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  • The Berlin Wall - one of the most visited spot on all Germany vacations.
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  • The beautiful city of Berlin - a must inclusion for all Germany tours.

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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 which can be found on German vacations.

Germany Travel Information

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent German Reunification are the main events of recent German history. The reunification process has overall been seen as one of Germany’s greatest success stories and October 3rd is celebrated as "German Unification Day".

German Language

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 on travel to Germany in the south, and in rural areas of the north and east. 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 now learn English at school, though proficiency will vary depending on where your German vacation takes you, so it’s a good idea to at least dust off that high school German before you go.

Top cities to visit on a Germany Trip

Berlin

When you travel to Germany, you can expect a completely different experience 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. 

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Munich 

When on German vacations, you should visit Munich, the third-largest city in the country after Berlin and Hamburg. It is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich's cultural scene is second to none with museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin’s. The city’s architecture is stunning with its mix of historic buildings and modern architecture. Although it was heavily damaged during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and City Hall, the Neues Rathaus. The Munich Residenz is the former royal palace of the Bavarian Monarchs. It is the largest city palace in Germany and is today revered for its architecture, room decorations and displays from former royal collections. One cannot forget Munich’s very important beer festival on travel to Germany, Oktoberfest. Despite its name, most of Oktoberfest occurs in September.  For two weeks, the Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents. The Hofbrauhaus, possibly the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre.

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial centre of Germany and Europe as a whole. It is known for its futuristic skyline and Germany’s busiest airport. It is a city of contrasts. Wealthy bankers, students and creative types coexist in a city that has some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in Europe next to well maintained old buildings. If spending time here on German tours, consider visiting some of the following. The Romerberg is the busy market square located in the Old Town. Attractions located on the square include the Old Town Hall, St. Nickolas Church, the Ostzeile (half-timbered old houses) and the Frankfurt History Museum. Frankfurt Cathedral, also known simply as the Dom, is an imposing old Roman Catholic Gothic church located in the centre of Frankfurt. The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house. Destroyed by bombing in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly and in 1981, opened again. The Frankfurt TV Tower's construction began in 1974. At its completion five years later, it became the tallest free-standing structure in the Federal Republic of Germany.  The top of the tower can revolve and provides a panoramic view of the Rhine-Main area. Frankfurt is a handy starting point on travel to Germany, especially to visit neighbouring tourist attractions such as Heidelberg and the Rhine Valley.

Other must visit German cities

Hamburg is an economic and cultural powerhouse with the second busiest port on the continent. The fashion city of Dusseldorf, the Alps at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the media hub of Cologne, and the motor industry in Stuttgart each represent a flourishing sector of Germany’s economic and cultural identity, and time permitting, are all worth visiting on your German vacations.

What are the best places to visit in Germany?

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

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 is 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 

Ideal for self-drive German tours, 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 medieval centre that seems untouched by the passage of time. Similar German towns can be found elsewhere in the country.

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 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Planning a Germany Vacation? Here are 7 Cultural Quirks to Expect in Berlin

If You Liked Paris, You’ll Love Berlin, Germany!

Let Munich Captivate You on a Germany Vacation

Hamburg is a City With So Much to Offer on a Germany Vacation

Six Cities You Should Visit on a Germany Vacation (That aren’t Berlin or Munich!)

Four Perfect Days for Your Berlin Vacation

Top Natural Beauty Spots to See on European Tours

Unusual Museums of the World (Part 1)

 Best Value Cities for Budget Travellers to Add to Their Europe Vacation

Add a Festival to Your European Vacation (Part 2)

Goway’s Top 5 Experiences for an Ideal Germany Vacation

Coburg, Bavaria: The Romantic Link Between Germany and Britain

Road-Testing the World’s Most Liveable Cities for 2016 (as Travel Destinations!)

