Archive for the ‘Germany’ Category


Saturday, September 29th, 2007

The Westerwald is a mountainous region situated in western Germany, a country in West-central Europe. It is located in the intersection of the states of Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. The presence of castles, churches, and stately homes are evidences of Westerwald region’s interesting olden times.

Highlights of a Westerwald Travel

One of the most interesting archaeological structures in central Europe is an ancient wall erected by the Romans to serve as their protection against the Teutons. This wall is called The Lime. A portion of this ancient wall crosses the hills of the Westerwald region. Well-conserved ruins of The Lime and some remains of towers and castles that used to be part of the ancient past are still visible along this lengthy stretch.

An old-fashioned health and wellness resort situated in the peaceful Wied valley on the Westerwald border, Waldbreitbach is an attraction worth visiting in Westerwald especially during the Christmas season. This Christmas village showcases the biggest nativity scene in the whole world, this striking scene created out of plants and tree roots along with a gigantic star completes the Christmas atmosphere in Westerwald. Aside from being a Christmas Village this health spa is the ideal place to visit if you want to treat and pamper your body and mind as you enjoy the relaxing ambience brought about by the idyllic forest nature.

Limburg an der Lahn, Westerwald, Germany

Limburg an der Lahn, a city with a medieval core is another tourist attraction within the vicinity of Westerwald. Located at the Lahn River, Limburg an der Lahn is flanked by the mountains of Westerwald and the Taunus. Primary attractions in this medieval city are the fine prehistoric cathedral, the Limburger Dom and the houses partially made out of timber that has been there since the 17th to 18th centuries. The heart of the town of Limburg has been preserved and remained integral. Grand half-timbered ancient houses and splendid old streets offer richness in culture and architectural style that is incomparable to any town anywhere in the world.

Westerwald is well known for its unique salt-glazed pottery. The Westerwald Ceramic Museum is home to outstanding ceramic art and craftwork. A visit to this place is like having an educational glimpse on Westerwald’s colorful history on the pottery industry.

The entire of Westerwald is a good place to spend your holiday with your family. With the untouched beauty of nature, common in Westerwald relaxing is very easy to achieve. It is a town with very exceptional attractions, unspoilt nature, and captivating scenes. Visit Westerwald and you can see why even without the modern day establishments, visitors in Westerwald comes back again and again. The Westerwald is a great place, you will never regret visiting this place where the mystery of ancient and medieval history still lives.

Germany Tourism

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Germany is a West central European country that has the North Sea along with Denmark as also the Baltic Sea to its north and is bordered by Poland and Czechoslovakia to its east while to its south lie the countries of Austria and Switzerland, and France, Luxembourg as well as Belgium and Netherlands lie to its west. The capital of the country is located at Berlin, and its political system is one of a parliamentary federation that includes sixteen separate states.

Rotes Rathaus, Berlin Town Hall, Germany

Germany, the same country that had to subdued by the Allied powers during the Second World War, seems to have shrugged off its defeat of that time and is now one of the modern as well as great powers of the world and is also a member of NATO, the United Nations as well as G8 and G4 nations and it is the fourth largest spender in defense matters in the world. It is also the third largest economy of the world and has the distinction of being the largest exporter in the world, while also ranking second amongst importing nations of the world.

The main religion of Germany is shared between Protestants that live in the north and east and Roman Catholics that are found in the south and west of the country with each comprising about thirty percent of the population. The people are well educated and the main language is German, and this country is rich in its cultural history and is often called the ‘Land of poets and thinkers’ and German culture has spanned many centuries being shaped by some key intellectual as well as popular events that have taken place in Europe. Among the more renowned German poets and authors the names of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as well as Friedrich Schiller stand out. And, one should also not forget the folk tales collection of the Grimm Brothers.

As would be expected of a rich and developed country of the world you will be sure to find that it has big cities that are quite elegant and that is in sharp contrast to its many postcard sized small towns. You will also enjoy the many pagan-style festivals held in Germany including the world famous Oktoberfest and the art and culture of this mighty land are also quite well developed.

There are a number of forests as well as enthralling castles to visit and of course you will find plenty of fine wine and beer throughout the country. Another popular tourist attraction is the Berlin Botanic Gardens, which is home to over 18,000 different kinds of plant species.

You can visit Germany at any time of the year though the months between May and September are especially good because of the sunny skies that make the outdoor adventure seeker being drawn here in great numbers. There are many beer gardens and the cafes are always almost busy and there is also plenty of outdoor activity such as hiking, cycling as well as swimming to enjoy.