Germany Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Berlin, Germany

An attractive Protestant church on the east side of Berlin, St. Mary's is home to a 15th-century fresco of "The Dance of Death" and other artworks.

Luther MonumentLuther Monument
Worms, Germany

Erected in 1868 and funded by Lutherans around the world, this is the largest Reformation monument ever built. Situated in a purpose-built park, it includes statues of Luther, his contemporaries and his forerunners.

Erfurt, Germany

The main stop on the Luther Trail in Erfurt is this Augustinian monastery where Luther lived as a monk during his turbulent, formative years in 1505-11.

Munich, Germany

This 18th-century Baroque and Rococo church built by the Asam brothers leaves no surface undecorated.

Erfurt, Germany

This large Franciscan church was almost completely destroyed by WWII bombs. The nave remains in ruins but the restored choir has its 13th-century stained glass windows of St. Francis and medieval artifacts.

Trier Cathedral TreasuryTrier Cathedral Treasury
Trier, Germany

Occupying a small room inside Trier Cathedral, this treasury displays some of Europe's greatest relics - including a nail from the Crucifixion and a sandal of St. Andrew - along with important religious art from a variety of periods.

Augsburg CathedralAugsburg Cathedral
Augsburg, Germany

Originally built in 944, Augsburg's historic cathedral has the distinction of containing some of the oldest stained-glass windows in the world.

Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle

Completed in 1892, this fairy-tale castle was designed by "Mad" King Ludwig as his private retreat in the Bavarian Alps.

Berlin, Germany

Completed in 1894 to house the German parliament, the Neoclassical Reichstag building suffered neglect and damage in the first half of the 20th century, but has been fully restored and provided with an ultramodern glass dome by Norman Foster.

Erfurt CathedralErfurt Cathedral
Erfurt, Germany

This Gothic cathedral with Romanesque parts is an impressive edifice that uses its unique sloping site to full advantage. Inside are many important art masterpieces.

Berliner DomBerliner Dom
Berlin, Germany

Built in 1905, this impressive basilica has been called the "Protestant St. Peter's." The crypt contains tombs of Prussian royals and you can climb up to the dome.

Bamberg CathedralBamberg Cathedral
Bamberg, Germany

A magnificent Romanesque cathedral crowning the highest hill of a beautiful Bavarian city.