Despite its size and prominence on the world stage, Germany is still a European country that gest overlooked while some of its close neighbors like France, Italy and Spain attract millions of more visitors every year. However, there are plenty of reasons why you should visit here. History buffs will be right at home, while there is also plenty of beautiful scenery. You can travel around the country easily, and many of the destinations are relatively inexpensive. In this blog post, we are going to take a closer look at five of the cities which you could pay a visit to.
Despite being flattened and divided during the 20th century, Berlin has quickly emerged as a cosmopolitan and exciting city. There are plenty of historical sites and its nightlife is legendary. It also has a surprisingly diverse food scene which is certainly worth enjoying. Visit during Christmas and the city plays host to some wonderful festive markets.
The capital of Germany’s much-visited Bavaria region, Munich is a rich and thriving city. Compared to the modern and trendy Berlin, you feel like you are in an entirely different country with its beer halls, traditional costumes, and regal German architecture. Take a stroll around the English garden and you will be able to watch the impressive river surfers who ride the waves of the Eisbach. Of course, the city is packed with tourists during the autumn for the world-famous Oktoberfest.
The second-largest city in the whole country, Hamburg is a jewel in the north of Germany. It is home to one of the biggest harbors in the world and it also has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice put together. This also the city where the Beatles got their initial big break, and you can still stroll down the streets where they played their first gigs. St. Pauli still has remnants from its gritty past, but it remains an interesting place to visit.
Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany, but most of the remnants from those glory days are long gone – barring the magnificent cathedral, which remains one of the most-visited places in the country. While you are here, you will certainly enjoy a few glasses of the local Kölsch beer, which seems to be all the locals drink! Its riverside location makes the city a pleasant place to enjoy a walk.
Not far away from Berlin, Leipzig warrants a few days to explore its treasures. The Leipzig Marriott Hotel is a great spot to spend however long you have here. Just like one of the other nearby cities Dresden, Leipzig has started attracting youthful residents who have formed their own kind of culture here.
Each of these five cities offers something different, so why not visit one or more of them yourself? You are bound to be rewarded with some fascinating cultural attractions, friendly people, hearty food, and, without a doubt, a few beers!