Germany

Germany

Located in the center of Europe, Germany is a unique melting pot with incredible diversity. A dune-fringed north coast, gorgeous river valleys, forests and vineyards in the center, and the beautiful mountain landscape of the Alps in the south make Germany's scenery a magical mix worth discovering. You can enjoy the liberal atmosphere, architecture and nightlife in Germany's major cities Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Munich, but also don't forget to explore some of the countries' small, half-timbered towns rich in traditions and history.

 

History

Speaking of history, Germany has an incredible historical heritage with many world-class inventions and historical figures who, each in their own way, have had an impact on German society. You can dig right into the old times by visiting the medieval castles along the Romantic Castle Road, strolling along the Berlin Wall or marveling at the sheer size of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg.

Cuisine

As a local, I also recommend experiencing the country through its culinary delights. Southern Germany is home to a very traditional brewing industry and possibly some of the best beers in the world accompanied by hearty dishes, such as roast pork or sausages. Besides the Bavarian beer culture, Germany is also a world-class wine producer with vineyard cultivation in several parts of the country.

Christmas Season

Christmas season in Germany is a big thing! Throughout December, you can find Christmas markets selling mulled wine and Christmas decorations in almost all cities and towns, the largest and most famous of which is located in Nuremberg and attracts around two million visitors every year.

 

Posts About Germany

8 Reasons To Visit Leuchtenburg Castle

8 Reasons To Visit Leuchtenburg Castle

Around 400m above the Thuringian village of Seitenroda sits the majestic Leuchtenburg Castle, an incredibly diverse castle complex from the 12th century. However, this is not just another castle in Germany. What you find here is a medieval castle experience with not only 1000-year-old castle grounds but also the award-winning Porcelain Worlds with interactive exhibitions, […]
7 Reasons To Visit Hohenstein Castle

7 Reasons To Visit Hohenstein Castle

On the highest point in Middle Franconia and above the Franconian village of Kirchensittenbach sits Hohenstein Castle, a gorgeous and very well-preserved medieval complex dating back to the 11th century. With only a handful of visitors on the weekends and some great hiking opportunities in the beautiful nature around, I consider this castle a perfect […]
7 Reasons To Visit Wartburg Castle

7 Reasons To Visit Wartburg Castle

High above the Thuringian town of Eisenach sits Wartburg Castle, a large and imposing complex rich in German history. With hundreds of visitors every day, this well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Germany’s most famous castles and a must-see attraction when in the state of Thuringia. By the end of this post, you’ll […]
12 Local Offbeat Festivals In Franconia In 2019

12 Local Offbeat Festivals In Franconia In 2019

Are you traveling around southern Germany this summer? Do you want to try German cuisine and locally brewed beer while experiencing the local culture? Well, this post is for you! Summer is indeed the perfect season to explore the north Bavarian region of Franconia thanks to numerous events that will give you the opportunity to […]
Ultimate Franconia Beer Guide: 14 Unique Beers To Try In Southern Germany

Ultimate Franconia Beer Guide: 14 Unique Beers To Try In Southern Germany

Around the world, Germany is known for being a beer nation with many unique breweries, their own beer styles, and delicious, hearty food to go along. Beer has always been a significant part of German culture and tradition. Speaking of which, many German brewers still make beer following the Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Law) of 1516, […]
Budget Travel Guide: Experience Bamberg In 1 Day

Budget Travel Guide: Experience Bamberg In 1 Day

The Franconian town of Bamberg is located about 60 km north of Nuremberg. It is most famous for its architectural masterpiece awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site honor. Besides the narrow streets and medieval houses, the city features ten unique breweries giving it the nickname “beer capital of Germany”. With a lot of unspoiled nature […]
9 Incredible Ways To Explore Franconian Switzerland

9 Incredible Ways To Explore Franconian Switzerland

With 3.3 million overnight stays in 2017, Nuremberg is a renowned destination for both business travel and leisure tourism. Day-trippers and getaway tourists love spending time in Franconia’s metropolis, though significantly fewer people take the opportunity to get to know the area around Nuremberg. Some people visit Bamberg, even fewer Bayreuth. And it seems, hardly […]
5 Awesome Day Trips From Nuremberg

5 Awesome Day Trips From Nuremberg

Traveling Nuremberg, you may find enough cultural and historical activities to fill a few days. However, the area around Franconia´s capital city also features incredible places and is absolutely worth a visit. Nature parks with an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities, medieval villages with traditional breweries, and UNESCO sites – the Franconian region is […]
5 Must-Do Activities At The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

5 Must-Do Activities At The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

With over two million visitors each year, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is not only the biggest in Germany but one of the most famous around the world. Its roots go back to the early 17th century and many of the old traditions are still kept alive. Handmade Christmas decorations and culinary treats are sold in the […]
Budget Travel Guide: Experience Nuremberg In 2 Days

Budget Travel Guide: Experience Nuremberg In 2 Days

Nuremberg is Bavaria´s second-largest city and located about 160 km north of Munich. The unofficial capital city of Franconia is most famous for its annual Christmas Market (the largest in Europe), the toy fair, the Nuremberg Trials as well as the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. However, Nuremberg´s Old Town can also live up to many […]
Authentic Off-The-Beaten-Path German Towns You Have To Visit

Authentic Off-The-Beaten-Path German Towns You Have To Visit

Working in a budget hotel in Nuremberg, I get asked to recommend enjoyable cities to visit in Germany on a daily basis. While most travelers usually head straight to the major cities Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, as well as a couple of smaller cities like Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Dortmund or Leipzig, only very few […]