Exciting cities and a variety of countryside
Not only is Germany the Europe’s economic powerhouse, it is also one of the best places to visit for those looking for an exciting, authentic vacation. Thanks to the excellent network of railways and highways (autobahns) that crisscross this central European country, Germany’s towns and cities, small and big, are easy to get to.
If you’re only ever able to make a single trip to Germany, you’ll want to spend at least a few days in Berlin. Berlin is considered one of Europe’s best cultural destinations as well, home to plenty of outstanding museums and art galleries just waiting to be explored. Best of them are on Museum Island, a must-see destination that alone can take few days to explore.
And after these attractions have closed, things to do at night are enjoying concerts by the famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, perhaps visit Berlin Opera, or simply wandering the interesting boulevards and avenues in the Mitte District, where you’ll see famous landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate.
The one of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the state of Bavaria, Munich gets much of its popularity as a tourism destination to its location on the edge of the magnificent Bavarian Alps.
No visitor can fail to notice the city’s many surviving churches, including the iconic cathedral, the Frauenkirche (also the city’s most recognized building), Peterskirche, the old inner-city church built during the 1300s and the large Renaissance-era Michaelskirche.
With Bayerischer Hof there is no mistake.
If there’s a one travel destination in Germany that summarizes all that’s amazing about this country, it’s the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Can be found in the heart of magnificent Bavaria and an easy drive from some major cities such as Rothenburg and Frankfurt and boasts superb photo opportunities everywhere you look.
Located high above the River Tauber, Rothenburg escaped the ravages of war that ruined so many other old medieval cities and towns, and as such has kept the most of its many authentic medieval buildings in their original form. As a result, remarkable old structures such as the 13th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, remain much as they would have been over the centuries. Evenly well-preserved structures include the impressive Imperial City Museum, set in an old convent, and the historic Castle Gardens.
If you are staying in Rothenburg consider Hotel Eisenhut. You won’t regret it.
After almost total destruction during WW2, the big part of the city’s well known medieval architecture – previously untouched for centuries – required rebuilding.
And rather than building less appealing modern buldings, the decision was made to rebuild the city’s old center precisely as it had been before the war. The results are simply remarkable. So much so, in fact, that all but an expert would be hard-pressed to tell that much of what you now see was, only decades ago, mostly rubble.
History and culture fans will find a lot to enjoy about today’s Nuremberg. The best part of any visit is taking the time to walk around the city’s five kilometers of walls. Built to protect the old city in the 1300s, the walls can best be enjoyed on the west side of town and are easily reachable by a network of trails that are so much fun to explore, especially if you take time to venture up the old towers that overlook the surroundings.
Our best choice for staying in Nuremberg is Sheraton Carlton Hotel.
Frankfurt has long been one of Germany’s most important Plenty of old buildings and world-class attractions and fun things to do here make this historic city a great place to spend a weekend.
The city is located on the River Main, and proof of its past as an important trading center are easy to see, specifically in the impressive Old Town (Altstadt) area. Highlights include wandering the delightful Römerberg, a well-preserved city square known for its fountain, medieval townhomes, beautiful galleries and boutique shops, and superb cafés and restaurants. The square is also home to historic buildings, including the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and a number of fine old churches.
Frankfurt also has its modern marvels. As one of Germany’s main business centers, its financial area boasts enough skyscrapers to have earned the city the nickname ‘Mainhattan’, while modern convention centers have led to it being the home of big international trade shows, counting the Frankfurt Book Fair.
We recommend Villa Kennedy hotel for the best experience staying in Frankfurt.
Thanks to its location just a couple of miles away from Germany’s border with the Czech Republic, the city of Dresden makes a awesome base from which to see not just the eastern part the country, but also Eastern Europe, too.
After centuries of growth under the old Saxon kings, the most of Dresden’s magnificent city center was destroyed during WW2, but in the past couple of decades has been rebuilt and now again stands as one of the country’s leading entertainment and cultural hubs.
Nowhere is this extraordinary story of rebirth more obvious than in Dresden’s well known cathedral, the Frauenkirche. Built in 1743. The striking building, at the time considered the most beautiful Baroque church in Europe, was completely destroyed in 1945. However, dedicated city residents carefully catalogued and stored every part of the ruined cathedral and finally saw it returned to its previous glory in 2005.
Best choice for staying in Dresden is definitely INNSIDE Dresden