Original Castles and Palaces in Germany

By: Douglas Scott

The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe.

Germany is ideal for family holidays everyone feels at home here from toddlers to grandparents.

There is an abundance of affordable places to stay with lots to offer, from homely holiday apartments and farm accommodation to scenic campsites and youth hostels, plus of course countless hotels that welcome children and babies with open arms.

Experience new things, have fun and relax. Vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and pulsating nightlife. Enchanting medieval villages and traditional wine villages with friendly festivals and regional specialities. Picturesque countryside which is perfect for walking or simply relaxing in. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism. Fun and sport, wellness and relaxation. A land of a thousand possibilities.

From 6 July to 2 September 2007, the Travemunde sand sculpture festival invites to an impressive journey through global history. 75 international sculptors transform the beach into a gorgeous landscape of sculptures.

When the BallinStadt Emigrant World opens to the public on 5 July 2007, visitors can experience all about emigration. The interactive edutainment exhibition offers thrilling and informative aspects of expatriation for young and old.

The World of Sport focuses on Stuttgart. 2007 will be a special year for Stuttgart as the European Capital of Sport, as no other city hosts as many world championships in mens handball, gymnastics, cycling and formation dancing, to forget the World Athletics Final, which will be held in Stuttgart for three years running from 2006 to 2008.

The castles and palaces which Germany has to offer you are all original. There is not just a handful of well preserved ones, but several hundred from all epochs and of every genre. Each has its own long a thrilling history, which is being kept alive within its walls.

A tropical atmosphere beside the Rhine, giraffes on the North Sea coast, dolphins in the South and pandas in Berlin. In Germany you will find an amazing selection of animals from around the world, all cared for in the interest of world conservation, in some of Europes best wild animal parks and zoos.

Shopping made in Germany is a wonderful experience. Germany has a huge range of different places to shop, from the traditional atmosphere of its town centres to more than 400 shopping malls, each like a world of its own. The one thing they all have in common is a colourful mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Nearly all Germanys towns and cities have pedestrians areas with large department stores and shopping arcades.

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