Discover Germany From Home

The German National Tourist Office, supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, held a German Online Press Conference, called Cultural Destination Germany.

The Conference was held by means of a Webinar entitled #DiscoverGermanyFromHome. Due to Covid-19 circumstances, the public is encouraged to visit their microsite.

Great news is the infection rate is low enough to start lifting border checks. However, the border checks with France, Austria and Switzerland continue until June 15, 2020. Regarding the EU’s external borders, the European Commission has recommended continuing restrictions until June 15, 2020.

Halle Saale Handel City
Halle (Saale)

They emphasize that the Beethoven anniversary year is extended until September 2021 and also encourage the public to take advantage of the Beethoven digital offer, as well as to use the German extensive picture database. Dream Now-Visit Later is a project presenting the German Arts, Culture, Architecture, Views and Nature.

We can experience the virtual tours through German museums, some of them the Pinakotheken, the Dresden State Art Collections and the Bode Museum in Berlin.

Bode Museum Berlin
Bode Museum in Berlin

As Culture is concerned, microsite offers virtual visits through the Bavarian State Opera, the UNESCO World Heritage Panoramas, the State Opera Stuttgart, and many others.

The five North Rhine-Westphalian UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Aachen Cathedral, Cologne Cathedral, Zeche Zollverein, Augustusburg Castle and Corvey Monastery
UNESCO World Heritage Panoramas

We can learn about the famous German architecture by visiting many breathtaking places for example, the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Schwerin Castle, Moritzburg Castle and the Prussian Palaces and Gardens of Potsdam. .

 Moritzburg Castle The hunting castle of the Saxon rulers
Moritzburg Castle

The Views section offers many  virtual city walks, like the Virtual city walks through Thuringia, a 360* tour around Helgoland, and a 360* tour through Lubeck. Among others, the Nature section enables visiting the Island of Langeoog, the Wildlife Park Gustrow or the Moselle Cycle Trail and Europe’s largest mottled sandstone caves!

Below the ruins of the Hohenburg on the Schlossberg are Europe's largest mottled sandstone caves. Mysterious passageways lead visitors to imposing domed halls, which exert a special attraction because of the yellow, red and yellow-red discoloration of the sand. The result is the new red sandstone that forms the ridge above the town of Homburg, before about 250 million years ago.
Schlossberg Cave

Take a Germany knowledge quiz just for fun and download German traditional recipes to practice during stay at home order. Enjoy your virtual travel until you are able to visit here

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