The 14 Best Places to Visit in Germany
What are the best destinations in Germany to visit? Discover the top-rated places to visit in Germany, the 14 Best Places you need to visit in Germany.
Germany is one of the most visited countries in Europe along with France, the UK and Italy. This is probably because Germany offers such a diverse and authentic variety of landscapes and destinations.
Germany is a must visit destination not only for history and nature lovers, but also foodies. Do you expect to drink beer and eat sausage every day? Forget the clichés. Germany is the second European country with the most starred restaurants, just after France.
Which German unmissable destinations will you add to your wish list? Here is a selection of the best destinations in Germany.
The capital of Bavaria is one of Best Cities to Visit in Germany.
Located near the Austrian border, the castle is accessible from Munich by car or by booking a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich.
How to get there: Book your flights to Munich.
Where to stay: "Motel One München-Campus" we love its organic and fairtrade breakfast buffet.
2. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg Ob der Tauber is definitely one of our favourite destinations in Germany.
Much like Hallstatt in Austria, it is a real postcard town, beautiful and magical like a snow globe being waved.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also similar to the sublime city of Colmar in France.
These cities were saved from bombardments and therefore, have retained their charming historic centres and their traditional shops, giving them a unique and authentic atmosphere.
This beautiful medieval town in Bavaria is a must-see destination for travellers on the Romantic Road, a route that runs through the most beautiful destinations in Germany and which you have ranked among the best road trips in Europe.
Book your flights to Stuttgart or Frankfurt and set off by car or train to explore Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Extend the magic and book your room in a city centre as well as your tours and activities, such as a day trip to Rothenburg from Frankfurt.
How to get there: Book your flights to Frankfurt (1h30 by car) or Stuttgart (1h45).
Where to stay: “Romantik Hotel Markusturm” located in a medieval tower.
Mannheim is one of your top-rated places to visit in Germany. It is an exciting city of experiences at the heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. There’s always something going on here.
Pure zest for life, enjoyment, a multicultural flair and a jam-packed event calendar await travellers. Known as the city of squares, Mannheim impresses with a host of architectural treasures: the baroque palace, a historic water tower and an Art Nouveau square.
How to get there: Book your flights to Mannheim.
Where to stay: "Syte". Centrally Located in Mannheim.
In northern Germany, Bremen is one of the Best Places to Visit in Germany. It is a pretty town easy to reach by plane, car or train. Did you know that 'Beck' beer is brewed in Bremen?
Come and discover the brewery and treat yourself to a lager on one of the city's many terraces.
Take a selfie in front of the statue of musical animals, the symbol of the city; a donkey is surmounted by a dog itself surmounted by a cat, itself surmounted by a rooster. That rings a bell, doesn’t it? Come to Bremen and re-live your childhood memories and the tales of the famous Brothers Grimm.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bremen or Hamburg (1h30 by car, 2h30 by public transport).
Where to stay: "Monopol Boutique Hotel" located in our guest's favourite part of Bremen.
In western Germany Bonn is not only renowned for its quality of life but also for one of its most famous inhabitants, the composer Beethoven.
Bonn, one of your best places to visit in Germany, is perfect for travellers seeking a well-balanced mix of history and shopping.
Do not miss to visit the gold and pink Town Hall, just one of the many Gothic buildings in the city.
Did you know that Bonn is only 20 minutes by train from the city of Cologne? Don’t hesitate, book your flights to Bonn as well as your accommodation, tours and activities, such as a private tour with a local to discover the city like a resident.
How to get there: Book your flights to "Cologne Bonn Airport"
Where to stay: "Motel One Bonn-Beethoven" a perfect location which serves a fair trade and organic breakfast buffet.
Berlin is of course one of the Best Destinations you need to visit in Germany.
It is a must for a city break suitable for all tastes: families, electronic music enthusiasts, shopping addicts, young people, lovers, history buffs or simply travellers wishing to discover one of the most dynamic capitals in Europe.
Visit the famous TV Tower, treat yourself to a coffee break on the Reichstag rooftop or a river cruise to discover the most beautiful monuments of Berlin.
How to get there: Book your flights to Berlin.
Where to stay: "Aspria Berlin". Equipped with a fitness centre, swimming pool, gigantic spa and massage rooms.
That being said, Cologne is very pretty in spring and summer with its flower beds and parks such as the "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Park".
Don't miss a selfie in front of the Cologne Cathedral which has become one of the city's symbols over the years.
