Ten Interesting Tourist Attractions in Germany

If you are going to or visiting Germany, there are many tourist objects that can be visited and it is a pity to miss. Of the many tourist attractions in Germany, there are at least ten interesting tourist objects in this country that you can visit.




IPHEDIA.com - The Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German) or the Federal Republic of Germany is a federation in Western Europe. This country has a very important economic and political position in Europe and in the world.

If you are going to or visiting Germany, there are many tourist objects that can be visited and it is a pity to miss. Of the many tourist attractions in Germany, the following IPHEDIA.com quotes and summarizes 10 interesting tourist attractions in this country that you can visit.

1. Lindau

First interesting and must-visit tourist destination in Germany is Lindau, an area on the shores of Lake Constance which is famous for its many tourist attractions, one of which is the Lighthouse.

The lighthouse is in the lake pier area and the Bavarian Lion Sculpture, the entrance to Lindau. There are still more church buildings, casinos and theaters in Lindau that must be visited. In addition, you can also boat trips on Lake Constance.

2. Rhine - Romantic River

Rhine River is a long river that crosses several countries starting from Switzerland and ending in the North Sea, Netherlands. The Rhine River flows for 1036.20 km.

The Rhine River flows at several points in Germany, usually the scenery will be very beautiful and romantic by the river at night.

3. Rugen Cliffs

This place is better known as Rugia Island, located between the Pomeranian and the Baltic Sea. This area is well-known as a tourist destination because of its beautiful white sandy beaches, different natural landscapes, and stunning resort architecture.

The most famous objects here are Jasmund National Park with its limestone cliffs called Victoria-Sicht (Victoria's View) and Königsstuhl (King's Chair).

4. Holstentor

Holstentor in German means the gate of Holsten. A large gate made of red brick with a Gothic design in the city of Lubeck, Germany. Holstentor is not just a gate, it is actually a fortress.

The fort, founded in 1464, originally served as a city gate, with two circular towers to the north and south with an arch-shaped gate.

Today, this building serves as a museum to preserve the city's history and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

5. Bradenburg Gate

Bradenburg Gate is the main symbol of the Berlin gate and the symbol of the unification of West Berlin and East Berlin. Built in the 18th century as the entrance to the City of Brandenburg an der Havel, or better known as the city of Brandenburg.

Located in the westernmost city of Berlin, this gate has a long history since it was founded, especially in the political history of this country.

6. Frauenkirche

This church has existed since the 11th century. But unfortunately this church was destroyed by bombs in World War II. The remains of the church ruins were left and became an Anti-War monument.

After the unification of West Germany and East Germany, the German people asked to be rebuilt. Finally, the church was rebuilt, starting in 1994 and only completed in 2005.

After 13 years of renovation, the Frauenkirche, which means Our Lady's Church, was inaugurated with a lively service from 30 October 2005 to 31 October 2005, and that day is celebrated as German Reformation Day.

7. Neuschwanstein

The old castle which is spoken in English is New Swanstone Castle, built in the early 19th century on a plain as high as 800m above sea level. This location is right at the foot of the Alps and bordering Austria.

Standing majestically with Neo-Romanesque style architecture, Neuschwanstein sits amidst the green of the trees and vast grasslands below.

According to the owner, King Ludwig II the location of this castle is perfect, as he wrote in his letter to Richard Wagner (German composer 1813-1883) "the location is one of the most beautiful to be found, holy and unapproachable, a worthy temple for the divine friend who has brought salvation and true blessing to the world ”, he wrote.

In modern times like this alone, you still have to 'struggle' to get into it, because two days before visiting it, you have to register for an entrance ticket.

You can receive a new admission ticket when you arrive at the castle (there is a counter at the downhill near the bus stop). From here you can walk to the entrance of the castle (of course with an uphill road) or take the bus again for about € 2.60 - return.

Along the way to the entrance there is no view except trees and trees, but upon arrival at the top, a beautiful view will be served perfectly.

8. Heidelberg Old City

An old autonomous city in Baden-Württemberg known for its castle, old town and old university. Heidelberg is one of the great German cities that was not destroyed in World War II. A special part of this city is the old town from the Baroque era.

In Heidelberg, there is a pedestrian area which is very famous because it is the longest pedestrian in Europe, and on the left and right are old buildings that are still functioning.

Apart from that, there is also the famous bed here, the Heidelberger Schloss, which remains only in ruins. This building was originally a fortress located in a strategic place as a fortress. This fortress later became the residence or palace of the king in Pfalz.

Since the damage in 1689 and 1693 due to wars over the throne from the heirs of the Pfalz kingdom, this building has only been partially restored.

In 1764 one part of the building was damaged again by a fire caused by a lightning strike. The ruins of this palace building stand 80 meters high on a mountain cliff that dominates the face of Heidelberg.

Also here is ALten Brucke or Karl –Theodor. The old bridge ALten Brucke or Karl-Theodor is the oldest bridge in Germany, built in 1248 for the first time, then damaged by ice in winter, and again renovated in 1788 until now it still stands majestically.

Other famous buildings here are several old churches, universities, and libraries. Everything is still in the form of old and historic buildings.

9. Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of Cologne. This Gothic-style church building was built in 1248 and has a unique shape. Cologne Cathedral design is similar to Amiens Cathedral in terms of land plan, style and width in proportion to the height of the center nave.

In this church, there are several points that must be seen and paid attention to, namely the Altar which still stands majestically since 1322, using black marble, the Temple of the Three Kings, 5 windows made of stained glass on the southern wall which is a gift from King Ludwig I Bavaria.

10. Oktoberfest

Beer fans come to Munich in October, and you will be satisfied drinking beer for two weeks. Usually this festival is held for sixteen days in an area called Theresienwiese (d'Wiesn).

The opening of the festival was marked by the opening of a beer barrel by the mayor of Munich saying "O'zapft is!" (Bavarian for "Opened!").

During the festival, the beer served is different from the usual beer. The taste is stronger, the color is more intense, and is served in a large glass (1 cup = 1 liter).

This annual event is held in a large tent with wooden tables and chairs like the old bars, and only local brewers are allowed to serve beer at this event.

As a beer companion, food is also available, and only traditional menus are served here; such as sausages, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut.

Historically, Oktoberfest began with the wedding party of Crown Prince Ludwig who later became King Ludwig on October 12, 1810. The kingdom held a feast for the people with beer.

As the closing ceremony, horse races are usually held for the royal family. This final section is now gone, but a carousel and livestock parade were added to celebrate the Oktoberfest. (as/ip)

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