Though it’s hard to imagine today, Mainz was nearly totally destroyed during the Second World War. With its reconstructed historic district, the state capital is beloved by visitors during the Carnival season - and year-round.
Vineyards on the slopes of the Moselle and Rhine, monumental structures from the Roman Empire in Germany's oldest city Trier: the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for culture buffs and epicures.
Where is most of Germany's wine produced? Who began cultivating the vineyards? What extinct volcanoes make the Eifel a natural attraction? Test your knowledge of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Spray cans exploded aboard a train headed towards Bonn after freight cars caught fire. Around 60 people needed to be removed from nearby homes as firefighters put out the flames.
What parts of Germany would you like to see? That’s what we asked our users. Here are their favorite German states – as well as their least favorite.
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