Germany is a country that has been one of the most influential powers for its strong economy. This beautiful European country boasts of endless number of world-class attractions that include stunning nature landscapes and mountains to historic structures. Visitors get enthused by the awe-inspiring selection of intriguing historical sites of Germany. If you are planning to visit Germany anytime soon make sure you visit the following 5 historical attractions in Germany:
Brandenburg Gate is one of the most iconic landmarks in Germany that once used as a gateway to the city. Found in Pariser Platz, Berlin Germany, this infamous structure was modeled after the Acropolis in Athens making you have a feel of Ancient Greece. This was the first neoclassical architecture built for King Frederick William II of Prussia in 1791. This monument represents unity and freedom among the divided German nation that has withstood the test of time with over two hundred years. It’s truly a masterpiece and a must visit attraction in Germany.
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No trip to Germany will be complete without a tour in Berlin. Berlin Wall has been a symbol of the Cold war separating the East and West Germany from 1961 to 1989. An amazing fact is this wall was built within the day using a barbed wire fence and became known as the “Iron Curtain” between East and West Germany. Every visitor must see at least the remains of this wall covered in graffiti depicting the tragic times when thousands of people sacrificed their lives. Along the tour, you will truly understand the history behind the torn-down wall by walking along any part of its 155km long concrete barrier.
If you are a fan of Disney’s fairytales, most of the castles created in the theme parks are inspired by this royal castle. This was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria between 1869 and 1886. When you enter Neuschwanstein castle, you will see colorful symbolic paintings influenced by religion and political ideologies due to the king’s fascination to Richard Wagner, a renowned composer. You will be surprised to see that this medieval castle is equipped with modern and state of the art technology of that time. This is one of the most visited attractions in entire Europe. It has to be the best of all the German Castles.
The Holstentor known as the “Holsten gate” is one of the remnants of the medieval defenses in Germany. It was built in 1464 and serves as one of the remaining relics of the Hanseatic city of Lubeck. Holstentor has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 due to its two fascinating round towers and arched entrance. It is considered one of the top tourist attractions in Germany together with old city center in Lubeck. Discover more of this amazing attraction inside its museum to understand the history of its glory medieval days.
A well-known landmark for centuries lays the greatest Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. The cathedral began its construction in 1248 and took painstaking 600 years more to complete due to interruptions. Cologne Cathedral is a building that embodies the strength of European Christianity dedicated to Saints Mary and Peter. Now it is dedicated to the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The Cathedral is now regarded as one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Europe making more visitors come and see the magnificent church.