German Cities and Regions

St. Marien zu Lübeck; Copyright: Lübeck und Travemünde, Tourist-Service GmbH

Proud of Mann and Marzipan – The Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Pretty noble: the old Hanseatic City of Lübeck is not only well known for the production of exquisite marzipan. Two German Nobel Prize winners – Thomas Mann and Willy Brandt – saw the light of day here and a third, Günter Grass, has chosen Lübeck as his adopted town.More ...
Porta Nigra, Trier, Copyright: Christian Millen

Trier – Germany’s Oldest City

Trier sets its own standards, and no other town in Germany comes close to matching up.More ...
Goethe and Schiller memorial in front of the German National Theatre - Copyright: Thüringer Tourismus GmbH

The Weimar Myth – "The Cradle of German Classicism"

Virtually no other city is as loaded with mythology as Weimar, and virtually no other city has such close associations with German cultural history as this little Thuringian town.More ...
Dresdens Wahrzeichen ist die 1878 erbaute Semperoper. Sie trägt den Namen ihres berühmten Architekten Gottfried Semper (1803 1879). Foto: Christoph Münch/ Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Dresden-Werbung und Tourismus GmbH

Dresden: A City Without a Centre?

To the more than four million tourists who visit it each year, Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, does not present the image of an immaculate and harmonious whole. Yet with its architectural disunity, the city on the Elbe conveys a deeply moving impression of its eventful history.More ...

City Portrait: Leipzig Is A Shining Light

Copyright: Leipziger Messe GmbH April 2003With a population of almost 500,000 Leipzig is the fastest growing metropolis in the eastern German Federal Länder. It is in demand as a business location: Porsche and BMW are building new factories near the exhibition centres, Siemens is already there. More ...
Photo: Kaiserburg and Sinwellturm – copyright Stadt Nürnberg

Nuremberg – A City with a Difficult Legacy

60 years ago, on 20 November, the Nuremberg Trials against Nazi war criminals were held.More ...