The beauty of Germany, photo 1. As your genealogist, I am proud to present, what Germany is famous for. The castles and palaces are countless. Here you see "Schloss Ludwigsburg". Schloss is palace, Ludwigsburg is the name of the town, where it is located in the south of Germany.
Actually this page on me genealogy website has nothing at all to do with genealogy. However, I am both a United States lover and A Germany lover. So this is a page for you guys from abroad alone. There is no such page in the German section of this genealogy website.
On the other hand in this English section of my website there is no page, which shows the beauties of the United States of America. If you like hop to that page by a click here and get an impression. Peter Bach, who is my friend and photographer provided these pictures on both of my genealogy website's pages. However, he hasn't taken all the pics himself.
I read that the largest immigration group in the United States still are the Germans, so there are millions of folks who have roots in "Good old Germany". And a high percentage of those are interested in genealogy.
The beauty of Germany, photo 2. It's my pleasure as your family researcher to present: In the picture you see the Bavarian town of Landshut. Here the "Landshut Wedding" takes place all four years, a gigantic authentic festival in medieval costumes.
The beauty of Germany, photo 3. One more exciting pic from your genealogist in Thuringia: There are hundreds of amateur actors is historic costumes. Even professional photographers are allowed in costumes only. No costume ... no photos.
The beauty of Germany, photo 4. Travel to the Rhine Valley with your genealogist. This is a castle which has not been damaged at all. One of the few medieval castles, that has never been destroyed. Its name is Marksburg. Burg is the German name for castle.
The beauty of Germany, photo 5. Your future genealogist's favorite historic skyline: it's the skyline of Dresden. Dresden was the hardest hit town in Germany during WW II and is meanwhile rebuilt to perfection. Here you discover four rows of historic buildings next to each other.
The beauty of Germany, photo 6. Family researcher Hoske presents the only skyscraper skyline in Germany: Frankfurt on the Main River. There is a second city with the name of Frankfurt in Germany close to the Polish border: Frankfurt on the Oder.
The beauty of Germany, photo 7. A romantic highlight presented by a genealogist: This is the Wieskirche in Bavaria, one of the most breathtaking baroque churches all over Germany. From outside, it's nice, but what you experience inside is not from this world.
The beauty of Germany, photo 8. This inside paintings knock the socks of every genealogist off ... and yours probably, too. Few pictures show one location on two photos, but these inside paintings are so breathtaking, it's a pity you don't spend half a year in Germany and have to decide which place to prefer.
The beauty of Germany, photo 9. Presented by your genealogist in Germany: Leipzig in Saxony is a music metropolis. World-famous names like Bach, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Wagner are linked to this city. And, after WW II and the time in the DDR today it's rebuilt beautifully.
The beauty of Germany, photo 10. Your genealogist takes you to the north of Germany: Hamburg. What a beauty in Northern Germany. It's Germany's gate to the world.
The beauty of Germany, photo 11. Your genealogist in Thuringia is proud to present the neighbor federal state of Bavaria. One of the most northern cities is Würzburg. Würzburg is very rich in culture, worth more than one visit.
The beauty of Germany, photo 13. A presentation of your family researcher: "Rothenburg ob der Tauber", which is the name of the city, medieval Rothenburg and "on the Tauber" is expressing that this city is on a hill above the river Tauber. This city is world-famous in Germany for tourism. It goes without saying, there are days in the year, where you find more folks from Japan in Rothenburg, than Germans. And few days in the year there are even more than at the same time in Tokyo.
The beauty of Germany, photo 14. Rich in culture, attracts most folks from Asia and is presented by your genealogist here: Rothenburg. Again. Rothenburg is one of the most rewarding places in Southern Germany, a tourist hotspot you won't regret.
The beauty of Germany, photo 14. Your genealogist is proudly presenting the capital of Germany here: Berlin. The Brandenburg Tor, or English the Brandenburg Gate, is a must-see, when you visit Germany. At least if you are on a two months trip. Kidding.
