Germany cities, attractions and photos

germany travel guide

Germany is a very diverse country and it has to offer something to everyone making it a perfect travel destination for families, young people and retirees. The country is a very interesting mix between traditional and modern culture. Starting with the German capital Berlin and its breathtaking architecture and the cities of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Dresden, then going to the countryside with its many castles (see Neuschwanstein Castle), abbeys and traditional villages, and finally going to the German Alps in the South where the world beer capital Munich awaits you.

Germany is a top European travel and vacation destination, which welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world each year.

Germany is a Central European country which borders with Austria, the Baltic Sea, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Northern Sea, Poland and Switzerland. Its western neighbors are Belgium, France, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands. The capital city of Germany, Berlin, is situated in the Berlin-Brandenburg area and has a population of approximately five million residents. Other large cities in Germany include Frankfurt, Bremen, Dortmund, Essen, Hamburg, and Leipzig, among others.

Due to weather unpredictability, the best season to visit the country is summer. The time between June and mid-September is suitable for tourism. Furthermore, Germany is famous for Martin Luther, the Iron Chancellor Bismarck, the Weimar Republic and Hitler, the Berlin Wall, Boris Becker, beers, wurst, and much more.

Germany boosts remarkable architectural achievements. The Byzantine-style cathedral of Aachen and the Michaelskirche reflect the spirit of the Carolingian period. The Christian and Byzantine architectural styles blend together at the Gernrode-based Stiftskirche St Cyriakus. The architecture of the early Gothic period is marked by many Romanesque elements. The Cathedral of Magdeburg is a fine representation of this architectural trend. Later buildings, such as the cathedral Kolner Dom, contain purely Gothic features.

Renaissance architecture entered the German lands in the 16th century. The Celle’s ducal palace, situated in Lower Saxony, is a landmark from this period. One of the best examples of the Baroque period is the Frauenkirche in Dresden. The church was completely destroyed by the bombings of 1945 and reopened, after reconstruction, in 2005. The Scloss Sanssouci in Potsdam reflects the architecture of the Rococo period. Neoclassicism is represented by the Brandenburg Gate and the Altes Museum in Berlin. Naturally, the capital is a showcase of numerous contemporary buildings. The DeimlerCity by Renzo Piano and the Sony Center by Helmut Jahn reflect the spirit of modernity.

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and it's famous for its beer and friendly people.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle - The famous Neuschwanstein Castle built by Ludwig II.

Hohenschwangau castle
Hohenschwangau castle is located in the village of Hohenschwangau, Bavaria.

Fussen is a charming little town in Southern Bavaria, Germany

Lake Königssee
Lake Königssee is located in Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria.

Frankfurt am Main: A City of Paradoxes

Berlin - Athens of the Spree