This little village is best known for its two fairytale castles on the hilltops -- Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Hohenschwangau, initially a 12th century structure, was rebuilt in the 1800’s in the gothic style, at approximately the same time the construction of Neuschwanstein began. These two palaces are exquisite tourist destinations.
Take a step back in time as you journey through the Rhine castle trail. Admire the ancient constructions perched on hilltops or nestled along the riverbed, all of which comprise one of Germany's most charming settings.
Attention beer lovers -- this is your mecca.
With 6 major breweries, some dating back to the 14th century, and hundreds of raucous beer halls and charming beer gardens, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better pilsner anywhere else in the world. Fittingly, this city is also home to Oktoberfest, which attracts 6 million people every fall.
In Hamburg, you can expect soaring architecture, elegant dining and top museums. Indeed, this is a beautiful, historic, cosmopolitan metropolis. But what truly distinguishes this port city is its salt and grime. Yes, this classy center of commerce comes with a rougher side, complete with a seedy red light district and a buzzing nightlife.
Sitting plump at the foot of the Black Forest’s wooded slopes and vineyards, Freiburg is a sunny, cheerful university town, its medieval Altstadt a storybook tableau of gabled townhouses, cobblestone lanes and cafe-rimmed plazas. Party-loving students spice up the local nightlife.
Cologne (Köln) offers seemingly endless attractions, led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline. The city’s museum landscape is especially strong when it comes to art; but also has something in store for fans of chocolate, sports and even Roman history.
Berlin attractions will appeal to just about anyone: history buffs, culture lovers, art enthusiasts, and aimless wanderers. The German capital is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and a way of life that's both fast-paced and relaxed
Just a quick trip from Berlin, Lübben is the perfect weekend getaway. As part of the Spreewald Biosphere, here, visitors can immerse themselves in nature, discover historical landmarks, and pamper themselves, all in one place.