Have You Discovered Germany?


20130319-142052.jpg

Are you one of the 53% of travelers that’s visited Germany for its art, architecture, food, and culture?

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the German National Tourism Board’s media luncheon.

What a vibrant & sophisticated culture! Architecture, food, and history seem ready to seize you around every corner.

In the recent past, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity of exploring a bit of Hamburg.  I found it chic, historic, beautiful, and savored the flavor!

20130319-143309.jpg

Mozart Fest

Should you find yourself jetting over to Deutschland between May 24 to June 30, 2013, you may want to consider experiencing the Mozart Festival in Würzburg.

Residenz Würzburg

Würzburg Residence
Photo Credit: http://www.mozartfest-wuerzburg.de

For 91 years, the opulent Würzburg Residence has held this renowned and leading music festival. 50 classical music concerts are held over a period of four weeks in various intimate locations. 

Festival Info | Tickets

UNESCO

Being that I am obsessed with culture, history, landmarks, and architecture you’d think that I would be well versed in the national treasures that make up UNESCO.

UNESCO

Photo Credit: German National Tourism Board

UNESCO encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” – www.unesco.org

37 sites dot the German landscape.  I can only imagine the lives that have been lived in these historic locations.  Only a select few make UNESCO’s exclusive and exceptional list of internationally protected sites.   

You have to see what’s on offer:

Churches & Abbeys

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral
Photo Credit: German National Tourism Board

Built in 786 AD, the Cathedral was part of Charlemagne’s vision of creating a “New Rome.”

Historical Towns & Centers

lubeck

Lübeck
Photo Credit: German National Tourism Board

Founded in 1143 AD as the “first western city on the Baltic coast.”

Castles & Palaces

unesco castle

Castle of Augustusburg & Falkenlust
Photo Credit: German National Tourism Board

Their gardens and hunting lodge are fine examples German Rococo architecture.

Industrial Heritage

UNESCO ironworks

Volklingen Ironworks
Photo Credit: TripAdvisor.com

Touted as the worlds only surviving smelting works from the Golden Age of the iron & steel industry.

Nature, Gardens, & Landscape

UNESCO rhine

Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Photo Credit: TQN.com

One of the worlds oldest and most gorgeous landscapes of cultural interest.

Check out UNESCO in Germany for glossy pics, overviews, and quick tips.

TOP 100 App

TOP100 App-Symbol

This travel guide app features content created by visitors, for visitors! You’re greeted with a collage of 100 sights. Each destination icon that’s clicked displays a quick peek into a mini synopsis, hours of opp, price of admission, location with “display on map” feature, & how to get there using a variety of public transportation. Here are my top 3 sights that look intriguing… what are yours?

Brandenburg_Gate

Brandenburg Gate
Photo Credit: Wikimedia.org

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace
Photo Credit: allpostersimages.com

reichstag

The Reichstag
Photo Credit: Travlang.com

Sooo much to see… Sooo much to do…

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready to explore the multifaceted German culture! 

Have you been?  Are you about to go?  I’d love to hear about your experience…

Meghan Sig

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 thoughts on “Have You Discovered Germany?

  1. The Vagabond Baker March 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm Reply

    It’s on my list! I want to camper van it 🙂

  2. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista March 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Germany is one of my favorite places to visit! The people are friendly, there’s tons to do and the atmosphere is just magical. I urge everyone to go and go often 🙂

Let me know what your thoughts are!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: