TOP 10 Best Places to Visit in Germany
From history to amazing culture, and stunning natural beauty, Germany is one of the most amazing places in the world to visit.
With its historic sites, which hold the rich history of the World War II, lots of forest mountainous regions where you can enjoy hiking and other adventure activities, and historic old towns where you can find some of the most amazing castles in the world, Germany offers you a variety of tourist attractions that will leave you spoilt for choice.
And if those are not good enough reasons to visit Germany, you can always check out the amazing art scene displayed in several German museums. The country also has an amazing party scene, where festivals and beer are available in abundance.
If you are planning a vacation soon, below is an overview of some of the most amazing places to visit in Germany.
#10 Rugen Island
Rugen Island is located in the Baltic Sea and it is the largest island in Germany. The Rugen Causeway connects the island to the mainland.
The beauty of the island comes from its diverse landscape, which includes flat farmlands, hills that are covered with forest, lagoons, amazing sandy beaches, and stunning peninsula.
The highlight of Rugen Island is the Jasmud Peninsula, which towers 161 meters into the sky. The peninsula is famous for its cretaceous chalk cliffs, which are located on the eastern side of the island.
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#9 The Rhine Valley
The Rhine Valley is a breathtaking geological formation, through which the Rhine River flows. The region is comprised of a beautiful natural landscape that is dotted with several medieval castles, terraced vineyards, and quaint villages.
The highlight of the Rhine Valley is the Upper Middle Rhine, where the river meanders through more than 40 castles and dozens of medieval towns and villages. There is also the Bingen section, where the river cuts through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge.
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#8 Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg is another amazing destination in Germany. Covering over 100 square kilometers, it is one of the largest harbors in the world and is often referred to as the Gateway to Germany. The area has an amazing landscape, which is more breathtaking when explored by a boat.
It also has several attractions, including the outstanding Miniatur Wunderland, the longest railway line model in the world, which is located in the heart of Hamburg. The model has more than 12,000 meters of tracks and is comprised of 890 trains and several hundred thousand lights and human figures. There are also very detailed cities, rural areas, miniature airports, and harbors.
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Dresden is one of the most important cities in Germany when it comes to culture. Previously known as the Jewel Box, the city held some of the best art and architecture collections, before it was destroyed in the World War II. However, it has since been restored to its former glory, and you can now find priceless art collections from all over Europe, which are housed in several museums and galleries across the city.
On top of art, the Dresden is also a stunning destination, which is home to several landmarks that include the Royal Palace, the Frauenkirche cathedral, the Museum of Decorative Arts, and the New Master Gallery
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Yet another amazing place to visit in Germany, Munich is Bavaria’s capital, which is famous all over the world for the Oktoberfest beer festival that it hosts. However, its allure is not only in the beer culture; you will also find several museums, medieval castles, stunning parks, and magnificent building with amazing architecture. The city also boasts of several attractions, a fine dining scene, shopping spots, beer gardens and halls, and an amazing entertainment scene.
One of the major highlights of Munich is the Marienplatz, the city’s central square, which is also known as the beating heart of Munich. The square is one of the few places in Germany, where you will find a rich history dating back to several centuries, as well as the best that the modern world has to offer. There are several structures to explore, a great shopping scene, dining scenes, as well as tons of other things to see and do.
Other highlights in Munich include the Deutsches Museum, which is the largest technological museum in the world, and the stunning Hofbrauhaus brewery, one of the oldest breweries in the city that dates back to 1589.
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#5 The Romantic Road
The Romantic Road is another popular tourist attraction in Germany. Starting from Wurzburg and ending at Fussen, the 400km road is one of the most scenic drives in Germany, which offers you the opportunity to explore some of the best places in Germany in one go.
The road takes you through several stunning attractions including the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is one of the most preserved medieval towns in Germany, and the picturesque town of Görlitz, which is one of the few towns in Germany that remain intact in their pre-war state. It also passes through the Pfaffenwinkel, a region that is popular for its undulating countryside, which is dotted with traditional villages and pilgrimage churches.
#4 The Black Forest region
Located between the Rhine and an undulating farmland, the Black Forest region is one of the most popular places to visit in Germany. The uplands region covers about 11,000 square kilometers, and it is comprised of valleys, peaks, vineyards, lakes, and nature reserves, making it a paradise for hikers.
The Black Forest is also home to several popular tourist attractions in Europe, such as the Baden-Baden spa facilities, one of the oldest ski areas in Germany that dates back to over two centuries ago. Other highlights of the region include the Black Forest Railway and the Black Forest Open Air Museum, which are amazing places to explore.
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#3 The Fussen Old Town
Nestled between the Ammergau and the Allgäu Alps, Fussen is a medieval city with a rich history that goes back over 700 years. In this town, you can find medieval alleyways, historical buildings, artistic treasures, old town houses, and a number of medieval castles. The historic importance of the city has earned it the term “a beating heart” or “the romantic soul” of the Bavaria region.
In addition to the historical importance, Fussen Town is also close to two of the most famous castles in Germany, the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Hohenschwangau castle, which are just a few kilometers away.
Fussen is also at the center of one of the most amazing landscapes in Germany. It is surrounded by green meadows and rolling hills and you can see the peaks of the Allgäu Alps rising dramatically from the southern area of the town. This creates a very beautiful scenery and a lively atmosphere that will turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience.
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Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany, and it is one of the most popular places to visit in the country, alongside Berlin. It is a delightful destination with several tourist attractions, whether you are looking for entertainment, culture, or amazing landmarks.
One of the best highlights of the city is the Cologne Cathedral, which is located on the banks of River Rhine. The cathedral is one of the most impressive landmarks in Germany, as well one of the most amazing cathedrals in the world, which was constructed with Gothic architecture. The Cologne Cathedral is also home to some of the most beautiful treasures, including the Shrine of the Three Kings, a gold reliquary that was designed in the 12th century.
Other highlights of the Cologne city include the Hohenzollern Bridge, which is famous for the love locks tradition. Here you can find thousands of padlocks of all colors, shapes, and designs, from couples and friends all over the world who have sworn their love and loyalty at this spot. The city is also famous for the Cologne Festival that occurs in November, which is one of the top festivals in Europe, as well as the rest of the world.
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Germany’s capital, Berlin, is one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Formerly known for being a symbol of the World War II and the Cold War, the city has transformed significantly over the past few decades to become one of the most amazing destinations in Europe.
Today, Berlin is a vibrant city that is hailed by many as the cultural heart of Germany. Here, you will find a mix of everything, from fashion to music, and art. The art scene is one of the best highlights of this amazing city, and it is home to several museums and galleries where some of the best art pieces and relics in the world are on exhibition.
On top of these, you can visit Friedrichshain, an artsy and hip area that is home to cool museums and galleries and eccentric cafes, and an amazing party scene where you can get a true taste of the amazing Berlin’s nightlife.
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