A trip to Germany can be a truly iconic getaway. Nowhere else in the world does the culture so seamlessly blend historic architecture, medieval streets and a modern, progressive society. Perhaps most importantly, you won’t want to miss any of these famous landmarks in Germany.
Here's a look to few famous landmarks in Germany you should definitely visit :
1. Sanssouci Palace
In the heart of Sanssouci Park in the city of Potsdam, you’ll find the incredible New Palace, often referred to as Sanssouci Palace. Built in the 18th century under the commission of Frederick the Great, the palace is a beautiful example of baroque architecture and design.
2. Monument to the Battle of the Nations
The city of Leipzig is an industrial hub and a cultural destination in Germany, but what it is best known for is the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, or the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. The monument, which is nearly 300 feet (91 meters) high, was erected at the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig.
3. Nuremberg Christmas Market
There is no bad time to visit Germany, but there is something truly magical about visiting during the holidays. In November of each year, Nuremberg transforms into a winter wonderland thanks to its Christkindlesmarkt, or outdoor Christmas market.
4. Neuschwanstein Castle
If you’re a fan of fairy tales, then don’t leave Germany without seeing Neuschwanstein Castle in person. Located just outside of the town of Füssen in Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein was commissioned by King Ludwig II in the 19th century.
5. Mount Zugspitze
If you’re after spectacular views, then nothing can compare to the vistas from the top of Mount Zugspitze. Located in the Wetterstein Mountains, Zugspitze is the tallest peak in the country and a popular spot for photography as well as outdoor recreation. In the winter, the mountain is ideal for skiing and snowboarding, and in the warmer month it is perfect for hiking.
6. Heidelberg Castle
The city of Heidelberg is a medieval history lover’s dream, and it boasts everything from the oldest university in Germany to remnants of the Bibliotheka Palatina, which was the nation’s first library. Perhaps the biggest attraction in the city, however, is the Heidelberg Castle.
Visiting Berlin is a must for anyone in Germany. More than just the German capital, Berlin represents a part of the country that was divided in the 20th century into East and West. A unifying German landmark rich with political significance is the Reichstag, which is where the German Parliament meets.
8. Brandenburg Gate
Another iconic landmark in Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate, which was once a 18th century city gate and now stands as a symbol of the city. The Brandenburg Gate is built in a neoclassical style, and was commissioned by a Prussian king as a symbol of peace.