Exploring The Charming Castles And Historical Towns Of Germany : Part-3

By:  Debanjana Maitra Köln The city of Köln is a splendid mix of perfume, alcohol and God. Köln sits on the bank of the river Rhine. It is home to the greatest Gothic cathedral in Germany. Interestingly, archeologists have found the city to be the home of the country’s best collections of Roman architecture because of the artifacts buried under the cathedral. Even though close to ninety-five percent of Cologne was destroyed during WWII , the cathedral had held up fairly well. Surprisingly, after being hit by fourteen bombs, the skeletal…

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Exploring The Charming Castles And Historical Towns Of Germany : Part-2

By:  Debanjana Maitra Dresden Dresen, the grandiose capital of Saxony, the eastern state of Germany, lies on the bank of the Elbe River. Dresden Opera House The ruler of Saxony was famous for inviting artists from all over Europe , especially from Italy. He wanted to build the city that displays grand architecture and therefore Dresden also came to be known as the “Florence on the Elbe” after the city of Florence in Italy. On the night of Feb 13, 1945, the Allied forces had bombed the city and turned it…

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Exploring The Charming Castles And Historical Towns Of Germany : Part-1

By:  Debanjana Maitra This summer,  I travelled to Europe for a tour of the charming castles and the historical  towns of Germany with my family. Munich Munich, situated in Bavaria, the southernmost state of Germany, is considered to be one of the most scenic parts of the country and not without reason, as I was  to discover. The city of Munich has preserved the old and built the new. Surrounded by castles straight out of a fairy tale, the city is nestled in the breathtaking Alps. Marienplatz marks the old center.…

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