Germany off the beaten track

Würzburg: Mozart Festival in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Residenz" (Residence) © Oliver Lang

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Augsburg

The Fuggerei – Embrace the spirit of the Renaissance in the oldest public housing project in the world. Today the residents still have to pay less than 1 Euro per year.

Erfurt

Blue-printing Until the 17th century the blue “Färberwaid” plant was the most important textile colorant.  Nowadays travelers can still buy handmade blue-printing products here.

Freiburg

Gateway to the Black Forest – the peaks, valleys and lakes, churches and monasteries of the Black Forest  are all within easy reach of Freiburg. Besides the “Titisee”, with its famous Cockoo-Clocks manufactories.

Heidelberg

Palatinate Museum in the Morass Palace The Museum presents portraits of the Prince Electors, an  outstanding collection of coins, and the famous collection of porcelain.

Koblenz

Take the new aerial car from the German corner up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz! At almost 850 metres in length, the aerial cable car is one of the largest of its kind in Europe outside the Alps.

Mainz

The Gutenberg Museum hosts an exhibition about Johannes Gutenberg and the development of printing. A must see: the old printing press in Gutenberg’s workshop, which is used for demonstrations.

Münster

The “Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso” (Museum of Pablo Picasso Art) displays over 800 of his drawings, prints and lithographic works in the neoclassical Adelshof.

Osnabrück

Varus Battle Museum Scientists assume that the Varus battle between the Teutonic Arminius and the Roman Varus has taken place in the Osnabrück region in 9 AD – an important turning point in European history!

Potsdam

Potsdam is also famous in the world of film. Marlene Dietrich began her rise to fame in the Babelsberg studios as the star of “The Blue Angel”.

Rostock

Warnemünde - The seaside district Warnemünde is full of maritime charm with belle époque villas, lighthouses and the old timber-framed houses for the fishermen and sailors.

Trier

Make a visit to the many vintners in Trier and it´s region. Taste the famous Riesling from the Moselle! As a side dish, take a 'Brotzeit' with your glass of wine!

Wiesbaden

Neroberg Mountain Railway – since 1888 the carriages have moved up and down the mountain with 7.3 kilometers per hour driven by water ballast and therefore carbon neutral.

Würzburg

Veitshöchheim Palace and Rococo Gardens This summer palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg lies 8 kilometres down the Main River amidst one of Germany’s most significant Rococo gardens.