The German city of Lübeck was once one of the wealthiest in Europe. It was the capital of the powerful Hanseatic League that controlled trade in the north.
This beautiful blend of natural vistas and quaint towns has inspired many artists and poets. But the Upper Middle Rhine Valley needs to be seen for itself.
There was once a plan to turn this small German town into a ‘second Rome’. When you see it for yourself, it’s clear how it grew in grandeur.
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.
Walking the streets of Quedlinburg transports you back to the Middle Ages. This medieval town has been so well preserved, you have to see it to believe it.
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.
When the Zollverein Coal Mine was started, architects tried to make this industrial hole look beautiful. Since its closure, that dream has continued.
Not too far from the German capital, Berlin, the Prussian kingdom embarked on the biggest legacy project of its reign – Potsdam!
These mines in central Germany were used continuously for more than 1000 years! So what’s it like to go inside the tunnels of Rammelsberg today?