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Bisingen: Hohenzollern castle, Swabian Alps
Bisingen: Hohenzollern castle © GNTB/Florian Trykowski
Germany offers an array of fun, cultural and educational activities for everybody! Be adventurous and spend a night in a fairytale castle, find out why German beer tastes so good, check out a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the oldest mining museum in the world, and discover Germany's stunning Alpine landscape! The GNTO also offers plenty of options to explore Germany virtually, and through podcasts and videos. Enjoy!

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Glücksburg: Residential palace Glücksburg is one of the most important castle complexes in Northern Europe
Glücksburg: Residential palace
© GNTB/Francesco Carovillano
Glücksburg Castle
Children’s dreams come true at the enchanted Glücksburg Castle! Young visitors can slip into a costume and immerse themselves in one of seven fairytales of the Brothers Grimm: Frog Prince, Mother Hulda, Cinderella, Snow White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Wishing-Table. Make your trip extra special by staying at a holiday home on the castle’s premises.
Learn more about Glücksburg Castle!
Discover Germany from Home
Our Discover Germany from Home microsite just got a new makeover and offers lots of virtual experiences in the fields of arts, culture, architecture, views and nature that will make you feel like you are in Germany. We also added a Beethoven podcast with some interesting insights on the composer’s life and work, as well as German playlists and recipes.
Visit Germany vitually!
Beethoven Podcast Cover
Beethoven Podcast Cover © GNTB/MAD
Freshly tapped draught beer
Freshly Tapped Beer
© FrankenTourismus/Bamberg TKS/Andreas Hub
German Beer Purity Law
Germany is world famous for its beer! But most people don’t know that there is a law that determines what ingredients are allowed into German beer: malt, yeast and water. Some Thuringian breweries claim the law dates back to 1434, while their Bavarian colleagues say it was first introduced in 1516. Either way, it’s the oldest food regulation in the world that is still in force today.
Find more German customs!
German Alpine Route
The German Alpine Route is on place number 28 of the top 100 sights and attractions in Germany and with good reason! This beautiful route unfolds 300 miles of picture-perfect scenery from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schönau on Lake Königssee. Experience a variety of landscapes on this route, from lush Alpine meadows, gently rolling hills and verdant forests to craggy peaks, to romantic valleys and sparkling lakes.
See Germany's top 100!
Lake Constance-Königsee-Cycle Path: Lake with Alps in the background
Lake Constance-Königsee-Cycle Path
© German Roamers/Lennart Pagel
Boats in the Spreewald, Luebbenau
Boats in the Spreewald, Luebbenau
© FotoliaAuthor/Klaus Heidemann
Spree Forest Biosphere 
The UNESCO Spree Forest Biosphere Reserve, just 60 miles south-east from Berlin, is characterized through a park-like landscape crossed by numerous streams. The diverse landscape cultivated a large variety in wildlife, like black storks, otters and beavers. The Spree Forest was declared a biosphere reserve in 1990 and given UNESCO status in 1991. Visitors can embark on a canoe or barge trip to really take in the landscape and villages with their log cabins and kitchen gardens.
Explore the Biosphere Reserve!
German Mining Museum
The German Mining Museum in Bochum was first opened in 1930 and is the largest mining museum in the world, teaching visitors about the German heritage of the mining industry. Its exhibition features a reconstructed mine with a true-to-life tunnel system. Visitors can make their way from station to station via the tracks, allowing them to really immerse themselves in the world of mining. The shaft simulator allows visitors to experience the feeling of descending 4,000 ft. into the earth's depths.
Visit the museum!
Bochum: German Mining Museum (DBM), winding tower, evening
Bochum: German Mining Museum
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Culinary © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH/Jean-Claude Winkler
© DZT/Francesco Carovillano
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