Germany

Things to do in Germany

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Germany that make this country worthy of a place on your travel wish list.

Germany is a truly unique country to visit due to its combination of old world charm, storybook scenery, high-tech cities, and medieval towns, which can make a holiday here feel like you have visited many countries in one trip!

Made up of 16 different regions, all with their own fascinating characters, you are certain to find plenty of things to do in Germany regardless of whether you love city life or would like a break away from it all in what could be the middle of nowhere.

Depending on how far you are happy to travel once you have arrived at the port, you can reach Germany via our Dover to Calais, Hull to Rotterdam, or Hull to Zeebrugge routes. Plus, when you take your car you can really take the time to explore at your leisure.

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Cologne Catherdral in Germany

Things to do in Germany

Fantastic German Cities

Located on the River Elbe, Hamburg boasts one of the world’s most historic ports, and here you can discover all about the work that went into selling and trading spices, coffee, and tobacco throughout the years. Hamburg is also a must-visit for music fans as it was once home to The Beatles!

Another German city that deserves a mention is Munich, as this is where you will find the famous Oktoberfest beer festival each year. However, it is also home to the English Garden which is one of the world’s largest inner city parks, and if it is beer that you are looking for you will be pleased to find it in one of the park’s four beer gardens.

English Garden in Munich

Neushwanstein Castle in Germany

Discover Stunning Scenery

When it comes to finding stunning scenery in Europe you will struggle to discover anything more beautiful than the Neuschwanstein Castle which is set against a Bavarian backdrop in the south-east of the country. In fact, it was this castle that inspired Walt Disney to create his own magical world, so it truly is straight out of a fairy tale.

The south-east is the place to head in general if you would like to spend time admiring beautiful views as it is a stunning alpine area full of chocolate box villages, striking fortresses, and medieval towns to explore. The perfect location for getting a little bit lost and taking plenty of photos!

Visit Berlin

Germany has an amazing number of fantastic cities to explore, and each one offers a range of things to do, so you can be confident that you will find plenty of entertainment no matter where you choose to visit.

For fascinating history, amazing landmarks and great nightlife, take a trip to Berlin where you will find monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag Building, and Berlin Cathedral. We would definitely recommend taking a tour to discover everything there is to know about this inspiring city, especially if you don’t have long to explore it all yourself.

Reichstag Building in Berlin

Rhine Valley in Germany

Western Germany & Rhine Valley

For a bit of peace and tranquillity, head out of the cities and into the west of Germany and the Rhine Valley where you will be greeted by stretches of forest, terraced vineyards, dominating cliffs, and fairy tale villages. You can follow the famous wine route through the Rhine Valley, which produces over 80% of all German wine and attracts visitors from around the world every year, which is a great activity for wine lovers.

Alternatively, head to Cologne which is set on the Rhine River and visit its UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral which has 533 steps leading to amazing panoramic views of the city. You can also enjoy wandering around the Old Town, or take a look at the world’s oldest perfume factory which is located here.

With so many amazing thing to do in Germany, it is about time that you planned a trip to this diverse country and discovered all that it has to offer, even if you have been lucky enough to visit before!

You are certain to find plenty of things to do in Germany, regardless of whether you love city life or would like a break away from it all

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