It’s hard to keep track of all the ins and outs, stats and facts about a city as fickle and fluctuating as Berlin. Always in constant flux, Berlin is a hodgepodge of culture and influences from all over the world, creating a unique pool of unusual phenomena.
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). The town area spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and has a population of approximately 72,000.
Having been awarded town privileges in 1222, Marburg served as capital of the landgraviate of Hessen-Marburg during periods of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. The University of Marburg was founded in 1527 and dominates the public life in the town to this day.
Marbach am Neckar is a pleasant little town and a perfect place to spend a day (or, two) wandering around the old medieval streets and the lush green countryside, or sampling many of the local wines that are produced here.
A UNESCO World Heritage city, Quedlinburg rests below a sandstone cliff that has an abbey and palace on top.
The king of East Francia, Henry the Fowler founded Quedlinburg in the 10th century, and his successor, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I would hold court here and develop the city.
Berlin is wonderful and sometimes a little bit crazy. From the Wannsee in the south-west to Pankow in the north, the cit is home to 3.5 million who are proud of the East Side Gallery, currywurst, and Spätis. Anyone who's ever spent a few days in the capital knows how entertaining Berlin can be.
This magnificent Baroque palace – one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens – was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn.
It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, painters (including Tiepolo), sculptors and stucco-workers, led by Balthasar Neumann.
Ulm lies in the heart of southern Germany, a modern city with a rich, historic tradition.
Students in Ulm can enjoy all of the benefits of a university town, taking walks through the historic city centre, relaxing on the bank of the Danube River, and taking exhilarating excursions into nature.
Rakotzbrücke, also known as the Devil’s bridge is a famous bridge in Eastern Germany, located in the Kromlau Park in Saxony. In recent years it has become even more popular via Social Media and other Travel Bloggers.
Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony.
Germany has the largest population of any country in western Europe and also the largest economy. Despite its long history, the nation of Germany is one of the newest in Europe, much younger than the United States of America.
There are 180 museums in Berlin and on average 106 rainy days. So even if you tried to use the bad weather for cultural enrichment you’d have a hard time getting through them all in a year (and that’s if you had nothing else to do.)
Hamburg, the largest city in Germany after Berlin, lies at the head of the long funnel-shaped estuary of the River Elbe. Its location makes it an important link between the sea and Germany's network of inland waterways and numerous islands.
The city is best known for its famous harbor area, the Port of Hamburg. In addition to being a major transportation hub, Hamburg has become one of Europe's most important cultural and commercial centers, as well as a major tourist destination.