Germany’s rich and varied history is best experienced in its small towns with well laid out cobbled streets, half-timbered homes, and looming castles. Cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Nuremberg, and Hamburg all have historical masterpieces that share spaces with modern-day wonders. History is everywhere you look in this country of spectacular scenery and architectural masterpieces. From the tall spyres of the Romanesque and Gothic churches in Cologne to the ruins of the Renaissance style Heidelberg Castle, and the Hanseatic City of Lubeck, there is much about urban Germany that will leave a visitor awestruck.
While Bavaria is the most visited state in Germany, the diverse and historic city of Berlin sees the most number of visitors. 46 sites have made it to the UNESCO World Heritage List in this country that has been inhabited since classical antiquity.
Some of the greatest cultural personalities in the world like Beethoven, Bach, Goethe, and Brothers Grimm called Germany home, so it is only natural that the arts and music make up a big part of the German cultural scene. The cultural scene in Germany, however, is not just about formal opera and classical music but also about beer-guzzling, cabaret, and underground clubs. Munich‘s legendary Oktoberfest sees thousands of travelers crossing the globe to be a part of one of the world’s best-known festivals.
For a break from the urban wonders, an escape to the countryside is as intoxicating. The breathtakingly beautiful Alps form the perfect backdrop to sprawling vineyards, while the beautiful shores of the North and Baltic Seas have strategically placed resorts and spas to keep you transfixed. Germany also has 14 national parks with some of the most amazing scenery such as the Jasmund National Park with its stunning chalk cliffs and the mystical Bavarian National Park. The pastoral aura that the countryside exudes is quite unparalleled and also one of the reasons for the many health spas that have been established at natural hot springs in the country.

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Lubeck a historical city, known for its rich heritage, is located in Northern Germany. It gives an insight into the Old World Germany and is positioned near the Baltic Coast. Due to its status, its nickname during the 14th century was “The Queen of the Hanseatic League.” There are several cultural spots that offer tourists…

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Dresden is one of the most populous city of eastern Germany and the capital of the German state of Saxony. Located on the bank of the Elbe River along with the Ore Mountains in the backdrop, Dresden is a perfect ‘postcard city’. It has been the seat of Royal families and Polish Monarchs for centuries…

Top 12 Things To Do In Nuremberg

Top 12 Things To Do In Nuremberg

The ancient city of Nuremberg happens to be an important center for arts as well as culture. This city has associated itself with a number of advancements in science and technology – specifically in printing as it became home to the very first printing press of Europe. There are a number of beautiful attractions within…

15 Small Towns In Germany Worth Visiting

15 Small Towns In Germany Worth Visiting

Germany’s largest cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Frankfurt are different in unexpected ways, each with their own ‘personality’ shining through. But this time we decided to dive deeper into the German hinterland to find some of its undiscovered gems. Between the dense forests, the fertile valleys and the stunning splendor of the Alps, Germany…

Top 8 Things To Do In Bonn

Top 8 Things To Do In Bonn

Bonn, one of Germany’s oldest cities, is best recognized as the birthplace of Beethoven. Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn maintains a cozy, relaxed atmosphere of a small town, featuring  a charming old town, many museums and  many outdoor cafes and beer gardens. It is the perfect base city if you are looking to visit…

Top 8 Things To Do In Dortmund

Top 8 Things To Do In Dortmund

Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, Dortmund is one of Germany’s most eclectic and dynamic 21st-century cities and a center of high-tech industry. The former “steel city”, developed into a modern and cultural city, it is well-known for its excellent shopping, beer, and football and has many things to offer. From its spacious green parks…

Top 10 Things To Do In Dusseldorf

Top 8 Things To Do In Dusseldorf

Part of the Rhine-Ruhr region in Germany, which includes both Cologne and Bonn, Dusseldorf is a cosmopolitan, modern city bustling with great activities. Known for its fashion industry and art scene, it is a mecca for artistic souls and major businesses alike. Check out our list of the Top 8 Things To Do In Düsseldorf. 1 Neue…

Top 10 Things To Do In Frankfurt

Top 10 Things To Do In Frankfurt

Frankfurt, the 5th largest city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne) is one of Germany’s oldest cities. It is both enticingly modern yet vibrant with history and culture. Frankfurt may be best known as the business and finance capital of Germany filled with towering skyscrapers, but it is also one of the most…

Top 7 Things To Do In Cologne

Top 7 Things To Do In Cologne

Cologne is Germany’s fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and one of the oldest cities in the country too. As a cultural hub in the west of Germany, Cologne is famous for its spectacular cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline and a top-quality array of cultural attractions with over 40 museums and more than…

Top 9 Things To Do In Hamburg

Top 9 Things To Do In Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany’s second-biggest city, has a personality of its own. From scenic beauty, a unique blend of world heritage monuments and charming village-like neighborhoods to modern pubs and nightclubs in the world´s most famous red-light district and the best burgers in Germany. Hamburg is ready to surprise you, Check out our Top 9 Things To…

Top 5 Things To Do In Hansestadt Werben

Situated between Berlin and Hamburg, Hansestadt Werben (Elbe) is a town in Saxony-Anhalt state, Germany. Visit the smallest hanseatic city in the world and find a hidden gem. There are lots of things to do, adventures to explore and secrets to discover.  We are pretty sure that you will feel the calm of the place instantly. No…

Top 6 Things To Do In Goslar

Top 6 Things To Do In Goslar

Founded in 922, Goslar is a historic town located in the north-western foothills of the Harz in Lower Saxony, Germany. It looks back onto a long history as it was an imperial city for nearly 250 years during the mid ages and was one of the most important seats of power in the Holy Roman…

Top Things To Do In Munich

Top 8 Things To Do In Munich

Munich’s motto is “München mag dich” (“Munich loves you”) however, after our last visit to this incredible city, we love Munich. How couldn’t we? It is home to many national and international events, great universities, amazing museums and theaters, numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and festivals like the famous Oktoberfest (which actually…

Top 10 Things to Do in Berlin.

Top 12 Things To Do In Berlin

Berlin is more a part of the world than a city. it is a pulsing, exciting city with so many diverse and distinctive neighborhoods, iconic history all around, cutting-edge architecture, vibrant culture, intensive nightlife and great food from every corner of the world. Berlin is not really about the sites, it is not Paris. It is about the…