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The first place you must visit is the Neushwanstein Castle, or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German. This castle is located in Hohenschwangau, Germany. This castle was open to the public in 1886 under the order of King Ludwig II, but was not finished until 1892. Ludwig II used the castle as his private get away to escape the spotlight, and was in honor of Richard Wagner, sadly, the King never saw the castle completed and died in 1886 right before it opened to the public. They have open tours and guided tours and are open all year long except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
You will also want to visit the Black Forest aka Schwarzwald. This is a wooden mountain range located in southwestern Germany. While in the Black Forest, you can visit Baden-Baden a spa town that offers the best for rest and relaxation. There are also natural springs with mineral water that you can relax in. There are many hiking trails and interesting sites to see. The forest got its name because of how dense the trees are in the area, not because it was evil or sinister in anyway. There are many vineyards throughout this region and tons of castles to be explored.
Visiting the city of Cologne (Koln) can be fun and interesting. This city actually has their own dialect of German and like many cities, has its own Beer and technique/style of making it. Cologne was given its name because of the fragrant water that was created by an Italian merchant who went to Germany to make his fortune. The Cologne Cathedral is an amazing site to be seen which took about 600 years to complete. Cities such as this are filled with a rich history and have a life of their own that you would have to experience in order to get the full effect of the city.
The most iconic sight to be seen is the Berlin Wall. The wall was set up by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) in 1961 during the Cold War. It cut off West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany and prevented East Berliners from escaping to West Berlin. The wall was 'torn down' in 1989 with the United States helping liberate Berlin from the Soviet Union. Parts of the wall still stand and are covered in graffiti that symbolizes freedom and the strife of those whom the wall separated. This is an amazing site to be seen and represents an amazing part of the worlds history.
Germany is a beautiful land that is rich of forests and hills. The culture there is something you should experience firsthand if it is possible. There are so many great places to visit in this country, theses were just a few amazing places for you to discover. When planning your trip to Germany, be sure to plan ahead to see when attractions are open, what the costs are, and if they are family friendly or not so you don't miss out on anything. Another thing to look at is the dress code for some of the cathedrals or castles. You may also want to get travel insurance for those unexpected things like lost luggage, injury, or if some place like your hotel files for bankruptcy.