The lack of a warm sea in Germany is compensated by many thermal springs, where you can swim in winter and summer. Also in the country there are springs with mineral water, which is drunk for medicinal purposes. The names of balneological resorts usually begin with the word “Bad”, which means “bathing”.
The resort of Baden-Baden has long been loved by the Russian public. In the local thermal waters, bones were heated by members of the royal family and the luminaries of Russian literature: Chekhov, Zhukovsky, Gogol and others. Thermal complex “Caracalla” and Roman-Irish baths “Friedrichsbad” work for vacationers. Here you can swim in the pools with hot healing water, take a steam bath in the sauna and book a massage. Continue reading
Berlin is Western and Eastern. Even now. And for three decades now, the Germans have been getting rid of the legacy of the GDR. Antiquities and the historical center, in general, in Berlin after the war, practically did not remain, lovers of narrow streets, palaces and fortresses here will not be too interesting. Nevertheless, the capital of Germany is an interesting and “lively” city. I propose to start dating.
Acquaintance with the city began in the afternoon, after arrival and check-in at the hotel. The hotel itself was close to Potsdamer Platz. An interesting monument of a bygone era met on the way – all that remains of the huge Anhalter Station (Anhalter Bahnhof). The station was built in 1841, during the Second World War it was badly damaged, then it ended up in West Berlin, from which, of course, there was nowhere to go by train. Continue reading
Today, the Federal Republic of Germany (this is the official name of the state) is one of the most developed economies in the world, and its internal political structure is an example of parliamentary democracy and the effective distribution of powers between the center and the subjects of the federation. The latter include the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, the Free Hanseatic city of Bremen, the Free Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Free State of Saxony, Saxony, Saxony, Salt Schleswig-Holstein, Free State of Thuringia. The capital of Germany, the city of Berlin, also has federal status.
Before unification into one state, the German regions in the distant past were independent units: each with its own culture, history, traditions and customs. Continue reading