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The International Donaufest (Danube) Festival has been held since 1998 and occurs every other year.  Ulm city center and the banks of the Danube river are turned into a sort of international festival to celebrate the coming together of regions and countries along the Danube that rely on the river — Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. The festival last 10 days and includes a massive fireworks display. HI Travel Tales was there this year to witness the Donaufest fireworks extravaganza from the banks of the Danube.

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Seelow Heights museum memorializes Battle of Berlin 75th anniversary

In the last days of World War II, the Battle of the Seelow Heights to the east of Berlin was a bloody massacre. The small Seelow Heights museum and memorial features exhibits, artifacts, and graves documenting the Battle of Berlin and the tens of thousands of lives lost in just three days.

Climb the Berlin gasometer for the best sunset views of the city

Take a Berlin gasometer tour to experience what could arguably be one of the best views of the city, sunrise to sunset. View a photo gallery of our gasometer tour to get a look at the adventure of a lifetime you could have. The 360-degree views of Berlin are stunning, night or day.

Best Berlin Photos – Our favorite Berlin Instagram photos

Berlin is endlessly fascinating and remains one of our favorite cities in the world to photograph and explore. We’ve included a few of our top Berlin photos in this Best Berlin Photos – Our favorite Berlin Instagram photos post. Scroll through to discover what to see on your Berlin visit.

Visiting the Reichstag Dome – Amazing Berlin views and history

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, then visiting the Reichstag dome is an absolute must, not only for the Berlin views, but for the amazing history. The Reichstag dome and the Reichstag building along with the celebrated TV tower have become iconic symbols of Germany’s capital, Berlin.

Christmas at the Tierpark in Berlin – a shining Christmas wonderland

While we can’t promise falling snow, Christmas at the Tierpark in Berlin (also known as Christmas at the Zoo and Weihnachten im Tierpark) comes as close as you can get to a perfectly illuminated Christmas wonderland.

Understanding German Christmas market drinks – a short guide

German Christmas market drinks, options and choices. Having a Gluhwein at a German Christmas market seems an easy choice: hot mulled red wine in mug. But do you want a shot with that? Or a different flavor? German Christmas market drinks have become big business. So many choices. We’ll help you decide and know how to ask for what you want.

Christmas Garden Berlin – Christmas lights and mulled wine

There is something very magical about Christmas lights at the Christmas Garden Berlin. Add in equal parts of Christmas music and servings of hot glühwein (German spiced mulled wine), and you have the recipe for an enchanting evening at the Berlin Botanic Garten.

Fall of the Berlin Wall 30th anniversary

In 2019, Berlin is commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall with a fall of the Berlin Wall 30th anniversary celebration. We have the best Berlin Wall information links so you are ready.

Best Christmas markets in Berlin: shop, sip, snack and more

When it comes to Christmas in Berlin, there are dozens of Christmas markets – so many that it can be difficult to choose the best Christmas markets in Berlin. Here are our top picks to experience among the best Berlin Christmas markets.

Berlin October days filled with a festival of lights

The Festival of Lights in Berlin and Berlin Leuchtet (Berlin Illuminated) provide a delightful bright diversion for anyone visiting Berlin in October. The two light festivals illuminate hundreds of Berlin buildings, parks, monuments and facades with dancing lights, often moving to music.

Enchanting Botanical Nights at the Berlin Botanical Gardens

Botanical Nights in the Botanical Garden Berlin make visiting a botanical garden something full of mystery, magic, intrigue, musicians, lightshows and fun. Plants, trees, greenhouses and ponds come alive during Berlin’s Botanical Nights.

What to do in Regensburg: The ultimate Regensburg city guide

Regensburg is Germany’s “best-preserved” with plenty do do and see. Things to do in Regensburg include wandering along medieval streets in Old Town (Altstadt), walk across the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) spanning the Danube, and see Roman walls, tour churches, towers and even a torture chamber.

Map of Germany

In the map below, pins mark the location of all the sites and travel tips mentioned in our articles on Germany. Zoom in or out on the map using the controls. Switch easily from map to satellite view. Click on each pin to pull up a tooltip with the name and any additional information.

Artist's War Memorial Bethlehemkirchplatz

Museum in the Kulturbrauerie (Alltag in Der DDR)

Berlin Underground Tours - Gesundbrunnen station

Gedenkstaette Mauer

Sowohl Als Auch Restaurant and Coffee House


Potsdamer Platz

Hackescher Markt

Checkpoint Charlie

Topography of Terror Museum

Museumsinsel - Museum Island


Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Reichstag Parliment Building

Brandenburger Tor

Turkish Market - Berlin

Kleinhesselhoer See, Englischer Garten

Sophie Scholl Memorial

St Nikolai Kirche

International Donaufest in Ulm

Drei Annen Hohne

Wernigerode Train Station - Brockenbahn

The Brocken

Quedlinburg Old Watch Tower

Kellerwald Forchheim beer gardens