Welcome to the Travel Forums

Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums

Travel to Germany

best places in Germany
4 years ago, April 15th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #133930  

I'm new to this forum and I plan to travel to Germany this summer.

What are the best places to go? Any recommendations?

Reply to this

4 years ago, April 16th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #133957  
B Posts: 276
Hi Jana,
Berlin is a given first, museums, history, and everything else you find in a capital. Cheap too.
Dresden is a museum in itself. If you can, do an evening cruise on the Elbe.
Heidelberg is THE romantic city, with the castle ruin overlooking the old town with cobble stone lanes and old churches.
Bavaria in the south is very beautiful with old villages among the mountains.
Train is the way to travel in Germany, very good network.
Inga Reply to this

4 years ago, April 19th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #134165  
Hello Jana 😊

I live in Germany and have travelled here a few times before living here. I dont think there is a best part.

Either choose a part that appeals to you, or just choose any part and go discover what is good about it. I personally would avoid things like the Munich Beer Festival though. In my opinion they are over rated, over priced and over crowded.

Take advantage of special train offers, such as the schone wochenende ticket and the regional day tickets. Also, there are some special offer night train prices if you buy a few months in advance. There is also a company that finds paying passengers for those making car journeys. The prices for being a passenger are very good. My boyfriend has used them a few times.

Mel Reply to this

4 years ago, April 20th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #134230  
Hamburg is very very pretty as well! The Hamburger Speicherstadt was developed over the last few years and is totally stunning. You can take trains from Hamburg to the coast i.e. Travemünde or Timmendorf or even a bit further south to the Harz mountains.
Janine Reply to this

26 months ago, August 8th 2013 No: 5 Msg: #173826  
S Posts: 12
Hi Jana Brown,

good to hear about your trip to Germany, I suggest to cover these following places in your trip without fail...

Brandenburg Gate
Heidelberg Old City
Cologne Cathedral

Brussels & Liege - few more great places to see on the way.

In response to: Msg #133930 Reply to this

21 months ago, January 4th 2014 No: 6 Msg: #178404  
pleased to hear about your plan but here is little bit confusion about time you going to spent over there .If I assume that you have plan for few day s then don’t forget to visit” Heidelberg Old City and Neuschwanstein” for tickets and full tour plans I would like to suggest http://www.planeandtrain.com Reply to this

21 months ago, January 8th 2014 No: 7 Msg: #178507  
For all those who will go to Germany soon, here's my personal pick of cities, which I've found outstanding tourist attractions:

Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Würzburg, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, Lübeck, Marburg, Konstanz, Braunschweig.

I've been to over 60 cities, towns and villages all around the country and will be happy to share my experience with others 😊 Reply to this

21 months ago, January 12th 2014 No: 8 Msg: #178581  
B Posts: 18
Do not forget Berlin in the above list.
We also travelled along the Rhine river south of cologne, that area is beautiful and full of medieval castles. Reply to this

20 months ago, January 29th 2014 No: 9 Msg: #178979  
Berlin is the MUST see destination in Germany. It is cheap (it is actually the poorest province in the whole country...), fun, young, energetic and probably the craziest city on this planet.
Reply to this

19 months ago, March 2nd 2014 No: 10 Msg: #179632  
One post deleted. Please note that the language of the forums is English, and tour guides are not allowed to offer their services here. Thanks. Reply to this

12 days ago, September 24th 2015 No: 11 Msg: #193240  
I just left Germany after living there, altogether, 16 years. The first thing you need to decide is what are your interests? I love history and in particular studying WWII. It was the perfect place for me. I love going to fests. I think everyone should go to Oktoberfest in Munich at least once in their lives. (Where else can you hear 6,000 people singing "Country Roads" at one time?) I love the indoor pools. (Especially Tropical Island south of Berlin) I love the food. (Italian Bistros and Gyro kiosks) So, you need to figure out what you are truly interested in and then plan your visit around those interests (especially if you are limited by time). Reply to this

Tot: 0.146s; Tpl: 0.006s; cc: 7; qc: 39; dbt: 0.1114s; 1; m:jupiter w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.3mb