cologne “City of exuberance”? Ready for a new adventure? How about a detour to the beautiful city of Bremen and visit the famous town hall or the statue of the Roland? The choice is yours!
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city has become a breeding ground for artistic innovation. Grand hotels have reasserted themselves on Gendarmenmarkt or Unter den Linden. Architects have re-created museum spaces while this international stage has attracted investors from all over the world. New among the attractions are: I.M. Pei’s Deutsches Historisches Museum and Daniel Libeskind’s famous Jewish Museum. Passenger boats offer an easy way to view the city’s developments by cruising the Spree River. Berlin boasts a total of 1,700 bridges, across the Havel and Spree Rivers and the tiny canals in between.
It has been called “Florence of the North” and is the traditional capital of Saxony and the third largest city in eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies in the broad basin of the Elbe River between Meissen and Pirna, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Czech border and 100 miles (160 km) south of Berlin.
Known primarily as a commercial center, this affluent port city is also home to the Imperial Cathedral that has been the coronation site for the sovereigns of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, Frankfurt recalls its illustrious past in some 40 museums, many of which are clustered about the Main River bank, and is the home of a variety of skilled artisans and tradespeople.
As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg lives up to its reputation for being elegant, cosmopolitan and “cutting edge”, after all, this is the city that put the Beatles on the map. It has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined. Hamburg is also home to world-famous museums, converted covered markets and several art auction houses and galleries. And as Germany’s greenest city, over 50 percent of its area is covered in parks, woods and nature reserves.
Set on the River Neckar, Heidelberg is another of Germany’s most beautiful towns. Germany’s first university was established here, and the city has inspired many of Germany’s poets and composers who lauded the natural beauty of the mountains, forests and vineyards that surround the city.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria, set on the bank of the Isar River, and is the site of the Oktoberfest and the Hofbrauhouse. Sip beer in Munich’s famed beer gardens, tour the Nymphenburg Palace, and visit the Alte Pinakothek, one of the world’s most famous art galleries.
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