It is nearly December- the light seems to glitter winterly along the rivers in Germany.
The last apples will fall soon.
The last bull in the pasture.
There is little written about the capacity of the waterways in Germany, which form a nationwide network across the country. Most rivers in Germany are navigable and interconnected. The river landscapes have retained their charm.
Only the industrial straightening of the natural overflow basins are increasingly causing problems during floods. So one is trying today to preserve the natural course of the river as much as it is possible or restore the the former basins.
Where best wines come from in Germany, rich nature gave grounds.
The countless castles on the river Rhine testify the rapid change of German history in the centuries before the unification of a German Reich in 1870/71.
A nation that sought and did not find itself. As a nation it found itself very late, after evil wars and only after the last war with friendship of French.
In Germany, these castles are the cultural heritage among the gems of history.
Each tells of fates from a time that was gray, sometimes black and certainly marked by war, annihilation and a very anti-democratic relationship to the own little county which surrounded the casteles.
But to remember these times as well is to sharpen the mind for what is happening in this days and ages.
In addition, the castles and palaces embedded in the picturesque vineyards along the rivers have become a treasure trove of historians.Apart from that, the history can not be denied.
The old walls which also include city rebars and towers from the middle ages have become real tourist magnets.
For every tourist a big “must” when visiting Germany.