Germany

→ Filled with Medieval architecture
→ Has got great art and cultural scenes
→ Home to famous historic sites

Germany is all about World War II history, fairy tale castles, stunning art, and medieval architecture, and historic sites.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, White water rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

Best season: Septemberearly October

 

Top destinations in Germany

This is the list of top destinations in Germany where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Munich

Capital of Culture and Beer

Munich

Delicious Bavarian Food

Berlin

Berlin

City of Art and Culture

Rhine Valley

Rhine Valley

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

COLOGNE

COLOGNE

Lindau (Lake Constance)

Lindau (Lake Constance)

top activities to do in Germany

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Germany:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. Mount Zugspitze
  2. Lake Constance

If you are medieval architecture and history lover:

  1. LeipZig (close to Berlin)
  2. Dresden (close to Berlin)
  3. Lubeck
  4. Heidelberg
  5. Munich
  6. Berlin
  7. Rhine Valley

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Lake Constance
  2. Rhine Valley

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Munich
  2. Berlin
  3. Hamburg

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Munich
  2. Berlin
  3. Cologne
  4. Hamburg

   

From the above list, you can see that Munich and Berlin overlap in three categories, whereas Hamburg, Lake Constance, and Rhine Valley overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Germany is mostly about medieval architecture and buildings, fairy tale castles, World War II historic sites, culture and Oktoberfest, our first pick would be Munich, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Cologne. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Germany and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Munich (Day 1-2)→Heildelberg (Day 3)→Cologne (Day 4)→Hamburg (Day 5-6)→Berlin (Day 7-8)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend the above itinerary.

Munich (with side trip to Neuschwanstein and Lake Constance) (Day 1-3)→Heildelberg (Day 4)→Frankfurt, Rhine Valley (Day 5-6)→Cologne (Day 7)→Hamburg (Day 8-9)→Berlin (with side trip to Dresden and Leipzig) (Day 10-13)


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Germany can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.