So many places to visit in Germany, not enough time! This is a country whose history speaks for itself, whose lively culture is one of the most sought-after experiences in world travel, whose nature is so respected, it’s some of the most pristine you’ll ever see. Go from region to region, stopping at all of the famed Germany tourist places along the way.
Berlin is not only the political capital of Germany, but its cultural hub too. It’s inviting, vibrant and full of things to do. You’ll see the different eras of German history etched into the cityscape. Many must visit places in Germany can be found around this region, from the Brandenburg Gate to the enlightening Museum Island, the historic Berlin Wall to sky high views from Berlin TV tower. Go east and west (don’t forget to take your mandatory Checkpoint Charlie photo), exploring the different facets of this iconic city. Walking and cycling tours are a really good way to do so that’s both personal and fun.
When visiting the area, be sure to check out the beautiful palace Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam, the somber Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and the wondrous Spree Forest for a bit of adventure in nature.
There’s history around every corner, enchanting roads to traverse and the great German outdoors too. Go cultural, visiting museums like Goethe National Museum that includes the literary stalwart’s home in Weimar, Lutherhaus will reveal the Reformation era in the form of exquisite works by Martin Luther and more, or the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte in Halle, for some priceless archaeological finds on display including the first ever recorded fingerprint.
Take the mesmeric Fairy-Tale Road, a trail that puts you on the path of landmarks associated with the Brothers Grimm. You can see the original copy of their famed book in Kassel, Alsfeld, where you can see the House of Little Red Riding Hood, while spa Bad Wildungen has a Snow White Museum. Attractions along this route are some of the most interesting places to see in Germany, with childhood nostalgia for company.
For a bit more exertion, visit the forest trails of Harz Mountain, the trek up Mount Brocken or explore old mine culture at Goslar.
Here, by the coast you can visit spectacular locations like the islands of Sylt and Usedom. Explore some of the Hanseatic places to see in Germany like Lübeck, Wismar, Stralsund and Greifswald.
And then there’s Hamburg — a budding city that’s really come into its own in modern times. There’s a youthful acceptance here, along with great sights and spots to uncover like the Miniature Wunderland model train attraction, Warehouse District, Hamburg Zoo and dynamic Reeperbahn locale for its nightlife.
Regarded as one of the best places to go in Germany, this is where you can experience some of the countries famed attractions and events. For art, the Pinakothek Museums will show you collected works of over 800 years! While the Baroque movement comes alive in sites like Wieskirche in Steingaden and the Würzburg Residenz. Nuremberg, meanwhile, is another postcard town full of history both Medieval and World War related. The National Germanic Museum will further enlighten you on your visit.
When in Munich, start at the city’s large central square, Marienplatz. There you’ll find the old Romanesque Peterskirche Church and Renaissance era Michaelskirche Church sitting comfortably beside new-age shops. The Englischer Garten is a great green spot to rest your tired feet after a day of galivanting and bier gartens.
The Bavarian Alps is not just a spectacular landscape, but one of the most exquisite places to visit in Germany for its activities and natural wonders. From Lake Constance and its beautiful harbour to the stunning hiking trails of Berchtesgaden National Park.
There’s still so many places to see here, details of which can be arranged if this region peaks your interest.
There’s still some places to visit in Germany that you have yet to hear about. You can find them in Stuttgart and the lush surroundings of the Black Forest. Baden Baden is a world-renowned town with appealing climate and plenty of hot springs to experience in luxury spas like Friedrichsbad.
Freiburg im Breisgau is another idyllic town with gently flowing streams and great Gothic structures like St. Martin’s Church and House of the Whale, the erstwhile residence of Emperor Maximilian and the masterpiece — Freiburg im Breisgau Minster.
Other places of interest for you to tour in the region include Badenweiler, known for the bath houses, or the town of Karlsruhe, for its State Art Gallery, Tulla Baths and Botanic Garden.
To sample everything this country has to offer might take too long a holiday. But SOTC will help you plan a tour to Germany that’s got the best of your interests covered, as well as travel arrangements like how to reach Germany.
Beautiful castles and cathedrals, wineries and whimsical scenery. Not to mention the thriving urban culture in the cities. Where to begin?
The most famed Germany tourist places of the area make a good start. Like the Gothic masterpiece — the Cologne Cathedral — boasting 56 pillars and gold and stained-glass artworks strewn across the inside walls. The Palace complex at Aachen is another greatly visited site that you can visit on your tour. But you’re just as encouraged to step out of the culture bubble into the beautiful natural expanse of Rhine Gorge, be it on a popular cruise, intimate bike rides or endless strolls.
The city of Mainz is a close ride from Frankfurt and if you go, you’ll see picturesque old towns like Worms (one of the oldest towns in the country) and Mannheim, relics dating as far back as the age of Romans and other museums and artefacts. There’s also Palatinate Forest Nature Park, most visited for adventure activities and antiquated sites like Wachtenberg castle and Schloss Wachenheim.