Germany is a country rich of culture and history. Berlin is without doubt the most popular travel destination, but the Central European nation has more to offer. Besides the many historic cities spread over the country you will find enchanting castles and areas where you will imagine yourself in a fairy tale.
Berlin is a cultural capital that owns a history represented by the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburger Tor and the Reichstag. Known as a quickly emerged cosmopolitan city with exciting nightlife options it’s a well-worth city trip. There is no question about it but the country has lots of cities that offer cultural experiences for travelers. Munich, for instance, is considered as the gateway to the Alps. It’s one of the greenest cities in Germany and owns a great variety of museums. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss the annual Beer Festival held in October. Hamburg is the country’s second largest city and has one of the biggest harbors in the world. The many waterways running through the city give it a maritime charm that reminds us of Venice or Amsterdam while Leipzig has a lot to offer to travelers with artistic interests. Leipzig has been the home to some of Germany’s best-knowns artists like Goethe or Back who worked here as a cantor.
Heidelberg is one of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. With plenty of historic charm that fills the narrow cobble stone streets of its Old Town, which used to be the center of Germany’s romantic period. Looking down on the Old Town stands the ruins of the once grand Heidelberg castle, the oldest university in Germany. The idyllic river valley makes Heidelberg one of the most picturesque destinations in Germany. A probably even more famous castle – especially amongst children – is the Neuschwanstein castle, a dream place for kings or even fairy tales characters. This last one we say since Disney has been inspired by this castle to build his theme park. Going to the castle by horse and carriage is only one of the options to visit this popular tourist destination.
The Black Forest in Germany is a land of great landscapes and slow-paced villages. The area is famous for its mineral spas, clean air and many hiking trails. This is the place where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. A twenty minute walk or a five minute bike ride will almost always put you in the middle of a quiet countryside with traditional farmhouses or in a dark forest where little red riding hood’s wolf may be waiting for you. Germany has over 100 nature parks showcasing the beautiful landscapes. Picturesque lakes and riverscapes. Islands and moors. Diverse woodland, hills and mountains. Altmuhl Valley Nature Park is one of the bigger nature reserves in the country. In the heart of Bavaria, bizarre rock formations and juniper heathland are features of this beautiful landscape. The region Is ideal for an active family holiday. Cycling, hiking and even canoeing are only a few of the options to have a great day out.