Germany is a diverse travel destination and offers appeal for any type of visitor. Whether it’s art, history, heritage, cuisine, or simply beautiful sites, Germany has plenty to satisfy even the most picky traveler.
From Berlin to Munich and the areas in between, here are the best places to visit in Germany.
Museum Island, Berlin
Berlin is a city of the world, rich with culture, heritage, and music. While there are countless Berlin attractions, you must make time to see Museum Island. The island receives its nickname from the large collection of museums and is located in the Spree River. It’s one of the best places to visit in Germany because of all of the art and history available in a relatively small area. The Altes Museum has an impressive collection of antiques and includes an entire floor dedicated to Greek art. Neues Museum has a grand collection of Egyptian art while the Alte Nationalgalerie features pieces from the Neoclassical, Romantic, and Impressionist traditions. The Bode Museum has a rich sculpture collection and also features Byzantine art. The Pergamon Museum is unique as it houses architectural artifacts, such as the Market Gate of Miletus along with Islamic art. The Humboldt Forum will open in late 2019 and will house the Museum of Asian Art plus the Ethnological Museum of Berlin.
East Side Gallery at Berlin Wall, Berlin
What’s more recognizable about Berlin than the Berlin Wall? A piece measuring one kilometer still stands and has become an open-air gallery with large grand murals. Known as the East Side Gallery, the wall features 105 paintings by artists from all over the world. The central theme of the art is freedom and peace, and each artist has their own interpretation of it. The Berlin Wall came down in 1991, and this stretch stands as a reminder for how far Berlin has cme.
The English Garden, Munich
Munich’s largest park and one of the largest in the world The English Garden is an idyllic spot brimming with activities. Not only can you jog, walk, or play a game of soccer here, but it’s also home to a restaurant and beer garden. While there are 200 beer gardens in Munich, the English Garden’s Chinesischer Turm is often considered one of the best places in visit in Germany. Chinesischer Turm consists of a tower designed like a Chinese pagoda and has over 7,000 seats. Guests can either sit in the self-service area or receive service from the stalls nearby to eat traditional German cuisine or eat at the on-site restaurant. Sitting in the middle of a beer garden is a must-do Germany experience for any visitor.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria
A spectacular 19th-century castle in the Romanesque Revival style, Neuschwanstein Castle is a major attraction in Germany. More than 1 million people visit the castle each year to see the former home of King Ludwig II. Visiting is allowed only via a private tour and it takes around 35 minutes to see the interior of the home. Neuschwanstein like something out of a beloved fairy tale and offers a chance to see the splendor of the 19th century.
The German spa town of Baden-Baden lets visitors set their own pace. If in need of relaxation, a a trip to one of Baden-Baden’s famous spas is just the ticket. The town features thermal baths with springs located 2,000 meters below the earth’s surface and attracted people for centuries. These warm and soothing mineral-rich waters are restorative, the perfect way to unwind. Caracalla Spas is a great way to experience them as it offers several pools plus spa experiences.
The Main Tower, Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s Main Tower, a towering skyscraper offers the best views in the city. Photographers have to stop here to snap a picture off one of the observation decks. Not only does the Tower offer jaw-dropping views, it also features an elegant restaurant and lounge with a wall of windows. It’s impossible to get a bad seat and the food is high-quality French cuisine.
Europa Park, Rust
Europa Park is the second-largest amusement park in Europe after Disneyland Paris, and it will enchant your entire family. Located on the edge of the Black Forest, Europa Park boasts several well-themed areas showcasing the cultures of several nations and continents, such as Africa, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, France, Italy and England. Learn about fairy tales at Grimm’s Enchanted Forest, where tales such as The Frog King, Hansel & Gretel, The Golden Goose, The Wishing Table, and The Valiant Little Tailor are rendered in vivid detail. The Enchanted Forest is also home to a doll exhibition with over 200 handmade originals. Indulge your wild side with a ride on the park’s 13 roller coasters and after hours, relax at one of the many resorts affiliated with the park.