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
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, located on the banks of the Elbe River. This is one of the richest cities in the country, the largest port and a real “gate to the world.” Hamburg has been a center of European trade ever since it entered the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. This brought enormous wealth to the city and left a rich cultural and historical heritage. The sea spirit and traditions of the Hansa permeate Hamburg right through: from architecture and attractions, to culture, food and the cries of gulls in the streets.
Hamburg is located in Northern Germany at the southern tip of the Jutland Peninsula in an area that lies between continental Europe and Scandinavia. The city stands at the confluence of the Elbe River and its tributary Alster. The administrative unit is the free Hanseatic city of Hamburg, bordering the lands of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony. Continue reading