Top 8 best places in Germany
In Germany, you can find a lot of amazing places and objects – from extraordinary sculptures to singing houses. In fact, the Germans have always been connoisseurs of everything bizarre and unusual. Therefore, an attentive traveler will not miss the opportunity to see with his own eyes the unique buildings, streets and parks. Here are some of them.
The best means of transportation, or rather travel in Germany, is considered to be a bus, since you can see the beauty of these places. Bus tours to Germany in the best, in my opinion, the form presented by Open Space. On the website, using the link above, you can view the route, starting with the departure from Moscow and ending with a visit to a sightseeing walking tour of Nuremberg.
1. Forest Spiral (Darmstadt, Hesse)
Before you – one of the most unusual residential buildings in Europe: in its architecture there are no straight lines, no straight or sharp corners. The whole building is twisted into one giant spiral. According to his famous creator, Austrian idealist architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a straight line in modern urban architecture is immoral, because it deprives a person of the ability to feel like a creator, immerses him in a faceless monotony. The construction of the house was completed in 2000; It has 105 apartments, has its own restaurant.
2. Fountain “Savior of Life” (Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia)
One of the modern symbols of the Rhineland city of Duisburg (since 1993) is a shocking, even a little shocking, sculpture in the form of a bright 7-meter bird-like creature with wings spread out to its side, which holds a woman pressed against it on its chest. It is mounted on a rotating platform made of waste. According to the idea of the artists Niki St. Falla and Jean Tinguel, the colorful bird personifies eternal bliss. The sculpture takes place on a large shopping street, which is called the “fountain of a mile” because of the large number of fountains.
3. Street Sproerhofstraße (Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg)
This street in the town of Reutlingen is not immediately noticeable: at first glance, this is just a small crack between the high walls of buildings. Meanwhile, this is a real street – the narrowest street in the world. Its smallest width is only 31 centimeters, the greatest – fifty centimeters! Its occurrence is associated with a major fire in 1726, after which the quarter underwent reconstruction. Shperuerhofstrasse is so narrow that it is often possible to walk through it only if you follow the correct diet …
4. “House-Head-Down” (Putbus, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
This inverted house is located on the island of Rügen (Ruyan) in the Baltic Sea. In House Kopf-Uber there is everything a house needs: both walls, a roof with two slopes, and windows with doors. Here only this house stands upside down – which, however, does not prevent it from having a full-fledged interior environment in which the whole family could live. The cost of such a house is estimated at 300 thousand euros. And to whom one such house is not enough, can visit the nearby island of Usedom, where you can find another amazing inverted structure.
5. Nuremberg Bunny (Nuremberg, Bavaria)
One of the scariest sculptures that children better not to show. The story of its origin refers to the famous picture “The Young Hare” by Albrecht Durer – Renaissance painter from the city of Nuremberg. But the creator of the statue, Jürgen Görz, depicted something different: on the landing in front of the museum, visitors are greeted by a huge dead rabbit with a torn belly, from which little rabbits fall out, eating it from the inside. And under the enormous body of the rabbit one can see a part of a crushed man lying in the monster’s claws. However, this is not considered sadism, but propaganda of a careful attitude to nature …
6. Solar Observatory in Gösek (Gösek, Saxony-Anhalt)
The so-called Gosek circle is an object of the era of the Ancient World, which for a long time remained unknown to mankind and was discovered only in 1991 due to the analysis of aerial photographs. Photographs taken from the aircraft revealed the world’s oldest known solar observatory. Now it is one of the visited tourist sites in Germany.
7. Rakocbrücke Bridge (Cromlau, Saxony)
Rakotsbrücke, or the Devil’s Bridge, is one of the most mysterious bridges, which is legendary. It is located in the middle of a beautiful park of rhododendrons in the town of Kromlau. When you look at it, an unusual sensation arises: arranged in the form of a high arch, it, together with its reflection in the lake, forms an exact circle that resembles a kind of window into another world. The bridge was built in 1860.
8. Yard Elements (Dresden, Saxony)
In the north of the city of Dresden is the Dresden Art Gallery (Kunsthof), interesting for its houses. A key attraction of the Kunsthof is the Yard of Elements with famous facades.