What to see in Northern Germany

Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Rich in history, beautiful landscapes, nature and castles, Northern Germany is the ideal destination for a different stay, off the beaten track of mass tourism. In addition to the classic and beautiful Berlin, in fact, many other cities of the north German are ideal to visit to discover wonderful places and cultural sites of great interest.

Hamburg City Center

Hamburg City Center

Starting from the area to the north is Hamburg, the first place from which you can start this route. Germany’s second city, crossed by the Elbe river and rich in green, is home to many bridges, large elegant streets, shopping arcades and boutiques for shopping. What you should visit are the Town Hall, the Stock Exchange and the church of San Michele. It also houses major museums, among which the Khunstalle, one of the largest in the nation. The port of Hamburg is among the most extensive in the world, where you can have romantic walks, be it on a boat or on foot, and excellent dinners with fish in the many restaurants.

Saint Michael's Church

Saint Michael’s Church

A very characteristic place is then Bremen. To welcome its visitors, there is a statue of Roland in the main square and, scattered around the historic center, you can find the sculptures inspired by the famous fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians. You should also visit the ancient Schnoor quarter, the interactive Universum Science Center and the streets and Bottcherstrasse Schlachte with their many bars, shops, markets and restaurants.

Universum Bremen bei Nacht

Universum Bremen bei Nacht

The city of Lübeck will make you feel like you are in a dream, with its landscapes, its towers and churches is unmistakable, since 1987, a World Heritage Site. It is also famous for being the birthplace of the Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann.

Lübeck

Lübeck

Slightly further south there is Hannover, considered the city in the heart of Europe. Surrounded by large forests and surrounded by beautiful lakes, Hannover is a metropolis, a political and cultural center, home to several points of interest, such as the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, the Column of Waterloo, the Opera, the Market Church, the Lutheran Church St. Giorgii et Jacobi. The museums to visit are all of a high standard and you can choose, for example, between the modern and contemporary art of the Sprengel Museum, the Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits of Kestner or The Luftfarth Museum is dedicated the history of the national airline, Lufthansa.

Hannover

Hannover

Northern Germany photos by: Carmelo Paulo Bayarcal, Dan, Jonas Ginter, Frans Sellies, Mundus Gregorius

For more on Germany check: The futuristic Nhow Berlin Hotel | Germany, Discover Leipzig | Symbol of culture of Germany, The historical and natural beauty of Rügen island in Germany

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