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Eastern Germany—a region of turbulent history with a beautiful countryside

 

Eastern Germany refers to the area that used to be the German Democratic Republic and was reunified with West Germany in 1990. Eastern Germany, which ranges from the Baltic Coast in the North to the Czech border in the South, is divided into 6 federal states.

Berlin, a pulsating city and the capital of Germany, is one of those federal states. In Berlin alone, one could stay for weeks and not get bored. Consider, that Berlin is the size of Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt put together. Since it offers an incredible number of tourist attractions, and is known for fashion, shopping and nightlife, it is no wonder that this town is Germany’s favourite travel destination.

Brandenburg, the federal state that surrounds Berlin, has a total of 13 holiday regions alone. Many nature reserves, lakes and waterways, broad expanses of countryside and sleepy villages can be explored by bike, boat or even on horseback. This is where Berliners love to take a break from the big city.

With cities such as Dresden and Leipzig, the federal state of Saxony offers big-city flair and small-town romance at once. This region will seduce you with river valleys, castles and an abundance of distinctive art and culture. Prestigious festivals, museums, world-renowned orchestras and concert halls can be found here as well as picturesque nature. The nearby region of Saxony-Anhalt, famous for its cathedrals and towns associated with Martin Luther, offers great examples of UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the remarkable landscape gardens of Dessau-Woerlitz and the fascinating Bauhaus in Dessau. Also to be found in Saxony-Anhalt is Germany’s most northerly wine growing region - the Saale and Unstrut Valley.

Thuringia, Germany’s top destination for walking enthusiasts, is another highly appealing holiday region. Besides an unspoilt countryside, the cities of Erfurt, Weimar and Eisenach offer a great blend of living history and unique architecture. Much of the cultural attraction is linked to famous names such as Bach, Luther, Goethe and Schiller.

Last but not least, the lake land region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania must be mentioned. The region is shaped by water, whether it be the Baltic Sea, the fascinating coastline or the old impressive Hanseatic towns of Rostock, Wismar and Stralsund. With more than a thousand lakes that are connected by rivers and canals, there are endless options of water sports. How about renting a houseboat for your vacation?