Things to do in Germany range from visiting the vibrant and influential capital of Berlin to floating down the Danube and Rhine rivers, exploring impressive fairy tale castles and story book forests, and tasting delicious regional delicacies.
Visit one of the many iconic German cities – from Cologne and its gothic cathedral to Dresden, from Munich’s art and musical treasures to the Sanssouci palace in Potsdam.
Finally, understand the rich artistic antiquity of Germany, as well as the more recent and troubling history of the country.
The city, which had been split in two since the second world war, was reunited when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and it now buzzes with an exciting nightlife, superb dining options and an array of fascinating historical buildings. Famed as a centre of the arts, Berlin has over 170 museums, including the Pergamon museum, which is rich in classical antiquity, and the Schloss Charlottenburg, the former summer residence of Queen Sophie Charlotte. More recent additions included Lord Foster's transformation of the Reichstag parliamentary building.
View the fairytale castles of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau in southern Bavaria. These archetypal castles have provided the inspiration for numerous film sets and toy models.
Showing the limit of the Roman Empire into Germania, the ruins offer a fascinating insight into Roman civilian and military life during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, the Harz mountains attract visitors due to dense forest, gorges and valleys. The Brockenbahn steam train will take you to the summit of Brocken mountain, the highest peak in northern Germany.
The largest state in Germany offers its visitors the attractions of a major city such as of Nuremburg and Munich, alongside the unspoilt countryside with picturesque villages and snow-capped mountains.
See Germany come alive in this image and video gallery, showing off some of the best areas that you can visit and explore.
Discover the temperatures and rainfall you can expect when visiting the main areas of Germany, along with the best time to travel.
We have collated some of the best books and guides to Germany, to help you make the most of your holiday to the country.
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