In January, we had the opportunity to visit Heidelberg for the first time. It was cold, snowy and we got a look at this beautiful city in a complete different perspective. We decided to spend a night in the city so we could have a full day to explore the castle and the surroundings.
One never gets tired of visiting castles in Europe and specially Germany. Some are well known and make their way to the “10 places you should ….” lists in various blogs and sites, however there are many others which are nestled somewhere between hills and forests, enchanting visitors for centuries.
The Eltz Castle of Germany is one such structure which definitely is worth a visit. The Eltz family erected a dwelling on this site over a thousand years ago on a massive rock. To visit the castle by public transport, one needs to travel by train to Moselkern station on the Koblenz – Trier route and then hike 5 kms to the castle.
Harz is the highest mountain range in northern Germany and is the base of many fairy tales featuring mountains, streams, forests and witches. The Harz National Park extends over the German states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
The protected area is an abundance of forests, magnificent greenery, ever flowing streams and wildlife. It also provides for an excellent location for people looking to hike and ride while enjoying nature at it’s best.
Of all the few people who have heard about the island of Rügen, the first thing they would talk about are the chalk cliffs. Although the primary reason for visitors to take a trip to Rügen, the chalk cliffs are not the only attraction in this beautiful island.
Located in the extreme north-eastern corner of Germany, Rügen is the largest island of Germany by area and extremely charming and picturesque.
“Hafengeburtstag” which literally translates to Harbor Birthday or Port Birthday is a unique festival celebrated in the northern Hanseatic city of Hamburg in Germany.
May 7th, 1189 was decided as the anniversary of the Hamburg Port and 2016 marked the 827th year of the same and the festival which has been celebrated since 1977, was held from 5th to 8th May.
Haven’t all of us at some time or the other, wished that we could be in the unreal places that we read in the books and watch in the movies? Haven’t many of us often lost ourselves in thoughts and imagined ourselves in those wonderlands? What if I told you that places like those are quite real?
Welcome to Bastei !! Located in Bad Schandau , East Germany, this mesmerizing place is a gem of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.
Löwenburg Castle or Lion’s Castle is majestically situated in the beautiful location of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany along with the Herkules monument and Wilhelmshöhe Palace. The castle was built as an artificial medieval knight’s castle during the period 1793 – 1801 by landgrave Wilhelm IX and the castle is also his tomb.
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