The largest metropolitan regions
Rhine-Ruhr, the largest metropolitan region in Germany, with over ten million inhabitants. Cologne (the region's largest and Germany's fourth largest city), Düsseldorf(the state capital)
Rhine-Main metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 5.6 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region, Frankfurt
- Brandenburg Gate
- Potsdamer Platz
- Reichstag (Parliament)
- Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery)
- Kurfürstendamm / Friedrichstrasse: shopping and entertainment streets
Frederick William, the Elector of Brandenburg, decided to make Potsdam his place of residence.
- Schloss Sanssouci (Sanssouci Palace): sans = without, souci = worry, sans souci = carefree
Dresden is derived from Drezdzane, the old Slavic word for "forest people". Famous for Dresden china.
Along the river of Elbe.
- Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
- Verkehrsmuseum Dresden (Dresden Transport Museum)
- Zwinger: the most important late baroque building in Germany.
Bach and Mendelssohn.
Name derived from "Lipsk", the original Slav settlement named for the lime trees (lipa) growing there.
- Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, Altes Rathaus: old town hall
- Bach-Museum Leipzig
- Miniatur Wunderland
- Lake Alster: take a cruise boat.
- Speicherstadt: warehouse district
Germany's oldest maritime city. (since 10th century during Emperor Otto I) Now the 2nd largest port in Germany.
- Bremer Marktplatz: Bremen Market Square
- Schnoor: the oldest surviving residential area within the city of Bremen.
German's largest Hanseatic port on the Baltic. Chosen as the administrative headquarters for the Hanseatic League in 1358.
Follow the Red Thread (painted red lines on the ground) for a walking tour of the city.
- Museum August Kestner
The capital of Bavaria. Founded in 1158. 3rd largest city.
- Marienplatz: City-center square
- bahn: train
- bahnhof: train station
- straße / strasse: street
- platz: square
- palast: palace
- stadt: town
- schloss: castle
- markt: market
- rathaus: town hall
- haupt: head (hauptstadt = capital city, hauptbahnhof = central station)
- alt: old (alten markt = old market, Altstadt = old town)
- neues: new
- viertel: quarter
- north: Norden
- south: Süden
- east: osten
- west: westen
- King Frederick WIlliam I; his son Frederick II, a.k.a. Frederick the Great.