Elsewhere there is the very striking and moving Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind. The exhibits cover Jewish social, political and cultural history in Germany from the 4th century to the present day. Near Potsdamer Platz there is another group of cultural buildings, including museums. The Mauer museum on the site of the original Checkpoint Charlie tells the story of East German escapes to the west. The historic town of Lindau is located near the meeting point of the Austrian, German and Swiss borders in the eastern part of Lake Constance. The city is connected to the mainland by bridge and rail and has about 3,000 inhabitants.
This was the case in the following phases from Neckargemäund to Neckarsteinach and from Neckarsteinach to Hirschhorn. The first two were ultimately shorter and more challenging than the longer and easier third stage. You can read more about the stages on the official route site and the associated castles on the Burgenstrasse website. Eventually, I discovered that the Rheinsteig has more tourist infrastructure, i.e. cafes and restaurants along the path, while the Neckarsteig is less crowded and offers a little more solitude.
With its place on every traveler’s bucket list, Berlin is home to many popular attractions worth visiting. One can explore places like the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag Building, the Berlin Wall Monument, Berlin Cathedral, and others with a guided tour of Berlin by bus and boat. While there are plenty of places in Germany to enjoy this majestic river, the charming part of the UNESCO-listed Middle Upper Rhine Valley is probably the most popular spot for tourists.
Unsurprisingly, this contributes to it being one of the most visited cities in Europe; especially during the holidays. With such a diverse range of places to visit in Germany, choosing where you want to spend your next holiday is no small feat. The country has everything from fairytale castles and charming forests to bustling cities and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So, to help you narrow down your options, these are just some of the best places to visit in Germany.
That said, it’s generally not at the top of the North American list for a trip to Germany, although it should be. If you travel during the Christmas period, you should in fact visit the Christmas markets. Oktoberfest The Dresdner Striezelmarkt is the most important one you’ll find in the Old Town, although there are several in the city. None of this feels particularly unusual, but this is an avid German thing.
There are a few places to avoid in the main square, but “everything else is good.” In fact, I enjoyed everything I ate, including Alter Markt and Mon-Bistro. Jogging through the cobblestone streets between those colorful wooden houses, my first thought was that I had never seen such a city in Germany. Monschau quickly became my favorite getaway to a small town in Europe. For my part, I hope to return for the city’s classical music festival, Christmas market and cycling, plus more walking. If your children want it to be Christmas every day, visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria. The city itself is one of the most beautiful in all of Germany, straight out of a picture book, but the real magic begins in the shop, where time stands still.
Thanks to the famous Oktoberfest, autumn is a very popular time to visit Germany. From late September to early October, millions of people from all over the world come here to enjoy the world’s most epic beer drinking festival. If you are planning to attend Oktoberfest, book your accommodation in advance. Originally built to be a Renaissance palace, this interesting structure has a long and strange history. Located between Leipzig and Dresden in the Saxony region, it has been a hunting lodge, a poorhouse and even a psychiatric hospital. It is best known as a PRISONER OF WAR camp during World War II. There is a museum in the palace, with tickets costing 4 EUR.
Erfurt is an idyllic urban base for exploring this often overlooked German state. You know you’ll be there as soon as the paths become cobblestones and things look a little older, because almost everything else in Düsseldorf has that rather generic and modern look. The Altstadt isn’t huge, so don’t worry about getting lost or turning down a street that appeals to you. But be sure to land at Carlsplatz, where you’ll find people in market mode on Saturday mornings.