The list of guests to the city is long and stellar: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mark Twain, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones - they were all in Heidelberg and enchanted by it.
The train, made famous in the 2015 Bond movie "Spectre", trundles tourists between the town of Oujda and the former mining city of Bouarfa along a 350-kilometre-long (215-mile) stretch of desert.
Ultimately, Goethe got his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in Strasbourg. But he spent more time with his beloved in Sessenheim. The village in Alsace has been glad to reap the benefits.
Captivated by the romantic landscape, Thomas Mann built himself a summer house on the Curonian Spit. The Nobel literature laureate spent carefree days there - although they were all too short.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are visiting Germany from July 19 to 21. They'll be going to Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg. The itinerary is set, but if there are any gaps, here are some tips.
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