Berlin, crowded and noisy capital of Germany ... but then again, please name me one major capital which isn't both of the above.
Images from a few trips to France
Heidelberg, a city with 115,000 inhabitants and 30,000 students. Ask any japanese you know which places they visited during a trip to Germany and 99 out of 100 will answer: Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein, Oktoberfest (in this order).
Images from a short vacation on a tiny island of the Maldives: Embudu