Münsterland boasts more than 100 castles and palaces. Some are still lived in; others are open to the public. The region is also known for horse breeding. There are more horses here than in almost any other region in Europe.
42 World Heritage Sites in Germany invite you to guided tours and events on UNESCO World Heritage Day on 3 June. Soon there could be two new UNESCO sites.
The Drachenfels cliff is one of the most popular recreation spots in the "Siebengebirge" stretch on the Rhine. But the cliff's rocks have become brittle and now work is under way to try to keep it from breaking apart.
The Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II. the fairytale king, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. The Würzburg Residence and the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg are also popular with visitors.
Castles are very popular in Germany — but their exact number remains a mystery, as each federal state keeps its own statistics. But a club in Germany wants to put an end to this confusion with a scientific database.
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