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Tourism and cultural activities in Germany

Visiting

Different Forms of Tourism

Historical
There are many places for tourists to visit:
- historic city centres: Regensburg, Würzburg, Goerlitz;
- museums: Pinakothek in Munich, museum island in Berlin;
- palaces : Sans-Souci at Potsdam, Charlottenburg in Berlin;
- cathedrals : Cologne, Berlin, Aachen;
- the banks of the Elbe;
- the remains of the Berlin wall.
Cultural
Operas, concert halls, theaters, festivals, museums, art galleries, open air cinema, etc.
Nature
Castles, parks and gardens

Near Berlin, at Potsdam, the park of Sans-Souci palace covers nearly 300 hectares. Also worth visiting is the zoological garden (Zoologischer Garten) in Berlin, the park of the palace of Nymphenburg in Munich and the Herrenhausen royal gardens in Hanover.

Nature parks

Altmühltal, Eifel, Saar Hunsrück, Schiefergebirge, the Swabian and Franconian forest, Schwalm-Nette, the Black Forest Center/North, Südeifel, the island of Usedom.

National Parks

Eifel, Kellerwald-Edersee, Lakes of Schleswig-Holstein, Lakes of Hamburg, Lakes of Lower Saxony, Jasmund, Western Pomeranian Bodden Landscape Park, Müritz, Unteres Odertal, Harz, Hainich, Saxony Switzerland, Bavarian forest, Berchtesgaden.

Religious
Aachen, Cologne Cathedral, Berliner Dom.
Thermal
Aquatic parks, health resorts and spas.
Beach
Many lakes, including: Constance, Müritzsee, Chiemsee, Schwerin and Starnberg.

Big rivers, including: Rhine, Danube, Main, Weser and Elbe.

Canals, including: Brandenburg and in Mecklenburg.

Additionally, there is access to the Baltic and North Sea coasts.
Winter Sports
The Bavarian Alps, Allgäu, Black Forest, Harz, Thuringe forest, and Saxony are have skiing areas. The highest summit is the Zugspitze (2962 m) in the Bavarian Alps.
Outdoor Activities
Cycling, walking, canoeing, climbing, rollerblading.
Shopping
The biggest store in Germany is in Berlin: KaDeWe Kaufhaus of the West. Friedrichstrasse, also in Berlin, is unmissable.

All large cities in Germany have pedestrian areas which offer a wide choice of stores.

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