This time we visit Leipzig, Dresden, Bayreuth, Stralsund, East Frisia and Hanover
When we think of Richard Wagner, most of us think of Bayreuth and its renowned festival. Wagner's 200th birthday is coming up in 2013, a good occasion for us to visit some of the sites where he lived and worked.
The student Amélie Apel shows us her own favorite spots in Bayreuth: the Victory Tower, the New Palace and the Glass House student club.
Stralsund on northeastern Germany's Baltic coast is 750 years old. Its medieval old town with many buildings in the brick Gothic style make it worth a visit. A new attraction is the Ozeaneum, an aquarium-museum of the undersea world of the Baltic and North Seas with live exhibits.
In the winter months, East Frisia is an especially fascinating region for nature and bird lovers. Wild geese fly down from Arctic climes by the hundreds of thousands to their winter feeding grounds. Visitors can witness this natural spectacle on special goose tours.
Martinus and Amelia have come to Hanover to take an intensive German course. We tagged along with them on a stroll through the city center.