Romance in Germany: Exploring the best part of it
Monday, July 17, 2023
Germany offers a captivating blend of history, art, culinary delights, and thrilling adventures, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a nomadic spirit of exploration.
Immerse yourself in Germany’s rich history by visiting iconic attractions such as the Berlin Wall, a poignant reminder of the country’s division and subsequent reunification. Explore the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale fortress that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Dive into the vibrant art scene of Berlin, known for its graffiti-adorned streets and world-class museums like the Museum Island, which houses ancient artifacts and masterpieces.
The modern and traditional capital of Bavaria is known for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. The cultural capital of Germany has a fun and sophisticated vibe too. The largest city park in Europe – the English Garden is a key attraction point where can one go for surfing, bike riding or joining the cheer gang. The Marienplatz is a pedestrian only area to view the old and new Town Halls and the famous glockenspiel. One can also visit several museums, palaces and historical churches here. The area has several beer gardens in Munich; the Hofbrauhaus is world famous and a must visit for every tourists .The open air market, Viktualien market is full of gourmet food.
Romantic Road or Romantische Straße
See the beautifully preserved medieval architecture while travelling the 400 km stretch of road running from Wurzburg to Fussen – the Romantic Road or Romantische Straße. In the quintessential storybook towns of Bravaria, taste German cuisine. There are more than 25 different cities and towns.
Residenz Palace & Marienberg
Residenz Palace & Marienberg-Fortress is a baroque palace and a UNESCO site. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best storybook town on the Romantic Road, was spared from bombing during the World War II. Dinkelsbühl with 16 fortified towers is the only remaining walled medieval towns. Its major draw is the quaint shops and colourful architecture. It is ideal for grabbing German meal.
Wieskirche, a UNESCO world heritage site, is located at the foothills of the alps in Steingaden. The exterior isn’t that catchy but it has an amazing interior with colourful paintings, golden ironwork and wood carvings.
At the end of the romantic road is the Neuschwanstein Castle which is a famous German landmark. The castle was built for the Mad King Ludwig and was an inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cindrella castle.
Rüdesheim, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of walking trails, castles and spectacular scenery. Its 65 km section of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley has dramatic, steep-sided banks where during summer cruise ships glide up and down the river. Rudesheim is the most famous town on the river; its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses covered in geranium give a fairy-tale feeling. Known for wine production, it is a real hub of Reisling expertise. Take a cable car to the huge Niederwald Monument, which was built to commemorate the unification of Germany post the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871.
Düsseldorf was a toll point along the Rhine. During the 12th century, the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa built his royal castle. In the suburb of Kaiserwerth, one can freely explore the ruins or tour the baroque and rococo palaces, Schloss Benrath and Schloss Jägerhof left by city rulers. Find elite brands in Königsallee or head to the K21 to see what popular artists have left behind or the Kiefernstrasse neighborhood for prevalent art scene.
A walk from the Rheinuferpromanade is a must; the Altstads is the longest bar in the world having 260 restaurants and pubs within a half-mile radius.
Frankfurt am Main has both old, historical structures with new, tall modern skyscrapers. In the Old Town Altstad, majority of the old structures are reconstructed from the Second World War. Major German cities along with Frankfurt’s medieval city centre was completely destroyed during the Allied bombing raids from 1939-1945.
Eurotower brims with modern architecture and Frankfurt also houses the headquarters of the European Central Bank which is a 40-story glass and metal skyscraper. The Euro Monument outside the courtyard is a popular German landmark.