When planning a vacation in Germany, cities and towns with many attractions will undoubtedly be high on your list of places to visit. Berlin is obviously the first city to visit if you fly in the country. It is the capital of the country with a population of about 3.4 million people. It is famous for its cultural attractions, many of which are internationally renowned. It has over 400 art galleries and over 150 museums. Museum Island is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the old museum, called the Altes Museum, you can see a bust of Queen Nefertiti. The performing art is live and well with over 50 seats, and Zoologischer Garten Berlin, one of the two zoos in the city, is home to the most diverse range of species in the world.
The Hanseatic city of Luebeck dates from the 15th century when it was founded as the first western city on the Baltic coast. This city is actually an island and has seven church ladders in its historic center. The superb Gothic brick architecture that survives makes it an object of world cultural heritage. Holstein Gate dominates the horizon. It is one of the best preserved city gates dating back to the Middle Ages all over Europe. In some places the walls are 3.5 meters thick.
Bonn is a German city located on the Rhine, about 20 km from Cologne. The history of the city dates back to the first century when the Roman Army had a garrison here. This is Beethoven's birthplace and you can visit this home, located in Bonngasse. Walk through the Poppelsdorfer Allee, which is a beautiful promenade lined with chestnut trees. This will take you to Poppelsdorfer Castle, a palace built in the 18th century. See the Guggenheim collection in the German Art and Exhibition Hall and relax for a while in the Botanical Garden.
Germany's economic center is Düsseldorf. Here you can attend one of the many fashion and leather exhibitions that the city is famous for. The city is located on the eastern side of the Rhine and is divided into ten districts. It has an international airport that sees planes that land and fly to all parts of the world. If you plan to be in the city at any time from November to February, you can enjoy the annual carnival that takes place for as long as parades, parties and numerous entertainment.
The town's name, Koblenz, describes its geographic location. The word means a merger and the city is on the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. There were early fortifications here in the 10th century, and the Roman troops under the command of Julius Caesar built a bridge here in 55 BC, the remains of which are still visible. In the hills around the city there are fortresses, and the church of St. Castor in the center of the city dates back to the 9th century. Lahneck Castle is nearby and is open to visitors during the summer months.
This is just an example of what awaits you when you choose Germany for your next holiday destination.