Germany has been one of the most visited holiday destinations by tourists for years. The versatile country offers beautiful nature in the summer, lively festivals and excellent skiing opportunities in the winter. Most people start their exploration with a visit to capital Berlin. This is where history is still clearly visible in the streets. However, here a few more reasons why you should put Germany on your to-go-list.
Germany is a huge country with breathtaking nature. In total, the country has 14 national parks. The majority of these are located in the southwest of the country. One of the most fascinating parks is the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. The park is no less than 3750 square kilometers and is characterized by large valleys, thick forests and large rocks.
Everywhere in Germany you come across castles and ruins to stimulate your own imagination, but especially that of your children. Follow the German Fairy Tale Route. About 600 kilometers from Hanau, the birthplace of the Grimm brothers, it runs north to Bremen. Along the way you pass around 60 places where Grimm's fairy tales took place or played a role in the lives of these famous brothers.
Germany is not only a great option during the summer, but it is also an ideal destination for the winter sports enthusiast for those who don’t want to that far or for whom a weekend in the snow is long enough. Both the experienced skier as well as winter sport newbies, will have fun in the German mountains. The picturesque town of Winterberg in particular is very popular.
The Oktoberfest is one of the largest folk festivals in the world. Every year, the whole of Munich is turned upside down from the end of September to the beginning of October. At that moment there are six million visitors to the largest beer festival in the world in the city. The party consists of a fun fair, party tents and filled squares with music, lots of beer and bratwurst.
Oktoberfest, the world's largest Volksfest in Munich 2019 will begin at 10:45 AM on Saturday, September 21 and ends on Sunday, October 6. 6.3 million people from around the world attended Oktoberfest 2018.
Berchtesgaden with Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest retreat. Town in the Bavarian Alps, mountain ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps on the Austrian border.
NBerlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city's turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall's graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.
The BMW Welt is a combined exhibition, delivery, adventure, museum and event venue, located next to the Olympic Park in the immediate vicinity of the BMW in Munich.
The Black Forest is a mountainous region in southwest Germany, bordering France. Known for its dense, evergreen forests and picturesque villages, it is often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany and with the Elbphilharmonie a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter. It is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world.
Sellin is a resort town on the German island of Rügen. It's known for its Baltic Sea beaches and Seebrücke (pier), with a 1920s-style pavilion. Wilhelmstrasse is a street lined with grand, resort-style villas.