Because Neuschwanstein castle is to mainstream we’ve visited Hohenzollern Castle and Lichtenstein Castle. Basically when you hear somebody who is going to visit a castle in Germany it is going to be Neuschwanstein, it is boring. On the other hand Hohenzollern and Lichtenstein castles are much older and those walls has seen more history. I can tell that the […]
To me Stuttgart definitely seems to be the industry capital of Germany. Arriving with a train a huge Mercedes sign welcomes you, then the map of transportation, every direction is so obvious. You can tell that it has been made with very precise engineering. In case you’re not sure about this after having a walk […]
Heidelberg was the prettiest town from all over I’ve been in Germany. It is a university town situated on River Neckar, south-west Germany.
The inner city is surrounded by mountains, as you can see in the pictures below, which gives a unique climate and an adorable atmosphere.
Up on the hill is Heidelberg Castle built in the XVI century, you can walk around in between the ruins and have a birds view of the town. Amazing.
“Heidelberg University played a leading part in the era of humanism and the Reformation, and the conflict between Lutheranism and Calvinism, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Heidelberg’s library, founded in 1421, is the oldest existing public library in Germany. In April 1518, a few months after proclaiming his 95 Theses, Martin Luther was received in Heidelberg, to defend them. In 1537, the castle located higher up the mountain was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion. The duke’s palace was built at the site of the lower castle.” – Wikipedia
Worm is situated on the Rhine river and has existed since before Roman times. The Cathedral of st Peter is one of the oldest churches from Germany, even though only the ground plan and the lower part of the western towers belong to the original building consecrated in 1110.
The Luther Monument can also be found in Worms, not far away from the railway station.
The turkish food I had is just amazing and it costs like any other fast food burger.
Frankenstein Castle, found on the top of Frankenstein Burg close to Darmstadt-Hesse is a nice hiking area filled with hikers and mountain bike riders. The area is quiet and gives you enough opportunities to find your own trail.
As walking by you can discover to ruins of the old castle from around 1200, we met an older historian who told us about Frankensteins legend. By the legend the person was doing experiments with dead bodies and he was actually able to make them move. But no magic here for somebody from the XXI. century. The secret is that he connected the corpses to an electrical network, the electricity made the muscles to move. Back in the old days who ever saw that it might believe that this is a miracle, it was indeed 🙂 Just for the record, the entrance is free to the castle yard, but if you are nice you can leave some euros in the box.
Wiesbaden in my eyes is the city of elegance. Situated next to Mainz, on the other side of Rhein. The Marktkirche church is simply stunning. Situated in the Schloßplatz (Palace Square) is something what you really need to check out on your way through Wiesbaden. Also the building of Spielbank and the garden with fountains is something very pretty.
Mainz is a place which totally filled me with joy. Mainz is situated in the curve of Rhein and filled like a spiderweb with bicycle roads. That is awesome! I believe bike is all what you need for transportation in a city like that. If more would choose bikes instead of cars the pollution would be less and health would be much widespread. As far as I can tell people in Mainz did that successfully.