When the Wall fell, more than 100,000 people gathered to celebrate the inauguration and reunification. Now it attracts so many tourists and stands high and proud as a symbol of peace and unity. One of the things Leipzig is famous for is St. Thomas Church, where Johann Sebastain Bach was music director from 1723 until his death in 1750. The Church of St. Nicholas, which was built in the 12th century and has changed quite a bit over the centuries, is also a tourist attraction in Leipzig. Lately, this church has transformed its interior to the neoclassical style in the 1700s.
The hall offers a beautiful view of the city from the tower and welcomes a few thousand visitors every day. Serving as the popular seat of government and residence of Bavarian dukes, kings and electors, today’s popular tourist spot is a huge and magnificent palace to behold. What was once a castle has been transformed by rulers and embellished with gardens and buildings. Located in Dresden, the Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church that was completely destroyed during World War II. The church was rebuilt with original plans from the 1720s and reopened in 2005.
Commissioned by the infamous King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein is considered the inspiration for Disney’s famous castle sleeping beauty. From medieval castles, charming towns, wineries to river views, visiting this region means a day full of things to do. If you’re from Frankfurt, we recommend you take a look at this day trip that includes all of these activities. Take the opportunity to explore the valley on a boat tour, sampling excellent local wines, and admiring the famous Lorelei rocks on the banks of the river. Another reason why Munich has reached a place as one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations is the historic city center.
In addition to the capital Amsterdam, art and architecture lovers are attracted to The Hague or Rotterdam. Other interesting places such as Delft with its world-famous tiles or Alkmaar as a cheese bastion are also worth a trip. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is a popular tourist attraction that is part of almost every visit in Germany. Between 1788 and 1791, the gate was commissioned by prussian king Frederick William II at Pariser Platz in Berlin and was intended as a symbol of peace.
This has made it a popular tourist spot for locals and visitors alike, curious to explore the museum, enjoy guilt-free shopping and endless cups of coffee. All this becomes even more fun while enjoying the aura of the Middle Ages. Because of its two fascinating round towers and vaulted entrance, it is considered a symbol of Lübeck. Together with Lübeck’s Old Town, it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany. Many of Germany’s other major cities have a proud history as independent city-states or as kingdom capitals in their own right. But tourist attractions in Germany are by no means limited to cities and many other major attractions can be found in every part of the country.
Another place that makes Leipzig a wonderful tourist destination is the Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded in 1837 and is one of the most important national cultural institutions in Germany. This Oktoberfest museum contains more than 3,500 paintings from the Middle Ages to the present day. Weimar, a city in central Germany, is known as the birthplace of Weimar Classicism, a humanist cultural movement.
Just a few steps from thatched cottages and open fields, you can take a dip on the beach and stay in a modern hotel suite. Strolling through the city center is another must-see, especially if you go along Deichstrasse here, with its distinctive architecture and old houses. Here you can see the charming old canals that lead to and from the port area, crossed by a network of beautiful bridges. If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend more than a few hours, make sure you enjoy the city’s main family attraction and the world’s largest train, the incredible International Maritime Museum.
No visit to Berlin would be complete without a visit to one of Berlin’s most famous meeting places. Just a five-minute walk from the Reichstag is the famous Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s former city gate. It was for this monument that Regan issued an ultimatum to Soviet leader Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. East of the door you will find the Pariser square that leads to “Unter den Linden”, a wide boulevard that leads to the Museum Island, which is lined with embassies, five-star hotels and high-end boutiques. This article about popular historical tourist attractions in Berlin was originally written by Thomas Carney, a resident of Berlin. It has been updated and expanded for 2022 with new tours and overnight accommodations in Berlin.