Commissioned by Charlemagne in 786 AD, Aachen's cathedral is the oldest in Northern Europe and contains several holy relics.
Jewish Museum Berlin
Opened in 2001, Berlin's Jüdisches Museum is housed in a striking modern building with bizarre angles and open voids evoking the Holocaust. It is the largest Jewish museum in Europe.
The house where Luther and his family lived is well-preserved and full of Reformation relics, including Luther's desk, his pulpit, and first editions of his books.
Founded in 1010, the cathedral of Hildesheim contains many treasures of early medieval art, including bronze doors carved with biblical scenes and a bronze column showing the life of Christ.
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn
Reopened in 2003, this museum's collection includes a wondrous variety of religious treasures from the Rhineland, including Germanic, Roman, Christian (Late Antiquity to Renaissance) and Jewish art.
Built in the 1300s on the site of earlier cathedrals, this is the finest Gothic building in Bavaria. Its harmonious exterior is alive with medieval sculptures and inside is medieval stained glass.
Schottenkirche St Jakob
Founded by Irish missionaries, this Romanesque church is famed for its fascinating sculptured portal.
Built in 1859-66 and meticulously restored, the New Synagogue of Berlin is an exotic amalgam of styles with a Moorish feel. It is both an active synagogue and a museum.
Guided Tours of Germany
- Nuremberg Third Reich and Roman Empire Historical Day Trip
- Jewish Life in Berlin Half Day Walking Tour
- Heidelberg and Nuremberg Tour from Frankfurt
- Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
- Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
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