Germany Travel Tips
Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer are all there for the savoring.
Deep in the heart of Europe, Germany has had a seminal impact on Continental history. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to Otto von Bismarck's German Reich, Nazism and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.
Hamburg, Germany's second largest and most notorious city, is known for its magnificent harbor and for the Reeperbahn in St Pauli (the biggest red light district in the world and where the Beatles ...
Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg state, located on the Havel River only 24 km (15 mi) southwest of Berlin city. In the 17th century, Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg made it his ...
Aachen is Germany’s westernmost city; it’s almost as if those orderly Germans had started out arranging their cities across the map in alphabetical order before abandoning the idea. Both Belgium and ...
Mitterfirmiansreut is a Bavarian village in the mountainous region on the Germany and Czech border. That means it was once on the border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia and thus part of ...
Written by Viator, July 2012
Think of Germany and you may envision the Black Forest, or the castles of the Romantic Road, the great cities of Berlin or Munich or the massive beer steins of Oktoberfest. You probably don’t picture ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
It’s over a decade since Bonn ceded capital status to Berlin ,
and you can forgive this congenial, modestly-sized city of 300,000 or
so inhabitants for feeling neglected now that most government ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2012
The German autobahn was the first and remains one of the world’s only roads to have no mandatory speed limit. There are about 7,965 miles (12,800 km) of autobahn highways connecting the main cities ...
Written by JC, Germany, August 2011
At Germany ’s
easternmost point (more or less) you’ll find the Saxon town of Görlitz.
Like Dresden, Görlitz is one of the success stories of the former East
Germany, luring visitors ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
Celebrating the official reunification of Germany that took place in 1990 after the Berlin Wall came down a year earlier in November of 1989, German Unity Day is a national holiday that kicks off ...
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
HafenCity, Europe’s most extensive inner city development project, has refocused attention on waterfront life in Germany ’s second-biggest city and largest port: Hamburg .
A significant section ...
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Written by Linda and John, USA, November 2011
If you are in Munchen, be sure to visit the UP STAIRS of the Hofbrauhaus. Excellent meal and entertainment is the best. A must do!
Written by Katie H, February 2013
Hohenzollern Castle in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is one of the country’s most visited castles. Located about 50 kilometers south of Stuttgart, Germany, it is the ancestral seat of the ...
The city of Leipzig in eastern Germany celebrates an extraordinary triple anniversary in 2012. The church, choir and school which all bear the name St Thomas reach their 800th birthdays this ...
It’s a funny place, Leipzig. At first glance, this Saxon city appears to have recovered well since Germany’s reunification in 1989. Arrive at its enormous railway station and nose around the ...
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