From the Black Forest to the techno temples of Berlin, Germany boasts astonishing diversity in a compact country at the heart of Europe.  So if your idea of a vacation is high culture in a European metropolis, a romantic journey back in time, outdoor adventure or all of the above - Germany is your destination.

At the summit of the Jenner, overlooking Königsee, Watzmann, Berchtesgaden

Destinations Worth Exploring

Relaxation or adventure, refined culture or vibrant nightlife - you can find it in Germany.  Explore 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.

Hikers in Thuringia © picture-alliance/dpa

Nature & Recreation

Some of  Europe's most beautiful natural areas are just a short train ride away from Germany's major cities and tourist destinations, which makes planning an outdoor escape during your trip to Germany a snap.

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Oktoberfest is the worlds most famous fest, but Munich's annual bash is just the beginning.  Whether you are interested in African music, avant-garde dance, Wagnerian opera or great food and drink in a festive atmosphere, there is always something on in Germany.

German World Heritage Sites Collage

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

Germany is home to 42 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Some, like the Cologne Cathedral, familiar to travelers, and others, like the Zollverein former mining complex Essen, less familiar. Take your time perusing this overview of the sites and plan to visit a few on your next trip to Germany.


Jumping into the Elbsee © picture-alliance/dpa