I'm new to this forum and I plan to travel to Germany this summer.
What are the best places to go? Any recommendations?
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.
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.
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.
Hi Jana Brown,
good to hear about your trip to Germany, I suggest to cover these following places in your trip without fail...
Heidelberg Old City
Brussels & Liege - few more great places to see on the way.
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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
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 😊
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.
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.
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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).