Germany

Travel Guide
Petrikirche featuring a bay or harbour and a city

Travel through the sophisticated cities and quaint villages of this European country to experience its breweries, folk traditions and fascinating history.

Popular cities in Germany

Museum Island showing street scenes and a city
Berlin
Berlin was once primarily known for the wall that divided the city, but today it’s a united city, renowned for its museums and festivals. Made up of twelve distinct districts, each with its own identity, its setup makes Berlin easy to navigate and explore. If you like history, hit the central Mitte district where you’ll find Berlin's finest museums, including the Pergamon Museum and Bode Museum. Then, of course, there Museum Island, a whole island dedicated to cultural treasure troves. A short walk to the east and you’ll find the DDR Museum, where you learn more about life under the East German regime.

Reasons to visit

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate
  • Brandenburg Gate
Berlin featuring modern architecture, a high-rise building and a city
Berlin

Reasons to visit

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Potsdamer Platz
Hamburg showing heritage architecture, a marina and a city
Hamburg
Hamburg is known Germany as the "gateway to the world" and is the largest port in the country and the second largest in Europe. The city is proud of its status as an independent city-state and on its trading history, to which the city owes much of its wealth. Today, Hamburg is known as one of the richest metropolises in Europe, along with Brussels and London.

Reasons to visit

  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Hamburg Dungeon
  • Fish Market
Hamburg featuring night scenes
Hamburg

Reasons to visit

  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Hamburg Dungeon
  • Fish Market
Munich
Munich
From the cosy beer halls and magnificent palaces to the tranquil parks and fascinating museums, the capital of Bavaria is a modern city that preserves traditional charm. Munich is one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong economy that attracts large businesses and millions of tourists to visit the city each year for its beautiful architecture, ancient traditions and the nearby Bavarian Alps.

Reasons to visit

  • Marienplatz
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Viktualienmarkt
Hohenzollern Bridge which includes night scenes, a church or cathedral and a bridge
Cologne
Cologne is not only a popular tourist destination but also a centre for media and businesses. The city is famous for, Eau de Cologne, a type of fragrance now used the world over, which was first produced here in 1709. The city is also well known to be one of the most liberal cities in Germany.

Reasons to visit

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Chocolate Museum
  • Hohenzollern Bridge

Popular places to visit in Germany

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