The Deutsche Fremdenverkehrsverband (DFV) has created a network of information hot lines to connect to local touristic bureaus, using always the same telephone number. In most cities you can now get information by calling (possibly the area code and then) 19433.1996-1
Any major German city has its own webpage, usually maintained by
the city administration. These pages often contain links to a lot
of resources that you will find interesting if you are going to
visit there. The websites are usually located at
cityname is the name of the
city in question in its German spelling. Examples:
For a rather conventional description see Scharf, Helmut: Kleine Kunstgeschichte des Deutschen Denkmals. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (1984) ISBN 3-534-09548-0.
It's a short history of monument-building and -art in Germany, covering early middle ages to almost present.
For budget-conscious travellers, Youth Hostels offer some of the cheapest accomodations available. Some of the Youth Hostels in Germany are located in stunningly beautiful parts of town: for example, the Youth Hostel in Nürnberg is in the Burg (castle), dab-smack in the center of town, in a medieval building.
Staatsgalerie (Modern Art)
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