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A quick guide to Germany

North of the Bavarian Alps, Munich is the third largest city in Germany. The city attracts millions of visitors each year for its world-famous annual Oktoberfest, stunning lakes and magnificent castles. Drive out to Neuschwanstein Castle to see the fairy-tale like castle that inspired Walt Disney.

Visit the capital of Germany and explore the historic streets of Berlin. Admirers of history, arts and culture will enjoy visiting Berlin’s very own Museum Island, one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. Make sure to check out the East Side Gallery, the longest surviving segments of the Berlin Wall.

Frankfurt is one of Germany’s most fascinating cities, full of color, life and culture. Explore the contrast between traditional Frankfurt and modern Frankfurt with its high-rise skyscrapers. The largest city forest in Germany, Stadtwald, is also right on your doorstep, while a trip to Frankfurt Main Tower offers spectacular views of the cityscape.

Explore the “Free Hanseatic City of Bremen”. Nestled on Germany’s Weser River, Bremen is bursting with culture – from its medieval alleys in the Schnoor quarter to it’s authentic Old Town marketplace. Catch a glimpse of 11th century architecture at Bremen Cathedral of St. Peter or stroll the promenade in the Schlachte district.

Renowned as the city shaped like a fan, Karlsruhe has more than 50 museums, galleries and theatres to explore, from Baden State Museum to State Art Gallery. If you’re visiting during summer, you won’t want to miss out on the city’s incredible open-air festivals such as DAS FEST.

Fans of European football will be right at home in Dortmund, the base of one of Germany’s most famous teams, Borussia Dortmund. Visit the German Football Museum to embrace all things sports or kick back and do some shopping in the city center. Enjoy plenty of art museums and savor a host of delicacies.

Visit Aachen, the most western metropolis in Germany, with a rich and fascinating history. Located on the border triangle of Germany with the Netherlands and Belgium,  Aachen is the perfect base to explore wider Europe. Aachen is also home to one of the oldest Cathedrals in Europe, constructed by Emperor Charlemagne between 790 and 800 AD.


Situated on the Rhine, Bonn is renowned as the birthplace of world-famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Visit Beethoven House or discover stunning scenery among local green spaces and the nearby Drachenburg Castle. If you’re visiting in spring, be sure to catch a glimpse of the cherry blossom in full bloom in Bonn’s Old Town. 


Koblenz is an hour’s drive south from Bonn, perched on the banks of the Rhine and Mosel River. Hop in a cable car to enjoy magnificent city views of Koblenz, leading up to the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein. This river-bound city makes for a great base to explore the wider Rhine Valley.

Known as ‘The Gateway to the World’, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and biggest seaport. It’s perfect for sightseeing, shopping and sampling local cuisine. Explore Hamburg’s famous canals and medieval history along the waterfront or visit cozy cafes, enjoy live music and more.

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