The beauty of Germany, photo 15. A highlight presented by your family researcher in Germany: Potsdam, capital of the Federal State of Brandenburg, some 30 miles west from Berlin is a breathtaking city, rich of great buildings and culture. A must-see, when you are as close as in Berlin.
The beauty of Germany, photo 16. Presented by your genealogist in Thuringia: Schloss Weikersheim is a pretty place, not one of the most internationally visited, but while Peter Bach was talking dozens of pictures, a bus full of Japanese tourist just arrived.
The beauty of Germany, photo 17. Tadaaa, your genealogist is presenting one of the most impressing castles: The Burg Eltz, in English it's the Castle Eltz. You will find Burg Eltz close to the Rhine Valley.
The beauty of Germany, photo 18. A pleasure for your genealogist, to present this all German town of Augsburg. Augsburg is a wonderful town in Bavaria, which is Southern Germany. Augsburg is closely related to the Fuggers , once one of the richest families back then.
The beauty of Germany, photo 19. Your genealogist is proudly presenting a real Bach City: Weimar. You get the feeling, it's not possible to find a city with more culture. Every other house is equipped with a hint to this personality or that personality, who once was living here. In the picture above you see the City Palace.
The beauty of Germany, photo 20. A hint by your genealogist: When is a palace a palace, and when is a castle a castle? It's that easy: if the construction is built to fight an enemy it's a castle. If it's just to show who you are, it's a palace. And there are buildings that sort of don't fit. This is Palace Moritzburg, what a beauty. This palace is located close to the city of Leipzig in the state of Saxony, one of the eastern states of Germany.
The beauty of Germany, photo 21. Your genealogist Hoske is proud to present one more Bach city: Lübeck in the north of Germany is a beautiful medieval town. It's one of the so-called famous Hanse Towns, a trade brand for towns back then. This is the famous Holsten Gate.
The beauty of Germany, photo 22. Staying in the north of Germany, I as your maybe future genealogist want to present a lovely little town: Lüneburg, some 35 kilometers (... which by the way is sort of 22 miles) south of Hamburg. Lüneburg is a so-called Bach city, where Johann Sebastian spent two years in school.
The beauty of Germany, photo 23. Your genealogist is presenting Bavaria in the south of Germany again. Another great town in Northern Bavaria: Nuremberg. Did you know that Bavaria is the most preferred state for vacation among Germans. Bavaria, in particular Upper Bavaria is just a dream regarding landscape.
The beauty of Germany, photo 24. A proud German genealogist is presenting Bavaria to you. Again. This is Upper Bavaria. What can I say? This is vacation. This is relaxation. This is just paradise.
The beauty of Germany, photo 25. Your future family researcher could have presented 25 Christ kind Markets instead of the pictures above. Just kidding. This is the Christ child market in Berlin.
The beauty of Germany, photo 26. The last photo but one: A Christ child market in the Erzgebirge, the Ore Mountains, in the middle of Germany.
The beauty of Germany, photo 27. The final photo presented by your genealogist in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany: The Christ child market in Hamburg in Northern Germany.
First video selected by your genealogist in Germany. Listen to Brandenburg Concerts, to Concert No. 3 – BWV 1048 from Johann Sebastian Bach and watch 25 great pictures of the wonderful town of Arnstadt, which is a Bach city by the way.
Second video selected by your genealogist in Germany. Listen to Violin concert No. 2 in E-Minor – BWV 1042 from Johann Sebastian Bach and watch 25 great pictures of the great city of Lüneburg in Norther Germany. Lüneburg is a Bach city as well. It's where the composer learned in school two years.
Third video selected by your genealogist in Germany. Listen to the immortal music from Johann Sebastian Bach and watch 25 great pictures of the Weimar. In Weimar there have lived so many impressive persons that the greatest composer on earth only "one among others".
Fourth video selected by your genealogist in Germany. Listen to the Peasant Cantata – BWV 212 from Johann Sebastian Bach and watch 25 great pictures of the music metropolis Leipzig in Saxony, one of the states in Eastern Germany.
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C.A. Hoske ... Your Genealogist / Family Researcher in Thuringia / Germany