Traveling in Germany – Tips for your trip!

Vacation in Germany, vacation at home. Why not? We give you the best tips on the way for your perfect travel experience in Germany.

Whether it's our lively hometown of Berlin, with its cultural diversity, famous nightlife and vibrant history, or Bavaria, with beautiful nature, the impressive Alps and Bavarian tradition – Germany has a lot to offer. Mountains, sea, metropolises, history, castles, old towns.

In our Germany travel blog we have compiled the best travel tips & the most beautiful sites of our home country for you!

Info at a glance:

Discover all destinations in Germany:

The famous medieval idyll in Franconia (Bavaria).

World cultural heritage, but not standing still in time. A lively city in Franconia.

A mix of modernity and history, Bavarian tradition and multiculturalism.

Famous for its castle ruins towering over the old town on the Neckar River.

Our best hotel experiences

Romantic overnight stay directly at the Markus tower

Sleep comfortably in the old town of Heidelberg.

Sleeping in the old town. Our experience with Hotel Molitor in Bamberg.

More travel tips about Germany

You want to travel through Germany and are looking for a good travel guide? Here you will get help!

Here we give you an introduction to "Vacationing in Germany". You will be amazed at what Germany has to offer!

What are the most popular vacation regions in Germany?

In Germany, in addition to the cities worth seeing, there are many beautiful regions that are just waiting to be traveled to.

Baltic Sea

The good old Baltic Sea is one of the most famous vacation destinations in Germany. Miles of idyllic sandy beaches, romantic bays, beautiful islands, pure sea air and national parks.

Not only relaxation seekers, but also active vacationers get their money's worth and can, for example, kite or windsurf.

Popular Baltic Sea islands

  • The largest German island of Rügen
  • Usedom as the second largest island
  • Fehmarn as a paradise for water sports enthusiasts
  • Fischland-Darß-Zingst

Popular Baltic Sea resorts

  • Kühlungsborn
  • Timmendorfer beach
  • Warnemünde
  • picturesque hanseatic cities like Greifswald, Kiel, Rostock or Stralsund

Warnemünde-Fans – By the way, we are Warnemünde-Fans. For us Berliners the place is easy to reach. Once a year in the low season we visit Warnemünde. Spend the night in the legendary Hotel Neptun.

What are the seaside attractions at the Baltic Sea?

  • Chalk cliffs and Cape Arkona on the island of Rügen
  • Königsstuhl and National Park on Jasmund
  • Imperial resorts Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin on Usedom
  • Ahlbeck pier
  • Schwerin Castle
  • Stralsund Oceanum

North Sea

The North Sea, which is in no way inferior to the Baltic Sea in terms of natural beauty, has many enchanting islands, for example:

The mainland with medieval towns like Bremerhaven or Cuxhaven is also popular. The region fascinates with long sandy beaches, dikes, the Wadden Sea, tranquil harbor towns and beautiful Frisian villages like Friedrichstadt.

Popular destinations are:

  • Animal park Tinnum on the North Frisian island Sylt
  • North Sea Aquarium Borkum
  • Duhnen Ship Museum in Cuxhaven
  • Atlanticum in Bremerhaven
  • West Coast Park in St. Peter-Ording

Black Forest

The Black Forest, the largest contiguous German low mountain range in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg, is another well-known and popular vacation region that offers a lot of nature and recreation.

The resorts await their visitors with dense forests, mountain landscapes, hiking trails and picturesque lakes. The climate of the Black Forest is beneficial for health. The southern Black Forest is home to the beautiful town of Titisee-Neustadt and Lake Titisee, which is one of the largest low mountain lakes in Germany.

The 1.493 meters high Feldberg is the highest mountain in this country and offers a fantastic view. Freiburg im Breisgau, the sunny Black Forest metropolis and 'capital of the Black Forest', is also worth a visit with its landmark cathedral.

Lake Constance

In the versatile region at the edge of the Alps, relaxation and activity vacationers in particular get their money's worth. Dreamlike beaches, enchanting islands, impressive medieval towns and all around fascinating alpine panorama, this is characteristic for Lake Constance.

Cities like Constance or Lindau and the island Mainau, the wonderful flower island in Lake Constance, are worthwhile excursion destinations.

The Harz, the highest mountain range in northern Germany, delights nature lovers and hikers with its dense spruce and beech forests, flora and fauna rich in species and impressive panoramic landscapes in and around the many nature parks.

The highest mountain is the Brocken, which offers a fantastic view.

The Harz National Park protects the sparse high moors. Idyllic towns can be found in the eastern part of the island. Quedlinburg, for example, is a World Heritage Site and impresses with its medieval charm.

Other places worth seeing are:

For action lovers the Rappbode dam is perfect. Here is the spectacular suspension bridge and the longest zipline in Europe. Below the bridge it is possible to plunge into the depths in tandem.

