Things to Do in Germany

The things to do in Germany are what really makes this an ideal tourist destination and a journey you should take at least once.

Museums, castles, galleries, ancient ruins, historic sites and a whole lot more — your entire trip will be dedicated to an assortment of Germany sightseeing. The historic Brandenburg Gate, Gothic beauty of the Cologne Cathedral, enchanting Heidelberg Castle, Baroque masterpiece Mannheim Palace, curious Miniature Wonderland, cultural Museum Island, fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, Dresden’s Zwinger Palace and Cathedral, and of course, the Berlin Wall, are some of the must-visit Germany tourist attractions. There’s so many more, you’d best ask the specialists at SOTC for further details.

Many Germany tourist attractions aren’t landmarks in the cultural sense, but different biodiversity regions, landscapes and wonders that offer you breathtaking views and experiences. One such, is the Black Forest region, dotted with spa towns like Baden Baden for you to get some natural healing, while Freiburg is great to sample some award-winning Riesling wine at local vineyards. You can even bike, trek, hike along many forest routes, just ask the National Park Centre for details. Visiting the neighbouring Rhine Valley is also one of the things to do in Germany, for attractions like the Festung Ehrenbreitstein fortress, Burg Rheinstein castle and the wide-ranging Mittelrhein-Museum. When you’re tired, just visit some of the wine bars like Alte Weinstube Zum Hubertus or Winninger Weinstube.

Some other Germany tourist attractions to indulge in nature include Königsee in Bavaria, a crystalline pool of water just beckoning a day out on a kayak. Other Alpine Lakes also offer similar activities.

And if you’re still wondering what to see in Germany of natural interest, the islands of Rügen in the Baltic Sea and Insel Mainau near Lake Constance, should surely be on your list of things to do. The first is part of a larger conservation area and also has beaches, villages and a coastline to discover. While the second is home to an exquisite tropical greenhouse, botanical wonders and a butterfly garden too!

Going shopping in Germany is a popular tourist activity, with many districts and famed locales a shopper’s paradise. One such is Schildergasse in Cologne, considered the busiest street in all of Europe! Ku’damm is Berlin’s favourite spending spot — whether it’s your money or your time. Or maybe you’d prefer something a bit more offbeat? Then Mauerpark Flea Market is place for you, with everything from antiques to second hand books to quirky fashion, all on sale. Other famed shopping sites include the Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Shop in Bavaria or Mönckebergstraße in Hamburg. With so many options and the pick of branded and off-the-street merchandise, it’s no surprise that shopping in Germany is a must when you’re visiting.

To plan all of these adventures into your Germany tour, get in touch with an SOTC travel agent who will help you design your customised Germany holiday package.

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