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Stretching from the Alps across the North European Plain to the Baltic Sea, Germany’s landscape is colourful, diverse and absolutely stunning. Mixing time-honoured traditions with multicultural modernity, this charming country has much to explore.
Each German city has its own rich tapestry of architecture, cuisine, history, folklore and traditions. The iconic Brandenburg Gate is a reminder that history is an important part of Berlin’s identity, whilst Frankfurt is a city of skyscrapers and the financial centre of Germany. Koblenz combines ancient architecture with cutting-edge cable cars; in contrast, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities, complete with Roman towers, Gothic churches, and a cathedral that took over 600 years to complete.
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Within the heart of the Rhine Valley, relax, explore and play bridge in the delightful winemaking town of Boppard.
From the eateries and shops he frequented to various movie and photoshoot locations, tour some of the top Elvis-related locations in Germany.
Knit with Frederica Patmore or crochet with Anna Nikipirowicz on this fascinating holiday to Germany’s Black Forest.
In picture-postcard towns, Germany’s medieval history is illustrated in churches and half-timbered houses. The country has no less than thirteen wine-growing regions, and vineyard bedecked hills and river valleys are very much part of a wonderful wine heritage that dates back to Roman times.
Whether you choose to uncover the cultural delights of this mighty country, set sail through its enchanting waterways, or enjoy crafting experiences on the Romantic Road, start planning your next break.
Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cistercian abbey of MaulbronnView Tour
Germany is a huge country, and while its world-famous autobahn (motorway) allows a passage across the vast land mass, trains are the most comfortable and visually appealing mode of transport in which to absorb this country’s breathtaking elegance. Winding through the lush German countryside as you visit the vibrant cities and quaint towns that are dotted around this glorious country.
German design holds purpose in mind, so it is no surprise to find that German cities offer something for everyone. German culture is welcoming to those simply looking for a quiet, understated café overlooking a traditional market square, or those wanting to visit a bustling strip of bars that you can populate from dusk ‘til dawn. What’s more, Germans are a friendly, laid-back people who respect leisure as much as they do hard work.
Baking is something that the Germans take very seriously, and you will realise this as the sweet smell of pastry and bread drifts through the spindling streets. German cheese is also held in high regard, with the country’s produce accounting for a third of Europe’s entire cheese stock. German beer is very popular and should be enjoyed from a traditional beer stein.
The German people’s constant drive to excel is reflected in their brand of quality-over-quality culture. Their attitude towards athletics and competition makes Germany one of the more revered forces in world sport. For those interested in military history, Germany holds a seemingly endless stream of history. While their many fairytale castles and examples of art deco architecture can be enjoyed on an aesthetic level.