The River Lahn is a tributary of the Rhine and extremely popular among canoeists. DW’s Nicole Frölich gets in on the action, taking a two-day tour. She learns how to negotiate water locks and discovers Lahn marble.
Whether in Wartburg Castle or Weimar – great minds such as Luther and Goethe have made Thuringia world famous. Many of the places where they lived and worked have been preserved to this day.
The Frankfurt skyline and the documenta international art exhibition are cultural beacons, but Hessen is also home to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk and fairy tales went around the world.
Monumental structures from the Roman Empire in Trier, vineyards on the slopes of the Moselle and Rhine: the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for culture buffs and epicures.
The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.
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