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Ägyptisches Museum (Egyptian Museum) is currently closed and will reopen at the Neues Museum in October 2009. See more details below.Text below courtesy of SMBThe Egyptian Museum owns one of the world's most important collections of Ancient Egyptian Art. Through its pieces of art, most... more

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Facing onto Brühlsche Terrace, which overlooks the river is the Albertinum, an old arsenal that was converted into a museum in the 19th century. Inside, you will find the New Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Neuer Meister), a museum of 19th- and 20th-century painters, and the Green Vault Colle... more

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Albrechtsburg Castle is high above the town and visible from afar, are masterpieces of Gothic architecture. (1–6 pm, Mondays to Saturdays; 10 am–3 pm, Sundays.)... more

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All information courtesy of "Heidelberg-Marketing GmbH"  The four preceeding bridges were wooden constructions. Again and again they were destroyed by floods, fire and ice. Prince Elector Karl Theodor was the first ruler to have construct a stone bridge which was erected here fro... more


    Courtesy of "Stadt Würzburg" From the old bridge "Alte Mainbrücke", you will enjoy fantastic views of the fortress "Marienberg," the pilgrimage church "Käppele" and the famous vineyards. Erected from 1473 to 1543 in place of an old Roman bridge. The characteristic statues of the Saints we... more

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    Alte Pinakothek has an incredible collection of works by 14th- to 18th-century masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Goya, and Titian. (Alte Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 27, U-Bahn 2; Neue Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 29, U-Bahn 2, 10 am–5 pm, closed Mondays.)... more

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    Information courtesy of "Heidelberg Marketing GmbH"Text books here are meant to be "semper apertus - always open", and the research work of the Ruperto Carola University, founded in 1386, is "geared to the future, yet grounded in tradition".These requirements have ... more


      Take a short walk off the Marienplatz to Munich’s oldest parish church, Alter Peter, with its impressive 11th-century interior. Climb its tower for a panoramic view, which on a clear day extends to the Alps.... more

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      The Altes Rathaus (old town hall) on Bismarckplatz dates from the 15th century and is famous for the brightly colored frescoes that decorate its façade. ... more

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      Atop a rocky promontory overlooking the lake, the Altes Schloss (old castle) dates back to 628, when a longhouse and tower fortress were built by King Dagobert. The castle was enlarged over the years, and by 1510, the structure you see today, complete with drawbridge and moat, was in place. The... more

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      If you are in Hamburg on a Sunday morning, plan on visiting the Altona Fischmarkt, an open-air market at the water’s edge offering everything—fruit, flowers, rabbits, socks, antiques, and, of course, fish. The show starts at six, but plan on arriving before nine. No need to eat befo... more

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      Information courtesy  of "Tourist Information Oberammergau & Ammergau Alps"REGIONAL TOURIST OFFICE The Tourist board for the region Ammergau Alps provides a wide range of offers: information about the member villages, events in the region, leisure activities, booking of acc... more

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      The Archäologisches Landes-Museum (archaeological museum) displays Viking artifacts, such as dishes and fishing nets. Their prize exhibit is the 4th-century Viking ship, the Nydam-Schiff, a long and slender 36-oarsman boat that was preserved in the marshes. (9 am–5 pm, daily March to... more

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      Follow the winding road upwards to the Auf Schönburg castle, perched high above Oberwesel. Park your car beneath the castle walls, cross the wooden bridge spanning the gully that isolates the Auf Schönburg on its rocky bluff, and climb the well-worn cobbles which wind you through the ... more

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      text courtesy of "TMB" Alongside Berlin, Potsdam was the second residence of the Prussian kings, who enhanced the natural landscape rich in forest and lakes with impressive palaces and parks, creating a unique cultural landscape that still fascinates today. The character of Potsdam i... more


        Fortunately, Eisenach’s other interesting place to visit, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthplace, *Bachhaus, is easy to find. After leaving Wartburg, drive back toward Eisenach. Just a few minutes before entering the main part of town, turn left on a street signposted Bachhaus and follo... more

