Stretching from the coast of the North and Baltic seas to the precipitous peaks of the Alps, this guide journeys from north to south, traversing the many different natural and cultural landscapes......more
Stretching from the coast of the North and Baltic seas to the precipitous peaks of the Alps, this guide journeys from north to south, traversing the many different natural and cultural landscapes of Germany. From the unique environment of the coastal mudflats and the popular islands of Sylt and Rugen, across the plains of northern Germany and the midlands hills to the highest point in the land, the Zugspitze, this illustrated volume depicts the country’s geographical diversity in all its glory. Churches, castles, and palaces are captured, bearing witness to a rich and turbulent past, from the Romanesque cathedrals of the German emperors to the fairytale castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Medieval cities, such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Lubeck, and Wernigerode and modern metropolises boasting up-to-the-minute architectural constructions?with the new capital of Berlin firmly to the fore?harbor many highlights of Germany’s artistic and cultural history. Showcasing this country in the very heart of Europe, this guide also comments on the castles on the Rhine and Saale, the making of wine, and the great writers of Classical Weimar, Goethe and Schiller.
Horst Zielske and Daniel Zielske are freelance landscape and architectural photographers whose work has been featured in many publications on Germany. Martin Siepmann is a freelance photographer and the author of many illustrated books on regional and international destinations. He has had his work published in numerous books on regional and international travel as well as in magazine reports and calendars. Karl-Heinz Raach is a freelance photographer who specializes in travel photo journalism. His work has been featured in numerous books and magazine reports. Ernst-Otto Luthardt is the author of more than 50 illustrated travel books on places such as Bavaria, Masuria, Poland, Pomerania, Silesia, and St. Petersburg. He organizes and guides exclusive travel breaks that trace the subjects of his titles and are characterized by many personal meetings with individuals famous in the spheres of art, culture, and public life.