The Most Beautiful Villages in Germany
In the town that was overrun by mice and released by the piper must visit the house Rattenfängerhaus 1603, Osterstrasse street, which recalls The Pied Piper of Hamelin. During the summer months, in the medieval streets of this German city is a representation of this famous story.
The central market square, the Cathedral of St. Peter and the houses of its oldest neighborhood, the Schnoor, summarized over a thousand years of history of Bremen, the city to which some curious musicians have given so much fame. A statutory iconic inspired by the story of the Grimm shows his protagonists: a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster, whose adventures lead him to find refuge here.
In the romantic Moselle (Mosel in German), where the winding river valley slopes are covered with vineyards, each bend of the river is dominated by a castle or a palace. The medieval castle of Cochem, which dominates this town zip, is one of the most spectacular bird’s eye view.
The half-timbered houses are still the most characteristic image of more than a hundred German cities, which has even given rise to a route between the Elbe River and Lake Constance. Freudenberg City, south of Westphalia and the Orange Route is one of the best examples.
Located in Lower Saxony, is the most touristic city of Harz, the highest mountain range in northern Germany. Not surprisingly its old, historic streets to the looming hundreds of half-timbered houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic mine Rammelsberg, which gave so much prosperity, and, more recently, the aquifer Platform Upper Harz.
In Bavaria and Isar River valley, this mountain village that seems frozen in time is known for its traditional manufacture of violins, violas and cellos, while there is a museum dedicated to the history of this traditional activity.
In the foothills of the Alps of Upper Bavaria, between Munich, Salzburg and not far from Lake Chiem, is located Altötting, one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Germany. Just 11 kilometers it is Marktl am Inn, the village in which Pope Benedict XVI was born. The square Kapellplatz with regal baroque buildings around the chapel is a romantic Gnadenkapelle framework for traditional Christmas market.
This charming medieval town located in the Ries basin, a huge crater formed by a meteorite impact over 15 million years. With about 25 miles in diameter, is one of the best preserved in the world and has been converted into a geopark. The XIV century original walls bordering the limits of the crater and form an almost perfect circle.
Stuffed in the Harz Mountains and an intact old and over 1,400 wooden houses six centuries ago, Quedlinburg also has the privilege of having been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
It’s easy to feel weakness for this captivating and lively university town of the Swabian Alps carefully restored and whose steep cobbled streets winding amounted to his castle.
This ancient and medieval city of Bavaria is one of the most picturesque and best preserved of the Romantic Road. Small and compact, with its fortified walls, protects his heritage proudly as a royal residence by the Carolingian kings founded in the eighth century.
In the middle of the Moselle River, this city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is a symphony of wood, stone and slate full of wine bars and wineries where you can sample its world famous wine.
The most characteristic post this beautiful medieval town on Lake Constance is the entrance to the harbor, with its Bavarian Lion Monument and the lighthouse. Located mostly on an island, is connected to the mainland by two bridges.
The old city is another story in the Harz hills remains unchanged, with its half-timbered houses of careful conservation and regional Town Hall.
More a palace than a castle Hohenschwangau neogothic fortress or castle Swan Grand County was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, built during the reign of his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the village of Schwangau near the town of Fussen in Bavaria and near the border with Austria.