The ultimate group travel destinations in Germany

The ultimate group travel destinations in Germany

Why wander far and wide when the good things are so near?

Germany is not equal to Germany – it depends on the perspective. The best example was Hamburg for me, but more about that later. The country has more to offer than Oktoberfest – yes Oktoberfest is a highlight in itself, no question – but have you ever had the sun shine on your face at the North Sea? The nightlife in St. Pauli experienced? Or have you ever felt like a princess or prince at Neuschwanstein castle? Get inspired and plan your next group trip with JoinMyTrip to the best spots in Germany!

1. Hamburg

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I have been to Hamburg twice so far. The first time I thought – wait a minute, this is the city everyone is so excited about?! Grey, bad weather, supermarkets super far apart. The sea – but full of cranes, freighters and containers. Not a very romantic sight. Or? It all depends. When I came to the city for the second time a few years later, I got a lot of things right. I knew people who live there – and so I saw a completely different Hamburg than the first time I saw it. Meanwhile I like Hamburg very much. So here are some tips for your next group trip with JoinMyTrip!

What to see in Hamburg:

  • Nightlife: the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli . Here stretches almost a kilometer full of bars, discos and clubs, theaters and burlesque shows. The Reeperbahn is legendary and known far beyond the country's borders.
  • Altona fish market: The most popular weekly market of the Hanseatic city looks back on a history of over 300 years – and attracts every Sunday between 5:00 and 09:30 70.000 visitors, among them many tourists. A quick anecdote on how to combine the former and latter destinations: a friend visited volee dirket after partying in St. Pauli the nearby fish market – and unceremoniously purchased a chicken – possibly not entirely thoughtfully. This chicken was transported home on the subway (I assume it went without a ticket to boot) and the next day the ice cream was consumed for breakfast. The chicken thankfully met a better fate and found a new home on a farm nearby.
  • Boat tour: There are many ways to explore the city by the water – including a boat trip. There are grand harbor tours during the day, evening light tours, tours of the Speicherstadt, and even tours with culinary highlights such as wine and cheese.
  • If you like musicals and/or are a Disney fan, you are also in good hands in Hamburg: from "The Lion King" (one of the best musicals I've ever seen) to "The Lion King" (one of the best musicals I've ever seen) to "The Lion King" (one of the best musicals I've ever seen)!) over "The Ice Queen" to "Tarzan" every childhood dream is fulfilled here to experience his favorite characters live.

These Hamburg highlights are made for a group trip: stroll through the fish market together in the morning, take a boat ride through the city in the afternoon, see a musical in the evening and then party on the Reeperbahn. Who comes with? Or would you rather organize a trip yourself? Then click here!

You don't know yet with whom? No problem! With JoinMyTrip you can easily find your group for Hamburg with which you can make the city unsafe!

2.Neuschwanstein Castle victor-malyushev-9Ziy3r0itK4-unsplash 2

Neuschwanstein is the most famous of Ludwig II's castles. and one of the most famous sights in Germany. It is visited annually by about 1.5 million tourists. The structure was built as an idealized idea of a knight's castle – and actually looks like a picture-book princess castle. It is not for nothing that it is the most used depiction of one in American commercials. In the surrounding area, Schlosspark and Konigsalpe, there are also many hiking trails that are a popular destination for group hikes. In the castle park alone, there are three hiking routes characterized by different landscapes and stretching for many kilometers:

  • the Konigsalpen route with a length of 121 kilometers
  • the box seat route with 124
  • and the Idyllegarten route with 96 kilometers.

3. Sylt


Dunes, villages and fresh North Sea air – sounds perfect to relax! You can do that for example at the 40km long west beach on Sylt, which stretches from Ellenbogen in the north to Hornum in the south. With only 100m2, the North Frisian island is not the best in terms of size, but it has a lot to offer for the holiday-minded heart: mudflats and salt marshes, dunes and endless beaches, dreamy corners for slowing down and lively places. Here are a few tips for those who are ready for the island.

  • Do you want to explore the island incognito and live like a local?? Then a bright yellow rain jacket, called Friesennerz, is a must. Just like the greeting "Moin", which flies from person to person at any time of the day or night.
  • Relaxed enough and want to try something new again? Then let yourself drift on the shopping mile of Westerland, Sylt's capital, which combines modernity and tradition. Whether you want to take an afternoon break in a cozy cafe or visit one of the first-class restaurants, there is something for everyone here.
  • Arrival: The island is easily accessible and the choice of transportation is great: whether by car, ferry, plane or train, you will always reach your destination.
  • For the sporty among you there are also some activities: walking, playing volleyball, surfing and cycling are popular pastimes here.
  • Wadden Sea: There are three types of mudflats that determine the mudflat walks: Mudflats, mixed mudflats and sandflats. Mudflat walks are available for example in Kampen, Hornum, Morsum and Keitum. The best time of year to do it is in the summer and barefoot – that's how you experience the Wadden Sea on your own body. Or would you like to take a walk on the seabed between two islands? Then take the boat from Hornum to Amrum or Fohr, where mudflat walks start to the other island in each case!

With so many different sights and excursion options, there's sure to be something for everyone – grab your friends now and create your trip on JoinMyTrip and relax on the island of!

4. Lake Constance


Lake Constance borders four countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is the largest lake in Germany and characterizes the foothills of the Alps with its idyllic lakeside promenades and lively cultural towns. There is a lot to do here: sailing, windsurfing and swimming are popular sports at Lake Constance. The Lake Constance cycle path, which leads once around the lake on about 260km, is also an attraction. If you prefer to relax, then you will be pleased to hear that wellness is also a priority here. Not yet convinced? Then here are a few particularly beautiful destinations in the Lake Constance region that you can visit as a group.

  • Salem Castle
  • Mainau Island
  • Rhine Falls (ok, that's a bit of a cheat because the Rhine Falls are actually already in Switzerland – but it's not far, I promise!) The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe, making it a very special place to visit. 373 cubic meters of water flow into the lake here per second. You can watch the spectacle from the shore or from a boat.
  • Balloon ride: taking a balloon ride over Lake Constance is a very special experience! Pack up your group, book a ride, and you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Constance and its (semi)islands. Afterwards, you'll still be baptized as an aerialist and get your own aerialist name with certificate in hand.

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