History, culture, and natural beauty perhaps best describe the essence of vacationing in Germany. With its many historic cities and small towns, along with an abundance of forests and mountains, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a unique place to visit. Many of Germany’s other major cities have proud histories as independent city states or as capitals of kingdoms in their own right. But the tourist attractions in Germany are by no means limited to the cities and many other great attractions can be found in every part of the country.
Germany is more attractive than ever, with an 11-percent growth in the number of overnight stays for the first quarter. Ebooking is one of my top favorite travel booking website used by most of the foreign visitors. They offer more than 3,000,000 accommodations Hotels, apartments, holiday homes, villas and more. The most exciting part is that you can Book without prepayment and No surcharges or hidden costs apply! Also, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations or changes in your reservation. No matter what type of experience a traveler is looking for, nor the type of travel they’re after — from hotel suites, to villas or condos, car rentals, flights, cruises and beyond — there’s something available out there for everyone. Here are a few of the top destinations to make the cut for your consideration as Germany’s best attractions.
It is Germany’s oldest and most popular tourist route. It was founded in 1950 in order to help boost tourism in post-war Germany. Today more than 25 million visitors visit the many picturesque towns and castles along the 410 kilometer route, running between Würzburg und Füssen.
The ultimate fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein is situated on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. It was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castles in the Disneyland parks. The castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria who was declared insane when the castle was almost completed in 1886 and found dead a few days later. Neuschwanstein is the most photographed building in the country and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany.
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
No structure in Berlin is as well-known internationally as the Brandenburg Gate. Starting in 1961, it was in the middle of the no-man’s land between the two walls that made up the Berlin Wall. For 28 years it was inaccessible. As a symbol of division and reunification, it represents the city’s turbulent history.
The Black Forest
The beautiful Black Forest with its dark, densely-wooded hills is one of the most visited upland regions in all of Europe. Situated in the southwestern corner of Germany and extending 160 kilometers from Pforzheim in the north to Waldshut on the High Rhine in the south, it’s a hiker’s heaven.
The Rhine Valley
The Rhine is not only Europe’s most important waterway, it’s also the most beautiful. With a total length of 1,320 kilometers, this magnificent river stretches from Switzerland through Germany all the way to the Netherlands.
In 1248, in the city on the Rhine, building that lasted for centuries began on a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. When it was finally finished in 1880, it was considered the world’s largest building. Nowadays six million people a year visit Cologne Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
One of the highest mountain ranges in Germany is the Harz Range, a region populated by picturesque, traditional homes, snow-covered peaks and peaceful rivers. The Grimm Brothers, who famously wrote many of the world’s most popular fairy tales, based some of their stories in the Harz Mountains. With a limited number of tourists, the Harz Mountains are slightly off the beaten track, offering activities like hiking to the summit of Brocken, the tallest peak, or riding an authentic steam train through the mountains and valleys.
Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt may first appear all buttoned up, but behind the corporate demeanor lurks a city brimming with cultural, culinary and shopping diversions. The best way to discover the city’s soul is to head away from the high-rises. It’s easy to join Frisbee-tossing locals in the grassy parkland along the Main River, grab an espresso at an old-time cafe, go museum-hopping along the riverbank and sip tart Ebbelwei (apple cider) while tucking into hearty local fare at a wood-paneled tavern.
Europa-Park in Rust
In the online voting conducted by the GNTB in summer 2015 this theme park received the most votes. With 11 roller-coasters, a flight simulator, 4-D cinema and more than 100 additional attractions and shows, Europa-Park in the southern German town of Rust is Germany’s largest theme park. More than 5 million people visited the park last year.
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