Are you planning a trip to Germany? if yes, then be ready to be mesmerized by some of the most beautiful travel destinations and historical places that this country beholds.
The country has preserved its rich cultural heritage for centuries. You can visit some of the oldest cities in the country or marvel at the old Roman architectures and historical monuments.
The country’s love for beer is known to all. Germany produces some of the best beers and exports them worldwide. Interestingly, the majority of the beers are still produced according to the Beer Purity Law of the country.
Germany is a major tourist attraction and is known for its beautiful palaces, town halls, old Romanesque towns, English Gardens, and authentic foods.
Here is a guide to visit some of the biggest cities in Germany.
Visit Berlin: The City Capital
Berlin, the capital of Germany definitely tops the list with the maximum number of populations.
The cosmopolitan city is an international tourist site with its beautiful museums, cathedrals, and architecture.
The city has quite a reputation for its nightlife. You can safely venture into the night and explore some of the most affordable and lively clubs and dance floors in Germany. Public transportations are available throughout the night so there is no need to hurry back home.
Iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church will fascinate you with their glorious past.
Berlin hosts some of the best carnivals and festivals in Germany. Do not miss out the ‘Rhine in Flames’ festival. It usually occurs in May and September. The skies explode with fireworks and all the ships are lit up with Bengal lights. The whole view looks spectacular and is a treat to the eye.
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with a population of roughly around 1.7 million at present.
Located in the North of Germany, this city has several waterways and bridges and is a major industrial center. The city boasts to have one of the biggest ports in the world.
If you are a foodie, you must visit Hamburg’s local fish market (Fischmarket). Early mornings are best to visit this place. Witness the open-air historic fish auctions in the market hall and get hold of some of the freshest fishes in the market. Also, you can experience the vibrant bustle of local fishermen and the fresh smell of flowers and spices.
The nearby Hafencity, the most happening place in the city with gleaming apartments, shopping malls, and fine dining restaurants is a popular stop for tourists.
Evenings you can stroll in the lovely waterfront called the St. Pauli Landungbruecken and snack on some famous fish sandwiches at the local stands.
Munich stands third in the list with an approximate population of about 1.4 million. Munich or München in Germany hosts the most celebrated Oktoberfest, one of the biggest folk festivals of the world.
The beer festival draws in thousands of tourists from all over the world and if you do not make prior reservations, it might be difficult to find a seat.
The Marienplatz or the St. Mary’s Square is located right at the heart of the old town of Altstadt. This historical place is a major attraction of Munich and was built by Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria.
One of the unique attractions this city has to offer is its nighttime city tours. If you are a night owl, don’t miss out the guided tours to live music, film festivals, exhibitions, and museums that remain open all night. There are special bus tours to facilitate your journey.
Frankfurt: The Travel Hub of Germany
Frankfurt is the business capital of the city. The city with high-rises and trade fairs is an important financial center of Germany.
The Frankfurt International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and is the transfer point for many domestic and international travelers.
The city might be a business hub, but it has much more to offer. Visit the beautiful Städel Museum with its collection of outstanding European art or you can go for a peaceful river cruise down the river Main.
If you are in Frankfurt, you must visit the iconic square of Römerberg. Located at the center of the old town Altstadt, it dates back to the early 15th century. The beautiful architecture and the heritage city hall will remind you of the bygone days of the old city.
Cologne or Köln is one of the oldest cities in Germany. The 2000-year-old city lies on the bank of the River Rhine and is the cultural hub of Germany.
There is so much to do in Cologne, no wonder the city bustles with tourists every year.
You can walk down the old city and visit some of the oldest cathedrals and city museums. The Kölner Dom or Cologne Cathedral is about 500 years old and is declared a World Heritage Site.
The Schokoladenmuseum or Cologne Chocolate museum is a unique experience and one must not miss it.
If you are tired after a long day’s journey stop for some Kölsch beer, in the local beer gardens.