Berlin, Germany – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I’ll be quite honest with you: Berlin was never on my list of destinations. If you follow my blog, you know that I’m more into cultural history and historical architecture. Berlin doesn’t really have any more historical buildings and a lot of its history is more modern, and obviously focused on the second World War. The people who recommended Berlin to me were all big on nightlife so no, I didn’t want to go.
However I chose to when it became a much-needed stop between Poznan and Dresden. And it was actually a very fun stop.
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Dresden – Things to Do & Travel Guide
When people think of Germany, they think of Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich. But in my case, Dresden was on the top of my German bucket list because it’s a baroque masterpiece in its own right. It’s the capital of Saxony and can be an easy day trip from places like Berlin, Prague and Wroclaw. What I found is it’s a great city to visit and even spend a little more time in.
A little bit of history: Dresden has been a settlement since the mid-late middle ages. Its heyday actually came under polish rule, when Polish King Augustus II (also … Continue reading
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Aachen – Things to Do & Travel Guide
The first place I ever visited in Germany was actually the relatively unknown town of Aachen, a cute town near the French and Belgian borders. Though there’s a world of difference between Aachen and Berlin, Aachen still has a lot to offer for history buffs.
A little bit of history: Aachen started out as a spa town in Roman times, and it grew to be one of Emperor Charlemagne’s favourite places. Subsequently he made Aachen the centre of his empire. He built a beautiful cathedral there in approximately 790 AD, and Aachen Cathedral became the site of coronations for Emperors … Continue reading
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