Colorful and enchanting, no other country does fairy-tale fantasy towns quite like Germany.
Classical Weimar – Weimar, Germany; Waymarking
CNN Travel’s 19 places to visit in 2019; CNN
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Germany’s 10 Best Christmas Markets; Bobby Christian; iExplore
Do as the Victorians did – visit Thuringia; Country Life
From enchanting architecture and stylish gardens to historic towns, Germany’s Thuringia, a favourite destination of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, has got it all.
The Ernestine dynasty, which ruled Thuringia for centuries, not only left delightful palaces and gardens behind, but also established links with a great many European royal families through a busy marriage policy. The most famous offspring are Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Queen Victoria, his cousin and wife.
The handsome town of Gotha was one the favourite residences of the Ernestine Dukes and the royal couple and their children were frequent guests. Albert had a special relationship with Gotha, as it was home to his beloved grandmother Duchess Karoline Amalie of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg. With Friedenstein Castle, the Ekhof Theatre, the Ducal Museum, the Orangery and the gardens, the 16th-century Baroque ethos has survived in the charming town to this day.
Historic charm meets modernism in Thuringia; Shin Ji-Hye; Korea Herald
Historic German library restores rare Copernicus book after blaze; Bethan John; Reuters
A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus’ work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe.
Source: Historic German library restores rare Copernicus book after blaze