Explore the history, culture and food of Germany’s Sixteen States
Germany, as a nation, is actually very young. Prior to the national unification in 1871, Germany was divided into many kingdoms and principalities, each with distinct customs and even distinct dialects. Explore the sixteen Bundesländer (states) that today make up the Federal Republic of Germany.
…’Prussia’s vegetable garden’, replete with castles, nature preserves, and the asparagus road
North Rhine Westphalia
…a major industrial region, it’s also a prominent agricultural region, especially in the north
…birthplace of Martin Luther and the Bauhaus — think Harz mountain witches in the north and the Saar wine region in the South
…rich in produce from land and sea, international trading brought almonds for marzipan
…the spectacular landscapes of the ‘green heart of Germany’ were home to Luther, Bach, Goethe and Schiller