Opening in 1844 and covering more than 80 acres, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Germany. Overcoming the ravages of the Second World War, it has become one of the world’s most popular zoos, welcoming millions of visitors each year. It displays almost 20,000 animals from more than 1,400 different species. This is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world. The first animals were donated by the King of Prussia. It is the former home Read the rest of this entry »
Berlin is the capital city of Germany. It is a city with a rich and controversial history. There are many excellent cultural attractions and events to see on a trip to Berlin. There are three attractions that should be at the top of any travelers itinerary.
The Pergamom Museum was established in 1910 and attracts over one million visitors each year. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Berlin. This museum displays reconstructed, ancient buildings that were originally located in Turkey. There is also a Middle Eastern Museum and a Museum of Islamic Art Read the rest of this entry »
Visitors to the Black Forest in Germany will find plenty to do in the area. Those who enjoy the outdoors can hike through forests and up mountains. There are hiking tours for people who want to spend several days hiking on a lengthy trail. Bicyclists can ride on trails that go up mountains and down into valleys. Those who enjoy spending time in the water can swim in the area’s lakes or water ski on the Rhine River.
Tourists can wander through historic castles, palaces and churches. Black Forest museums have displays Read the rest of this entry »
The Bavarian Alps are located in the Bavarian state territory in Germany. Upper Bavaria is a great place to go on vacation. Most people come to the area for hiking, but upper Bavaria has many tourist attractions. The scenery in the Bavarian Alps is enchanting. The alps have peaks, trees, and lakes. Nature enthusiast frequently visit the area throughout the year. The area also has bars and nightclubs for people who prefer life in the city. Besides the natural beauty of Bavaria, it is a region that connects Read the rest of this entry »
Seeing the real Germany is only possible when someone is willing to travel like the people who live and work in the remote parts of the country. Going to the local tourist spots is fun, but most of the time, visitors miss the real flavor of the area.
Taking a trip on the train though the region will not only offer great views of all the scenery, it is possible to get off and on the train at will. Some people enjoy traveling at night because most of the rail systems have Read the rest of this entry »
We all need a getaway. And there are times when weekend getaways just do not suffice. If you are one who loves history, beauty and culture, and you would like the opportunity to travel abroad, then Germany is a place where you should consider. It is there where you can experience many amazing historical and cultural places and events that will plague your memories for years to come. One of the more popular sights is the awesome Hermannsdenkmal in Detmold. The Hermannsdenkma is a monument in tribute to Chief Hermann and his victory over the Romans in the Read the rest of this entry »
When one thinks of Germany the image that pops up is towering mountains, thick forests and of course fantastic German beer. But perhaps the most beautiful and overlooked scenery is Germany’s pristine beaches. The Baltic Coastline is 1200 miles of sandy beaches that never fail to impress. Germany’s biggest island, Rgen, is famous for its cascading limestone cliffs. The romantic painter, Caspar David Friedrich featured it in his work. If tall cliffs aren’t intriguing for you, Schaabe, which Read the rest of this entry »
Germany boasts a large collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The best place to see them is at the Egyptian Museum of Berlin, also called the Neues Museum (“New Museum,” the name of its current building).
The Egyptian Museum of Berlin covers the whole of ancient Egyptian history, with exhibits from as far back as the predynastic era (before 3100 BCE). In particular it has a large collection of items from the reign of Ahkenaten (circa 1340 BCE), the father of King Tut who temporarily turned Egyptian religion on its head by instituting monotheism.Want more? Click Read the rest of this entry »