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As the world's most popular country, a tour of Germany is a must

Europe is home to some of the most visited countries in the world, and according to a recent poll by the BBC, it's also home to the most popular. A survey of more than 26,000 people revealed that Germany is the most popular country in the world, with 59 percent of respondents viewing it in a positive light. Given the favorable opinions of the country, it's no wonder Germany tours are such an appealing travel options, and if you're among the people making their way there, you should make sure to visit several landmarks in particular.

The Reichstag
Given that it's the country's capital, it should come as no surprise that Berlin is home to many of Germany's most iconic destinations, but the Reichstag is one that can't be missed. Germany's parliamentary building, the Reichstag, is the second-most visited attraction in the country, and with good reason. Aside from its considerable historical weight and impressive architecture, the structure is famous for its iconic dome. The glass dome is situated in the center of the building, and climbing to the top offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of the city below.  

This picturesque city used to be home to German kings, and that refined charm still permeates Potsdam's every corner. Given its place as a royal destination, there are a number of stunning residences including the ornate Orangery Palace and the classical Charlottenhof Palace. However, there's more to Potsdam than beautiful abodes. it's the beautiful grounds of Sanssouci Park. Among the park's many points of interest is its famed botanical garden, which is home to thousands of different plant spices. 

Ludwig's castles
Germany's lengthy history is kept alive through many of Europe's most iconic castles, and two of them can be found in and around Munich. For starters, there's Neuschwanstein Castle, which has been cited as the inspiration for the iconic castle at Disneyland. Built by the reclusive King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castle welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year. Another standout structure located nearby is Schloss Hohenschwangau, which was the summer home to King Ludwig II when he was younger. Though it may be less recognizable than its larger cousin, the castle is no less impressive and stands as required viewing during a tour of Germany. 

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