This German site has the world’s best collection of fossils from 50 million years ago – a fascinating period when mammals were just emerging on the planet.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is the world’s second-largest hillside park. It’s an incredible achievement of sloping landscapes mixed with classic architecture.
Explore the maze of Regensburg’s streets and you’ll be lost in perpetual time travel. Narrow alleyways are a legacy of a medieval city but there’s more beyond that,
Much of the prehistoric age has been lost but these dwellings around the Alps have been so well preserved, we can learn a lot about our ancestors’ history.
Maulbronn Monastery is the best preserved and most complete monastic complex in northern Europe. So many centuries of history in the buildings here.
When a wooden statue of Jesus was apparently seen weeping tears in the 18th century, a grand church was needed to house the icon for the pilgrims that descended.
It took more than 600 years to build but it was worth the wait. Cologne Cathedral is one of the most impressive sights in Germany.
This enormous palatial building was one of the most magnificent in Germany until it was destroyed in the Second World War. Now it’s been restored to glory.
When the Zollverein Coal Mine was started, architects tried to make this industrial hole look beautiful. Since its closure, that dream has continued.