Königsallee, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Königsallee, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen

People of Germany: Retiree transportation in the Hansaviertel in…

People of Germany: Retiree transportation in the Hansaviertel in Berlin 😀

A shopping center in Berlin

A shopping center in Berlin

Das Schloss Marienburg is a Gothic revival castle in…

Das Schloss Marienburg is a Gothic revival castle in Niedersachsen, Northern Germany near Hannover (30km) and Hildesheim (15km). It was a summer residence of the Welfen (House of Guelph dynasty), built in the mid-1800’s as a birthday present by King George V of Hannover to his wife, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. From 1714-1837 there had been virtually no royal court in Hannover as the House of Hannover had ruled the kingdoms of Hannover and Britain by personal union, so the castle was also built to serve as a suitable seat. Due to Hannover being annexed by Prussia in 1866, it was left uninhabited for 80 years after the royal family went into exile in Austria. Few renovations were done until 80 years later when it was safe to come back. The castle is currently owned by Prince Ernst August of Hannover. Parts are open to the public, such as a museum, restaurant & chapel, and can be booked as an event location for weddings, receptions, concerts & more. Official website:

http://www.schloss-marienburg.com/en/

Leipzig is the largest city in the state of Sachsen, Eastern…

Leipzig is the largest city in the state of Sachsen, Eastern Germany. With a population of 570,087 (843,619 in the larger urban zone), it’s Germany’s 10th-most populous city, located 160 km southwest of Berlin. Leipzig has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. It sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, 2 important medieval trade routes. It was once a major European center of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing, and became a major urban center within the DDR (former East Germany) after WW2.

Leipzig played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the Reunification, it has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. The local opera is one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany; the zoo is one of the most modern in Europe. Outside of Leipzig the Neuseenland district forms a huge lake area for recreation.