Germany spoils tourists for choices; there are historical destinations, museums, natural scenery, castles, and many more attractions. It is an inviting destination with old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches and small villages. There are picturesque mountains, forests, and lakes in the country.
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It has the high mountains of Alps alongside the Bavarian plains. The beers and wines are world famous and German food is also delectable. German fare you should sample is wurst a sausage, pork salamis, Döner Kebab, Turkish pizza, quiches, baguettes, pig trotters, potato pancake and soft berries with vanilla sauce.
The northern regions of the country have the North and Baltic Sea. It also has the cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin. The south of the country has Black Forest, Alps, and the cities of Heidelberg, Freiburg, Munich, and interesting areas like Triberg, Lindau, Dinkelsbühl, etc. The historic Franconian city of Würzburg is a major lure for all tourists. The castle ruins in Heidelberg are a charismatic.
In the heart of Germany is its finance capital, Frankfurt. To the east are cities: like; Leipzig, Weimar, Schwerin, Dresden, etc. Western Germany has some French traces. Good places to visit here are Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Trier, etc. Aachen is a great cathedral in these parts. The wine valleys are excellent for people who like romantic locations. Some good visits include Rhine, Moselle, Ahr, Weser, Neckar, and the Altmühl valleys.
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The best time to visit is between May and September when it is relatively sunny. Outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and swimming are common here. Ski junctures in the Bavarian Alps are very popular. You can also travel to Germany from March to May or between from October to early November. The summers are warm with some rain, while winters are very cold. The spring season has a pleasant climate.
Cities in Germany
Cities in Germany are very beautiful. Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, and Munich are the most loved cities in the country.
Berlin has mind boggling night life, architectural structures, and rich cultural heritage. The prime appeals are museums, theatres, bars, clubs and restaurants. There are numerous concerts, operas, festivals held in this city. The best festivals are; Berlinale, Festage, gay festival day, Christopher Street Day, and JazzFest.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria. It is one of the most entertaining cities in Germany, which holds the Oktoberfest. The Deutsches Museum, the largest science and industry museum in Europe, is also located here. Munich is exciting in January with the six weeks of street celebrations that mark the beginning of Fasching. Other festivities here are Munich Film Festival, world best beer festival, etc.
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The museums in Frankfurt are also very famous. The apple wine here is enjoyed by all. Celebrations like parades before Lent, Fastnacht parades, International Music Trade Fair, and Museumsuferfest exhibitions are very well-known.
The City of Weimar has an abounding culture. It was the city where Goethe resided. It also saw the commencement of the revolutionary movement in design, art, and architecture – the Bauhaus movement. It is a home to many German artists.
Some of the tourist attractions in Bremen are galleries, the town hall, Roland statue, etc. Hamburg has trendy shops, hotels, and museums. Freiburg is the capital of the southern Black Forest. The spectacular gothic cathedrals are located here.
Sight Seeing On Germany Holidays
Historic architecture is a great magnet for the Germany tourism establishments. Sites like the tower ruins of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Olympic Tower in Munich, and the of the Fernsehturm in Berlin are the best historical sites in the country. The Olympic Tower in Munich is 290-metres tall and has a 365-metre relic of the Fernsehturm in here.
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Museums in the country are alluring. The best museums in Germany are the Museum für Naturkunde, Neues Museum, Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the Museum of Arts and Crafts. A great hot spot is the Tiergarten wildlife destination in Berlin. The English Garden in Munich is a great place for a leisurely stroll. The Hofbräuhaus in Munich is the most famous beer hall in the world.
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is the national symbol for Germany and a symbol of peace. Built in 1791, the gate divided East and West Berlin, but the wall fell in 1989 unifying Germany. It has a crowned winged goddess of victory riding a four-horsed chariot.
A visit to the Black Forest is necessary. These forests stretch from the Spa-town Baden to the Swiss border and occupy more than 4,600 square miles. They have sprawling rolling hills, small villages, wineries, old-world monasteries, valleys, and forests. You can traverse the forests while walking, biking or driving. The Wine Route and the German Clock Road are excellent tours here. The German Clock Road traces the history of the cuckoo clock. You must sample the Black Forest Cake with chocolate, cherries, cream and cherry schnapps while you are here.
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The best landscape views of the country are along the Romantic Road, with attractions like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and the Neuschwanstein castle. It houses medieval towns surrounded by walls, high rising towers, timbered houses, historic hotels, castles, etc.
Get a Historic Vacation with Castles
Germany’s countryside is pervaded by historic castles; there are approximately 20,000 castles and palaces in the country. During the middle ages the country comprised of small feudal states that required constructing fortified castles for security. Thus explains the existence of so many castles in Germany. Some have been retained for tourist visits. Others have been converted into museums. While, some of them are just ruins. Many castles have also been transformed into luxurious hotels. Others have been transformed into restaurants.
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There is also the famous castle road in the country. It accommodates almost 70 castles and palaces! It runs for about 625 miles and has small winding back roads along the way. Great German castles are; Neuschwanstein near Munich, Burg Eltz above the Mosel River, Burg Hohenzollern on the cliff top in Swabian Jura, Wartburg, Heidelberg, etc. Some of the exciting castle hotels in Germany are; Colmberg, Hugenpoet, Sababurg, Auf Schönburg, Liebenstein, and Stahleck.
There are many other attractions in Germany like churches, cathedrals, national parks, gardens, beer breweries, etc. You cannot run out of places to visit!