Best places to visit in Germany

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I am sure that you already think about summer and the most expected holiday of the year. If you don’t have any plans yet, you can take into consideration Germany, as there are so many beautiful places to visit…The atmosphere is great, weather is good, people are friendly, food is great…and history is everywhere.

Because I don’t live in Germany for so long, I haven’t been able to visit all the main attractions, but I started to travel and I am impressed by the simple historical beauty of many cities and the general peace of mind you get after a day spend in these places.

Of course I firstly recommend Munich, as I live here and I believe that Bavaria is one of the most beautiful and warm places in Germany. You will not get bored here! History, fresh air, green places, City centre, museums, Beer gardens, shops… you can not wish for more! You need at least 4-5 days to visit the most important attractions, including a one day visit to Linderhof Castle, Oberammergau (one of the most typical bavarian small city) and Neuschwanstein Castle. Such breathtaking places!

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Frankfurt is also worth seeing it, as it’s so different from Munich…New city, sky scrapers, new and modern buildings, a lot of young people and the feeling that everywhere you look it is something interesting to explore. I didn’t have a lot of time to visit it, but I will sure come back :)

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In order to give you more professional and detailed information about the most beautiful places in Germany, I got inspired by www.touropia.com. For sure I agree with the ones I already seen and I am looking forward to visit the rest.

Here is the top they made with 10 best places to Visit in Germany.

 

10. LEIPZIG

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The largest city in Germany’s federal state of Saxony, Leipzig is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene shaped by famous music composers like Bach, Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelssohn. Tourists today can enjoy performances of Bach’s music at the St. Thomas Church where Bach once served as choir leader and is now buried. Explore more about Leipzig!

 

9. RUGEN ISLAND

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Located in the Baltic Sea, Rugen Island is the largest island in Germany, connected to the mainland by the Rugen Bridge and Rugen Causeway. Charming villas, romantic seaside resorts and beautiful beaches all draw tourists to Rugen Island, but the star attraction is the Jasmund National Park, famous for its unique chalk cliffs rising 528 feet (161 meters) over the sea. Explore more about Rugen Island!

 

8. ROMANTIC RHINE

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Stretching between the cities of Bingen and Bonn, Germany, the Middle Rhine flows through a dramatic geological formation called the Rhine Gorge. This region features a spectacular landscape dotted with some 40 medieval castles, picturesque villages and terraced vineyards. The best way to experience the Romantic Rhine is by a riverboat cruise. Explore more about Romantic Rhine!

 

7. COLOGNE

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Situated on the Rhine River in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne is one of the most popular places to visit in Germany. The city offers a vibrant array of attractions, buzzing nightlife and a stellar arts and culture scene. Cologne also packs impressive landmarks such as the city’s informal symbol, the Cologne Cathedral, a stunning Gothic church. Explore more about Cologne!

 

6. DRESDEN

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Before it was severely damaged from World War II bombings, Dresden was known as the Jewel Box because of its lavish collection of stunning art and architecture. After many years, the city has restored much of its former glory. The capital of the federal state of Saxony, Dresden offers a number of historic sites like the stunning Frauenkirche cathedral. Explore more about Dresden!

 

5. LUBECK

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As one of the largest Baltic seaports in Germany, Lubeck is located in the country’s northern-most state, Schleswig-Holstein. Founded in 1143, Lubeck served for several centuries as the capital seat of the Hanseatic League. Although it was the first German city to be bombed and damaged during World War II, Lubeck still retains much of its medieval architecture, making it a popular tourist destination. Explore more about Lubeck!

 

4. HEIDELBERG

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With historic treasures like the medieval Old Bridge, the Heidelberg Castle, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Knight St. George House, it is no wonder that Heidelberg is a popular tourist attraction. The city center’s main street, Haupstrasse, is packed with pubs, restaurants, museums, art galleries, shops and markets selling the likes of beer steins, cuckoo clocks and German sausages. Not to mention the home made cakes I ate here…:) Explore more about Heidelberg!

 

3. NEUSCHWANSTEIN 

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The most photographed building in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle, is also one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Nestled among the breathtaking beauty of the Bavarian Alps near the town of Fussen, this fairy-tale castle served as the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Explore more about Neuschwanstein!

 

2. MUNICH

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Best known as the origin of the world famous Oktoberfest, Munich is one of the best places to visit in Germany with a great culture scene. Munich is home to several sophisticated opera houses and theaters like the National Theatre. The city center is an attractive blend of classic and modern architecture, teeming in historic churches, medieval walls and royal palaces as well as bustling shopping centers and nightlife venues. Explore more about Munich!

 

1. BERLIN

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A federal state and the capital city of Germany, Berlin is widely associated with its World War II history and former division of East and West Germany by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Since the fall of the historic wall in 1989, Berlin today is now a vast, unified city diverse in ethnic groups and abundant in sightseeing attractions, museums, sports, culture and nightlife. Explore more about Berlin!

 

Well… I hope I convinced you to pay us a visit this summer, or at least to put Germany on your list of future places to explore! You will not regret coming here! Trust me!

Auf Wiedersehen, liebe Freunde!

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