Destinations Worth Exploring
Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, refined culture or vibrant nightlife, you can find it in Germany. Explore enchanting fairytale castles in Bavaria, wander vine covered slopes along the Rhine, visit world-class opera houses in Dresden or shop for cutting-edge art in Berlin's galleries.
Germany is a land of great cities. The tapestry of towns that covers the entire country is a legacy of the rich history of once independent regions that formed modern Germany in the 19th century.
From steep mountain inclines to pleasant meadow paths, there are hundreds of diverse trails to explore in southeastern Bavaria. Yodeling courses and an exploration of Sebastian Kneipp’s theories of naturopathic healing round out the options.
Fall in the Alps
From picturesque Berchtesgaden and the dark, calm waters of Lake Königsee in eastern Bavaria to Lindau and the area around Lake Constance in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the west, the German Alps are a year-round tourist destination.
Spring crocuses in Oberstdorf
Spring on Lake Köngisee in Berchtesgaden
Spring skiiers on the Zugspitze
Summer outing on the Nebelhorn
Summer break in the shade
Meal time for summer hikers
Fall in the Allgäu region
Fall brings the opening of ski season
From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste.
The German National Tourism Board (DZT) recently released their top ten tourist attractions for 2012. The DZT compiled data in 26 languages about over 700 tourism sites to see what foreign travelers wanted to see most. The castles of the Rhein? The Lindt Chocolate Museum in Cologne? Check out the top ten favorites!
Picture yourself in your dream car, speeding down a band of concrete that stretches all the way to the horizon. Sounds good? Welcome to the German Autobahn.
In the late 19th century, German artists flocked from the cities to small towns and new "garden city" developments in the suburbs in search of fresh air, rarefied light and a quiet life with time to think and create. Here are four great destinations for gallery-browsing and fresh air.