Germany is located at the heart of Europe, in fact it is bordered by no less than nine other countries including Austria, France, Switzerland and Belgium. Boasting more than 10,000 towns and cities between the North Sea and The Alps, holidays in Germany are all about big city living, historic sights, famous architecture, medieval houses, packed shopping areas, excellent food and wine and a vibrant night-life. It’s also the birthplace of Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Beethoven and the Grimm Brothers. Once separated in two by the infamous Berlin Wall, the German capital of Berlin is now a bustling and lively city famed for its fashion, art, culture, design and music. Dusseldorf is the city of music and also a mecca for shoppers who flock to its stylish streets, including the famous Konigsalle. The Christmas Market in Nuremberg, opened each November by the famous Christmas Angel, is the perfect place for Christmas shopping. Discover Bach, books and art nouveau architecture in Leipzig. The Bavarian capital Munich is a modern, cosmopolitan city that offers an eclectic mix of baroque and modern architecture, beer gardens, art and culture. Stuttgart is the place to enjoy the Volkfest, gourmet restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, castles, squares, car museums and the Wilhelma Gardens. Frankfurt is home to traditional cider, the airport, Germany’s main financial district and impressive skyscrapers, all encircled by the GrunGurtel, a belt of green land that surrounds the city. On the Rhine, you’ll discover the city of Cologne with its world-famous cathedral, Chocolate Museum and Rhine Park. With so much to experience in one country, it’s easy to see why holidays in Germany are a popular choice.
You'll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do during a holiday in Germany. The Octoberfest, the biggest festival in Europe, takes place annually in Munich from late September to early October. Experience the 350km Romantic Road in Bavaria lined with fairytale castles and historic cathedrals. Neuschwanstein Castle is a mustsee sight, thought to be the inspiration for Disneys Sleeping Beauty Castle. Party at the Stuttgart Summer Festival, a large openair event with food, live music and cabaret. Visit the remnants of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island in Berlin. Cologne Cathedral is a sight not to be missed. Visit the Christmas Market in Nuremberg. The children will enjoy a visit to the Europa Park Theme Park in Rust, the whole continent in one place visit the MIR space station or take a ride on the Silverstone Race Track. Explore the rolling hills, small villages and lush forests in the Black Forest. Visit the oldest city in Germany, Trier, and see Porta Nigra, the Cathedral of Trier and the Holy Robe.
Nightlife is where the Germany really comes into its own. Whether you are in Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, Munich or Hamburg, Germanys nightlife is lively, with a great choice of nightclubs, bars and discos and pubs to enjoy.
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes to satisfy all tastes across the Germany. Regional specialities include fish in the North, potato dumplings in eastern Germany, sauerbraten in the Rhineland and egg noodles and sweet treats in the South. With 13 wine regions to choose from in Germany, its hardly surprising that the wine is plentiful, choose from Reisling to Silvaner, Rivaner and Pinot Noir. German beers also make a great accompaniment to any meal.
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