Wherever you venture in Germany, there is something
interesting to see or do. It is a goldmine for the adventurous tourist in
search of something different to the norm.
The country has now firmly shaken off the shadows of its 20th century past, regained a sense of national pride, and breathed a sigh of relief at its new-found ability to express its distinctive national character again.
Modern Germany has come of age, and while it is still suffering the economic consequences of reunification in October 1990, Europe's most populous country is clearly a nation coming to terms with itself. Massive investment in the long-neglected infrastructure of the former East is paying off, as cities like Dresden once more begin to shine like the jewels they were in the past.
The country is the product of a long history of division, first as a loose collection of independent (and often warring) states before original unification during the 19th century, and latterly as West and communist East Germany following WWII.
For this reason alone, it is a country of remarkable diversity, with cultural differences clearly evident as one travels around the various states that make up the modern Federal Republic.
Germany boasts a heady mix of history and nature, fine arts and youthful rebellion. Its capital, Berlin, has a reputation gained from its decades as a divided city, as a hedonistic, ‘on the edge' community where almost anything goes. In contrast, the quiet academic surroundings of historic university cities like Heidelberg, convey a peacefulness quite at odds with the atmosphere of the capital.
With thanks to World Travel Guide
falling asleep in math class only to wake up and find your class mate screaming
at you in a foreign language and to realize that you can't wake up because you’re actually
living the dream!!
Imagine going on Euro tour and Germany tour as well as making other adventures to eat chocolate in Belgium, visit French exchange sisters in France, stay in five star hotels in Italy, go bicycle riding in Holland, and see sisters in Switzerland.
Imagine going overseas in January with your family of 5 seeing you off at the airport, only to be seen off at the airport of your new country the following January by your new family which consists of at least 2 new sets of grandparents, a dozen more mums and dads and brothers and sisters from all around the world
Ha ha ha yes, Dortmund is great.. I will really, really miss this place but I know I’ll be back...
but I always miss it and know it will never be the same...and it'll take a while since I have trips to Brazil and India planned first and I’ll need money for them ahha