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Overview

Germany may be known for its social efficiency and world-class museums, but most travelers visit the country for its spectacular scenery and traditional culture. Deutschland is full of idyllic half-timbered villages where you can enjoy apfelstrudel at a Hamburg bakery, sip a glass of Mosel Riesling, clink frothy steins in a Bavarian brauhaus, and savor Black Forest Cake actually made in the fairy-tale Black Forest.

Travel is easy in Deutschland, as most Germans speak English. Whether you take a Rhine River cruise or travel by train, you’ll find Germany’s 2000-year history along the castle-lined Rhine River valley, in the bricks of medieval Rothenburg’s walls, and in the Protestant footsteps of Martin Luther. Take time to reflect on the chaotic events of the 20th Century in Nuremberg, and marvel at the country’s high-tech future in Cologne and Berlin.

12 European Christmas Food Traditions to Try This Festive Season Discover 12 of the best traditional Christmas market foods to try with our list of festive foods from around Europe. Rea...

Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 Entrance gate to cologne's christmas market Come early winter, it's time to get into the holiday spirit. Here's a list of the best Christmas markets in Europe for i...

The Best Things to Do in Munich in Winter munich cathedral in winter at night Learn about visiting Munich in winter – From ice skating to museums and beer, here are the best things to do in Munich w...

One Day in Wertheim am Main, Germany Table-lined pedestrian street in Wertheim Germany What to see in Wertheim am Main, Germany, a picturesque river cruise port - castle, pointed tower, medieval center, shop...

Wertheim am Main, Germany

One Day in Cologne, Germany Lower facade of Kolner Dom, aka Cologne cathedral See the highlights of Cologne, Germany, including a UNESCO world heritage cathedral, a chocolate museum, and more. Read...

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany

Visit Marksburg: Best of Germany’s Rhine Valley Castles Marksburg Castle is the only castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed. Read why you should visit. Read more

Marksburg, Braubach, Germany

What to See in Bohemian Switzerland National Park Edmund's Gorge with reflections of the shear cliffs Bohemian Switzerland is a Czech national park that offers hiking, ruins, a canyon, boats, and more. See all of it in a d...

Jetřichovice, Czechia

One Day in the Rhine Valley: Cruising, Castles and Wine Of the best things to do in the Moselle valley, castles and wine tasting top the list. Read about a river cruise excursi...

Richard Richter Weingut, Marktstraße, Winningen, Germany

Our Romantic Road Tour to Rothenburg ob der Tauber Romantic road excursion on a river cruise goes to Rothenburg & Wurzburg Grand European River Cruise journal, Day 10: A Romantic Road excursion to Wurzberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber Read mor...

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

How to Prepare to Photograph Rothenburg How to Prepare to Photograph Rothenburg A photographer shares his tips on how to photograph Rothenburg, Germany (or any other town) while traveling. Read more

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

What to Do in Bamberg, Germany, in One Day Viking River Cruise Bamberg Stop River cruise journal, Day 9: Exploring the medieval center of Bamberg, Germany and sampling the town’s unique smoky beer...

Bamberg, Germany

One Day in Nuremberg on a Viking River Cruise What to see in Nuremberg Germany in one day: Our river cruise tour through the medieval center of Nuremberg to explore i...

Nuremberg, Germany

What to See in Regensburg Old Town River Cruise Journal Day 7: Regensburg, a well preserved medieval city full of medieval architecture, narrow lanes, and...

Regensburg, Germany

What to Do With One Day in Passau, Germany Three rivers converge in Passau, Germany. Find out all you can do in this unique town. Passau Germany, the"City of Three Rivers," was shaped by the three rivers that converge there. Discover what you can see...

Passau, Germany

When Koblenz Hosted the Germany National Flower Show Koblenz Flower Show Photos and article about Germany's biannual national flower show, held in Koblenz in 2011. Read more

Koblenz, Germany

Cruising the Middle Rhine Valley The Rhine Gorge, middle rhine valley castles Cruise the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO site, to see imposing castles, historic towns, verdant vineyards and legendary...

Lorelei, Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Rhine Cruise Stop: Dinner in Rudesheim am Rhein Visit Rüdesheim am Rhein, a typical riverside winemaking town in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley that is a UNESCO World He...

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

What Is on a Rhine River Cruise Itinerary? Cruise ship on the Rhine River Considering a European river cruise? Here's what to expect on board and ashore, plus our Rhine River cruise itinerary fr...

rhine river

A Quick Tour of Heidelberg Castle A river cruise excursion to Heidelberg Germany, with a quick Heidelberg Castle tour and a walk through the town. Include...

Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Germany

A Day in the Black Forest + Cake Recipe Touring the Black Forest means cuckoo clocks, glass blowing, and (of course) tasting the world famous Black Forest Cake....

Sankt Peter, Germany

An Evening Stroll Through Breisach, Germany Situated on the Rhine River, the town of Breisach am Rhein is often called the gateway to the Black Forest. It's a popul...

Breisach, Germany

Latest Germany Articles

Tourism website: German National Tourist Board

Time zone: UTC/GMT +02:00

Currency: EUR – Euro

Official language: German

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 41