Exploring Germany – Spring has arrived, bringing warmer weather and lighter evenings. The perfect combination for a European city break. With many Brits looking to book a getaway, popular destinations such as Paris and Rome may be on the list for consideration, but why not look at Germany? With its rich modern history and world-renowned beer, a trip to Germany should not be overlooked.
Read on to find out more about Germany and the different regions worth adding to your bucket list.
Germany’s capital, Berlin, is located in the northeast of the country and provides visitors with an array of cultural opportunities. From viewing classical art and history on Museum Island to understanding the history of WW2 and the Berlin Wall. However, Berlin isn’t just for those seeking a history infused holiday, the city is famous for its electric nightclubs and music, including, The Kit Kat Club, Berghain and Anomalie Art Club. Berlin really is a city for everyone.
Located in the southeast of Germany, Bavaria is best known for its idyllic countryside, mountains, and Oktoberfest. Two major cities also lie within the region, Nuremberg, and Munich. Oktoberfest happens every year in the Bavarian capital, Munich. Germans and visitors alike come together to drink beer and celebrate Bavarian culture. If you want to fully experience Oktoberfest, don’t forget to wear Lederhosen and Drindl.
A name often associated with Black Forest Gatteau in the UK, the Black Forest is a mountainous region found in the southwest of the country, bordering France. Visiting you will find quaint towns, timbered houses and elaborate cuckoo clocks. Baden-Baden, famous for its spa and culture, is the perfect base to explore the Black Forest. With 12 natural thermal springs rising from a depth of 2000 metres, the waters are used not only to pamper guests but for healing treatments too. Other areas of the Black Forest worth considering are, Calw, Badische Weinstrasse and Titisee Lake.
The Rhine Valley
The Upper Middle Rhine Valley often referred to as the Rhine Gorge runs from Bingen and Rudesheim to Koblenz over 65km. With beautiful panoramic views, vineyards, and nature, combined with pretty villages, castles and palaces, it’s no surprise that the area has been protected by UNESCO since 2002. A popular way to see this section of the Rhine Valley is by taking a slow boat cruise along the river.