Top 10 most popular destinations in Germany

1. Berlin

The modern, colorful and historic capital of Germany is a paradise for shopping, going out and exploring diverse culture.

The history of the metropolis is very eventful, which is reflected in numerous historical sights.

Highlights include the Brandenburg Gate, which stands in Berlin Mitte and is an important landmark. It once divided East and West Berlin and nowadays stands for reunification.

Other places of interest include:

A fascinating contrast are the many parks, green spaces and bodies of water such as the Wannsee or Müggelsee, which invite you to relax and linger.

2. Spreewald in Brandenburg

The Spreewald, located in the southeast of Brandenburg less than an hour from Berlin, delights with a picturesque fairy-tale landscape. Visitors can take a punt, which is the main mode of transportation in the Spreewald, and explore the area.

Nature lovers are in the right place. The biosphere reserve reveals a dreamlike hiking area that leads through deciduous forests and along lagoon-like waterways.

The heart is formed by the two towns of Lübben and Lübbenau with their half-timbered houses.

Worthwhile excursion destinations include:

  • Sauna village and castle Lübbenau
  • Spreewald thermal bath
  • Spreewald mill in Burg
  • Tropical Islands near Krausnick

3. Hamburg

Hamburg captivates with a very special charm, an impressive history, many cultural institutions and more than 2.500 bridges like the Elbbrücken. The Hanseatic city has numerous sights, for example impressive buildings from different eras.

City Hall, which dates back to the Neo-Renaissance period.

  • Elbphilharmonie as a landmark
  • Speicherstadt, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Harbor City
  • Reeperbahn

Hamburg is also one of the most important musical locations in Germany. There are also green areas and parks throughout the city, such as the Alsterpark.

4. Allgäu

The Allgäu Alps are wonderful to discover while hiking or biking. The fantastic mountains, the alpine panorama and the crystal clear lakes are impressive.

Among the most important sights are the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle. The beautiful Forggensee, picturesquely situated below Neuschwanstein Castle, is the fifth largest lake in Bavaria. The Allgäu Alps are also home to popular winter sports resorts such as Oberstdorf, whose ski jump is the annual stop for the Four Hills Tournament.

5. Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is the third largest city in Germany and is known for its impressive architecture.

Famous sights include:

  • Marienplatz square with many Gothic buildings such as St. Peter's Church
  • St. Michael's Church, which dates back to the Renaissance period
  • Hofbräuhaus
  • Viktualienmarkt

Nearby there are many magnificent royal castles.

6. Saxon Switzerland

Typical for Saxon Switzerland are the fascinating sandstone cliffs. They significantly shape the landscape, so the area is very popular with climbers.

Hiking and cycling enthusiasts also get their money's worth with many spectacular routes. Table mountains, plateaus, rocky reefs, rocky outcrops, forests and the Elbe Valley, all of which are characteristic of the region.

The highest mountain is the Großer Zschirnstein with 562 meters. A trip to the Bastei with the beautiful Bastei Bridge is worthwhile. This is a rock formation that has a viewing platform.

7. Dresden

During the Second World War the city was almost completely destroyed, but nowadays Dresden with its many historic buildings is definitely worth a visit.

The world famous sights include:

  • Church of Our Lady
  • Semper Opera House- Residence Palace
  • Zwinger
  • New town and old town

8. Mecklenburg Lake District

The area is located between Schwerin and Neubrandenburg. Hundreds of lakes combine in the lakeland. Together with the rivers and canals, a huge water network is created.

With the Müritz, Germany's largest lake, the region is a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts. It can be wonderfully explored by boats, yachts, a canoe or on rafts.

The network of biking and hiking trails also offers ideal opportunities. Beautiful towns like Waren, Rechlin and Röbel are among the most popular destinations.

There are many sights such as:

  • Müritz National Park
  • Brick churches
  • Half-timbered houses
  • Castles
  • Castles
  • Churches like the Marienkirche
  • Water and wind mills
  • Mounds and stone tombs

9. Cologne

Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine, is famous for its legendary carnival, but also has a variety of sights to offer.

  • Cologne Cathedral, 157 meters high, which offers an indescribable panoramic view from the top
  • Rhine promenade with banks and beautiful museums
  • Place Rodenkirchen with fine sandy beaches
  • Rheinauhafen with famous crane houses
  • Chocolate Museum

10. Bavarian Forest

The Bavarian Forest stretches along the Czech border and fascinates with endless forests, imposing mountain peaks and small mountain lakes.

The well-developed hiking and biking trails are ideal for exploring the region. The high rope parks and summer toboggan runs are worthwhile excursions for the whole family. Also worth a visit are the historic cities of Passau and Regensburg, the Bohemian Forest, the Czech capital Prague and the Sumava National Park.

Tip – our favorite region in Germany – By the way, our heart beats for Bavaria in Germany. We liked it especially well in the Berchtesgadener Land. Idyllic places, good food and in the middle of the mountains. What more could you want?

Bavaria sights Koenigssee


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