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Germany - Central Germany (PDF Chapter)
This is the Central Germany chapter from Lonely Planet’s Germany guidebook.
Central Germany’s captivating landscapes await. From Thuringian Forest hikes, steam-train journeys deep into the Harz Mountains and riverside rambles past Saale-Unstrut vineyards, to medieval castle ruins and restored Renaissance palaces, this region is the stuff of both fairy tale and history.
- delight in Kassel’s cascading Herkules or invoke your inner child at Grimmwelt
- tour Dessau’s Bauhaus gems to study the origins of modernist architecture and design
- wander cobblestoned streets past half-timbered houses in medieval Quedlinburg
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Fairy-Tale Road, Hanau, Steinau, Fulda, Marburg, Nationalpark, Kellerwald-Edersee, Kassel, Göttingen, Bad Karlshafen, Hamelin, Thuringia, Erfurt, Weimar, Schmalkalden, Eisenach, Mühlhausen, Kyffhäuser Mountains, Gotha, Jena, Saale-Unstrut Region, Harz Mountains, Goslar, Bad Harzburg, Wernigerode, Schierke, Quedlinburg, Gernrode, Thale, Saxony-Anhalt, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Dessau-Rosslau, Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, Magdeburg, Halle and Lutherstadt Eisleben.
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