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15 Instagrams of our favorite places in Germany

Germany is known for beer and bratwurst, but the country of 80 million in western-central Europe is so much more. These 15 images show us the many other scenes that make up Germany.

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Sebastian Bochum captured this image of a snowstorm overtaking the medieval Eltz Castle. The castle has been owned by the same family for 33 generations.

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The VagaBrothers are known for their wild adventures, like in this scene from the Bavarian Alps.

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Fog lifts over Hohenschwangau Castle, built in the 19th century in southern Germany. 

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A couple kisses in front of Ulm Minster, which is the tallest church in the world, measuring 161.5 meters high.

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A German woodsaw mill rises from the ground in Spreewald, Germany.

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In winter, lots of Germany can be covered in snow, like this road in Wierschem.

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Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany. The Cologne Cathedral is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, and can be easily accessed from the Hohenzollern Bridge.

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The Reichstag Dome, built on top of the Reichstag building, lets viewers see a 360-degree view of the capital and its surrounding countryside.

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Lake Kochel, located at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, was formed during the ice age when the Loisach-Isar glacier dug into the ground and proceeded to melt when the temperature warmed.

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Every September, 6 million beer lovers descend upon Munich for the 16-day event known around the world as Oktoberfest.

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Schwabisch Hall is an old saltmakers town which has a river, the Kocher, running through it.

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Oktoberfest isn’t only good for beer drinkers. The kids have plenty of entertainment while the parents taste some of the world’s finest ales.

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Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, and recently was chosen as the German bid city for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Built in the 17th century, Schlosspark Charlottenburg is the largest palace in the German capital of Berlin.

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Reichenau Island in Lake Constance was declared a world heritage site in 2000. It is home to the well known monastery, the Abbey of Reichenau.

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