A fortress, palace and porcelain factory - the turbulent history of Albrechtsburg, towering over the Elbe for over 1000 years. Here, Johann Friedrich Böttger perfected porcelain.
It's easy to relax in Saarland, far from mass tourism. Michelin-starred cuisine, a Franco-German way of life and the world's first industrial UNESCO World Heritage site are the pride of this small, Francophile state.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
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.
The wild charm of the Scottish Highlands draws tourists from around the world during the summer months but as DW's Susan Bonney-Cox found out, it also has much to offer in the off-season, too.
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