As one of the largest countries in Europe, Germany sees millions of tourists flock though its airports, boat ports and toll roads. Not only does it offer a spectacular and rich history, but it also has a vibrant culture unlike any other place on earth. From vast forests and beautiful, quiet towns to fairy tale villages and entire festivals celebrating beer, Germany is a great place to go on holiday, especially if you’re travelling with your family. If you’re thinking about visiting Deutschland this year, then here are some of the country’s most beautiful hotspots to experience.
Berlin is one of the most famous cities in the world, not least because of the wall that cut off West Berlin from East Berlin, as well as the rest of East Germany. Interesting as it is cultured, Berlin is a hotspot for backpackers from all over the world, and the city now offers bespoke, modern and vintage fashions, as well as various art galleries and music venues.
There are over 150 amazing museums to visit too, meaning your children will be more than happy with a trip to Berlin. Furthermore, the city is also known for its great food, so there’s no need to worry about going hungry! Must-visit places include the Spree River Museum Island, as well as the well-known East Side Art Gallery, which displays works of art from local artists as well as international.
Dresden is known as a cultural centre for Germany, and there are a number of fantastic attractions to see whilst visiting here. From the beautiful Zwinger Palace to the Dresden Frauenkirchen, this city is experiencing ever-growing tourist numbers, not only because of the great things to do here, but also due to the fantastic views on offer from the Elbe River. Sleepy suburbs can be found only a short walk outside the city centre, and there are some great cafés and restaurants for you to experience too.
The Romantic Road
People sometimes prefer to see a country from the comfort of a car, so if you’re visiting Germany this year then make sure you take a drive along the Romantic Road! Probably the most scenic drive in the country, this journey will filled with beauty, culture, lush landscapes and various places to stop off at and admire the view. From the Rothenburgob der Tauber to the Neuschwanstein Castle, make sure you bring your camera on this trip, because there will be plenty of amazing photo opportunities. It’s not a bad idea to organise your road transportation in advance and looking online can be a quick and easy means to get your car booked before you’ve even flown out!
Cologne is a truly stunning city, and one of Germany’s most famous. Offering everything that a major city would do, whilst also combining traditional cultural elements, Cologne is a traveller’s paradise, and it’s a great place to visit with your family too. With cast entertainment districts, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cathedrals, rivers, lakes, art galleries and music venues, there’s so much to see and do here that it’s hard to know where to start your journey! If you’re holidaying as a couple, then your loved one will certainly want to see the famous Hohenzollern Bridge, one of the most romantic places in the city.