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  • Odeon Church
  • The Berlin Wall - one of the most visited spot on all Germany vacations.
  • German Soccer Fans
  • Beer Garden
  • The beautiful city of Berlin - a must inclusion for all Germany tours.

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.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent German Reunification are the main events of recent German history. Today most Germans as well as their neighbours support the idea of a peaceful reunified Germany. The reunification process is overall seen as a success and October 3rd is celebrated as "German Unification Day".

The official language of Germany is of course, German. Standard German is called "Hochdeutsch" (High German). This can be understood by all mother-tongue speakers of German and spoken by almost all when necessary. However, every region has its own dialect. This is usually noticeable only in the south and rural areas of the north and east. Thus, when travelling in Bavaria, Saxony and Baden, you are stepping foot in places where dialect remains a strong part of the local identity. The general rule is that south of the Main River divides north Germany from the south in both language and local culture. All Germans learn English at school.


Germany is a vast and diverse country with 16 culturally unique states that only formed a political union in 1871. 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. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as "the Romantic Rhine" with more than 40 castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages and many quaint and lovely country 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. Its skyline comes close to those found on the other side of the Atlantic. 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 DDRMuseum. But do not miss out the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood if you want to feel like a true Berliner. 

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your German vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Germany.

 

 

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  • 11 Day Baltic Capitals Copenhagen to Copenhagen

    You'll experience six incredible cities during this unforgettable cruise of the Baltics. Embark from Copenhagen, Scandanavia's most cosmopolitan city, and experience the fascinating Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in Berlin, Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, the palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg, and so much more.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,942
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Austria: A Winter Wonderland

    Enjoy pre Christmas shopping at renowned Christmas markets combined with an exciting tour of Austria’s highlights including stops in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. Enjoy the sight of snow-capped mountains and emerald green lakes while visiting beautiful small towns at a delightful time of the year.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Baltic Capitals: Copenhagen to Copenhagen

    Get acquainted with the dynamic contrasts of Northern Europe on this luxurious Baltic Cruise. Enjoy stops in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, and Germany with plenty of time to explore.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,237
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Bavaria & The Romantic Back-Road Munich to Munich

    Germany does have a romantic side, and this Bavaria tour puts it on proud display. Weave your way through medieval villages, enjoy some of the world’s best brews in Munich, and admire one of the world’s most famous castles.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours, Special Interest Groups
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin to Amsterdam River Cruise

    The Elbe, a Central European river, which rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and traverses Germany before arriving at the North Sea. Discover an enticing mixture of nature and culture from Germany to Holland visiting Amsterdam, Bremen, Hannover, Magdeburg and Berlin, the inland sea of Holland and the canals, wild Holland and the polders.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,837
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin to Prague River Cruise

    The Elbe, a Central European river which rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and traverses most of Germany before arriving at the North Sea. The Vltava is a major tributary that joins the Elbe north of Prague. This lovely 9-day trip between Berlin and Prague is on-board a river paddleboat that will be moored in Prague!
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,595
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin's Festive Potsdamer Platz: Private Walking Tour

    Goway's Berlin's Festive Potsdamer Platz - Private Walking Tour excursion into the regions biggest Winter World
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 103
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Christmas Shopping & KaDeWe Private Walking Tour

    The KaDeWe is a department store for the sophisticated taste and presents a refined ambiance. Around 1,800 different brands and labels are available. Every visit at the KaDeWe is an experience especially in the run up to Christmas.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 187
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Gourmet Liner Dinner Tour

    Enjoy a special combination of sightseeing and culinary delights on this 3.5 hours gourmet tour in Berlin. The Gourmet Liner will enchant you with delicious food and a unique atmosphere as you explore the famous sights of the German capital. This unique city tour of Berlin offers treats for the eyes and the stomach!
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 173
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Nordic Walking Tour

    The ever-popular Berlin Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect Berlin sightseeing itinerary with the choice of 2 different routes. Hop off at one of the stops and explore the area at your leisure then hop back on and be taken to the next famous landmark.
    Duration:
    1 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 122
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome Stay of Distinction

