Kronach in Oberfranken, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is…

Kronach in Oberfranken, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is the birthtown of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Maximilian von Welsch, Johann Kaspar Zeuss, and bishop Josef Stangl. The town has a nearly complete city-wall and Germany’s biggest medieval fortress (Festung Rosenberg). A large portion of the district is part of the Frankenwald (Franconian Forest), a hill chain rising to 795 m.

Read more (in German & English):
http://www.kronach.de/en/fortress-rosenberg-kronach-germany.html

The most scenic spot along the Saar River is the Saarschleife,…

The most scenic spot along the Saar River is the Saarschleife, where the river makes a spectacular turn, flowing 10km to return to a point just 2km from where it started. In a large nature park 5km northwest of Mettlach, the best viewing point is Cloef, a 2km walk through the forest from the village of Orscholz. The Saarschleife is located 60km northwest of Saarbrücken.

Famous for its views, the Saarschleife in Southwestern Germany…

Famous for its views, the Saarschleife in Southwestern Germany sits on a horseshoe curve of the Saar river. Enjoy a hike or stroll on one of the paths of varying lengths, or head up to the highest point for a striking panorama. You can also get on a boat for a different view. Read more about the history of the German state of Saarland here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saarland

Landstrasse bei Mechernich in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern…

Landstrasse bei Mechernich in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany in the “Naturpark Nordeifel” 15 km from Euskirchen and 55 km from Cologne. It’s a former mining town and it celebrated its 700 year anniversary in 2009.

Irgendwo in der Sächsischen Schweiz – “Saxon Switzerland” is a…

Irgendwo in der Sächsischen Schweiz – “Saxon Switzerland” is a region and nature park in the state of Sachsen (Saxony) in Eastern Germany, bordering the Czech Republic to the south.

Im Bodetal, Thale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Eastern Germany. The Bode…

Im Bodetal, Thale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Eastern Germany. The Bode Gorge is a 10 km long ravine in a valley between Treseburg and Thale in the Harz Mountains of Northern Germany. It’s a designated nature reserve since 1937 and a habitat for many types of rare animals, including the wildcats, Bechstein’s bats, peregrine falcons, black storks, spotted woodpeckers, salamanders, and trout. The gorge may only be passed through on foot. A 10 km long footpath runs through it. Paths lead down into the gorge from the observation rocks at Rosstrappe and the Hexentanzplatz (“Witches’ Dance Floor”). The Bode Gorge receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per year and is one of the leading tourist destinations in Sachsen-Anhalt.

Donoperteich – a lake in the Teutoburger Wald. The Teutoburg…

Donoperteich – a lake in the Teutoburger Wald. The Teutoburg Forest is a range of low, forested hills in the German states of Niedersachsen and Nordrhein-Westfalen. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D. occurred in this region against invading Roman armies. As of 2011 the Teutoburg Forest comprises 2 separate nature parks: TERRA.vita near Bielefeld and Osnabrück and the Teutoburg Forest-Egge Hills Nature Park between Bielefeld and the river Diemel.