When we drove from England to Hungary two years ago it was a simple and pleasurable journey. Starting from the Hull-Rotterdam ferry terminal in the Netherlands, we passed at a leisurely pace, passing through Germany and Austria along the way. However, trying to follow same route in July 2021 proved to be rather more complicated […]
Hanover (Hannover in German), the most northerly of our Top Ten German Cities, is often overlooked by tourists. Certainly its Old Town is limited in size having been only partly rebuilt after World War II, but its gardens are some of the finest in Germany and its central lake, the Maschsee, adds a great backdrop when exploring the city.
Dresden has risen from the ashes and is now resplendent with fine historic buildings, like the Frauenkirche Church and the Zwinger Palace, with its impressive exhibitions, and pleasant walks along the banks of the Elbe.
Leipzig is rightly known as the City of Music hence on our first visit to this city, we decided to follow the Music Trail visiting along the way the Neues Gewandhaus Concert Hall, St Nicholas Church, the Alte Börse, the Marktplatz, St Thomas Church and Kaffeehaus Riquet. Just outside the city, we visited to Monument to the Battle of the Nations.
Passau is the smallest of our Top Ten German Cities, but it has much to offer senior travellers and well deserves its inclusion in our top ten list. Its many historic churches are a particular feature of the city. Like Koblenz, Passau is also a confluence city, but in this case of three rivers, the […]
We have been to Cologne on several occasions and found something new and interesting to see each time. It proved to be an easy choice for one of our Top Ten German Cities for senior travellers. Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city is a major cultural centre on the banks of the Rhine. The centre is […]