Germany

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Schottenkirche St Jakob
Founded by Irish missionaries, this Romanesque church is famed for its fascinating sculptured portal.
Regensburg Cathedral
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.
Aachen Cathedral
Commissioned by Charlemagne in 786 AD, Aachen's cathedral is the oldest in Northern Europe and contains several holy relics.
Hildesheim Cathedral
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.
Luther House
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.
Marienkirche
An attractive Protestant church on the east side of Berlin, St. Mary's Church houses a 15th-century fresco of "The Dance of Death" and other artworks.
Liebfrauenkirche
This pretty 13th-century parish church was one of the first Gothic churches built in Germany. It stands right next door to the cathedral.
Asamkirche
This 18th-century Baroque and Rococo church built by the Asam brothers leaves no surface undecorated.