Germany Holidays 2020
Germany lies in Western Europe and is home to many tremendous landscapes. It’s a country full of buzzing cities, green forests, winding rivers and towering mountain ranges, as well as beaches on its northern coast. Germany of course has an incredible amount of history and there are traces of it left behind. These can be seen, especially throughout the country’s major cities. Berlin, Germany’s capital, is rich in WWII sites, but also boasts an exciting nightlife and art scene. Munich on the other hand, is known for its yearly Oktoberfest and beers halls, making it one of the most popular places for a city break in the country.
Germany at a glance
Top city attractions
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and Nymphenburg Palace in Munich
Cultural hotspot not to miss
The hilltop Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is truly something out of a fairytale
Must-visit historical sites
The Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie shed light on the past and are a must-see for any visitor
Unmissable art scene
Berlin's street art is insta-worthy, make sure you check out East Side Gallery for your artsy dose
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Many of Germany's cities have lively nightlife, but it is the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich which catches our eye
The land of museums... check out Museum Island, a complex with 5 top museums
Top resorts in Germany
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Things to do in Germany
Top places to see in Germany
Germany’s capital of Berlin has an abundance of sights and activities to keep its visitors busy. Most significantly, has to be the Berlin Wall. A trip to East Side Gallery puts you in for a treat, where you can scape the wall which used to split the capital into two. Now, it is an artist’s dream, with various pieces of art covering the long stretch of the wall. Next, Alexanderplatz is the heartbeat of Berlin. This pedestrianised square features restaurants, shops and bars, perfect for a day out around the city. Finally, reflect on Germany’s historical place in society with a trip to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This site features 2,711 columns each representing those who died in the Holocaust.
When in Munich, head to Marienplatz, the city’s main square with a buzzing atmosphere. The hub includes the stunning St. Peter’s Church which has a stunning exterior and interior. There are a couple town halls in Marienplatz too, showing the importance of this square as the central hub of Munich. Beer is a big part of the culture in Munich, so whilst there, check out Englischer Garten. This massive urban green space has jogging and cycling trails, but also features a beer garden near the lake.
Keeping active in Germany
When in Germany, you may be looking to get that extra dose of adventure during your trip. There are various activities which you can do in order to get that thrilling experience. The River Spree twists and winds its way through Berlin and can be a really nice boat ride during the summer. Sit back and relax on a boat tour whilst enjoying a couple of drinks as you bask in Berlin’s summer sun. On the other hand, visit the Englischer Garten in Munich which features jogging and cycling trails. Perfect for getting out and about and soaking up the sights and fresh air.
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