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Worth a Visit – Germany’s Top Tourist Attractions

September 18, 2012

                                                      

 Cologne Cathedral / Cologne :

    The Cologne Cathedral is Germany’s most popular tourist attraction. Cologne Cathedral is the main home of the Cologne Archbishop and it is an important testimonial to Christianity. The Cologne Cathedral was built in the Gothic style and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Peter. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral is rich for its architecture and was described by UNESCO as an “exceptional work of human creative genius”.

 

Church of Our Lady/Dresden :

The Dresden Frauenkirche, also known as the “ Church of Our Lady”, is located in Dresden, Germany. The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Protestant cathedral that was built by Fredrick August I. The church was designed by George Bahr, a Germanarchitect, who died before the construction of the church. In the year 1736, Gottfried Silbermann, an organ maker constructed a three manual organ for the church. On November 25th, 1736 the organ was presented to the church.

                                                                                                   

 Brandenburg Gate / Berlin :

   The late 18th century Brandenburg Gate is one of the most famous sights of Berlin and should be on any visitor’s list of things to see. Its position in no man’s land at the border between the former East and West Berlin meant that, along with the Berlin Wall (constructed in 1961), it became a symbol of the city’s divide- but since the fall of the Wall in1989 it has become the symbol of a reunified Berlin. The 60 meters tall Brandenburg Gate was the main entrance to the city, and is the only gate and that remains of the Berlin Wall.

Neuschwanstein Castle / Schwangau :

The Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, GermanyThe palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wanger. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

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