Germany is the ideal destination for a fun-filled, action-packed holiday, thanks to its vibrant culture and friendly ethos. With centuries of history as a centre of art, science and culture, the country’s cities are as varied as they are numerous, with every one boasting its own distinctive styles and traditions. Soaring cathedrals, commanding castles and stunning palaces seem to adorn every street corner in Berlin and Munich, complemented by a huge assortment of pubs, bars, restaurants and bakeries preparing the gastronomic treats for which Germany is so famous.
If you want to experience the vibrant bustle of a city chock full of life, then Berlin is the place for you. From the iconic glass and steel towers around Potsdamerplatz to the elegant baroque finials and flourishes of Museum Island and Charlottenburg Palace, at every turn you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous conjunction of heritage and style. A particular treat is a visit to Platz der Republik, where the restored neo-Baroque Reichstag sits opposite the glamorous modernist Bundestag – the two main governmental buildings in Berlin.
For a more relaxed feast of culture, Munich is the ideal destination, boasting wide royal avenues and picturesque churches, as well as iconic nightclubs in the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt and Schwabing districts. Having played host to composers from Mozart to Michael Jackson and Wagner to the Rolling Stones, it’s no surprise that the city remains a hub of the arts.
Every year, thousands of beer enthusiasts descend on Munich to sample the many many ales, lagers and stouts being showcased by Germany’s many breweries in the annual Oktoberfest. Taking place in the Theresienwiese Fairground, the festival is the apex of German gastronomic culture where you’ll find plenty of live music, street performers and food venders – it’s a spectacle not to be missed so book your tickets now to avoid losing out!
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There’s no limit to the treasures Germany has to offer, so make sure to bring your camera so you don’t forget a thing. You’ll certainly want to be coming back again and again to make the most of this iconic country.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +1
- Capital: Berlin
- Currency: EUR
- Instagram Opportunity: Schloss Neischwanstein
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