Germany, Europe

Below is a descriptive index of the sites and destinations in Germany provided so far by Worldsiteguides.com. Please note this list is far from comprehensive; more great sites are getting added each month! Browse the sites below in order to learn more about the destinations and download the audio guides.

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Germany resources

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Berlin

Berlin

Berlin is Germany’s largest city and its capital since 1999. There are nine castles in the city and three UNESCO world heritage sites. Berlin is also the only city in the world with three active opera houses.

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Dresden

Freistaat Sachsen

Dresden has a long history as both a capital and a royal residence of old Saxony. It is in many ways a unique city and the place where Germany’s first Pilsner beer was brewed. Other firsts include the first tube of toothpaste, the first mouthwash and the first bra.

Thomaskirche history Archeological excavations on the site show that the original foundation of Thomaskirche dates back to around year 1160, when it served as an altar sanctuary of…

Ulm Minster history In the 14th century, the old church of Ulm was located outside the walled city. The burghers of Ulm decided to erect a new church…

Sleeping Beauty Castle history The Sleeping Beauty Castle or Dornröschenschloss as its known in German, has a long history by itself. However, one cannot talk about the Sleeping…

Hannover New City Hall history Hannover’s New City Hall has a rich history. The “new”-part of its name has been added as the old city hall, which dates…

Cologne Cathedral history Cologne Cathedral has a long history. As one can imagine, the wonderful Cologne Cathedral wasn’t created over a night. The construction of Cologne Cathedral began…

Heidelberg Castle history Very little is known about the construction of Heidelberg Castle. All that certain is that the construction on Heidelberg Castle began in early 14th century.…

Hamburg City Hall history The magnificent Hamburg City Hall was constructed in late 19th century when the old city hall was destroyed in a fire in year 1842.…

Bremen Cathedral history The site for the current Bremen Cathedral has been verified as a site of many religious structures. The place has a long and somewhat troublesome…

Neuschwanstein Castle history The construction of the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle began in the summer of 1868, when up to eight meters of stone were outcropped to make way…

Zwinger Palace history Zwinger Palace has an interesting history. The name, “Zwinger”, comes from the German word “bezwingen” which means “to conquer”. This might lead one to think…

Frauenkirche history Dresden’s stunning Frauenkirche was originally constructed between the years 1726 and 1743 and was designed by the Dresden city architect George Bähr. Frauenkirche was built as…

Semperoper history The site of the current Semperoper has a long history. Already in 1678, an opera house was built on the current site of the Semperoper, near…

Brandenburger Tor history The Brandenburger Tor was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans and constructed 1788-1791 on order by the Prussian king, Fredrik Vilhelm II. The gate used to…

Siegessäule history The history of Siegessäule starts with a major military victory during the 19th century. T Siegessäule was designed by Heinrich Strack in 1864 as a celebration…

Berlin Wall history On Sunday morning, august 13th 1961, the border between West and East Berlin was closed. East German soldiers tore up the streets and the roads…

Reichstag history The Reichstag was constructed to house the Reichstag; the first parliament of the German Empire – hence the name of the building. The planning and construction…

Fernsehturm history The Berlin TV-tower, more commonly known as Fernsehturm, was constructed between 1965 -1969 in the former East Berlin. However, the planning for a TV-tower started much…