Last Sunday night I watched "Pinoy Meets World" in GMA-7 (I'm a certified Kapuso, hehe) and the featured country was Switzerland. I was surprised to learn that Switzerland, small a country it maybe, is actually a melting pot of cultures! In the said show, the hosts shared that languages spoken in different parts of Switzerland vary. If you're in Geneva, expect to talk in French; in Ticino, Italian rules. But for more than 50% of the population, German is the language of choice. And that's what you'll get in Zurich and Bern, its capital city. Anyway, with the mention of German, I began wondering what's up with Germany these days. After it was unified in 1990 (Berlin Wall torn down), I haven't heard any major news from the controversial country.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is the most populous. Tourist attractions in Berlin include the Pergamon Museum, Brandenburge Gates (pictured above) and the Schloss Charlottenburg. If you would like to visit the city, accommodation is plentiful as hotels in Berlin number in thousands. If museums and palaces are not your thing, you can go visit Munich. If the city sounds familiar to you, it might because that's where the 1972 Summer Olympics was held which was marred by Palestinian terrorists taking hostage the members of the Israeli Olympic team. Scary huh?? But that's all in the past, no worries now =) Below is the aerial view of Munich's gorgeous OlympiaPark. And hotels in Muenchen (German name of Munich) are gorgeous too. You can take your pick from the old-world classy hotels or trendy new ones
Aside from the places I mentioned above, Germany also offers other tourist attractions like the beautiful Bavarian Alps. If you love music, Leipzig should be your destination, where underground music clubs thud throughout the night. It is also once the home of Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn. For information about hotels in Deutschland, you can search the internet. If you like more old-world castles and buildings, you can hop from Germany to Austria. Its capital city, Vienna, is home of the breathtaking Schonbrunn palace. The city also has numerous museums like the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum. Wien hotels (Wien is German for Vienna) are also searchable over internet. So if you're planning to go there (and in Germany), don't forget to search first for online travel deals. Bon voyage!