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Munich, Germany – the pearl city of Central Europe, the capital of the federal state of Bavaria, located on the Isar River in the south of the country. The city of Munich is one of the most attractive in the region from a tourist point of view, with a rich history and cultural traditions.
For the first time in chronicles, Munich was mentioned in 1158 as Villa Munichen, but already in 1175 it receives urban status and is surrounded by walls. The name of the city comes from the old German word Mönche, meaning monks, since it is believed that the Benedictine monks began Munich. Since then, a lot of events have taken place in the city, among which are those that determined the further course of world history (it was here that the National Socialist Party of Germany was born, for example). Continue reading
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
Germany is the most populated country in Europe. 82.7 million people live in it – more only in Russia. The country is similar to a patchwork quilt: it consists of 16 federal lands, each of which has its own capital, traditions, and dialect. The capital of the Federal Republic of Germany is Berlin with 3.6 million inhabitants.
Almost every city in Germany, and not just Berlin, boasts either a long history, or outstanding sights, or a rich cultural life, or all at once. In many cities, the historical center (Altstadt – “Old Town”) with its market square (Markt), “gingerbread” medieval houses and the town hall is perfectly preserved. In such places it is easy to imagine how the life of the burghers proceeded several centuries ago. Continue reading