These 10 images will make you want to visit east Germany right now; The Local


Germany – Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
The former socialist East of Germany is often ignored by tourists and expats alike, who prefer the known comforts of the wealthier west. But from Rügen to Saalfeld, the east is full of hidden treasures.

1. The Elbsandsteingebirge in Saxony

The stunning sandstone formations of Saxony are known as the Sächische Schweiz, or Saxonian Switzerland, due to their similarity to the highest peaks of the Alps. These epic pillars will transport you to another world.

2. The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes in Thuringia

These caves of former alum shale mines near Saalfeld were described in awe-inspired terms by the scientists who discovered them in 1913.

“When the light of the lamps penetrates the darkness – who dares to say a word!

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