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Best Places to Visit in Germany in Summer; Corinne Vail; Reflections Enroute

Germany – Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Summer in Germany. There really is no other place like it on Earth. The sun has beaten back the clouds and the rain, spring has come and gone leaving the country covered in green. Leafy trees provide breezy canopies for the many beer gardens. Grassy alpine meadows high up in the mountains are perfect for hiking, biking, or even gliding over in a paraglider. Cities and towns are alive with music, children playing, and fine food and drink. This is, perhaps, the best time of year for visiting Germany.

With that in mind we’ve put together a collection of some of our travel blogger friends’ best German Summer experiences. Check them out and start making plans today!

Spreewald by Becky of Becky the Traveller

Spreewald is a beautiful place to visit. A huge natural UNESCO biosphere reserve only an hour’s train ride from Berlin, so a perfect place to escape the city and enjoy a summer in nature.

I visited Lubbenau on my recent trip to Germany as a day trip from Berlin.

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Hercu-less: Facebook censors 300yo nude German statue, prompting digital ‘cover-up’; RT News

Germany – Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Facebook has banned the images of a statue of Hercules in Germany’s Kassel, the crowning jewel of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, until its custodians mounted a spirited online defense of the iconic monument.

The tourist board of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, where the 12-meter statue is stationed atop a hill dominating the landscape, were going to use a rear-facing image of the muscular bronze demigod in an advertising campaign to draw more visitors to the landmark.

But despite the monument featuring in hundreds of guidebooks, it was rejected because the image violated the US social network’s advertising guidelines.

“We just laughed,” Ute Schulte, GrimmHeimat NordHessen tourist board director, told Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine (HNA), a local newspaper, claiming that many couldn’t believe Facebook was actually being serious.

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Powered by nature: Best Western Plus Hotel Kassel City; eTurboNews

Photo: Green Globe

Until recently Kassel, regarded as the capital of the German Fairy Tale Route, was renowned for being the city where the Brothers Grimm lived and wrote most of their fairy tales.

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UNESCO designates Wilhelmshöhe mountain park as a World Heritage site; Deutsche Welle

Photo: Picture Alliance

The picturesque Wilhelmshöhe mountainside park has become the 38th UNESCO World Heritage site in Germany. Some sites were subject to lengthy negotiations but Wilhelmshöhe got the thumbs-up in just eight minutes.

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