Berlin — Weltstadt an der Spree Travel report about the…

Berlin — Weltstadt an der Spree

Travel report about the capital, Berlin, 1 hour 30 mins, AUF DEUTSCH.

Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern…

Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, located near the village of Niederheimbach between Bingen and Bacharach. It’s part of the Rhein Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site and was first mentioned in 1271. Like neighboring Reichenstein Castle, it was managed by the lords of Hohenfels. Its residential areas are furnished with items in the neo-gothic and Biedermeier styles. The interiors are enriched by paintings owned by the Hohenzollern family, the Köth-Wanscheid family foundation, and art by Johann-Caspar Schneider, among others.

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Hamburg-Blankenese in Northern Germany is located on the right…

Hamburg-Blankenese in Northern Germany is located on the right bank of the Elbe river. It’s one of Europe’s most affluent neighborhoods, with Hamburg being one of Europe’s richest cities. Blankenese has a long history as a fishing village. In 1060, Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen built a provost’s residence at the site of an older settlement on the hill. Later the counts of Holstein built a castle. The stunning river views have resulted in highly desirable properties and expensive real estate prices. The hillside residences boast many tiny, pedestrian-only streets and 4,864 stairs. The Strandweg is home to the Strand Hotel, built in 1902, plus little cafes and restaurants. There are two lighthouses, a garden, a doll museum, and many parks and walking trails.

Storm warning in Iserlohn. Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer…

Storm warning in Iserlohn. Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer Kreis district of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s the largest city by population/area in the Sauerland near the Ruhr river that gives the Ruhrgebiet its name. The Pancratius church aka Bauernkirche was founded in 985. In 1237, Iserlohn received town rights. Every year a part the local culture is the Schützenfest at Alexanderhöhe with its Parkhalle and the Friedensfest at the Bauernkirche.

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop….

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop. ~43,000, is located 15 km from Heidelberg and 10 km from Mannheim. Together with these 2 cities, it makes up the Rhein-Neckar triangle. It’s nicknamed “Zwei-Burgen-Stadt” after the 2 fortresses on the hill overlooking the town on the edge of the Odenwald, the Windeck and the Wachenburg. The town celebrated its 1250th anniversary in 2005.

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.