Berlin is not only Germany’s capital and largest city, it is also the cultural hub of the nation. One of the most fascinating cities in Europe, Berlin is vibrant and edgy and is Germany’s centre for fashion, art and culture. It’s not surprising that Berlin is the most popular tourist destination in the country, with many visitors keen to learn about its turbulent political history as well as experience the energy of its world-renowned nightlife. To get the most out of your visit, be sure to check off these 20 must see Berlin attractions.
Munich is the wealthy capital of Bavaria and the gateway to the Alps. It is said to be one of the most beautiful and charming cities in all of Germany and is filed with museums and beautiful architecture. It is most famous for being the centre of Oktoberfest festivities, which attracts over 6 million visitors every year.
Having been founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and its beautiful architecture from various time periods reflects its long history. Stroll past old Roman towers, Gothic churches and then past the contrast of modern architecture. Don’t miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, which took 600 years to complete. A visit to the Chocolate Museum alone is worth making the trip here!
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main is Germany’s most international city and a major European hub thanks to its huge international airport. It is also the economic centre of Germany (and Europe for that matter), which is reflected in its towering skyscrapers; a feature that you’ll find nowhere else in the country.
Germany’s second-largest city, Hamburg, is located in the north of the country only a few hours from Berlin. It is a port city and boasts one of the biggest harbours in Europe. Strolling over its many bridges and canals makes it easy to understand why it has been nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’.
Leipzig is quickly developing the reputation for being the up-and-coming art capital of Germany and, aside from Berlin, is the most dynamic city in eastern Germany. This city was once one of Europe’s art and cultural centres and today, cheap rents and a vibrant nightlife make it a favourite for young people.