East Germany: 8 holiday destinations for an unforgettable holiday
The East of Germany, so East Germany, has multiple socio-cultural, geographical and political meanings that do not conform to each other. In times before the Second World War until the end of the same East Germany was called “Ostelbien”.
This term already includes the prominent river or river “the Elbe”, which flows through eastern Germany completely and centrally. East Germany with its interesting regions is still often described as the “New Länder”. This includes the whole state of Berlin and partially only the former East Berlin.
Great climate in East Germany: the most beautiful cities with a historical background
After the fall of the Wall in 1990, the number of inhabitants in eastern European cities declined significantly. The reason for this was the emigration to the “Old Republic”. Nevertheless, the entire eastern area of Germany can still look back on a stately population.
Here, the number of population depends on the size of each East German city. In the East German city of Görlitz live (as of 2017) about 56,391 people, while in the city of Leipzig, a total of 581,980 people are settled.
Population of other cities and countries in East Germany
(As of 31.12.2017)
After the fall of the Wall in 1990, the number of inhabitants in eastern European cities declined significantly. (# 01)
Further East German Countries and cities:
- Saxony-Anhalt with Dessau-Roßlau (82.111 residents)
- Brandenburg with Brandenburg on the Havel (71.886)
- Saxony with Plauen (65.148 inhabitants)
- Thuringia with Weimar (64.426 residents)
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Neubrandenburg (64.259 inhabitants)
- Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with Stralsund (59.517 residents)
- Brandenburg with Frankfurt (Oder) (58.237 residents)
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Greifswald (58.886 inhabitants)
(respective status: 31.12.2017)
The weather and thus the climate are subject to certain fluctuations, as in East Germany. (# 02)
Climate conditions in the individual East German countries
The weather and therefore also the climate are subject to certain fluctuations, so too East Germany. The eastern German regions may differ slightly in temperature as well as in wet and dry times.
Generally it can be said: In the East German states, the moderate makes climate wide. Especially in the summer months, the heat can vary from region to region. The same goes for the winter. The higher the East German region is (for example in the low mountain ranges), the more it is subject to capricious weather fluctuations. The Baltic Sea coast in the northern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern makes a difference.
Here is a rather maritime climate predominant. For holiday guests particularly attractive: in East Germany one can experience an eventful and beautiful holiday thanks to different climatic holiday scenes. From snow-capped peaks in the region around the Harz Mountains to seascape landscapes dressed in green in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: East Germany has charming towns on the banks of the Elbe River and pampers its guests with unforgettable moments of picturesque beauty of its landscapes and a striking grace of its historic buildings and monuments.
The most interesting and beautiful holiday destinations in East Germany and their special features
“Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin” or how about the happy exclamation of none other than J.F.Kennedy “I’m a Berliner!”. For a long time tourists eyed eastern German cities with cool eyes. Distance was kept, but you had to first look how the cities after the fall of the wall on 9.11.1989 mauserten. Many travelers initially doubted the holiday suitability of the individual regions. So it took a while until even the last doubter understood that it was “over there” perfect holidays.
Who likes to East Germany Traveled, the following eight places should necessarily see:
Berlin is known as the headquarters and most voluminous city of the Federal Republic of Germany, has an area of about 892km². (# 03)
Berlin is known as the headquarters and most voluminous city of the Federal Republic of Germany, has an area of about 892km². More than three million inhabitants count the exciting city of Berlin. Thus, it remains one of the largest cities in Europe and certainly does not need to hide behind Moscow, Madrid, Paris or London, because Berlin is definitely keeping up with them. The city state of Berlin is located in the middle of Brandenburg and is located between the Müggelsee in the south and the Havel lakes in the west. Closely linked to Berlin are the rivers Spree and Havel, which flow lovingly through the city.
Berlin is worth travelling to. This is both a well-known, quite seriously meant sentence, as well as the demonstrable truth, because Eastern Europe important metropolis Berlin has long been one of the most visited cities (next to Paris and London) in Europe. And Berlin has a lot to offer for true: For example, the Museum Island, on which many interesting and impressive museums, such as “the Old Museum am Lustgarten”, “the Bode Museum” as well as “the New Museum” and finally also “the Pergamon Museum” found their home.
Furthermore, it is essential for Berlin travelers to discover the fantastic landmarks of Berlin. So what about a visit to the Brandenburg Gate built between 1788 and 1791 with the Quadriga and Victoria, the goddess of victory? The symbol of reunification is still an impressive monument that attracts tourists worldwide. With him ends the boulevard “Unter den Linden”. Come, admire and breathe the air of an impressive city of Eastern Europe. What a great experience for old and for young.
Erfurt was once one of the most preferred trading cities on the so-called West-East Route. (# 04)
Erfurt / Thuringia:
Erfurt was once one of the most preferred trading cities on the so-called West-East Route. The magnificent Eastern European city was created on the territory of the Diocese of Erfurt, which was first mentioned in 742. The Erfurt Cathedral of St. Mary reminds of that time and leaves holidaymakers for seconds in the poignant story of this East German Immerse city.
