If you love to travel and are always in search of beautiful destinations or the most beautiful places in the world to visit, look no further than Europe. For international travelers, Europe tops the list of places to visit. Both eastern and western Europe has a plethora of the most beautiful places in the world to travel. Entire Europe has myriad tourist destinations that lure people from around the world. Germany, situated in western Europe, is a country blessed with pristine beauty. From lush green meadows to snow-clad and mighty mountain peaks, Germany has it all. From cobblestone streets to roadside cafes, and streets teeming with people of all ages, with equal enthusiasm and spirit, Germany has everything that is typical of a European country.
If you want to study abroad then, Studying in Germany will be the best option. Germany has over time risen to the top of the list of Indian students. According to a thorough study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the German economy is expected to increase by 4.1% in 2022 and 2.4% in 2023. (OECD). Therefore even if the pandemic impacts have been severe, we may still have a bright future and job opportunities in Germany.
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Picturesque countryside, humongous castles, beautiful bridges (the one on river Main in Frankfurt Am Main city is a sight to behold!) with a sea of locks put up by lovers, beautiful places in Germany will be a treat to not just your eyes but to your other senses too. Be it Oktoberfest or not, if you are in Germany and not a teetotaler, go for that tall beer glass and drink like a German.
Germany has a rich cultural history that goes back to centuries and has a number of beautiful places in the world. In fact, the country has so much to offer to tourists that one feels that no amount of time is enough to explore this beautiful country.
Let us find out about some of the most beautiful places to visit in Germany.
Berlin, the capital city, is also the largest city in Germany; and the political and cultural hub of the country. Walking through the streets and by lanes of this marvelous city, you will find that it is a perfect amalgamation of both classic and modern architecture. Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is an 18th-century neoclassical monument and the city’s first neoclassical structure. It was built for King Frederick William II in 1791. 26 meters in height, with six columns on each side of the structure, this formed quite impressive passages; four of which were used for regular traffic while the center was reserved for the royalty. It was once part of the Berlin Wall and was symbolic of the division of Berlin into East and West.
Munich is a metropolitan city in the south of Germany. It is the regional capital of the state of Bavaria and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Munich is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. There are myriad museums in Munich’s Kunstareal, the beautiful collections were assembled by the Wittelsbach monarchs who ruled Bavaria up until the 20th century.
The Florence on the Albe, as it was called before the second world war, Dresden is considered as one of the most beautiful cities because of its architecture and art. It is a city of music and operatic tradition, where Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner conducted shows and also operas by Richard Strauss premiered. Although destroyed by World War II, the city still appears like it has not even been touched for centuries. This is because of the elaborate reconstruction! Dresden State Theatre and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra attract visitors from all over the world.
Heidelberg is situated on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany. The city is famous for the venerable Heidelberg University founded in the 14th century, the romantic cityscapes, and forested hills. The Market Square, or Marktplatz, is located in the center of Heidelberg Old Town and is worth the visit. The streets are lined up with restaurants, cafes, and small shops, and is teeming with enthusiastic locals and travelers. The market days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city that spans the Rhine River in western Germany. The beautiful river Rhine flows through the city. It is also a major cultural hub. The Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO site, is noted to be the most visited landmark in Germany. Its 19th-century towers are some of the tallest structures in the city. Then, there is the tiered-arch Hohenzollern bridge located between the cathedral and Köln Triangle. This bridge is also known as a symbol of permanence where couples can “lock” their love by attaching a padlock to the grating of the bridge and throwing the key into the river.
Situated in the south-western corner of Germany, it has dark and densely-wooded hills and that is where it got its name. It spans along a 100-mile stretch of Germany’s border with France. This place makes for some wonderful outdoor activities like hiking. The surroundings are beautiful and one can relax in the lap of nature here. It is also home to the classic cuckoo clock, and the setting of many Grimm fairy tales.
Bamberg is a central European town; it is located in the south of Germany. When the Duke of Bavaria, Henry II, became King of Germany in 1007, he made Bamberg the “seat of bishopric”, intended to become a “second Rome”. The architecture of this town influenced northern Germany and Hungary. Famous philosophers and writers like Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and E.T.A. Hoffmann lived in Bamberg.
The Mosel Valley is located near Germany’s western border and has beautiful villages like Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Zell, and Hatzenport. The medieval architecture, the rich history, the cobblestone villages, and timber houses make the Mosel Valley a super unique destination. Many of the old houses in some of these villages were built more than 400 years ago. There are also several castles in the Mosel Valley of which ReichsburgCochem and Burg Eltzare the most popular. ReichsburgCochem was built in the 12th century, destroyed by war, and remained like that until it was reconstructed into a Gothic Revival style. The Burg Eltz Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Germany and it is one of the castles that was never destroyed.
For international travelers, Europe tops the list of places to visit. Both eastern and western Europe has a plethora of the most beautiful places in the world to travel. Studying in Germany will be the best option, if you are an Indian looking for a great study abroad. Germany has the best universities which provide undergraduate, masters, MBA and PHD courses with bare minimum tuition fees on the other hand cost of living in Germany is high if you are in cities like Berlin and Munich. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is an 18th-century neoclassical monument. Munich is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration.
Dresden is considered as one of the most beautiful cities because of its architecture and art. Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city that spans the Rhine River in western Germany. The Black Forest spans along a 100-mile stretch of Germany’s border with France. Bamberg was intended to become a “second Rome” by King Henry II.
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