Germany is a country that embraces different cultural differences between the regions. Three things come to mind when one thinks about going to Germany, beer, Oktoberfest and automobiles. Most cities in Germany have attracted various LGBT travelers. In fact, some politicians and stars are homosexual or bisexual.
Germany’s capital and country’s largest city Berlin is home to world-famous Berlin Wall, Berlin Opera, a historic landmark of Brandenburg Gate and a UNESCO World Heritage site Museum Island. The essential spot for shopping is Kurfürstendamm which is often referred to as ‘Ku’damm’ by those in the know, or those who don’t want to waste time pronouncing its full name. For those of you with slightly tighter wallets, Tauentzienstrasse is probably more up your street. The Berlin Wall originated in 1961 to seal off East Germany from West Germany. One has not explored Berlin if one has not visited the well preserved Berlin Walls section.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany lies on the River Isar on the fringes of Bavarian Alps. The famous Oktoberfest happens here in Munich. The Munich Residenz is one of Europe’s most spectacular palaces. Marienplatz has been Munich’s central square since the city’s foundation. It is popular with shoppers for its stores, boutiques, and restaurants. Marienplatz is the focus of festivals and scenes of a large Christmas Market, one of several in the city. Another beautiful location to visit is Munich’s English Garden which is not only the largest city park in Germany – it covers an area of 910 acres – it’s also one of the most beautiful.
The inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle which is the most photographed building in Germany. It is located in the Bavarian Alps near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig II, who was also known as Fairytale King. Neuschwanstein literally means New Swan Castle. The name was inspired by the character ‘the Swan King’ which was written by Richard Wagner. It looks medieval but it was equipped inside with state of the art technology now. If you will visit this castle you will be amazed by the extremely beautiful landscape that surrounds it.
It has the oldest and most famous university town known for its baroque architecture. It has a beautiful riverside setting as well as a strikingly beautiful half ruined hilltop castle. This location has inspired prominent poet like Goethe and artist William Turner to portray the greatest landscape. You can travel to Heidelberg via Intercity Express, Germany’s fastest train. The city has an effective system of trams and buses. Taxi services also available in Heidelberg.
Not only is it one of the most romantic towns in Germany and the best place to learn about the Hanseatic League, but it also boasts beautiful medieval architecture, abundant culture, and delicious marzipan treats. The 15th-century red brick Gothic structure, Holstentor, is the icon of Lübeck. This gate, with the unique architecture of cylindrical towers and an arched entrance, is a remnant of ancient fortifications and marks the former center of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Lübeck Old Town. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to the history of the city.