The Reformation as well as spiritual renewal can be traced back to the Erfurt University founded in 1392 (Alma mater Erfordensis, Hierana) or to the prominent reformer Martin Luther himself. For visitors to Erfurt, the beautifully designed Krämerbrücke should be a special feast for the eyes: because it is the only bridge built north of the Alps and thus a wonderful attraction, which looks like her.
Travelers who are particularly interested in cultural events and historical sights can expect surprises in the Saxon city of Dresden at a whole potpourri. (# 05)
Dresden / Saxony:
Travelers special to cultural events and to historical Attractions are expected in the Saxon city of Dresden at a whole potpourri of interesting surprises. Even the picturesque location of Dresden, namely in the valley of the Elbe, makes tourist hearts beat faster. Despite enormous destruction during the Second World War, the Saxon city is now one of the most popular destinations in East Germany. Dresden is a very beautiful city whose cityscape is characterized by impressive art treasures and the legendary Semperoper. How about a Christmas-inspired Dresden special pastry: the real Dresdner Stollen? Come and enjoy is the motto. So go there.
UNESCO included Potsdam in the list of world cultural heritage due to its excellent parks and castles. (# 06)
Potsdam / Brandenburg:
The former royal residence of the Prussian kings benefits from its proximity to Berlin. But even so the city of Potsdam in Brandenburg is always worth a holiday or a holiday. UNESCO included Potsdam in the list of world cultural heritage due to its excellent parks and castles. One more reason not only to know Potsdam and maybe even to love it.
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Roststock / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:
Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is one of the most traditional port cities on the Baltic Sea. Roststock also proves to be the largest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its striking figureheads, which attract many vacation travelers every year, are among other things their blissful harbors, the situation on the Baltic Sea in general and of course also the university, which is one of the first in northern Europe the honor.
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Weimar / Thuringia:
A great cultural heritage awaits the visitors and tourists of the Thuringian-based city of Weimar. Many important poets and thinkers, including Schiller, Goethe, Wieland and Herder make use of the opportunity in Weimar to put their unique works on paper. Also famous is the Weimar Bauhaus (founded by Walter Gropius 1919). Classical Weimar, as it is known, appreciated and admired, was listed in 1998 as a World Heritage Site. What could be more to say: go away from the beautiful Inspire the city in Eastern Europe and spend a pleasant time in Thuringia. That’s it!
If you mention Berlin, you have to name Leipzig in Saxony in the same breath. Leipzig is one of Saxony’s provincial capital, Dresden, and one of the most influential cultural and economic centers in East Germany. (# 07)
Leipzig / Saxony:
If you mention Berlin, you have to name Leipzig in Saxony in the same breath. Leipzig is one of Saxony’s provincial capital, Dresden, and one of the most influential cultural and economic centers in East Germany. In the city center itself many trade fair houses refer to the tradition and also to the history of the fair city Leipzig. Leipzig has also gained a reputation throughout the world as a city of music. It owes much to this recognition, above all to the musicians Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Johann Sebastian Bach, who spent several years in Leipzig. So it is hardly surprising that a museum was named after the composer Johann Sebastian Bach: the Leipzig Bach Museum. In addition to this cultural legacy, the Thomaskirche is also a popular sight in the Saxon city of Leipzig, where Bach was a cantor for a long time.
Together with Wismar, the Hanseatic city of Stralsund on the Strait of Stelasund has been a Unesco heritage site since 2002 because of its beguiling old town. (# 08)
Stralsund / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:
Together with Wismar, the Hanseatic city of Stralsund on the Strait of Stelasund has been a Unesco heritage site since 2002 because of its beguiling old town. The city center or the old town of Stralsund is surrounded by water. dreamlike lovely Townhouses and the Nikolaikirsche on the Old Market adorn the located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Stralsund. Anyone staying as a tourist in a hotel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has the exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of the island of Rügen. Culture, historical Flair and partly unspoilt nature make Stralsund a true holidaymaker’s favorite.
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Other super great destinations in East Germany
Travelers should go through their journey East Germany be sure to look for the “Spreewald”. The wide lowland area and the historical Cultural landscape is located in the southeast of the state of Brandenburg. Natural river branches of the Spree are just one of many charming details that make the Spreewald make it what it is: a secret paradise for tourists worldwide!
Also Halle (on the Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt is worth a trip. As the largest city in Saxony-Anhalt, it represents the prominent economic area of Leipzig-Halle together with Leipzig (Saxony). Halle, like the East German city of Görlitz, was almost completely spared the destruction of World War II. The graceful cityscape did not change.
This is how tourists and travelers can enjoy themselves today, Halles historical To marvel at and get to know Kern with all its typical buildings, monuments and streets in their magnificent entirety. Tip: in the Halle area is home to the famous Martin Luther University. This has a special influence on the city, as it is one of the oldest universities in Germany.
And then there is Görlitz in Saxony: as a well-known border town in the extreme east of Germany, Görlitz experienced its heyday from about the 14th to the 16th century. If you roam Görlitz at the present time, you will quickly get on the thoroughly well-preserved historical Townhouses attentive. No wonder, the city of Görlitz has spared neither cost nor effort in the last decades lovely Maintain cityscape, and even improve.
Here connoisseurs of the scenery speak of a successful urban renewal (restoration and excellent renovation of facades and buildings). And they are right. Görlitz is a true jewel, whose glamor attracts people from all over the world and inspires lasting.
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