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NICE, THE RIVIERA AND MONACO

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Nice, The Riviera and Monaco

Nice and Monaco are the uncontested stars of the French Riviera, the headliners who never fail to impress or draw a crowd. Nice’s seaside Promenade des Anglais and Monte-Carlo’s majestic casino have been the stuff of legend since the late 19C, when the arrival of the railway brought throngs of tourists eager to see this millionaires’ playground of sumptuous villas, private yachts and palace hotels. Of course, one doesn’t have to break the bank to enjoy this part of the French Riviera, where the roads winding between coastal resorts and precariously perched villages offer panoramic views and scenes of stunning natural beauty. Important vestiges of Roman, Greek and medieval structures enrich this architectural heritage and a vibrant arts and music scene continue to enhance the cultural character of this dynamic region for the millions of visitors who still flock to its sunny shores.

Almost Not French

This part of the French Riviera is, historically speaking, hardly French at all. Although much of the southeast of France was controlled by the comtes de Provence, Nice and its surrounding villages were mainly governed by the ducs de Savoie and the kings of Sardinia, from their secession from Provence in 1388 until their purchase by Napoleon III in 1860. Monaco’s Grimaldi lords purchased their own principality from the Genoese in 1308 and, although ruled independently, have been under French “protection” since 1861, when they sold Menton and Rocquebrune to France. Not only has the architecture, cuisine and even language of the Niçois, Monégasques and their neighbours been strongly influenced by their colourful and diverse Italian roots, they have also contributed to the fiercely independent and highly distinctive character of the region’s inhabitants.

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German History

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Features

Germany Today

A Way of Life

 German History

Key Events

 German Art and Culture

Architecture

Art

Literature

Music

Cinema

 Nature

Geology

Northern Germany

Central Germany

Southern Germany

Natural Spaces and Protection

Germany Today

A quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany today is the economic powerhouse of Europe and de facto leader of the European Union. Berlin itself has become a leading avant-garde centre, with art and architecture thriving. Deutschland’s citizens are proud of their country’s preeminence, welcoming visitors from around the world who come to explore their deep history and modern achievements.

 21C Germany

 Food and Drink

 Economy

 Government and Administration

 A Federal State

Solar plant in Eberswalde-Finow, Brandenburg

© Patrick Pleul/Picture Alliance/Photoshot

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Moselle Valley

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The West

 Cologne

 Aachen

 Ruhr Region

 Düsseldorf

 Sauerland

 Bonn

 Eifel

 Trier

 Moselle Valley

 Koblenz

 Rhine Valley

 Frankfurt am Main

 Wiesbaden

 Mainz

 Mannheim

 Heidelberg

 Pfalz

 Speyer

 Saar­brücken

The West

Germany’s western regions deliver a cornucopia of diverse and awe-inspiring sightseeing opportunities. Soak up cosmopolitan flair and stunning art and architecture in cities such as Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt or escape to historic villages in the hilly Sauerland or the gentle Eifel. Follow the mighty Rhine or the meandering Moselle rivers past a fairytale setting of medieval castles, steep vineyards and little towns that are veritable symphonies in half-timber. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans in Trier, check out Charlemagne’s legacy in Aachen and see for yourself the beauty of Heidelberg, which has inspired so many great poets and artists.

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Regional Specialities

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INDEX

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Aachen 1

Dom (Cathedral) 1

Domschatzkammer 1

Rathaus 1

Accessibility 1

Activities For Kids 1

Adenauer, Konrad 1, 2

Admissions 1

Airlines 1

Albers, Josef 1

Albertinum 1

Allerheiligen 1

Allgäu, The 1

Allianz Arena Stadion 1

Almbachklamm 1

Alpirsbach 1

Altdorfer, Albrecht 1

Altenahr 1

Altenberger Dom 1

Alte Salzstraße 1

Altes Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg 1

Altona 1

Altötting 1

Ammergau, The 1

Ammersee 1

Amrum 1

Anabaptists, The 1

Anholt 1

Annaberg-Buchholz 1

Anti-Semitism 1

Architecture 1, 2

Arminius 1

Arnsberg 1

Art 1

Aryan 1

Asisi Panometer 1

Attahöhle 1

Attendorn 1

Augsburg 1

Basilika St Ulrich und Afra 1

Dom St. Maria (Cathedral) 1

Fuggerei 1

Maximilianstraße 1

Rathausplatz 1

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The Baltic Coast and Inland

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The Baltic Coast and Inland

 Lübeck

 Kiel

 Schleswig

 Wismar

 Rostock

 Stralsund

 Rügen Island

 Greifswald

 Usedom Island

 Neubrandenburg

 Schwerin

 Mecklenburg Lake District

Schloss Schwerin, Schlossgarten

© Gabriele Bröcker/Staatliches Museum Schwerin

The Baltic Coast and Inland

Germany’s Baltic coast stretches for 2 247km/1 396mi between Denmark and Poland across the Länder (states) of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Thinly populated, the region is rarely overrun with tourists, although its seaside resorts have been a favourite with German holidaymakers since the 19C. Families especially value the shallow and calm waters, wide sandy beaches and relaxing ambience. Hanseatic towns like Lübeck, Stralsund and Wismar are not only picturesque reminders of the region’s former power but are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fans of the offbeat can delve into Viking history in Schleswig, climb aboard a World War II submarine near Kiel or ride a historic train in Bad Doberan.

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