Top 10 Places to go in Germany
Germany is a beautiful country, but definitely underappreciated in terms of travel and often gets overlooked when people are deciding where to visit in Europe. With its beautiful forests, mountains, and fairytale castles, Germany is a place like no other.
Whichever time of year you visit, there’s always somewhere interesting to go. Whether it’s the legendary Christmas markets in winter, the Bavarian Alps in early spring, The Black Forest in summer or the picture-perfect medieval towns and villages in autumn, there’s something for everyone.
Below you’ll find a curated list of what we think the best 10 destinations to visit in Germany are.
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1. Schloss Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein Castle was built in the 19th century castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Themes from composer Richard Wagner inspired much of the castles asthetic, and its fairy-tale looks inspired the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland.
2. The Berlin Wall
The physical and idealogical divide that seperated Berlin from 1961 to 1989 still exists in certain places and is a popular tourist attraction. Checkpoint Charlie is the most well-known destination along the former wall’s.
3. Brechtsgaden Park
With its amazing natural beauty, the area around Brechtsgaden is a favourite spot to visit in the Bavarian Alps. It’s home to the King’s Lake (Königssee, pictured) and the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) where, on a good day, you can see for over 120 miles!
Sylt is a popular North Sea island with mile after mile of beaches. Famous for its outdoor activites, it is a paradise for cycling, surfing and anything else beach related.
5. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
The Rhine river is a famous European waterway, with a 65km stretch being included on the World Heritiage list. Known as the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, this stetch is home to picturesque villages, beautiful scenery and many vineyards.
6. The Brandenburg Gate
One of the best-known landmarks in Germany, the Brandenburg Gate was built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg. It represents the heart of Germany and a peaceful Europe.
A UNESCO World Heritage city, Quedlinburg sits below a sandstone cliff that has an abbey and palace on top. Founded in the 10th century, Quedlinburg has hundreds of half-timbered houses in the old town. Walking through this beautiful town makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale village.
8. Sächsische Schweiz
Saxon Switzerland, as it’s known in English, is a national park and climbing area to the south of Dresden in the state of Saxony. The famous Bastei Bridge (pictured) with its amazing views is a highlight of the area and is perfect for hiking and climbing.
This is a monument to the Battle of the Nations, October 16-19, 1813, in Leipzig. The unified armed forces of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden prevailed in a decisive victory over Napoleon and his allies on German soil. The impressive monument is 91 metres tall and an imposing reminder of the sacrifice of the people over those four days.
The St. Thomas Church in Leipzig is famous for one of its past musical directors – Johann Sebastian Bach. The boys’ choir which was founded in 1212 can still be heard today at the many concerts they put on throughout the year at the church.
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