You’ll be surrounded by nature the minute you set foot in Germany. The many national parks, palace and botanical gardens are perfect places to unwind, soak in some sun and let your children have a field day! Just put on your walking shoes and explore Germany’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Lake Constance, Black Forest, Röthbachfall, Königsee and Jasmund National Park top the charts.
RICH CULTURE & HISTORY
The land of poets and thinkers has an age-old tradition of literature, philosophy, music, painting and dance. Its many museums, opera houses and palaces are a feast for the senses. Make sure to visit the old towns to get a feel of local culture, traditions, architecture, food and drink. For history buffs, there’s Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, Cologne Cathedral, Museum Island, Potsdam and the Imperial Roman Baths in Trier.
From skiing in the Bavarian Alps, climbing in Saxon Switzerland National Park to water sports at Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, there are many options to get your adrenalin fix. And there’s the nightlife to awaken the party animal in you! The action starts late and you can shake a leg all night. Cover charges are affordable, ranging from €5–12. Berghain, Weekend, Tresor and Golden Gate are popular nightclubs in Berlin.
CUISINE & CELEBRATIONS
Germans love to celebrate and sure know how to, especially during Christmas! This spirit of festivity continues with the Oktoberfest, carnivals and music festivals. There’s always a season and reason to live it up in Germany! Food, too, is a celebration. Treat your taste buds to pretzels, döner kebabs, sauerkraut and schnitzel. The archetypal German snack is a sausage with a bread roll, but vegetarian and vegan options are easily available.