Visit to the Beautiful Capital Cities of Germany

Germany is a beautiful and diverse country. It promises you of the most interesting travel experiences in Europe being a unified, wealthy and industrial country. Many of the architectural and historical treasures were lost during World War II but many and even most has been restored.

The French Cathedral (in German: Französischer Dom) located in Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. It is older as the German Cathedral, built by the Huguenot community between 1701 and 1705.
taken during my visit last February 2011.

It is a land that has a lot to offer to its guests and visitors. Whether you want to spend your holiday to see and experience Oktoberfest, the famous and biggest festival in the world held annually in Munich, Rhineland wine festival, the Fasching or carnival in Mainz, Cologne and Düsseldorf-the opportunities for celebration are endless.

You can actually find budget holidays to Germany. There are also this so-called Tailor Made holiday to guide you on where, what and when to spend your vacation not only in Germany but also in any European countries. Depending on the seasons of the year, visiting this country and experience its culture and tradition can be a fascinating and superb travel.

Here are some of the most interesting capital cities to visit in the different states of Germany.

Berlin

I find Germany’s capital and biggest city very interesting. It is a huge city and visiting it for a day or two to explore everything is not enough. My friends from Berlin told me that I need around a month to see most of Berlin. It is a world and international city that ranks along with Paris and London.

Some famous sights include, the Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral, Gendarmenmarkt and a lot more. I just can’t enumerate everything. Berlin can offer everything from shopping to night life, cinemas, restaurants, museums, galleries, churches and cathedrals-just name it and Berlin have it all.

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden. taken during our visit last May 2011.

Dresden

A very beautiful capital of the state of the Free State of Saxony (Sachsen). I finally had the chance to visit it last month. As usual a day visit here is not enough to see and explore everything. At least I am glad and contented to see some of its main sights. The famous Semperoper (Semper Opera House), the beautiful Zwinger Palace, the Frauenkirche or Church of Our Lady, Fürstenzug or Parade of the Royals, Albertinum Museum are only some of its interesting sights to see.

Stuttgart

The capital city of Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 states of Germany is also well-worth to visit. I had been to this city last year and I love it. I had also witnessed the Cansttater Wasen, the second largest fun-fair in the world next to Oktoberfest in Munich. It was totally a very nice trip I had here last year.

Don’t miss to visit some of its famous sights; the New Palace and Old Palace, its Market Hall, Main Train Station, Schlossplatz or Castle Square, Domkirche St. Eberhard (St. Eberhard’s Cathedral Church) and so many more. If you love cars, you might also want to go inside the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Museums. There are also beautiful gardens and parks in the area.

Munich

This city is the capital of the state of Bayern or Bavaria and the third largest city of Germany. It is considered to be one of the great cultural centers of Europe due to its exuberant atmosphere and vitality. Some of its expressing sights include the Frauenkirche- the symbol of Munich with its huge onion-domed towers that dominate the city, the Marienplatz which is a famous square in the city center of Munich, English Garden, Olympiapark, Deutsches Museum and a lot more.

The Karlstor (Charles Gate) in Munich, a gothic gate of the demolished medieval fortification and the rondell buildings on both sides next to the gate (constructed by Gabriel von Seidl 1899-1902).
taken during my visit last August 2010.

Munich is surrounded with fascinating landscapes. You might want to take a trekking trip at the Bavarian Alps. How about a visit to the famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Neuschwanstein Castle located in Schwangau. It is not so far from Munich.

Munich is simply one of my favorite cities in Germany.

Wiesbaden

I thought before that Frankfurt is the capital city of the German State Hesse until I visited Wiesbaden last November 2010. This city is very famous for its spas. It is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name literally means “meadow baths”. If you like saunaing and wellness you really have to plan one day for relaxing at the Kaiser-Friedrich Therme in the city center. This old spa (clothing free) lets you feel like Caesar with its old roman frescoes and its four saunas, swimming pool and whirlpools. Enjoy it!

The fountain in front of the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden. Taken during my visit last November 2010.

Don’t miss to visit the Kurhaus, the most attractive building in Wiesbaden.

There are still a lot of interesting and charming capital cities to visit in Germany. Watch it out in my future posts.

 
 

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