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        The Barock Café next door to the Puppen Museum serves scrumptious cakes.... more

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        Park near Baumann’s Höhle and choose between a tour of this cave system or Hermann’s Höhle, a series of caves found just across the River Bode. We chose Baumann’s because of the availability of a tour and were led on a 45-minute walk through passages to caves with magnificent displays o... more

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        Walk up to the tiny, cobbled square crowded by centuries-old houses. Stroll up the quiet, cobbled streets to the church and the little castle (9 am–6 pm, mid-March to end of October) and return to the square to tour the little Weingut Museum, which is full of winemaking artifact... more

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        Courtesy of "Potsdam Tourist Office": Because of the beautiful view, Frederick William IV had "Belvedere on the Pfingstberg" built around 1850 according to his own plans. He got architectural ideas for this building during his journey to Rome in 1829. This is why numerous Roman buildings wer... more

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        At the top of the hill in Zellerfeld you find the Bergwerkmuseum, dedicated to mining in the Harz. Apart from displays of old-fashioned mining paraphernalia, rooms have been set up to give you a glimpse of eras long past showing how the miners lived and worked. Leaving the first museum, you cro... more

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        The entrance to this world-famous zoo is guarded at the street by two majestic stone elephants.... more

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        Although the Stiftsbasilika is very interesting, if you have time to see only one sight in Waldsassen, choose the Bibliothek, which is located near the church—you can see many splendid churches throughout Germany, but this library is one of a kind. Buy your ticket on the ground level and ... more

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        Walk beside the town hall to the Blamer Turm (blue tower), whose turreted top was the home to the nightwatchman in years gone by. It is not worth the entrance fee to climb the tower (more dramatic towers await).... more

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        The 200-year-old Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) has majestic columns that support the goddess of peace upon her horse-drawn chariot. During the years when Berlin was divided, the Brandenburg Gate became a symbol of oppression instead of the symbol of peace that it was originally conceived... more

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        A short stroll along the river brings you to the more serious side of wine production, the Wein Museum Brömserburg in Brömserburg Castle. Ask for a leaflet in English that guides you from room to room, up turret stairways, to see the artifacts pertaining to the production and con... more

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        Just beside the Hofkirche cathedral is the Brühlsche Terrace, praised as the “balcony of Europe”—only members of the nobility were allowed to enjoy this riverside view until 1814, when the broad flight of stairs was built to allow everyone to enjoy it. If you wish to know... more

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        The Büchenberg Mine Museum is found just outside the town. A tour of this former tin mine gives you insight into the working life of a miner in the Harz. (Tours: 10 am, noon, 2 pm, 3 pm—additional tours on weekends, open all year.)... more

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        On a sadder note, just 11 kilometers northwest of Weimar lies Buchenwald. Drive through the woodlands to the buildings at the end of the road, where you find a bookshop and an auditorium where a film is shown. Narrated in German, this jerky, old-fashioned movie is somehow more poignant than if ... more

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        All information courtesy of "Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH"Eltz Castle is one of the best known castles in Germany. The medieval castle is nestled in the hills above the Moselle valley, in an extremely beautiful landscape. The tour through the Castle is to experience a cross sect... more


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          The Rhine landscape is splendid when viewed from the river; but even finer views await you from the ramparts of the castle, *Burg Rheinfels, located high above Saint Goar. Below flows the mighty Rhine dotted with chugging barges, and on the opposite bank are the whimsically named Burg Mauz (Mou... more


            For a closer look at another castle overlooking the river, follow Bernkastel’s main street up a narrow valley to Burg Landshut, the ruins of a castle set in vineyards that tumble to the river below. A restaurant has been incorporated into the ruined keep and the view is impressive.... more

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            The Rhine landscape is splendid when viewed from the river; but even finer views await you from the ramparts of the castle, *Burg Rheinfels, located high above Saint Goar. Below flows the mighty Rhine dotted with chugging barges, and on the opposite bank are the whimsically named Burg Mauz (Mou... more

