The rebirth of Dresden

The rebirth of Dresden

The city of Dresden was heavily damaged during the Second World War, but the lovely city on the Elbe became as good as new or even better, during the last two decades. The city was rebuilt brick by brick and has led to the renaissance of industry in the East of Germany. Saxony was beaten down by the war, twenty years ago and Dresden was destroyed by fire bombing during the war. Most of the inhabitants decided to move to West Germany and the Saxony was getting empty. Anyhow, the city got the ... [ read more ]

Spending one day in Dresden

Spending one day in Dresden

Dresden is the capital of Saxony and is situated on the River Elbe, near the border with the Czech Republic. The city has Slavic origins and its original name, Drež?any, can be translated by “people of the riverside forest”. Dresden is an industrial, governmental and cultural city, famous mostly because of Bruehl's Terrace and its historic landmarks in the Old Town. It is an awesome place that you should visit in case you are in the region. You will definitely consider that spending one d... [ read more ]

Germany's Musical Highlights

Germany’s Musical Highlights

From classical to electronic, from jazz to techno, from rock to pop, Germany's musical and cultural highlights offer something for everyone. Important festivals around Germany attract international house-hold names and German conservatories attract students from around the world to learn about classical as well as modern music, more than a third of all students having an Eastern Europe or Asian background. Nowadays Ludwig von Beethoven’s works are considered classical music, but in his days, h... [ read more ]

10 things to do in Berlin

10 things to do in Berlin

Learn about the German history and visit Museuminsel You can find here suggestions for 10 things to do in Berlin as a tourist. There are, of course much more than just 10 things to do in Berlin but this is only a suggestion selection. To begin, you could start by visiting Berlin with Unter den Linden. This displays monuments from the dynasty of Hohenzollern through to the Weimar Republic (including the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic). The boulevard is in the Mitte district of ... [ read more ]

Hamburg a sea port on the Elbe

Hamburg a sea port on the Elbe

As a wandering tourist in Germany, the beautiful Hamburg, a sea port on the Elbe is a must-see. Hamburg is one of the 16 federal states of Germany and is the biggest German port. The city, located 110 km from the mouth of the Elbe in the North Sea, is the third largest port in Europe after Rotterdam in Holland and Antwerp in Belgium. It has an area of 74 km2 and is the second busiest port on the continent. Over 9 million containers are handled in this port every year. The Hamburg port takes ... [ read more ]

The DOM market

The DOM market

Hamburgis one of the biggest trade centres in Europe. The city has always been outward-looking and this aspect has shaped the mentality of its inhabitants.   (The DOM marked1.jpg, source: hambourg-tourism.de) Some facts aboutHamburg With more than 1.7 million inhabitants, the city ofHamburgis the largest inGermanyand is also one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ThereforeHamburgis both a city and a state. Located in the northern region, the city is a major port on theElb... [ read more ]

A sightseeing tour of Hamburg

A sightseeing tour of Hamburg

So you have decided to come toHamburgbut you are unsure about what to visit here. You should know thatHamburgis the second largest city in Germany and is actually a city-state. The green city of Hamburgused to be one of the Europe’s most famous harbours and has a lot of thing that worth visiting. In the city centre The city hall with the 112m tower on Mönckebergstrasse was built in 1897. Guided tours inside the hall are available. Behind the city hall you will find the House of Commerce and... [ read more ]

The history behind eau de cologne

The history behind eau de cologne

By www.parfum-liebe.de Have you ever wondered what the origins of “eau de cologne” are? The history behind eau de cologne is simple. Sometimes simply called “cologne”, the “Water of Cologne” (as it was originally translated from the German Kölnisch Wasser or the French Eau de Cologne) is a toiletry perfume made in Cologne, Germany. An Italian fragrance By www.uk.ask.com The history behind eau de cologne starts with Giovanni Maria Farina, an Italian perfume ma... [ read more ]

The carnival in Cologne

The carnival in Cologne

Cologne is a beautiful city in the west side of Germany spread on both sides of the Rhine River. Tourists say Cologne is a very welcoming city because the locals are open, warm and happy and because it is one of the oldest cities in Germany with many cultural attractions and still able to offer an interactive and entertaining city events such as the carnival in Cologne. Events in Cologne You will find in this city, plenty of cultural and fun events in every season of the year. Like Frank... [ read more ]

The old city of Cologne

The old city of Cologne

  Have you decided to visit Germany yet? Maybe the old city of Cologne is a good option for you. The city is full of historical treasures, museums, and cathedrals. It is the largest city in North Rhine Westphalia region and the fourth city in Germany. Every tourist feel at home in Cologne because life in this town is simple and yet dynamic. The city has seven bridges on the Rhine and ten motorways. A bit of history We find the city roots long time ago, when it was occupied by the R... [ read more ]