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Trier, Porta Nigra

Trier: Germany's Oldest City

On the banks of the Moselle River lies Trier, Germany’s oldest city.  The city was founded as a Roman colony in 16 B.C. by Emperor Augustus, and became the favored residence of several Roman emperors which was even sometimes called “Roma Secunda”, the second Rome.  Nowhere else in Germany is the evidence of Roman times as …

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Charting The World: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein is known all over the world as a symbol of idealized romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner. After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairy tales. Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Bavaria is without doubt one of the most frequently …

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