Best for travel in Germany
Germany is a Western European country whose landscape consists of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and beaches on the North Sea. Its history goes back more than 2,000 years. With a lively art and nightlife, Berlin, its capital city, includes the Brandenburg Gate and many sites related to World War II. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer bars, including the Hofbräuhaus which dates back to the 16th century. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, is home to the European Central Bank.
Germany is a large country with a long and exciting history, a rich artistic and cultural past and present, and a dazzling diversity of landscapes: in the north, long beaches, dreamlike Hanseatic architecture, small and large islands, lagoons and coastal regions of the Baltic and North Seas invite to rest and entertainment. Further south, the Mecklenburg Lake District is a true paradise that is still unspoilt, ideal for hiking, biking and water sports of all kinds. Here you will happily discover vast expanses, lush forests, gentle hills, streams and rivers, as well as lakes of all sizes. Further downhill, where these hills become medium mountains (Harz, Rhön, Ore Mountains and Thuringia Forest) and then give way to the German Alps, you can enjoy trekking and winter sports while enjoying the fresh air, through landscapes dotted with peaceful villages, small and large cities, but also metropolises. And, even if you did see the one hundred sights listed here, you wouldn’t have had the chance to see all the many facets that Germany has to offer. So consider it a great introduction to the country. Gute Reise!
THE TOP 10 CITIES YOU HAVE TO DISCOVER
Most people know the Bavarian capital because of its famous Oktoberfest. But the city of more than one million inhabitants also has a lot to offer the rest of the year. The English Garden, the Frauenkirche and the unique lifestyle make Munich one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Thanks to its location, Munich is also an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts
This small town in Lower Saxony also has its place in the TOP 10 of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Its extensive historic center will enchant you and you will be amazed by the Lüne Monastery and the many churches in the city. Every corner of the Hanseatic city will give you a sense of the city’s prestigious history.
Thanks to the salt trade, Lüneburg became a wealthy city in the Middle Ages, which was conducive to the development of the bourgeoisie. It was one of the first strongholds of the Hanseatic League.
Bamberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful historical cities with its buildings and history as a Franconian imperial and episcopal city. The historic old town center is considered to be the largest intact historic center of the city. The people of Bamberg are also particularly proud of their beer and brewing culture. Eleven breweries are still active in the city today. The beer is served in old rustic pubs.
The capital of the state of Thuringia, which has become rich through trade, will also offer you access to impressive nature. In 2021, the Federal Garden Exhibition will be held here. In the meantime, a stroll through the historic city center will not leave you indifferent. The old town captivates with its winding alleys and romantic atmosphere.
For families, a visit to the zoo can be added to the program. The Augustinian monastery is also worth a visit. The reformer Martin Luther lived and worked here.
This splendid university city has its place in the TOP 10 of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The city of the state of Hesse nestles on both banks of the river Lahn not far from the “Gladenbacher Bergland” and the “Lahnberge”. If you plan to organize your excursion to this city that is worth seeing, you should be prepared to go up, then down, then up again. As a reward, you will find a perfect view of a picturesque landscape. The city is built around the impressive Landgrave Castle, which is today one of the main attractions of the city.
Every year, more than three million tourists visit Heidelberg, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Crossed by the river Neckar, with a picturesque old town, impressive ruins and the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg is one of the most extraordinary cities in Germany.
The former capital city offers you not only a wonderful historical center, but also access to nature in the immediate surroundings. You can enjoy a magnificent panorama of Heidelberg while crossing the old bridge along the Philosophenweg.
In the TOP 10 of the most beautiful cities in Germany, the “pearl” Hamburg is a must. In addition to its well-known sights, such as its picturesque harbour or its unique Reeperbahn, many other attractions attract visitors. For example, you can plan a visit to Speicherstadt or a long day of shopping in the city center.
If you like musicals, you will find what you need in this city. In recent years, the Hanseatic city has gained an international reputation as a musical city.
You will feel at home in Hamburg as a nature lover. A visit to the Hagenbeck Zoo or the Planten un Blomen Park is also worthwhile.
The old Hanseatic city of Stralsund is also called “Gateway to the Island of Rügen”. Two bridges connect it to the island in the Baltic Sea. The old town of Stralsund is a remarkable testimony of the history of the city and its importance within the Hanseatic League. The architectural style of the Town Hall or Nikolai Church is attributed to Gothic brick. A special building method in northern Germany.
Situated by the sea, this beautiful German city is also an ideal summer destination. You have the choice between visiting a splendid city with many churches and historical buildings or a day trip to the surroundings by the water.
Known for its Great Hall, where numerous trade fairs and exhibitions are held, this city in the state of Saxony impresses with its eventful history and is one of the most interesting cities in Germany. Leipzig’s city center captivates with its beautiful buildings, such as the old and new Town Hall and its numerous arcades, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
The monument of the Battle of the Nations is also worth seeing. It recalls the great battle that led to the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. You can also explore the city on the water. A canoe trip on the canals west of Leipzig is worthwhile.
Who doesn’t know them – the musicians of the city of Bremen. But these are not the only things that make Bremen a popular travel destination and a German city worth seeing. Its winding alleys and small houses in the Schnoor, Bremen’s oldest district, will take you back to the Middle Ages.
The impressive market square with Bremen’s town hall also bears witness to the city’s long history. Right next door are Bremen’s four most famous musicians: the Stadtmusikanten. Eternalized in a bronze statue.
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