My daughter spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Germany. She lived in a tiny village, Belrieth. The nearest 'recognizable' city was Meiningen, noted for its theater. It was an enlightening experience for both my daughter and her host family, as she was there just three years after the wall came down.
Several years later, we had the opportunity to travel to Germany with her, and she showed us some of the sights. (Note - these were taken in pre-digital days, and scanned a number of years ago. My skills with Photoshop are lacking, but I hope the images are satisfactory for computer viewing.)