    Discover Berlin in style. Have a leisurely bike tour, enjoy a gourmet dinner on a unique restaurant/bus while viewing Berlin by night and have your own privately guided walking tour. You will find out why Berlin is one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating cities.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,534
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Stays of Distinction
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Sanssouci Palace & Park Day Tour

    On your beautiful tour of Sanssouci, stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 72
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Stopover, City Break

    A tragic past? A city reunified? Cold War intrigue? Cabaret decadence? Bleary eyed club kids stumbling home at 10am (on a Tuesday)? Hip and happening Berlin is ready to exceed your expectations on this highly flexible city break package.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 583
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Best of Bavaria: Munich to Munich

    See the best of Bavaria on this brief tour through Germany’s south. Take in the historical importance of Nuremberg before swinging south to marvel at the charms of Konigsee and Neuschwanstein before ending your tour where it began in the gregarious home of Oktoberfest, Munich.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,089
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic Danube: Passau to Budapest River Cruise

    Cruise along Europe’s longest river and leisurely soak up the charm, history and culture of Central Europe. Experience old Passau, medieval Regensburg, historic Linz, the wine village of Duernstein, Slovakia’s fascinating Bratislava and iconic Budapest.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,952
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic European Discovery: Prague, Berlin & Amsterdam

    Enjoy stays in 3 distinctly different but exciting European cities. You will discover the beautiful medieval architecture of Prague, the vibrancy and dynamics of Berlin and the old world charm of Amsterdam all in 10 days. A great combination.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,590
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Czech Republic See Trip Details
  • Dresden's Neustadt by Night; Bars & Pubs: Germany

    Discover Dresden by night, and its cultural heart, Dresden-Neustadt, home of a former micro-nation. Come and discover Dresden-Neustadt, a unique quarter of the city with 130 different bars, pubs and restaurants.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 47
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Eastern Germany: Berlin to Berlin

    Explore Eastern Germany in depth on this round-trip from always happening Berlin. Bask in the architecture of beautiful Dresden, visit Moritzburg Castle, and stay in historic Weimar.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,812
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Germany Escorted: Frankfurt to Frankfurt

    This comprehensive Germany tour takes in many of the country’s most popular cities, from Frankfurt to colourful Munich, including Europe’s current ‘it’ city, Berlin, and the romantic Black Forest region.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,135
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Frankfurt: Cologne & Limburg Day Tour

    Board a comfortable coach in Frankfurt and head north on a relaxing 2-hour drive to Cologne in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 288
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Frankfurt: Neuschwanstein & Fussen Day Tour

    From the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, you'll leave Frankfurt and travel south to the 700-year-old town of Fussen. The closest to the fairytale German castle of Schloss Neuschwanstein, this pretty little town is frequently referred to as the romantic soul of Bavaria, situated at the southernmost tip of Germany's Romantic Road.
    Duration:
    13 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 432
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Frankfurt: Stopover, City Break

    Combine a leisurely self conducted tour of this city of contrasts using the Hop On Hop Off tourist bus with a day on the Rhine River exploring the countryside and including a steamer trip on the river.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 578
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany at a Glance by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

    Ride the rails to explore the major cities of Germany. Tour the Old City of Frankfurt to see the iconic Romsberg, survey the historical sights of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, before heading to Munich and seeing the fairy tale castles of the Swan King of Bavaria.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,996
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany's Romantic Back: Road to Vienna

    Experience the charm, scenery and history of Southern Germany and Austria with visits to iconic places such as Heidelberg, Rothenberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. This comprehensive regional itinerary is something not to be missed!
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,900
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Heartland of Central Europe Small Group Tour: Munich to Budapest

    Join a journey through Central Europe visiting exciting cities such as majestic Munich, medieval Prague, fairytale-like Cesky Krumlov, Imperial Vienna and sophisticated Budapest, each with its own personality and attractions. Enjoy the architecture, the history, the cuisine and the culture of each city.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,635
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Single Friendly, Small Group Tours
    Germany See Trip Details
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