Bingen - Winemaking Capital Of Germany

The city of Bingen is perched up on the banks of River Rhine in a verdant surrounding of river Nahe. This city offers an eclectic mix of history due to the confluence of Jews and Germans. A large part of the city is located on the low mountain land overlooking the river.
This offers a picturesque and beautiful view from all angles of the city. This enchanting town is also the winemaking centre of Germany.  The city is filled with vibrancy and a lot of cultural activities and carnivals are held all round the year.

Getting there:

The city is accessible by all modes of travel. The airport here connects all major towns of Germany. The Interstate Rail as well as the ICE connects Bingen with all the major German as well as European cities. The waterway is restricted to private use only. The well developed Autobahn which lies just outside the town of Bingen offers phenomenal connectivity too.

Places of Interest:

1. Klopp Castle
Klopp Castle

This castle stands on the hills above the city, which is believed to have been built as a process of fortification during the Roman Empire back in the 10th century. It now houses administrative offices.

2. The Mouse Tower
This tower is an outlying castle in Bingen that bears its origin to a folktale. It has been re-built and refurbished several times in its history.  After being destroyed and rebuilt a several times, this sure is a place of visit.

3. Cultural Events
Cultural Events

A lot of cultural events are organised all round the year.  Being the winemaking town of Germany, a couple of wine festivals are organised all round the year called as Winzerfest.   Fireworks festival, jazz festival and church festivals are popular events too.

4. Offnungszeiten
The Stefan George Museum is built in the Tudor style that gives an insight into his life and works in the field of literature. The museum is open on all days in the afternoons.

5. Vineyards of Bingen
Vineyards of Bingen

Bingen is the wine making capital of Germany as there are over 40 vineyards in this area. A visit to a local winery is a must for every visitor to this place.

6. Hildegard von Bingen Museum
It is located on the banks of Rhine, and was initially commissioned to be the power station. The museum houses three permanent exhibitions namely, a large machine hall, a unique collection of surgical instruments. It also houses a collection of writings, paintings and objects which describes the life Rhine during the 19th century.

Bingen is an exotic place with amazing cultural history and will prove to be the best for your upcoming holidays.

Bonn - City Where History Needs Modernity

The capital city of erstwhile West Germany, Bonn is one of the earliest cities in Germany and holds great historical significance. The city lies on the banks of River Rhine, which was natural barrier against the forces entering German heartland.
The city offers a panoramic view of the river, the old churches and castles, museums and forts. The city is known as the birth place of Beethovan and present day Bonn houses 19 institutions of the United Nations.

Getting there

The city is accessible by all modes of transport. Bonn is connected by three Autobahns linking it to all major German cities. The high speed rail connects Bonn with Frankfurt is matchless. Bonn’s Cologne Bonn airport offers connectivity to all the major cities of the world.

Places of Interest

1. Beethovan Haus
Beethovan Haus

It is located in Bonngasse near the central market place. Besides being the birthplace of Ludwig-van-Beethovan, it houses a library, museum which documents his works and composition and a music chamber where all the artists from all over meet and discuss music. Beethovanhalle also associated with Beethovan, is a concert hall which is also a symbol of contemporary Germany. With a seating capacity of 2,000 seats it stages best concerts and orchestra and also hosts exhibitions, paintings, parties and carnivals.

2. The Godesburg Castle
This castle was built way back in the 13th century on a hill of Volcanic origin. In its history of over 800 years, the castle has undergone a lot of ramifications resulting in modifications. This place is worth a visit and present day Godesburg houses a hotel and a cafe.

3. Arboretum Park Harle
Arboretum Park Harle

This natural park is located on the banks of River Rhine,the origin of which dates back to mid 19th century. It houses nearly 800 species of plants, shrubs and trees. The park is open twice a month and the admission is free.

4. The University of Bonn
It is the research university located in the centre of the city. It has a notable list of alumni to its credit. The university also has a public library, a university hospital, a museum. The university museum is a great ground for learning. It has a noteworthy collection of objects and masterpieces from all round the world that includes collection from ancient Egypt, collection of mechanical calculating machines, objects of natural history and botanical garden The Hofgarten (Court garden), and Electoral Prince’s castle are also located close to the university.

Bonn is really an amazing place for history buffs and you can really have a great experience visiting this place.

Heidelberg - Where Culture Meets The Beautiful Cityscapes

Hiedelberg is one of Germany’s most popularly visited cities.  The city offers a beautiful blend of rich history, modern development and cultural diversity. The city lies on the banks of River Neckar and offers a beautiful and picturesque cityscape due to which the city is called ‘Romantic City’. The modern city and its architecture bear a mark of history right from the time of its origin to the Nazi aftermath.
The churches and castles, the universities and museums take us right into the medieval times. The city is vibrant during the day and has in its offering a great nightlife too giving ample opportunities for dining, touring and revelry.

Getting there:

Hiedelberg is well connected by all modes of transport. Its strategically located airport is well connected to all major cities. The autobahns are well connected to the city roads, and the intercity trains and High speed rails have phenomenal connectivity to rest of the neighbouring towns and the main cities of Germany and Europe.

Places of Interest

1. Heidelberg CastleThis majestic castle is located over the roofs of the city and has stood over 5 centuries. Besides having a museum of collection of various objects of historical significance, its main attractions are the old wine barrel, the beautiful architecture and interiors, and the unique German pharmacy museum.

2. Alte Brucke-Old Bridge
Alte Brucke-Old Bridge
Besides offering a panoramic view of the cityscapes, the old bridge is a classical stone bridge that has stood over 200 years. The bridge has beautiful sculptures and statues one of Prince Elector, who built this bridge and of Goddess Minerva, the Roman goddess of Wisdom.

3. Heidelberg Funicular Railway
The funicular runs from the lowest point via the Heidelberg castle to Molkenkur, which is a connecting point to the oldest funicular of Europe. It boasts of being the longest in Germany and of great cultural significance too.

4. Heidelberg Zoo
Heidelberg Zoo
This is a large and spacious zoo that houses some of the rarest species of animals from all over the world. The highlights are the sea lion; turtles aged more than 100 years and Asian Bull elephants.
Other places of historical significance include the old university, the university library, the Town Hall at the city centre.

5. Stift Neuger
This old style abbey is located amidst the picturesque and verdant surroundings of the town. Close to this church is the Klosterhof Neuberg, which is an agricultural farm that produces and sells fresh apple juice, kiwis and other farm products.

6. Thingstattae
It is an old style amphitheatre that was built in the 1930’s with a seating capacity of over 20,000 and is located on the banks of River Neckar. Concerts and operas are held during the warmer days of the year.

With so many historical monuments and places to have fun, Heidelberg serves as an amazing destination for holidays.