Travel to Germany

From the high Alps in the South, the Bavarian plain, and the flowing hills of central Germany to the coast of the North and Baltic Sea, it all looks like a miniature train landscape packed with the nicest of old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches, and small villages.

Thanks to its regional princedoms, earldoms, monarchies, and states, Germany did not unite until the last centuries. Thus Germany has not one but many major cities—and each city has its own unique character, formed by its history and the surrounding region. Each is a whole new world unto itself, in which you will experience not only different architectural styles and art treasures but also a distinctive lifestyle. Local traditions and mentalities are clearly reflected everywhere—in the arts, the nightlife, the shops, the pubs and restaurants, and the way people work and live.



Spend some days in Hamburg, Bremen, or Lübeck, those old “Hanse” cities of the North, whose prosperity arose from the independent shipping trade. Berlin, the capital, is of course one of the top travel destinations in Germany. No matter whether you are going for business, cultural or political reasons, or just to enjoy yourself—Berlin has everything! Right in the center, Hannover is also worth a visit.


In the eastern part of Germany, you can find real jewels: Leipzig, Weimar, Schwerin, and even Dresden, although it was bombed horribly, saved lots of its prewar architectural heritage and has just restored the famous Frauenkirche. South of Nuremberg you will find Munich, the “capital city” of beer, but also of art, with the famous Pinakothek. It is a good starting point to find the treasures of Bavaria.


Discover the beautiful Southwest of Germany with cities like Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen. In the western part cities still have some french influence, discover Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne—the heart of the Rhineland, Trier, the oldest city of Germany and a former capital of the Roman Empire, or Aachen, with its impressive cathedral and history back to Charlemagne.

Germany’s cities have endless pleasant surprises in store for those who enjoy good food and drink. In addition to top-quality international cooking, each region has its own local specialities, ranging from hearty country fare at simple inns to modern light cuisine at star-rated restaurants. Accompanied by world famous beers and wines, all this plenty is guaranteed to make your tour of Germany’s cities an unforgettable culinary experience.

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