If you’re a rich city in the medieval days, what do you do? Well, you protect yourself and construct grand public buildings. That’s what these two did!
These forests once covered most of Europe, with the centre here in Germany. There are just a few patches left in the world and you can visit one here.
These beautiful castles not far from Cologne are the first examples of Rococo architecture in Europe and are definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
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.
Spread over an enormous area, this Garden Kingdom in Germany brings together a string of landscaped parks with magnificent palaces and public buildings.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is the world’s second-largest hillside park. It’s an incredible achievement of sloping landscapes mixed with classic architecture.
It was the dream of a German bishop at the start of the 11th century that set Hildesheim on its course to be an inspiration for religious architecture and art.
The Bauhaus style has influenced architecture and design for almost a century… but it was in these German cities that the movement found its feet.
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,