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One of Germany's Best Travel Destinations, the Bavarian Alps

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Germany

Germany is one of Europe's most rewarding countries for travelers, offering a surprising diversity in both its cities and its rural destinations. But among the best, most popular, most interesting, most famous travel destinations in Germany, here are the top 10:

[ Pages of interest: Great Castles of Germany and Best Small Towns of Germany ]

German Destinations, BerlinBerlin

Berlin is Germany’s largest and most interesting city. It has something for everyone, from its excellent museums to its risqué nightlife. It has high culture and a vibrant underground music scene... Read more


German Destinations, MunichMunich

Munich (Bavaria) is an interesting city with many historic venues, beer gardens, and a high quality of life. It has excellent art galleries and one of the largest technology museums in the world... Read more


German Destinations,DresdenDresden

Dresden (Saxony), once known as Florence on the Elbe, is recovering some of its original Baroque charm. In addition to the excellent museums, and the Semper Opera House, the city is also convenient for day-trips into the beautiful Saxony Switzerland area... Read more


German Destinations, LeipzigLeipzig

Leipzig (Saxony) is an interesting city unwilling and unable to hide its Communist-era buildings. Nevertheless it has excellent museums and cultural offerings. The revolution against the Communist regime started here and the Forum of Contemporary History is one of the most interesting museums in Germany..... Read more


German Destinations,CologneCologne

Cologne (North Rhine Westphalia), for a thousand years the largest city in Germany, has the world’s largest Gothic church, a dozen Romanesque churches, excellent art museums, and the most refreshing beer in the country... Read more


German Destinations, Rhine ValleyThe Rhine Valley

The Romantic Rhine Valley (Rhineland-Palatinate) is a popular destination with a castle or castle ruin every few miles in the Loreley Valley. Whether traveling the valley on boat, by road, or on foot, it is a region sure to impress with its natural beauty and cultural delights... Read more


German Destinations, Romantic RoadThe Romantic Road

The Romantic Road (Bavaria) is Germany’s most popular holiday route, passing numerous small and very romantic towns and locations. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is chronically overcrowded but remains Germany’s most beautiful wall-enclosed medieval town... Read more


German Destinations, Bavarian AlpsThe German Alpine Route

The German Alpine Route (Bavaria) offers Germany’s most beautiful natural scenery. It runs the full length of the Bavarian Alps from Lindau to Berchtesgaden near Salzburg. En route it passes several famous sights, including Mad King Ludwig’s castles, the Wieskirche, and Kloster Ettal... Read more


German Destinations, Black ForestThe Black Forest

The Black Forest (Baden-Württemberg) is Germany’s largest forested area, with superb natural beauty and ample outdoor adventure options. Hiking is particularly popular, but the area can be enjoyed without stepping out of a car as well. The spa town of Baden-Baden is one of Germany’s most elegant... Read more


German Destinations, RostockThe Hanseatic Baltic Ports

The Hanseatic Baltic Ports – among others Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein), Wismar, Rostock, and Stralsund (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) – were once united by membership in the Hanseatic League. Nowadays, the main interest for visitors is the marvelous examples of brick Gothic buildings in these cities.

Read more: Lübeck, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund

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