Although more than 90% of the city was destroyed during World War II, unlike other German cities, it has been rebuilt almost identically.
How to get there: Book your flights to Cologne-Bonn Airport.
Where to stay: The most incredible hotel in town is certainly "25 hours Hotel The Circle".
When the morning sun rises over the famous silhouette of the Old Town and the Elbe sparkles with light, even Dresdeners themselves cannot contain their enthusiasm.
Saxony’s state capital is one of the Best Places to Visit in Germany. It boasts a unique collection of historic buildings, outstanding art treasures and its own distinctive character.
The city owes its description as ‘Florence on the Elbe’ to the charming combination of the riches to be found in its art collections and the Italian influence on its architecture built under Augustus the Strong.
How to get there: Book your flights to Dresden Airport.
Where to stay: Book your stay at the "Bildelberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden"
This city in the Moselle region is one of the oldest in Germany and one of the Top-Rated Places to Visit in Germany.
You will see many remains of its Roman era, such as the “Porta Nigra”, a huge fortified gate which is one of the symbols of the city of Trier.
Trier is also a great destination for a romantic city break or for Christmas shopping when the town becomes a magical destination, a perfect destination to celebrate Christmas with the family or simply to take a stroll in the Christmas market.
How to get there: Book your flights to Trier airport or via Luxembourg airport, located 40 minutes by car from Trier.
Where to stay: “Vienna House Easy Trier” is a 4-star hotel particularly appreciated by travellers.
Erfurt is one of your favourite destinations to visit in Germany. It is a wonderful city that you can explore at any time of the year.
Erfurt is also one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe with its splendid half-timbered houses and many buildings of the period.
How to get there: Book your flights to Erfurt or to Leipzig (1h30 by car) or Frankfurt (3h30).
Where to stay: “Mr. & Mrs. President", located in the city centre.
Essen is the most exciting big city you may not have heard of before.
Germany's third greenest city, Capital of Culture 2010, European Green Capital and pulsating metropolis in the heart of the Ruhr region. Hardly any other German city stands for so many exciting contrasts.
Here, urban trendy districts meet historic old towns, high culture meets street art, lush green meadows and forests meet the incomparable charm of the spoil heaps of former collieries.
Explore the green south along Baldeneysee and the Ruhr valley or the urban north with its industrial culture and the old colliery settlements.
Experience your very own personal contrast programme in one of Germany's most exciting metropoles.
How to get there: Book your flights to Düsseldorf Airport (20 min).
Where to stay: "Hotel Essener Hof". Stay in the heart of Essen.
Heidelberg is probably Germany’s most beautiful destination. This city located in southern Germany is world famous for one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Heidelberg is a historical city but also a young city: one in six inhabitants is a student.
Discover the historic centre of Heidelberg and explore its castle ranked among the Best Castles in Germany by taking the funicular to the top of the hill.
Heidelberg could be ranked among the best car-free destinations in Europe as the use of the bicycle has been favoured and encouraged by the local authorities for many years.
In short, there are many reasons to book your flights to Heidelberg as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Heidelberg, such as a "Craft beer and street food tour".
How to get there: Book your flights to Frankfurt and reach Heidelberg by car (50 min) or by train (1 hour).
Where to stay: "Hotel Panorama" is located in the centre of Heidelberg.
You can easily reach Nuremberg from Munich by booking online a "Visit of the historic Nuremberg on a full-day excursion from Munich by train".
If Nuremberg is a city to be discovered all year round, this beautiful medieval city is even more magical at Christmas with its illuminations and its Christmas market, ranked among the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.
How to get there: Book your flights to Nuremberg or to Munich and reach Nuremberg by car (1h30) or by public transport (3h).
Where to stay: “Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville”.
This beautiful city, located just 1 hour by car or train from Stuttgart, is certainly one of the most beautiful and underrated destinations in Germany.
Tübingen is one of the oldest cities in Germany but also one of the cities most populated by young people, thanks in particular, to its important university.
Be sure to visit Hohentübingen Castle and take a pedal boat ride on the Neckar River. To end your day, you can enjoy a local beer on one of the many cafes and restaurants terraces in the beautiful historic centre.
How to get there: Book your flights to Stuttgart and reach Tübingen by car (25min) or by public transport (1h).
Where to stay: “Hotel Am Schloss” for its magnificent views over the old town and the castle.
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