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Berlin Cathedral Dome And The Views From Up There

The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but climbing to the Baroque dome is a pleasant experience you’ll remember. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome. A 360-degree view of the city awaits those who’ll

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin – Symbol of the Cold War

The Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin is a symbol of the Cold War that is still standing today. Though it is more of a tourist attraction nowadays, the checkpoint still looks true to what it used to be. The original guardhouse is now at the city’s Allied Museum if you want

Charlottenburg Palace – The Most Splendid in Berlin

There is no doubt that Charlottenburg Palace is the most splendid in Berlin. I’m not sure how many palaces the city has, but if there’s one palace you must go in, this should be it. In German, the locals call it Schloss Charlottenburg. The Baroque and Rococo facade of the

Inside Berlin Cathedral

The dome of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) is a prominent symbol in the city’s skyline. Unknown to many, this wondrous piece of Neo-classical and Baroque architecture is a Protestant church. From the outside, the imposing dome is painted green, and its highly-decorated facade arouses curiosity. In fact, its dome

Visiting the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe”

The “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” is a must-see attraction in Berlin. That’s a long name, but you all can call it the “Holocaust Memorial.” It is there to remind us of the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust. Based on its lengthy name, you wouldn’t really know

At Brandenburg Tor in Berlin, History Happened

The Brandenburg Tor is the first tourist attraction I visited on my first day in Berlin. It’s an imposing neoclassical gate that appears conspicuously in almost every postcard in the city. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate bears witness to a tumultuous history of the city and country. And at

This Roman-German Museum Proves That Cologne Was Once a Roman City

There is no doubt that the Roman-German Museum in Cologne proves that the wonderful city was once under Roman rule.  The modern museum stands on the land where the original marvelous mosaic of Dionysius was found.  Thus, the Römisch-Germanisches Museum is, in itself, an archaeological site. Dionysius’s mosaic is, perhaps,

Cologne Skyline from KolnSky Tower on a Cloudy Day

A high school classmate of mine brought me KolnSky to see the unforgettable Cologne skyline from its viewing deck. We crossed the famed Hohenzollern bridge behind Cologne Cathedral before reaching the KolnSky building. On that day, the sun played hide-and-seek, and then it decided not to come out throughout our

Leave Your Hearts at Love Locks Bridge in Cologne

Leave your hearts at love locks bridge in Cologne. But let me be clear: the bridge’s name is not Love Locks. I’m referring to Hohenzollern Bridge which crosses through the Rhine River. The bridge railings are fully adorned with love locks from the locals, but mainly from the tourists. Hohenzollern

The Colorful Stained Glass Windows Inside Cologne Cathedral

The stained glass windows inside Cologne Cathedral are a kaleidoscope of colors that visitors should not miss. Yes, I know, every European cathedral has a couple of stained glass windows, and that’s why you should notice them. They might look the same to you, but if you take a closer

Inside Cologne Cathedral

Now that you’ve seen the 360-degree views of the facade, it is time for you to see what’s inside Cologne Cathedral. In my previous post, I revealed that the main reason why this Koln Cathedral is popular is because of the remains of the Three Wise Men or The Three

The Facade of Cologne Cathedral

I will show you 360 views of the facade of Cologne Cathedral in Germany – before I take you inside. This imposing Gothic Cathedral is Cologne’s most famous landmark and the pride of its people – regardless of their religious affiliation. And true enough, from a glance outside, the cathedral

My Own Walking Tour in Stuttgart

I decided to have my own walking tour in Stuttgart on my second morning in the city. Yes, I did spend two full days here but on my first day, my friend and her husband whisked me away to Hohenzollern Castle, an hour drive from Stuttgart. We had a short

Inside Stuttgart Porsche Museum

Let me show you inside Stuttgart Porsche Museum. If there’s one thing that Stuttgart is famous for – that being a car city. Two of the world’s greatest cars, Porsche and Mercedes Benz are manufactured here. Both have their own impressive museums, but I’ve only got the chance to go

Hohenzollern Castle: A Fairytale-Like Castle on the Hill

Hohenzollern Castle is just one of the 20,000 fairy-tale-like castles in Germany. Indeed, you can’t be in Germany without visiting an old castle, be it small, medium, or large. 😀 They’ve got castles in the city to the outskirts; to the plains and hilltops. These castles, of course, were once
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