Germany: Travel Information
The Republic of Germany is the largest country in Central Europe and is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers. It is equally known for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity.
Some of the main tourist areas include the following. The Rhine is the longest river in Germany. Between Bingen and Bonn, the Rhine flows through the Rhine Gorge, a stretch of the river which is known for its many castles and vineyards as well as its many quaint and lovely villages. The Romantic Road is a famous scenic route along which one can experience romantic castles and picturesque villages. This includes the fairy-tale like Neuschwanstein Castle, the walled city of Rothenburg which has a beautiful mediaeval centre that seems untouched by the passage of time and similar typical German towns can be found elsewhere in the country.
A visit to Germany should include a visit to the beer halls of Munich and the Alps at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Hamburg is an economic powerhouse with the second busiest port on the continent. Frankfurt is the financial centre of Germany and of Europe as a whole. The fashion city of Dusseldorf, the media industry of Cologne and the motor industry in Stuttgart each represent a flourishing sector of the German economic miracle.
A completely different experience can be found in Berlin, a city unlikely to be found anywhere else on the planet. While architecturally an odd mismatch of sterilized apartment blocks, post-modernist glass and steel structures, and some historic left-overs, it has a laid-back atmosphere and a culture of internationalism that accepts everyone as a "Berliner". Its turbulent history gave rise to an enormous wealth of historical attractions, among them the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the Bundestag, Checkpoint Charlie, Fernsehturm, the Holocaust Memorial and the DDR Museum. But do not miss out the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood if you want to feel like a true Berliner.
Germany Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Germany.
Learn about the history and culture of Germany, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Germany's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Germany for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Germany tours today!
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