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Domhof 1, 52062 Aachen, Germany
The Cathedral of Aachen is one of the most famous examples of occidental architecture. It is the coronation church of more than 30 German kings, burial site of Charlemagne, major pilgrimage church and cathedral church of the Aachen diocese since...
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Aachen, Germany
There are several Nobis bakeries/cafes in Aachen, Germany. They are very popular for their multitude of fresh breads they bake and delicious cakes and pastries. The list of hot drinks is pretty long and delicious looking. We had cappuccinos that...
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Dominicanerplein 1, 6211 CP Maastricht, Netherlands
Selexyz Dominican is one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. The former Dominican church houses a wide range of Dutch books and magazines, as well as foreign language and second hand books. There is also a cafe in the back where you can...
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Marienplatz 1, 80331 München, Germany
I would compare Marienplatz to the Grand Place in Brussels, but with a Bavarian twist. The square in Munich is almost as large, and its town hall just as impressive. A beautiful destination for lovers of architecture. While the square itself is a...
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Olympiapark, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, 80992 München, Germany
Take a quick, ear-popping elevator ride to the observation deck of the Olympiaturm (190 meters or 623 feet), in the center of Olympic Park, and see across the whole city—as far as the Alps, in clear weather. The last elevator goes up at 11:30pm,...
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Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 München, Germany
One of the best experiences in Munich is hitting the Allianz Arena to catch a top-class soccer game. The city has two teams—Bayern Munich, who play in the top division, and 1860 Munich who play in the second division. The hardcore fans love to...
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Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany
The Neues Rathaus has an interesting show three times a day that you shouldn't miss. The character figures located right below the clock will rotate and play a story show.
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Platzl 3, 80331 München, Germany
Hidden away just to the left of Starbucks is a corridor that leads you to a medieval courtyard. Numerous artists, craftsmen, and civil servants have lived here since medieval times, and the residences are still in use today. So much of life in...
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Theatinerstraße 22, 80333 München, Germany
Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche in German) towers over Odeonsplatz. The inside is mostly white marble, a contrast to the bright yellow facade. It's much more formal inside than many other churches in Munich and is the burial place for many...
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Much of Munich was bombed in WWII, but here and there you can see glimpses of what it looked like before the war. One such example is the remains of the historic gate sandwiched in between two more modern buildings (pictured above) on...
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Rindermarkt 10, 80331 München, Germany
Lüftlmalerei is a Tyrolean native art form of facade painting that can be found throughout parts of Bavaria. The photo shown above near Viktualien Market is a good example of the elaborate style from the Baroque era. The images are grouped in a...
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The Palace of Justice ("Justizpalast" in German) is one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Munich. It was constructed from 1890-1897 by the architect Friedrich von Thiersch in neo-baroque style. The highlight of the building is the 67m...
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The Feldherrenhallewas was modelled after the "Loggia dei Lanzi " in Florence. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria and constructed between 1841 to 1844. It was built as a monument to celebrate the Bavarian army and its victorious...
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Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln, Germany
August 6th, 2004 As a non-religious person, I am still a big fan of church architecture. Its hard to get more iconic than the Cologne Cathedral. If you visit and arrive from the train station, you are dumped out directly beside it. Climb the...
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Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678 Köln, Germany
Chocoholics rejoice! Cologne is home to the particularly popular & rather unusual Museum of Chocolate. Who would not be excited about visiting a chocolate factory, especially one that allows you to drink from a warm chocolate spring? Since its...
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Bautzner Str. 79, 01099 Dresden, Germany
Do you often lay awake nights pondering, “Where is the most beautiful milk store in the world”? Well, ponder no more. According to many claims (not yet verified), the Guinness Book of World Records has declared Pfund's Dresdner Molkerei as “The...
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August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden, Germany
A gift from a Chinese emperor, this mulberry tree is protected from the harsh cold season with a glass house. Located at Pillnitz Schloß, up river from Dresden.
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Winzerstraße 3, 01326 Dresden, Germany
The river's headwaters are in the Czech Republic near the Austrian border, and its mouth is at the North Sea. Here in Dresden, the water marks an important division between the old city and the new city.
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Dresden, Germany
On our trip to Berlin we made a pit stop in the mind blowing city of Dresden. In the heart of the square in Dresden you can see this beautiful building above
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Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
A recently rebuilt Lutheran church that was destroyed in the fire bomb raid that devastated this city in February, 1945. Original pieces of the church were used in its reconstruction and are a darker color.
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August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden, Germany
During my stay in Dresden I took a boat ride along the Elbe River until we reached Pillnitz Castle, one of Europe's most impressive chinoise complexes. It is also where several Kings of Saxony resided during their summers. There are regular boat...
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Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Sometimes nature comes together with history to help create a memorable picture. In a wonderful day of wondering around Dresden, the clouds over the theater caught my eye.
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Am Sandtorkai 36, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Stretching for 1.5 kilometers within the HafenCity quarter, the Speicherstadt is the world’s largest integrated complex of warehouses. The district comprises a series of warehouses built on oak piles rising from canals dug deep enough to allow...
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Binnen-Alster, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Alster Lake is a beautiful expanse of water located in the heart of Hamburg, Germany. It’s commonly used for recreational activities such as sailing, boating, and fishing. To reel in the true Hamburger spirit, revel in a cold glass of beer...
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St. Pauli 1, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Go under the water in Hamburg and take a walk to the other side of the harbor. Created in 1911, the tunnel was made for vehicles and pedestrians. Take one of the four giant elevator lifts that were originally made for cars down to the tunnel, or...
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Meßberg 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Who doesn't love chocolate? Here you can learn, explore, and sample the world of chocolate then buy everything chocolate to take home.
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Rathausmarkt, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
An amazing gem of a city filled with history, culture, and food.
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Burchardstraße 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg has some of the world’s most diverse selection of architectural eye candy for the building enthusiast. Amsterdam-like canal buildings, glassy jaw dropping condos and brick expressionism such as the Sprinkenhof building shown here are just...