Places of Interest
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is renowned as one of Europe’s greatest capital cities. Between 1961 and 1989, it was divided into East Berlin, the capital of the German Democratic Republic, and West Berlin by the Berlin Wall. The Brandenburg gate is probably the most well-known landmark in Berlin, it now stands as a symbol of the reunification of the two sides of this magnificent city.
In 1156 the town of Hanover belonged to the Count of Lauenrode and was an unimportant place. However the Hanover of today has much to offer its visitors, with a number of museums such as the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, which has exhibits spanning nine centuries. Also worthy of a visit is the Aegidienkirche, the ruins of a medieval church believed to originate from the 10th century.
A Unesco World Heritage town, Quedlinburg is the burial site of Heinrich I, the first German King. With around 1,300 half-timbered houses dating back over six centuries, its medieval town structure, art nouveau buildings and the Romanesque church of St. Servatius, Quedlinburg is considered to have the greatest number of monuments in one single area in Germany.
is an old Hanseatic town, one of the main north German cities which was badly damaged during the last World War. There are many sights worth visiting, including the imposing early Gothic Cathedral of St Petri, the Liebfrauenkirche – an attractive hall church engulfed by a flower market, the Kunsthalle which is Bremen’s most famous museum and the historic Rathaus which displays an interesting Renaissance-style façade.
After the discovery of America and the sea route to Asia, as from 1550, Hamburg became one of the most important ports of entry in Europe. Large parts of Hamburg were destroyed during the bombing raids of 1943, despite this it is now Germany’s second largest city. There is a wealth of attractions including 31 theatres, 6 music halls, 10 cabaret venues and 50 state and private museums. Hamburg is home to more than 4,000 restaurants, with over half serving international cuisine.
is a delightful town; with its medieval buildings in the old centre and its crooked, cobbled streets it is a delight for shopping or sightseeing. For centuries Goslar was the favoured seat of government in northern Germany and at the same time a centre of Christianity; the spires of 47 churches, chapels and monasteries formed a unique and breathtaking skyline. One of the top attractions, the Imperial Palace with its impressive murals is a must for any visitor.
is a charming town set in the foothills of the Harz mountains. With its splendid timber-framed houses, 16th century Town Hall, museums and galleries and Renaissance-style castle, the ‘colourful town of the Harz’ is definitely worth a visit.