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  2. Neuschwanstein Castle | History, Description, & Facts ...

    Neuschwanstein Castle, German Schloss Neuschwanstein, elaborate castle near Füssen, Germany, built atop a rock ledge over the Pöllat Gorge in the Bavarian Alps by order of Bavaria’s King Louis II (“Mad King Ludwig”). Construction began in 1868 and was never completed. Louis II spent much of his childhood at Hohenschwangau Castle, a neo-Gothic, medieval-inspired castle elaborately ...

  3. Berlin, capital and chief urban centre of Germany. The city lies at the heart of the North German Plain, athwart an east-west commercial and geographic axis that helped make it the capital of the kingdom of Prussia and then, from 1871, of a unified Germany. Berlin’s former glory ended in 1945, but the city survived the destruction of World War II.

  4. Cologne | Germany, Description, Economy, Culture, & History

    Cologne, German Köln, fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the Land (state) of North Rhine–Westphalia. One of the key inland ports of Europe, it is the historic, cultural, and economic capital of the Rhineland. Cologne’s commercial importance grew out of its position at the point where the huge traffic artery of the Rhine (German: Rhein) River intersected one of the major ...

  5. German Empire - Wikipedia

    The German Empire (German: Deutsches Kaiserreich), also referred to as Imperial Germany, the Second Reich, or simply Germany, was the period of the German Reich from the unification of Germany in 1871 until the November Revolution in 1918, when the German Reich changed its form of government from a monarchy to a republic.

  6. List of cities and towns in Germany - Wikipedia

    This is a complete list of the 2,055 cities and towns in Germany (as of 1 March 2022). There is no distinction between town and city in Germany; a Stadt is an independent municipality (see Municipalities of Germany) that has been given the right to use that title.

  7. One of Europe ’s largest countries, Germany encompasses a wide variety of landscapes: the tall, sheer mountains of the south; the sandy, rolling plains of the north; the forested hills of the urbanized west; and the plains of the agricultural east.

  8. Top 10 Famous Buildings In Germany - Updated 2023 | Trip101

    Address: Lennéstraße 1, 19053 Schwerin, Germany Website: Schwerin Castle Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed on Mon) Price: 9 USD 2. Reichstag Building (from USD 228.64) Source:

  9. US Military Bases in Germany: A List Of All 12 Bases

    At over 223 square kilometers in size, it’s also considered the largest US Army base in Germany. Units Stationed: Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Battalion 7th Army Training Command 106th Financial Management Support Unit 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion 1st Inland Cargo Transfer Company 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company

  10. Expats in Germany: top 10 questions answered | Expatica

    In 2021, the average hourly wage in Germany was €24.44 for a monthly gross of €4,130. As of January 2022, Germany’s minimum wage is €9.82 per hour, so a 40-hour workweek adds up to a gross monthly salary of about €1,704. However, the government has indicated a rise to €12 in late 2022.