Welcome to Germany
Germany is one of the most developed industrial countries in the world and the most populous country in the European Union. Germany attracts tourists from all over the world with its long and strong cultural history and picturesque natural scenery.
Speaking of Germany, people may first think of rigorous and tough Germans and high-quality German-made products. But the charm of Germany as a popular tourist destination is much more than that: whether it is the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle or the Berlin Wall that witnesses history; whether it is the pinnacle of Gothic architecture, the Cologne Cathedral or the Königssee and the Enchanted Forest... All these make Germany full of fun to explore.
- 1 Berlin The capital of Germany
- 2 Munich Known as the origin of the world famous Oktoberfest
- 3 Fussen The three fairytale castles that lie nearby
- 4 Heidelberg Famous for the Heidelberg Castle
- 5 Rothenburg ob der Tauber One of the most popular stops along Germany’s Romantic Road
- 6 Dresden Known as the Jewel Box
- 7 Romantic Rhine Features a spectacular landscape dotted with medieval castles
- 8 Lubeck One of the largest Baltic seaports in Germany
- 9 Black Forest Home to lots of natural sights and charming towns and villages
- 10 Nuremberg An important economic, cultural and social center
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Best time to visit Germany
April to October is the best time to travel in Germany.
From the end of April to the beginning of October in Germany, the temperature is milder, the weather is more sunny, and the days are long and nights are short, which is very suitable for traveling.
November to March: The eastern part of Germany has a strong continental climate with cold winters, while the eastern part of Germany concentrates more tourist resources. Taking Berlin and Munich as examples, the average temperature from November to February is below zero. In addition, Germany is located in high latitudes, and winter days are short and nights are longer. Therefore, winter is not the best time to travel to Germany.
June to September: The summer is the peak tourist season. Tourists from all over the world gather in Germany during this time period. During this period, hotel prices are rising and housing availability is tight, so advance reservation is very necessary.
Top things to do in Germany
- Cross the romantic road
The Romantic Road in Germany starts from Würzburg and leads to the small town of Fussen in the Alps on the German border. Passing by Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and other places along the way, whether by car or by train, this 400-kilometer romantic journey is full of surprises: charming pastoral scenery, historic small towns and fairy-tale castles.
- Feel the scars of war
Germany is a country torn by war. So far, many traces of war can still be seen in Germany. Feeling the scars of war has become a special experience of traveling in Germany: the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which was destroyed during World War II, has not been repaired, making people feel like the war was just yesterday; the monument to the murdered Jews in Europe reminds people of the wounds caused by the war.
- All-you-can-drink German beer
The Germans' love of beer is well-known in the world, and almost every city has its own unique beer brands. Large and small beer houses and beer gardens are spread all over the country. The Oktoberfest in various cities represented by the Oktoberfest has become a signboard of German travel. Drinking German beer has naturally become an experience not to be missed by tourists who travel to Germany.
- Experience car culture
Germany is recognized as the kingdom of cars all over the world, and German car brands have become the best interpretation of "Made in Germany". What you have to experience when you come to Germany is the unique car culture here. Brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen have their own museums, where visitors can systematically understand the history and future of German cars.