Germany is known for bringing some of the best technological innovations to the world stage, and when it comes to visiting the country, it’s hard to know where to start your journey. Famous for its festivals such as Oktoberfest, countless World War II Museums, historic art galleries and amazing architecture, Germany is a great place to holiday any time of the year. From Berlin to Munich, Dortmund to Frankfurt, the cities are vibrant and cultured, and there will be more than enough attractions to keep you entertained throughout your holiday. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to Visit in Germany this year.
Leipzig is a fantastic city, and it is known throughout the country as the Germany’s cultural capital. Experiencing large amounts of tourists every year, Leipzig has produced some of the world’s greatest innovators, like Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner and Bach, and there are even daily concerts of Bach’s music played in St. Thomas Church, where the famous composer is now burred. Leipzig is also only a few hours on the train from Berlin, so you could even spend the day exploring other cities close by. It around half a million inhabitants, it’s one of the smaller cities in Germany, however it continuously ranks in the top 100 of the world’s most liveable cities.
Rugen Island is the largest in Germany, and located in the Baltic Sea, you can get there by travelling over the Rugen Causeway or Bridge. Home to many charming villas, relaxing beaches and romantic restaurants, Rugen Island is a great place to spend the day. There’s no inner city hustle and bustle here, and there’s even an amazing national park where you can rock climb, mountain bike and learn how to track animals!
Somewhere between the cities of Bonn and Bingen lies the Romantic Rhine, a beautiful river that looks out onto sleepy, sandy banks. Not only is the landscape here simply breath-taking, but the area is also home to over 40 medieval castles, vineyards and picturesque villages. With a variety of lodges to stay at, the Romantic Rhine is a great place to take in the German countryside, and you can even hire boats to take you as far down the river as you wish to go. For an amazing view, be sure to book one of the hillside villas for your holiday, and don’t forget to rent a car either!
Cologne can be found further down the Rhine River, and it is the most popular city to visit in the whole of Germany. Just like any other major city, Cologne offers a wide variety of attractions and sights to see, and it’s a hub for art and architecture. With impressive landmarks like the Cologne Cathedral, as well as many other bridges, churches, monasteries and monuments, Cologne is like taking a step back into Germany’s Gothic past. Furthermore, the nightlife is also some of the best in the country too, and no matter what music you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in the city of Cologne.