Known for its fine beer, fast cars and picturesque cities, Germany is situated in the midst of mainland Europe, making it the ultimate location to get a good wholesome taste of the European culture in one go. Germany is one of a kind with its ability to offer something to everyone from travelers looking for lush sceneries, foodies, music lovers and culture enthusiasts to business travelers looking for a bit of sophistication.
Germany is also a country of celebration – and we are not only referring to Octoberfest! From film festivals to art fairs to fashion events to spontaneous dancing in the city streets, there will always be an event for you to attend during your trip to Germany. This country is rich with historical value and has blended itself into modernity perfectly in a way travelers can experience the old school glamour of culture while enjoying contemporary comfort. The historic Berlin Wall, Neuschwanstein castle which seems right out of a fairy tale, Cologne Cathedral, the stunning Rügen Cliffs by the sea are only a few of the many tourist attractions in Germany.
- Discover German and world culture on Berlin’s Museum Island
- Experience a real life fairytale at Neuschwanstein Castle
- Drink some of the world’s best beer at Oktoberfest
- Take in Munich’s orange-coloured rooftops from the Church of St. Peter
- Reflect on Germany’s history at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site
- Visit the Bavarian storybook village of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
- Germany has some great public transportation. Buses, trains and trams are reliable and generally inexpensive, but make sure you validate your tickets to avoid getting slapped with a huge fine.
- Public bathrooms in Germany tend to cost money. Always carry some coin with you and expect to pay around 30 euro cents to use the toilet - even in a chain restaurant.
- Germans are very formal and reserved. They expect punctuality and politeness, and it is always advised to address them using their formal titles like Herr and Frau during your holiday in Germany.
- Trying one German sausage is simply not enough! Most German cities, like Nuremberg and Frankfurt, have their own types of sausage - be sure to try them all.
- Sundays are for relaxing in Germany. Be prepared for most grocery stores and other shops to be closed.
- ‘Sparkling’ (carbonated) water is far more popular in Germany than still water. It’s an acquired taste, so be sure to make the distinction when ordering at a restaurant.
Germany has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Germany before planning your tour.