Germany has a lot to offer for travellers, tourists, families and groups of friends planning a getaway. There is something for everyone throughout this European hotspot, regardless of what you enjoy doing on holiday. We’ve put together the ultimate guide for everyone to plan their perfect time in Germany; from partygoers to history buffs.
Fun For The Family
If you’re planning on treating the kids to a German holiday then you’ll be pleased to know there’s plenty of places to see and activities to keep them occupied. There are so many theme parks in Germany; the children will never want to go to Disneyland again; from the world famous Europa Park to the seemingly familiar Legoland. If your family aren’t exactly thrillseekers then check out the numerous wildlife parks and zoos that Germany has to offer – there are over 800 of them! You can swing with the apes at Leipzig Zoo or visit the biggest collection of animals in Berlin.
There’s no surprises here when it comes to partygoer hotspots in Germany, with Oktoberfest being high up on our list. From the 20th of September to the 5th of October, the whole of Munich is transformed into a beer festival that will have even the most hardened of drinkers begging for a glass of water. If you don’t want to be surrounded by beer drinkers and lederhosen, then take a trip to Berlin for some of the best nightclubs in Europe. Save money for more alcohol by booking a cheap hostel on websites such as Venere.
Germany is absolutely teeming with history, as we all know. It has become a prime location for history lovers to visit; especially the World War 2 fanatics. The German history museum has some rather interesting artefacts to browse through and is just a short walk away from the old Berlin wall. Although many references to Nazi Germany have now been banned or removed, you can still find little reminders just by wandering around some of the German old towns. There are some great places off the beaten track that any historical fan should visit.
If experiencing the culture of the country is what really gets you going, then you won’t be disappointed with what Germany has to offer. Explore the stunning opera houses; birthplace to famous composers such as Bach and Beethoven. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra are a must-see if they are performing during your time in Germany. Every city in Germany organise a calendar of cultural events for the year, so have a look at the one for your closest city. You’ll find that there is something happening nearly every day!
Finally, although Germany is not necessarily renowned for its foods like France or Italy, this country has some of the most Michelin Star restaurants in the world (nearly 200)! You’ll find a whole range of dishes inspired by each region, along with some other European favourites, as well. Don’t forget to try some of the famed Bratwurst before you leave either!
Germany has something to suit every passion, every interest and every holidaymaker. Whatever your reason for visiting Germany there will be something to keep you occupied the whole time you’re away. You may not even want to come back!