Here, I’ve listed 9 villages that one needs to visit when in Germany. Also, I’ve mentioned which part of Germany these villages are situated in so you can visit any town according to your travel interests or visit the closest one to your current location if you’re already traveling around Germany.
Rudesheim am Rhein
Just a few trains stop away, arrives a village situated above the river Rhine weirdly enough known for its wine. Popularly known as one of the best wine regions in Germany, this village also is a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled at the foothills of the Taunus Mountains. If nature is something you embrace with open arms, it’s the place for you. I mean a village on the famous river of Germany with vineyards spread across huge spaces, what more would one want?
If living on the edge excites you; this is the village for you! Only for the sole reason of the location of this village though. Situated partly in Bavaria and partly in Thuringia, this village gives you the feel of being in two regions at the same time. The Germans rightly call it the Town divided by war. It has 15 households, different mayors, dialing codes and to top it off, also different ways of speaking.
Definitely, a must-visit for wine enthusiasts or better yet wine connoisseurs because the village runs on wine! Mostly because of the family-run wineries, this place tucked in Mosel produces the best wine and happens to be one of the fine wine regions in Western Germany, also famous for bicycle/bike tours. With 2 castles, an old town and wineries across the village there’s a lot this village offers.
With a rich history and cobblestoned walkways, this town is a place straight out of a postcard. Tucked in cozily in the Harz Mountains this village is quaint enough to attract many tourists to travel back in time. To get an overview of this UNESCO World Heritage site you might want to head to the towering castle which sways away from the visitors with the breathtaking view of the entire town.
Now this place I wouldn’t suggest is for everyone because it might just mess with your head! An upside down café sits right in the center of this village on the romantic road of Bavaria. It’s called the Topples roadside café, which serves from coffee to beer in a cup that you have to drink from the bottom of your cup as if the restaurant wasn’t enough to get you trippin’!
A town amid the alpine peaks makes for a perfect getaway in Germany if you’re anywhere around Bavaria. The peaks around this village pave your way to doable hikes and forested paths to the west of the village ideal for cycling or for BBQ-ing with your pals! On literally translating, this village means the middle of the forest ideal for forest camping enthusiasts.
If there’s any place in Germany where people consume the most beer, it’s here. This village in north Bavaria holds the highest average consumers of beer solely because there are over 50-60 styles of beer brewed here for centuries. The most famous is Rachbier also known as dark smoked beer. If you’re anywhere around Bavaria, this village is your next go-to for some peace and beer!
The half-timbered houses here will remind you of your fairytale. With these colorful medieval times walls, you’re sure to travel back in time. This Bavarian village falls on what the Germans call the romantic road in Bavaria where all these villages which survived WWII still remain unscathed and ever more lively and beautiful.
Rothenberg ob der Tauber
Amongst other villages on the romantic road in Bavaria, this village is one with the most visitors. To spend time in this yet another right-out-of- Disney village, head to Roderturm for a panoramic view of the town and at night head to the watchman tour that happens every night from April to December here in this small town at 8 pm.
Night Watchman Tour – Credits (Youtube)
German villages are really small yet you could spend day admiring the beauty or doing the most bizarre activities you don’t know existed. After all that’s what you get when you explore! Lots of adventure.
Which German village amongst these do you want to head to first and why? Let us know!