Germany's history reaches more than 2000 years back but  it is dominated by two world wars and the following division into east and west Germany. But taking a closer look  you see Germany is the homeland of great personalities and the initial point, where major inventions and new ideas were developed. Gutenberg invented the printing press, Luther started with his theses the reformation of church, Einstein published his theory of relativity and the philosopher Marx developed the communist theory. If you are interested in the exciting past of feudalism, unification, fascism, occupation, division and reunification - go on reading about German history.

For all those who like castles, cathedrals and historical cities with timber-framed houses and medieval squares: The region around Rhine and Moselle in the far west of Germany has more the 500 castles, palaces and fortresses, situated in a beautiful landscape. Read more at