Where to Find Europe’s Best Beer

The Intimacy and Accessibility of European River Cruises

My European Vacation Favourites – Part 1

Ecotourism Destinations: Europe

Our Guide to Museum Hopping in Berlin, Germany

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your German vacations 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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  • German Christmas Markets with Airfare

    Get in the spirit of the season with Goway's air inclusive visit to Munich and Nuremberg, where you’ll explore these gorgeous Bavarian cities and visit the world-famous Christmas Markets that transform their old towns each December. Celebrate the holidays as you feast on bratwurst, drink mulled wine, and experience Christmas Bavarian-style.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • Budapest and Iconic Christmas Markets by River Cruise: 10 Days Budapest to Nuremberg

    Travel back through centuries as you walk through grand cities and historic towns. Enjoy pre and post nights' in Budapest and Nuremberg, then enjoy your Ama Waterways river cruise for a 7-day discovery of iconic cities in Hungary, Austria, and Germany as you explore some of Europe's most impressive Christmas markets.
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  • Budapest and Iconic Christmas Markets by River Cruise: Budapest to Nuremberg

    Travel back through centuries as you walk through grand cities and historic towns. Begin in the beautiful city of Budapest. Board your Ama Waterways river cruise for a 7-day discovery of iconic cities in Hungary, Austria, and Germany as you explore some of Europe's most impressive Christmas markets.
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  • Castles & the Romantic Road Private Tour: Frankfurt to Munich

    Embark on a private tour of Germany’s Romantic Road, a breathtaking stretch of medieval old towns and fairy tale castles between Frankfurt and Munich. As you pass through Wurzburg, Rothenburg, and Fussen, you’ll tour medieval squares, walk along city walls, and visit breathtaking castles like Neuschwanstein.
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  • Christmas Market Getaway: Munich and Nuremberg

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  • Christmas Markets in Three Countries: Basel to Basel

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  • Christmas Markets: Berlin and Dresden

    Experience the magic of Christmas on this journey to Christmas Markets in Berlin and Dresden. As you explore the old city squares of these gorgeous German cities, you’ll snack on local treats, sip on spiced beverages, and get into the spirit of the season in some of the world’s most famous Christmas markets.
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  • Classic Danube: Passau to Budapest River Cruise

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    Let your stomach be your guide as you feast on the wine, food, and beer of Western Europe’s largest nation. Heading from Frankfurt to Munich to Nuremberg, you’ll sample German delicacies, from savoury kasspatzle to iconic bratwurst, and explore some of the most romantic medieval towns in all of Europe.
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  • Deluxe Germany Private Tour: Berlin to Frankfurt

    Embark on a deluxe private tour through Germany staying in gorgeous 5-star accommodations. On this German vacation, you’ll get in touch with vibrant Berlin, see reconstructed Dresden, explore the history of Munich, and tour the gorgeous fairy-tale castles of Ludwig II, including Neuschwanstein.
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  • Discover Berlin

    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.
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  • Discover Warsaw, Berlin & Prague

    Explore some of Central Europe's most captivating capitals. This escorted coach tour offers city tours of Warsaw, Berlin, and Prague, with additional stops in the beautiful cities of Poznan and Dresden. Guided tours take you to all the key sights, but you'll also enjoy time on your own to discover these great destinations.
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  • Essence of Austria: Munich to Vienna

    Fall head over heels for Austria’s deep valleys and sparkling blue lakes on this leisurely journey through the country. Venture to enchanting alpine villages, charming baroque cities, and fascinating castles. If the breathtaking scenery doesn’t capture your heart, the delicious cuisine certainly will.
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  • Essential Europe for 18 to 39: London to London

    Sophisticated, historical cities, exceptional countryside and Alpine scenery are all part of this tour. You will visit 6 countries and 9 essential cities and resorts all very individual and different from each other. Why not immerse yourself in the unique culture of Western Europe.
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    Embark on your own European Grand Tour on this ultimate ‘taster’ itinerary. Travel from London to Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam, sampling the unique delights of each stop.
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  • Explore Germany

    Venture to three of Germany’s most famous cities on this first-class independent tour. Start in Frankfurt where you’ll see a blend of Germany’s past and present before exploring trendy Berlin and nearby Potsdam and finishing your vacation in Munich, the gorgeous Bavarian capital.
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  • Explore Germany's Christmas Markets: Berlin to Munich

    Venture to Germany’s most popular cities during the heart of the Christmas season. Travelling to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, and Munich, you’ll explore historic old towns, tour castles and palaces, and visit the world’s most-famous Christmas markets to get in the spirit of the season.
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  • 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.
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