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  • The Bastei: a German rock formation worth visiting

    If you’re looking for a travel destination with jaw-dropping views, add The Bastei to your bucket list. This rock formation stands 636 feet above the Elbe River in the Elbe…

  • 11 German libraries that book lovers will adore

    Bookworms, delight! These 11 libraries are enough reason alone to visit Germany someday. 1. Marienburg Castle Queen’s Library, Hanover The library in Marienburg Castle, along with the castle itself, was…

  • Chemnitz named the European Capital of Culture for 2025

    A European selection jury has named the German city of Chemnitz the European Capital of Culture for 2025. The Saxonian city beat four other German cities on the shortlist: Hannover, Hildesheim,…

  • Germany’s most frightening lake: the Schrecksee

    High up in the German Alps is a lake so eerie that it’s known as the Schrecksee (“fright lake”).  With an elevation of 5,949 feet, the Schrecksee is Germany’s highest…

  • Can you fit through the world’s narrowest street?

    Where is the world’s narrowest street? Some might guess Venice. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the narrowest street is located in the town of Reutlingen, Germany.…

  • Wittenberg: A personal tour through Luther Country

    In this week’s virtual travel series, Konstantin Tesch from the German Embassy tells us about his great-grandparents’ home, Wittenberg. This picturesque city along the River Elbe is one you don’t…

  • 10 reasons I love Bonn

    In this week’s virtual travel series, German diplomat Niels von Redecker shares 10 reasons why he loves his hometown Bonn. From architecture to history to culture and natural beauty, this…

  • Memories of a family trip to Coburg leads to broader connections

    In our latest travel series, German Embassy diplomats and staff share experiences and information about their German hometowns. Today, Eva Santorini shares her memory of her visit to Coburg, Germany.…

  • 5 secret German castles you probably never heard of

    Germany is known for its many majestic castles and palaces. But even those who don’t go out of their way to visit one may stumble across the ruins of a…

  • 7 facts most Americans don’t know about Berlin – How many do you know?

    Juten Tach! (“Guten Tag!”) Are you an expert on Berlin? Think you know everything there is to know about Germany’s capital city? A large portion of Berlin’s population are transplants…