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    Top Places To Visit In Germany

    1. Berchtesgaden

    Berchtesgaden National Park is an area of spectacular natural beauty with its craggy mountains and green valleys. Nestled in the valley, below the peaks of the Alps, lies the picturesque village of the same name.

    2. Munich

    Munich is the third largest city in Germany and capital of Bavaria. It is famous for its fine culture, beautiful architecture and the annual beer festival - Oktoberfest.

    3. Rhine Valley

    The beautiful banks of the Rhine Valley river gorge are to home to many historic castles, villages and vineyards.

    4. Berlin

    Berlin is Germany's capital which is steeped in an eventful and troublesome history. Nowadays the city is vibrant, modern and regarded as one of the coolest cities in Europe.

    5. Neuschwanstein Castle

    The magical nineteenth century castle of Neuschwanstein, nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany and was the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella castle.

    6. Dresden

    Dresden is a cultural centre located on the Elbe river and known for its historic landmarks in the Old Town.

    7. Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Rothenburg is a walled town best known for its untouched medieval centre. It’s a fascinating places to wonder around on foot.

    8. Aachen

    Aachen is a city mixed with historic marvels and modern innovation. Its star attraction is its cathedral which is over 1000 years old.

    9. Heidelberg

    Heidelberg is a popular destination situated in a steep valley on the Neckar river. Renowned as Germany's oldest University town, as well as for its charm and architecture.

    10. Lübeck

    Lübeck's delightful old town consists of well preserved buildings and narrow laneways. It's skyline is dominated by many church steeples.

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