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There are many landmarks that are must-see destinations during Germany tours, but if you're among the travelers who'd rather experience more unusual destinations, Germany certainly has plenty to offer. Not only will adding some unique stops in your itinerary will help you craft a more memorable trip, but you may get to see some destinations that few people even know about. Europe is replete with unusual sights, but Germany has some of the best.
Peristal Singum, Berlin
You've likely never experienced anything quite like the Peristal Singum before. According to Smartertravel.com, you have to enter this labyrinth by yourself, and it presents itself as a combination maze-art exhibit. Visitors walk through the Peristal Singum by themselves, making it perfect for someone with an open mind. There's no set path and no specific agenda other than seeing what sorts of secrets of the mind you can unlock while trying to find your way out. Whatever your experience in the maze is, it's sure to be a memorable one.
Not for the faint of heart, Gruselkabinett was originally used an air raid shelter during World War II, but it is much more than a historic relic. Today, it's offers visitors three levels of entertainment and education, and each is considerably different than the others. It starts out fairly normal with bottom floor offering a look at the role the bunker played in the war, but it gets increasingly more unusual as you make your way up. The second floor transitions to a haunted house of sorts that features creepy mannequins, while the third floor has live actors instructed to scare visitors.
Church of ice and snow, Mitterfirmiansreut
Located about 100 miles northeast of Munich, this unusual church is certainly one of a kind. According to the Los Angeles Times, it opened in 2011 as a way to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of when residents of the small town of Mitterfirmiansreut built their own church out of snow and ice when they were denied the construction of one. This most recent snow church is impressive. According to The Associated Press, it is more than 65 feet long and even has a tower. Construction was likely not easy though, as it required the use of more than 49,000 cubic feet of snow to complete.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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