According to Ethnicityology, the capital of Germany – the city of Berlin carries a long history, so it is rich in historical and cultural attractions. Back in 1244, it was already mentioned in the records as a city. It is most likely impossible to calculate the true number of all the capital’s sights, because the city center, in fact, is completely an architectural, historical and cultural attraction. The so-called hallmark of the capital is the Brandenburg Gate, which was built here in the 18th century. Here is Checkpoint Charlie, which is considered one of the main symbols of the Cold War. Near the western wall of the gate, a small fragment of the famous “Berlin Wall”, which divided the city in the post-war period, has been preserved. The length of this wall was 155 km, of which 43 km were directly within the city, and the height was 4 meters or more. The city has built a variety of museums that store exhibits of centuries of history. It will be interesting to visit the Art Gallery, located in Dahlem, where many works of old masters, various sculptures by Indian and Islamic sculptors and much more are concentrated. You should definitely visit Potsdam, which is located in the vicinity of the city and is considered the most beautiful place. Since the 17th century, this place has been the residence of the Prussian kings. The building was built in the Baroque style with elements of classicism and this majestic monument of history and architecture is located on the picturesque banks of the river Havel. Near the Baltic Sea on the Elbe River is another of the most famous cities in Germany – Hamburg. Now it is the largest seaport in Germany and the fourth largest river port. More likely, no European city can compete with Hamburg in terms of the number of covered streets and passages that originate from the Hamburg Courtyard, which is the city center. Hamburg is also considered the richest city in the country, because it is here that many world-famous banks, offices of large companies, insurance companies and other business institutions are concentrated. Many of the city’s old buildings did not survive the war, but the 132-meter Michel Tower remained virtually unscathed. Bavaria can definitely be called the tourist center of Germany. Every year this place is visited by many tourists from all over the world. The rich culture and geographic location have made Bavaria one of the best tourist destinations not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. The diversity of nature here is very great. It is here that the world-famous Bavarian Alps lie, there are many beautiful lakes, forests and a huge number of rivers. Nature lovers should definitely visit the Bavarian Forest National Park.
National cuisine of Germany
German folk cuisine has absorbed traditions from many peoples who live here or have ever lived here. A popular dish is deep-fried brisket, various sausages, icebahn pork roll, as well as the well-known fried sausages with curry sauce. A distinctive feature from the general German cuisine is Bavarian cuisine, which is characterized by large portions and “rustic” simplicity. The most famous examples of Bavarian cuisine include pork with sauerkraut and Bavarian sausages. Also, Italian dishes are very popular here. On the Seashore, most dishes include seafood. They do anything with fish here: they fry, smoke, dry, and, of course, cook delicious soups. The main culinary attraction of Germany is its beer, more specifically, Bavarian beer, which is known throughout the world for its highest quality and great taste. Beer is most often served with pork or sausage dishes.
In many cities in Germany, urban transport consists of buses, trams, commuter trains and subways or light rails. Travel by any type of transport costs the same, in addition, due to various travel and tourist tickets, you can significantly save on moving around the city. You can buy tickets in special places in the metro and at train stations. There is no need to take risks and go without a ticket, since the fine for such a trip is quite high. Buses move according to a clear schedule, which can be found at bus stops. You can enter only through the front door, you can also buy a ticket from the driver. But only for one trip. The price of one trip costs 2 euros, and a one-day pass costs 5.5-6 euros. Taxis are well-established in many cities. The price is set depending on the driving time and distance, for short distances up to 2 km there is a separate tariff. On average, a 1km trip in a German taxi will cost 2 euros.