Top 10 cities to explore in Germany – Part 2
Last time we began our long voyage through the Top 10 cities to explore in Germany. Since the country is huge and there is plenty to say about all destinations here, we only got to cover three of these major towns. But alas! We are back with more.
4. Frankfurt does not necessarily strike one as a beautiful city. It is filled with skyscrapers and modern office buildings, hinting at its economic hub status. Indeed, it is the financial center of Germany, one of the greatest – if not the greatest – in Europe. Personally, i am more impressed by old architecture and rich history, but Frankfurt is amazing anyway. Plus, it hosts the biggest International Book Fair in the world every October. (So after you’re done drinking beer in Munich, at Oktoberfest, you just might want to pop by for a good book). You can – and should – rent a car in Frankfurt to get the most of your experience.
5. Lubeck definitely reminds of the medieval age, when the city was the capital of the Hanseatic League. This means the city was one of the greatest European economic hub between the 11th and the 17th centuries. The old harbor is the main attraction, with its old buildings turned museums, while the town center impresses with its Gothic churches and city gates.
6. If you think Germany is an industrial country, focused on production and pragmaticism, forgetting about culture and art, you’ve forgotten Weimar. This is the heart and soul of the high German culture, located in Eastern Germany. Germany boasts with the greatest school of philosophy, but also with some of the best classical music composers. Nietzsche, Goethe and Bach are just a few of those who named Weimar their home. Not to mention the city is where the revolutionary 20th-century Bauhaus movement emerged.