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8,821 Articles of interest in Germany

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  • Battle of Berlin (RAF campaign)

    The Battle of Berlin was the British bombing campaign on Berlin from November 1943 to March 1944. Not limited solely to Berlin, the campaign targeted other German cities as well, to prevent the concentration of defences in Berlin. The campaign was l…

  • University of Erfurt

    The University of Erfurt (German: Universität Erfurt) is a public university located in Erfurt, Germany. Originally founded in 1389, the university was closed in 1816 for the next 177 years.

  • St. Michael's Church, Hamburg

    St. Michael's Church (German: Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis, colloquially called Michel, German pronunciation: [ˈmɪçəl]), is one of Hamburg's five Lutheran main churches (Hauptkirchen) and the most famous church in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmar…

  • Schwerbelastungskörper

    The Schwerbelastungskörper (German: "heavy load-bearing body") (a.k.a. Großbelastungskörper - GBK) is a large concrete cylinder in Berlin, Germany. It was built by Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG in 1941 at a cost of 400,000 ℛℳ. It was built to study the fe…

  • Pall-mall

    Pall-mall, paille-maille, palle-maille, pell-mell, or palle-malle (UK /pælˈmæl/, US /pɛlˈmɛl/, /pælˈmæl/ or /pɔːlˈmɔːl/) is a lawn game that was mostly played in the 16th and 17th centuries, a precursor to croquet.

  • Kummersdorf

    Kummersdorf is the name of an estate near Luckenwalde at (52°05′N13°20′E), around 25 km south of Berlin, in the Brandenburg region of Germany.

  • Kolumba

    The Kolumba (previously Diözesanmuseum, "Diocesan Museum") is an art museum in Cologne, Germany. It is located on the site of the former St. Columba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne.

  • Fuggerei

    The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger …

  • Eurotower (Frankfurt am Main)

    Eurotower is a 40-storey, 148 m (486 ft) skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. The building served until March 18, 2015 as the seat of the European Central Bank (ECB), at which time it was officially replaced as such by a new …

  • Dallmayr

    Dallmayr is a luxury delicatessen food store in Munich, Germany, dating back to the 17th century. Its reputation is comparable to Fauchon in Paris, Fortnum & Mason in London, or Meidi-Ya in Tokyo. About 2.5 million people visit the main store every …

  • Bernauer Straße

    Bernauer Straße is a street of Berlin situated between the localities of Gesundbrunnen and Mitte, today both belonging to the Mitte borough. It runs from the Mauerpark at the corner of Prenzlauer Berg to the Nordbahnhof.

  • Thuringian Forest

    The Thuringian Forest (Thüringer Wald in German), running northwest to southeast, forms a continuous range of ancient rounded mountains posing ample difficulties in transit routing save through a few navigable passes in the southern reaches of the G…

  • Silver Star (roller coaster)

    Silver Star is a roller coaster located at Europa-Park, a theme park in Rust, Germany. With a height of 239 ft (73 m), placing it in the hyper coaster category. Although is one of Bolliger & Mabillard's tallest coasters, it was surpassed as the tall…

  • Operation Backfire (WWII)

    Operation Backfire was a military scientific operation during and after the Second World War, which was performed mainly by British staff. It was part of the Allies' scramble to acquire German technology. With the consent of U.S. General Dwight D. E…

  • Niederwalddenkmal

    The Niederwalddenkmal is a monument located in the Niederwald landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

  • Gelnhausen

    Gelnhausen is a town and the capital of the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located approximately 40 kilometers east of Frankfurt am Main, between the Vogelsberg mountains and the Spessart range at the river Kinzig. It is one of the elev…

  • Festhalle Frankfurt

    Festhalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany, is a multi-purpose hall at the Frankfurter Messegelände. The interior of about 40 metres high dome provides an area of 5,646 square metres up to 4,880 seats.

  • European Space Operations Centre

    The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) serves as the main mission control centre for the European Space Agency (ESA) and is located in Darmstadt, Germany. ESOC's primary function is the operation of unmanned spacecraft on behalf of ESA and the …

  • Bergen-Hohne Training Area

    Bergen-Hohne Training Area (German: NATO-Truppenübungsplatz Bergen or Schießplatz Bergen-Hohne) is a NATO military training area in the southern part of the Lüneburg Heath, in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.

  • Battle of Schliengen

    At the Battle of Schliengen (24 October 1796), both the French Army of the Rhine and Moselle under the command of Jean-Victor Moreau and the Austrian army under the command of Archduke Charles of Austria claimed victories. The village of Schliengen …

  • Upper Lusatia

    Upper Lusatia (German: Oberlausitz, Upper Sorbian: Hornja Łužica, Lower Sorbian: Górna Łužyca, Czech: Horní Lužice, Polish: Górne Łużyce or Milsko) is a historical region in Germany and Poland. Along with Lower Lusatia to the north, it makes up the …

  • Theresienwiese

    Theresienwiese is an open space in the Munich borough of Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. It serves as the official ground of the Munich Oktoberfest. A space of 420,000 square metres (4,500,000 sq ft), it is bordered in the west by the Ruhmeshalle and …

  • Regensburg Cathedral

    The Regensburg Cathedral (German: Dom St. Peter or Regensburger Dom), dedicated to St Peter, is the most important church and landmark of the city of Regensburg, Germany. It is the seat of the Catholic diocese of Regensburg.

  • Prussian House of Lords

    The Prussian House of Lords (German: Preußisches Herrenhaus) in Berlin was the upper house of the Preußischer Landtag parliament of Prussia from 1850 to 1918. Together with the lower house, the House of Representatives (Abgeordnetenhaus), it formed …

  • Nikolaiviertel

    Founded about 1200, the Nikolaiviertel (Nicholas' Quarter) of Alt-Berlin, together with the neighbouring settlement of Cölln, is the reconstructed historical heart of the German capital Berlin.

  • Memorial to the German Resistance

    The German Resistance Memorial Center (German: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand), is a memorial and museum in Berlin, capital of Germany. It was opened in 1980 in part of the Bendlerblock, a complex of offices in Stauffenbergstrasse (formerly Bendl…

  • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof

    Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is, at 83,460 m², the world's largest railway station measured by floor area. It has 21 (19 + 2) platforms housed in six iron train sheds, a multi-level concourse with towering stone arches, and a 293 metre-long facade.