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5 Reasons to Visit...Germany

Germany is a bustling epicentre of history, culture and art - from attempted Roman invasions to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read on to learn why a trip to Germany will provide a feast for the senses (and the stomach).

Germany is a bustling epicentre of history, culture and art. From attempted Roman invasions to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the country has one of the richest and most fascinating histories in all of Europe. There is so much to discover. Read on to learn why a trip to Germany will provide a feast for the senses (and the stomach).

Breathtaking Architecture

Neuschwanstein Castle

Germany houses some of the most incredible architecture in the world. Gothic castles, grand palaces and atmospheric cathedrals are spread throughout the country. Some buildings have even been sources of inspiration for many years. For example, Schloss Neuschwanstein was the model for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Travel through time as you explore unique sites and see the influence different eras had on construction, from Gothic to Baroque styles.

There is no shortage of astonishing architecture in Germany. Wherever you go in the country, you will find amazing buildings, such as the Hohenzollern Castle in Bisingen or Cologne Cathedral.

Fascinating History

Porta Negra Trier

With a rich and diverse history going back as far as ancient times, Germany is a truly captivating country. Traverse the remains of the Berlin wall, relive legendary moments at the Olympiastadion, visit old town halls in the rural villages of the countryside or take a sobering visit to Berlin’s Jewish Memorial. You can even find a Roman amphitheatre in Germany’s oldest city, Trier.

Whether you are an expert on history or just a casual sightseer, there is something for everyone at Germany’s various historical sites.

The Friendliest People on Earth

Friendly German People

The Germans are incredibly friendly people. Whether you are bonding over a beverage in the local beer garden or asking for directions to the hottest café in the city, the locals are always happy to help you out. Everyone is ecstatic to share their culture with tourists and, all over the country, there is a strong sense of community. If you visit Germany, be prepared to come home with plenty of new friends.

Enthralling Scenery

Black Forest

Germany is chock-full of picturesque little villages and fairytale forests at every twist and turn. From the Black Forest to the Rhine River, there is a range of natural wonders to admire. Germany’s magical countryside and the postcard-perfect villages scattered about have long been a source of inspiration for artists, writers and musicians alike, including the brothers Grimm. You can hike or cycle through the forest and stroll or cruise along the banks of Germany’s best rivers in style. There are plenty of ways to explore Germany’s numerous and vast, incredible landscapes.

Fabulous Food (and Drink)

German Pork Knuckle

The country is famous for its beers and currywurst but, delicious as they are, that’s not all that’s on the menu. A journey to Germany is as much an adventure for you as it is for your taste buds. Pretzels as big as your head, sausages packed with flavour, seasonal tastes and fine vintage wines await you. If you come at the right time of year, you can enjoy partaking in Munich’s Oktoberfest or Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart. Both begin in September and go on until October, and are the perfect opportunity to try amazing handmade food and lovingly brewed beers.

Or, for a more relaxing day, you can head to a local beer hall or restaurant for that amazing Gemütlichkeit feeling, a German word to describe a general cosy and peaceful atmosphere. Prost!

To book your holiday to Germany, visit your nearest TravelQuest branch today; we have travel agents in Woodbridge and Ipswich. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 021 3237.

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