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.
Written by JC, Germany, December 2011
Travel around Europe long enough and you will soon discover an annoying
quirk of many major museums on the continent: they’re usually closed on
Mondays. But not all of them. If you want to start ...
At just over half an hour away by train, the city of Augsburg makes an easy day trip from Munich .
As well as being a must-see destination in its own right, Augsburg is
also a major stop on the ...
Coming to Berlin for the first time, most visitors naturally want to see where the Berlin Wall ran and, if possible, see a bit of what’s left. When friends visit Berlin, I always recommend an ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
Frankfurt International Airport is Europe’s third largest, but unlike Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and London’s Heathrow, it’s very close to the center of town, meaning if you have a few hours ...
At two hours from Munich
by road or rail, Amberg pushes the day-trip envelope and in truth
you’re probably better off combining it with nearby Nuremberg in an
overnight stay. But however you do ...
Written by Katie H, February 2013
Tucked away in Germany‘s Black Forest, the village of Baiersbronn is home to some of Germany’s best chefs. Though it’s long been known (especially among Germans and Swiss visitors) as a great place ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
The modern incarnation of Bavarian culture dates back at least 1,000 years. Custom and tradition are serious business in Bavaria. Folk songs, dances and music are systematically taught, preserved and ...
Written by JC, Germany, September 2011
Central Munich is one of the most appealing cityscapes in Germany ,
a layer cake of epochs smothered in neo-classical icing. But the
Bavarians didn’t stop building in the 19th century. Here ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Once again in 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival (known universally as Berlinale) is lighting up the grim winter for eleven days. From February 9 to 19, Berlin will host a huge program ...
What color do you associate with Berlin? Most people – even longtime residents – would probably answer gray. It’s not just the heavy clouds which blanket the city for much of the year; sometimes ...
Written by JC, Germany, September 2012
Mauerpark (“Wall Park”) runs along a stretch of the old Berlin Wall ,
a section of which still stands, and much of its terrain was recovered
from no-man’s-land. As well as providing a welcome ...
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
Tucked away in Berlin’s south-east, the district of Köpenick is not exactly high on the average visitor’s agenda. Which is a shame, because with its small but picturesque center, majestic ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, September 2011
‘ Bike Tours
Meet Here!’ says the big orange sign, and I make my way through the
crowd milling under one of the concrete arches of the Alexanderplatz TV
Tower, to find the very inviting tour ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Berlin is an art lover’s dream. You could devote a lifetime to exploring the offerings on hand in the city. The following should help get you started. 1) Hotel de Rome If you’re planning on being ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, springtime in Berlin is the perfect time for taking a walking or cycling tour of the city and exploring the city’s many parks and gardens. ...
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