Germany has some of the oldest cities in the world with history that runs deep and stretches worldwide in its influence. German cities are becoming popular tourist destinations because of this history and because they are simply beautiful places.
Beautiful rivers and the majestic Alps are major attractions for many people, while the exciting, modern nightlife draw others to Germany each year. Keep reading to find out 3 great places to visit in Germany.
Despite being a city divided, Berlin has been a major tourist destination since the city was brought together in 1990. It’s the capital city and Germany’s largest city as well, so you are bound to find what you are looking for. From arts and entertainment to dining and dancing, Berlin has a little of everything. It’s known for its architecture, some of it relatively new and some of it dating back hundreds of years.
Tourists should definitely see the Brandenburg Gate, which is itself well over 200 years old. They can also enjoy a ride up to the top of the Berlin Television Tower, the tallest building in the city, where they can view the city with an unobstructed view.
The Weltzeituhr Clock is a sight to behold in this amazing city, and you haven’t visited Berlin unless you’ve eaten at Zur Letzten Instanz.
Munich offers a wide variety of attractions as well. Englischer Garten is a major attraction of Munich. There, tourists and locals can mingle while they ride bikes, wander along walking trails or enjoy the rustic beach. At the southern and eastern edge of the park, a branch of the Isar River creates currents that can be surfed, even in the cold fall and spring waters.
If you visit Munich in the late fall, you can visit Christkindlmarkt, one of the biggest and best Christmas market anywhere in Europe. There aren’t just purchases to be made there. Visitors also can enjoy music and amazing seasonal sights.
Munich Hotel has a huge Oktoberfest celebration every year, and this is only one of several annual fairs that go on in this busy city. However, any time of year is a good time to enjoy many beer gardens of Munich.
Cologne, Germany is another ancient yet modern city that can offer tourists any number of exciting or relaxing activities, if they only look for them. Roman architecture and medieval churches are scattered all over the city. The famous architecture is simply amazing, whether you are a student of the art or a complete novice to the subject. There are also several museums in the gorgeous downtown area.
If all-day relaxation and a stellar meal to top it off are more your speed, you have many choices of luxury hotels and restaurants, but there are lower and mid-range places as well, making Cologne a great place to visit no matter what your budget.
Still looking for something to do? Enjoy one of the many street carnivals or parades that take place throughout the year.