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Known for beer, sausages, “seriousness”, amazing hiking, majestic castles, and wild techno parties, Germany truly lives up to its name.

There’s a lot to explore, and the diversity is amazing.

The city of Berlin has a flourishing international, arts, and music scene; the west has beautiful forests; the south has scenic “Sound of Music cities;” and the north boasts neglected historic cities and beaches.

There is no doubt that traveling around Germany is going to be a wonderful experience no matter what your travel budget is.

German culture continues to cultivate my love for the country.

There’s a lot to see in this country, so take your time—it’ll all be worth it.

The budget-friendly nature of Germany makes it ideal for saving some extra Euros!

We’ll show you everything you need to know about visiting Germany, including what to do, what to see, how much things cost, ways to save, and how to stay safe!

Attractions and Activities in Germany

1. Take a tour of Lake Constance

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German Lake Constance lies along the country’s border with Switzerland and Austria, and is central Europe’s third largest freshwater lake.

It is the country’s most important wine and fruit production area because of the mild climate and fertile ground in the area surrounding the lake and up into the lower Rhine valley.

2. Hannover is a great place to visit

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Hannover stands out from conventional European cities. The city was one of the hardest hit by the Second World War, and only a few historic landmarks remain.

The streets here are surrounded by gray buildings from the 1950s, giving the area an overcast feel. It was the large green areas, forests, and big parks that I loved about Hanover, along with the Leine river as well.

3. Take the time to visit Olympia Park

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A massive complex originally built for the 1972 Olympics is located in Munich. With a roof spanning over 700,000 feet, it has the largest roof in the world.

Restaurants here are awesome and tours are pretty cool, too. Also nearby is the BMW Museum, which is well worth a visit.

4. Castle Neuschwanstein

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It was built on a rugged hill near Füssen as a neo-romantic palace in the early 19th century.

In honor of Richard Wagner, Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the palace as a retreat and a tribute to himself.

There’s no doubt that any Germany bucket list must include a visit to this castle . Ticket prices are 13 EUR ($15 USD).

The Best Places to Stay in Germany

As you are well aware, GERMANY IS a very busy country. We strongly recommend you to book your accommodation in advance using Ebooking services.

The days of going to a travel agency to arrange airline tickets or hotel reservations are long gone. With a credit card and the Internet today, you can make travel arrangements within minutes with Just a Click.

To ensure a stress-free vacation, take advantage of online booking to save both time and money.

Booking a hotel online is convenient as well as fast and affordable.

Other than these specials, you can also get more discounts if you book your hotel in advance.

So, these are the Places to Stay

  • St. Christopher’s (Berlin)
  • Wombats (Munich)
  • Five Elements Hostel (Frankfurt)
  • Meininger (Hamburg)
  • Station Hostel for Backpackers (Cologne)
  • Lollis Homestay (Dresden)
  • A&o Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof (Nuremberg)

The Best Time to Visit Germany

Visits tend to be most popular in summer, when temperatures are hot and everyone is outside.

Swimming and beer gardens are the places where people gather. Prices are higher during this time because it is the peak season.

At this time of year, the temperature ranges from 75°F (24°C) to 30°C. However, the high temperatures can soar well into the 80s°F (30°C).

Munich is also a very popular destination during autumn, thanks to the world-famous Oktoberfest.

Millions of people flock here every year from all over the world to enjoy the world’s largest beer festival from mid-September through early October.

Summer-like weather is usually experienced during this time. Consider booking your accommodations early if you plan to attend Oktoberfest. A long time in advance.

The Best Way to Get Around Germany

In a city with such excellent public transportation, it is not recommended to take taxis.

Taxis are all metered. A base rate of about 3.70 EUR ($4.20 USD) is charged, as well as an additional 1.90 EUR ($2.15 USD) per kilometer.

I don’t think it’s worth it! There is no Uber in Germany, but you can use the MyTaxi app if you need to order a taxi.

Train: Train travel is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to travel in Germany.

German high-speed trains and regular trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn.

While high-speed trains offer rapid travel, they are often much more expensive than other options.

Bus: As an alternative to hitchhiking or ride-sharing, buses are the cheapest method of getting around Berlin. The service is typically punctual, but less efficient than the train. It’s always comfortable on the bus with reclining seats, air conditioning, rest stops, and sometimes even free WiFi.

Ride-sharing: It is common in Germany to share rides with others. The term “ride-sharing” refers to the practice of sharing your travel costs with another person. Besides being cheap, you will meet some interesting characters! Two of the most popular ridesharing websites are BlaBlaCar and Mitfahren.

Hitchhiking: Despite being safe, hitchhiking in Germany is not suitable for everyone. The best source of hitchhiking information is HitchWiki.

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”  

By Mathias

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