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            The Rhine landscape is splendid when viewed from the river; but even finer views await you from the ramparts of the castle, *Burg Rheinfels, located high above Saint Goar. Below flows the mighty Rhine dotted with chugging barges, and on the opposite bank are the whimsically named Burg Mauz (Mou... more

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            The Burgtor is a gate built in 1444, into Grosse Burgstrasse, whose tall, red-brick buildings have impressive façades.... more

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            The Caracalla Therme offers a water experience with bathing suit. Pick up the English sheet as you buy your card, put the card in a locker to get a key, and set off to enjoy an indoor-outdoor water wonderland of pools, waterfalls, showers, saunas, tanning lights, cold plunges, and sunbathing. (... more

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            Courtesy of " Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH" The Casino Baden-Baden is Germanys oldest and according to Marlene Dietrich “The most beautiful casino in the world”.... more

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            All information courtesy of "Stadt Würzburg" "St. Kilian" is a prime example of the architectural style during the time of the Salian kings (11th and 12th centuries). It is the fourth largest Romanesque cathedral in Germany and is home to artifacts from many centuries.... more

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            text courtesy of "TMB" Alongside Berlin, Potsdam was the second residence of the Prussian kings, who enhanced the natural landscape rich in forest and lakes with impressive palaces and parks, creating a unique cultural landscape that still fascinates today. The character of Potsdam i... more


              One of the infamous concentration camps of the Third Reich.... more

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              Beneath the Ottheinrichsbau lies the Deutsches Apotheken Museum (Apothecary Museum), tracing the history of pharmacy and displaying balances and herbal boxes. (10 am–5 pm, daily.)... more

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              South of Feuchtwangen is the historic, old town of Dinkelsbühl, a town that prospered in the 15th and 16th centuries at the junction of trade routes. Its narrow streets filled with historic houses lie behind the walls with their towers and four gateways. The most handsome houses are found ... more

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              The Deutsches Museum, often referred to as “Germany’s Smithsonian,” has a vast array of displays where you push buttons, turn wheels, and pull levers, making the serious subject of science and technology great fun. There are over 19 kilometers of displays, so you need to be ve... more

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              A few streets away lies the Schillerhaus, Schillerstrasse 12, where Schiller came to live for three years prior to Goethe’s death. It was here that he wrote Wilhelm Tell. Behind the house an interesting museum depicts the writer’s life and work. (9 am–4 pm, closed Mondays.) ... more

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              Furtwangen is famous for its cuckoo clocks. Visit a full collection of them in the interesting Deutsches Uhrenmuseum (German Clock Museum), which presents the history of timekeeping. Besides the chirping birds, there are wristwatches and very modern timepieces. (9 am–5 pm, April to Novemb... more

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              The old order of the Teutonic Knights left Prussia to reside here in the castle in 1525, and remained until they were disbanded in 1809. Their Deutschordensschloss now houses a museum that traces the knights’ history from the battles of the Crusades to becoming a charitable institution (e... more

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              Head straight to the town center and park in any of the designated areas in the vast Domplatz. From there, climb the monumental staircase leading up to the triple-spired *Dom (cathedral). Be sure to notice its stunning entrance adorned with fine statues. Inside, look for the beautifully carved ... more

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              The Dom (cathedral) lies just a block off the square, a surprisingly spacious, simply adorned edifice where behind the altar you can peer into an ornate shrine that is purported to contain the robe of Christ... more

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              The Domplatz is crowded with market stalls on Wednesdays. Lining this huge plaza are gaily painted 17th- and 18th-century houses.... more

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              The Dorfmuseum (on the market place) is well-worth the entrance fee. On the first floor are several rooms set up to show how the locals lived in years gone by with displays of country-simple antiques, among them some lovely examples of painted beds, chests, and cupboards. The second floor is fu... more

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