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Where to go in Germany

Germany is a vast country known for its hardy cuisine, beer, fairytale-like castles, and beautifully preserved medieval towns backed by the soaring Alps, but it offers a whole lot more. It’s home to some of the most distinctive cities in Europe like Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg with everything from centuries-old historical buildings and classic works of art to cutting-edge architecture, celebrated street murals, and contemporary art. The scenery is just as diverse – not only are there dramatic mountains, enchanting forests, lush valleys, and vineyard-covered hills, but scenic coastlines of wide sandy beaches.


Best places to go in Germany

Here is a summary of some of the best and most popular areas to visit.



Germany’s capital is a cultural trendsetter with a strong creative vibe and a gritty and glamorous side. It’s home to quirky art and buzzing nightlife found everywhere from industrial techno temples to relaxing beer gardens. Discover its ancient past at the iconic Romanesque-style Brandenburg Gate, soak up the splendor of a grand palace, stroll by the remnants of the Berlin Wall, and marvel at the works along the famous one-mile stretch known as the East Side Gallery.

The Berlin Wall commemorates the division of the city and the deaths that occurred there. It was a dramatic symbol of the Cold War stretching for 87 miles, once dividing East and West. The embodiment of the “Iron Curtain,” the wall finally fell on November 9, 1989, and was almost entirely dismantled soon after but there are still a few segments that remain today with the East Side Gallery being the largest.

Munich beers


Munich was nearly destroyed during World War II but its Bavarian past rose proudly from the ashes and is now a joy to explore. Today it’s renowned for its sausages, beer gardens, and annual Oktoberfest but you can visit the Hofbrauhaus any time of the year for one of their famous, huge beers. Modern and traditional sit side by side here with the city Europe’s unofficial capital of technology and publishing while blending edgy art with Lederhosen!

In Marienplatz, the central square, one can marvel at landmarks like the Mariensaule, the Old and New Town Hall which has a tower that houses a more than century-old Glockenspiel. It comes complete with life-size figures that reenact Bavarian history events daily at 11 a.m. and noon. There’s lots of natural beauty too, including the River Isar that’s backed by the magnificent Bavarian Alps.



Set along the banks of the Elbe River, Dresden is sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the Elbe.” It’s a city rich in history with lush forests, brilliant gardens, and picturesque parks, but what defines it the most is culture. This is where the 19th-century operatic composer Wilhelm Wagner debuted a number of his works and the city is also famous for its three major landmarks: the Church of Our Lady, the Semperoper Opera House, and the Baroque Zwinger Palace.

Dresden is also home to the Royal Palace, Brühl’s Terrace, the exclusive Blasewitz villas, the Elbe Castles on the Loschwitz hillside, and the twelve Dresden State Art Collections. This is where you’ll marvel at treasures like the Green Vault, the world’s largest treasure chamber, and Raphael’s The Sistine Madonna.



A maritime metropolis, Hamburg is a gorgeous seafaring hub with lots of cosmopolitan charm. It blends sapphire blue lakes, lush green spaces, nature reserves, and parks into an urban jungle. Strolling through the Old Town is a delight with cozy cafes occupying half-timbered merchant homes along the Nikolai Canal while the Kontorhausviertel area is known for its Brick Expressionist buildings that house cutting-edge galleries.

The Speicherstadt, or “warehouse city,” is the world’s largest warehouse district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautiful Neo-Gothic red brick buildings that rest on timber piles intersected by narrow waterways. Just steps away is the city’s famous Elbephilharmonie, a striking concert hall nicknamed Elphi that’s a work of art itself. It’s a symbol of the progressive music scene but you’ll also find hundreds of other venues for music, cabaret, and theater.

Sinwell Tower, Nuremberg Castle, Germany


Nuremberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, with its skyline dominated by its castle, built around 1140 under Emperor Konrad III. Its historical mile with elegant fountains, decorated churches, and the Tucherschloss Museum ends at the castle, which sits atop a rocky promontory. It’s open for tours and offers a spectacular view of the city. In Nuremberg’s heart, you’ll find the market square, an ideal place to mingle with the locals who come to shop for local specialties like lebkuchen, a type of gingerbread, and the usual fresh fruits and veggies. Around the holidays, one of Germany’s best Christmas markets is held here.

There are also reminders of Nuremberg’s dark past, which can be witnessed at the Documentation Centre, former Nazi party rally grounds. This is where the Nuremberg Trials were held in 1946, with the primary perpetrators of the Nazi atrocities tried and convicted here.



Cologne was founded by the Romans some 2,000 years ago as one of the oldest cities in Germany. Here you’ll see everything from Roman towers to Gothic churches and fine modern architecture. Cologne Cathedral is the city’s centerpiece, built between 1248 and 1473 in High Gothic style while housing the tombs of 12 archbishops and a wealth of artworks. This is where you’ll find the “Am Dom” Christmas market during the holidays, although the city boasts multiple others during the festive season.

You’ll find a wide range of intriguing museums in int eh city too, including the Museum Ludwig, the Museum of Applied Art, and the Imhoff Stollwerck Museum, most often referred to as simply, the “chocolate museum.” It celebrates the history of chocolate across the globe and includes interactive exhibits, a giant chocolate fountain, and mouthwatering samples that come thanks to a lifelong dream of Hans Imhoff who spent almost his entire life working with chocolate.


Germany has a rich tapestry of destinations allowing visitors to explore historic and modern alike, from Roman times to the fall of the Berlin Wall and today’s colorful street art. Nature is often intertwined with lush valleys, winding rivers, enchanting forests, and the dramatic Alps. It’s a country that’s been at the heart of Europe for centuries with impressive architecture that includes magnificent castles, world-class museums, and delicious cuisine. With something for nearly every traveler, we invite you to create your own adventure in beautiful and diverse Germany.

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