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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.

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What Can You See with 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.

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany

Koblenz: Castles, Rhine and Mosel Wine Grand European River Cruise journal, Day 12: Cruising the picturesque Upper Middle Rhine valley, castles and a chance to...

Richard Richter Weingut, Marktstraße, Winningen, Germany

What to See 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

Romantic Road Excursion to Rothenburg 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

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.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

What to See in Old Town Bamberg, Germany 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

River Cruise Journal: Nuremberg Grand European River Cruise journal, Day 8: A walk through the medieval center of Nuremberg, to explore its history.

Nuremberg, Germany

River Cruise Journal: Regensburg River Cruise Journal Day 7: Regensburg, a well preserved medieval city full of medieval architecture, narrow lanes, and...

Regensburg, Germany

What to See 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

I’m Sailing Away on a Rhine River Cruise Sailing Away on a Rhine River Cruise I’m sailing away on a Rhine River cruise and will take you along in this picture postcard essay.

Basel City, Switzerland

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.

Koblenz, Germany

On a Rhine Cruise: Visit Marksburg Castle Germany Taking a Rhine River cruise? Then you must visit Marksburg Castle, the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been...

Marksburg, Braubach, 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 Heidelberg, Germany, is dominated by the remains of Heidelberg Castle, a sprawling red sandstone complex that towers ove...

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 am Rhein This “Breisach am Rhein” post is one of our collection of stories about taking a Rhine River Cruise. Situate...

Breisach, Germany

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Tourism website: German National Tourist Board

Time zone: UTC/GMT +02:00

Currency: EUR – Euro

Official language: German

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 41

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