15 Amazing Places to Visit In Germany
Germany, the name itself is very famous in the whole wide world for its contributions to the world ‘s history. It shares borders with Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands.
So, I guess the geographical position already reveals the importance it holds. Germany has sixteen constituent states and has an area of 1, 37988 sq miles. It is the second most populous state in the whole Europe with a population of eighty-three million.
Its capital is Berlin but Frankfurt serves as the financial capital. Germany has a dark history of war as it was one of the driving forces of the world war one.
Let’s not live in the past. Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world had ever seen. Germany is four times champion in the Fifa World Cup. Germany is an all year tourist destination. It has warm summers and mild winters.
I would suggest May, September and early October will be the best times to visit Germany. The weather is quite soothing around this time. The climate is quite temperate.
It is one of the historical places in Germany. This famous building is situated in the capital city of Germany called Berlin. However, this building dates back to the 19th century. It has gone under major renovation in the 1990 as it was severely damaged during the Second World War. This building has now turned into a government property and no one is allowed to enter the building. But you can surely relish the view of this historical building from outside.
2. Cologne Cathedral:
It is the largest Catholic Church in the whole Europe with an area of 6,166 sq meters. It is an architectural masterpiece and with all 56 pillars the place will give you a gothic vibe. The panoramic view from the south towers is simply breath taking. If you look closely you will discover artwork made of gold and stained glasses which date back to 12th century. It is situated in Domkloster, koln and is open from 6 am to 9 pm.
3. The Rhine:
The Rhine valley has the most beautiful water in the whole Europe. This is a tourist hotspot. The Rhine River runs through Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany. The valley has more to offer. There are approximately sixty medieval villages and forty castles for you to explore along the valley. It is located at Cologne.
4. Miniature Wonderland:
It is located in Hamburg, Germany and is open from 8am to 9 pm. This is an absolute must. I will guarantee you have never seen anything like it. The average entry fee is around 18 USD per person.
5. St. Michael’s Church:
It is located in Hamburg, Germany. It is open from 9 am to 8 pm. The entry is free of charge. It was built in 1762 and has a 132-meter-high tower. The landscape of the city is spectacular from the platform on the top. Tourists like it a lot.
It is in Munich, Germany. It is a tourist hotspot and always packed with tourists. There are numerous amounts of attractions around that place like new town hall, clock tower and historic towers. The best time to be there is from 11 to 12. If you are late you will miss the sound of Glockenspiel bell. There are a lot of restaurants serving Bavarian food. This will introduce you to a whole new Germany.
7. Rugen Island:
It is the biggest island of Germany. The scenic beauty is so mesmerizing that you will never want to leave that place. It is located in the Baltic Sea. Tourists come flocking to this place for the beautiful resorts and its scenic beauty. This island has more to offer. The famous Jasmund National Park is situated there. This is a must visit. It is 161 meters above sea level. You should pay a visit to Cape Arkona. There is an old light house and some remnants of old castles.
It is situated in Munich, Germany and is one of the most popular places in the city. It can accommodate up to twenty thousand people at a time. The Catholic Church has a beautiful architecture and visitors can climb up the stairs and enjoy some breath-taking views of the city. It is open from 10 am to 12 pm.
It is one of the largest Baltic seaports in Germany. It is situated in the northern part of the country. It was built in 1143. It was the first city to be bombed during world war two. As you walk through the city you will discover medieval architecture. You will also see old town halls and other historical sites.
This is another very popular place to visit. This place has so many attractions. Starting from Medieval Bridge to Heidelberg Castle and from church of the Holy Spirit to Knight St. George’s House. You won’t feel bored even for a second. The city center is packed with pubs, hotels, art galleries, museums, shops and markets. There are also some beer gardens. These are worth a visit.
11. Harz Mountain:
It is the highest mountain range in Germany. This region is popular for its picturesque palaces, traditional home and beautiful rivers. The world famous Gimm Brothers based one of their fairy tales based on this mountain. This is an off the beaten track tourist attraction as not many tourists visit this place. But if you are in search of an exotic place in Germany then Harz Mountain is the perfect pick.
12. Aachen Cathedral:
This cathedral is located near the border of Belgium and the Netherland. It is the oldest cathedral in the Northern Europe. Aachen Cathedral is one of the most famous historical places in Germany. The design of this cathedral is a combination of Carolingian and Gothic style. It was built by the King Charlemagne during the eighth century. Moreover, if you are a history buff then it is a must visit destination for you.
To the northern most coast of Germany is the Sylt Island. It is the most popular island in the country and many tourists gravitates towards this island because of the sand dunes and lighthouses. The best activity to do in this island is to rent a popular bicycle and tour the island. Do not feel worried about the distance as this island isn’t a big one therefore, riding the bicycle won’t hurt your legs.
14. Schwerin Castle:
This Castle is in the city of Schwerin and it is the famous places to visit in Germany. The most interesting fact about this castle is that it is situated in the middle of an island named Schwerin See. It was built in the 14th century and it is now a government property. However, this castle is open for guided and self-guided tours.
15. Brandenburg Gate:
You can start your expedition from here. This was built back in 1791 and the whole monument is made of sandstone. The inspiration of this monument came from Acropolis in Athens.
These are the fifteen amazing places of Germany. This country is not only packed his history but even culture and nature have an important part to play. Apart from places, even try to taste different type of food in Germany.
They have one of the best cuisines and it will surely be a lose if you do not pay attention to this aspect of the German nation. Therefore, with any other thoughts just pack your bags and set out for a memorable journey