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Germany

Travel Guide 2021

The Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe and borders both the Alps and the North and Baltic Seas. The heraldic animal is the sea eagle (“federal eagle”). The landscape is characterized by extensive forests, numerous hills and mountains, but also by lakes, rivers and beaches. The state capital has been Berlin since reunification. The once divided city is now a pulsating metropolis and a magnet for numerous tourists from all over the world. The most important sights in Germany include the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Cologne Cathedral and the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

The most popular destinations in Germany

Heidelberg

Heidelberg is (along with Ludwigshafen and Mannheim) one of the centers in the Rhine-Neckar area. In 1196 Heidelberg (at that time still called “Heidelberch”) was mentioned for the first time in a document. With almost 150,000 inhabitants – including 30,000 students from four universities and universities of applied sciences – Heidelberg has one of the [&...

Hamburg

The proximity to the sea can be felt everywhere in the northern German port and trading city of Hamburg – whether along the numerous waterways, whose height is even influenced by the tides, in the brick-dominated Speicherstadt, at the fish market with its market criers or at the extensive harbour. Everywhere ...

Wiesbaden

Even the Romans knew of the hot springs that made Wiesbaden, with its ideal location between the Taunus and the Rhine, one of Europe’s leading health resorts in the 19th century . Casino Wiesbaden The casino in Wiesbaden is one of the most famous and traditional casinos in Germany. Since 1810 ...

Frankfurt

“Mainhattan” is the affectionate nickname for Frankfurt am Main. The capital of Hesse owes it to its skyline, which is reminiscent of New York. The skyscrapers of the city centre form Frankfurt’s banking district and can be seen from far away. But Frankfurt offers much more than its skyline: ...

Fulda

The old bishop’s town of Fulda has one of the world’s most beautiful baroque ensembles with its baroque quarter. Another highlight of the region is the 950-metre high Wasserkuppe, the highest mountain in the Rhön. Baroque town One of Fulda’s most famous sights is the Baroque ...

Munich

If there were an award for a “cosy city”, Munich would probably be the first metropolis to receive it. Bavarian cordiality, local and Mediterranean gastronomy, art treasures from several centuries and unique architecture come together here. This can also be enjoyed acoustically: The glockenspiel of the neo-Gothic New Town Hall ...

Fehmarn

Fehmarn
The Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn is known as one of the sunniest regions in Germany. With Rügen, Usedom and Fehmarn, all three largest German islands are located in the Baltic Sea. Rügen is a good 920, Usedom 445 and Fehmarn 185 km² in size. This makes Fehmarn only 30 km² smaller ...

Nordstrand

Nordstrand
The island of Nordstrand is a dyked peninsula in the district of Nordfriesland and is located in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Until 1987, the island of Nordstrand, located in front of the city of Husum, was a pure marsh island. The Hallig Nordstrandischmoor also belongs to the municipality of Nordstrand.

Borkum

Borkum
The East Frisian North Sea island of Borkum has a long tradition as a sought-after destination for a maritime holiday. Borkum is one of the seven East Frisian islands off the North Sea coast between Emden and Wilhelmshaven. The German ferry port is the seaside town of Emden. In the ...

Helgoland

Helgoland
Helgoland represents a special feature among the numerous islands of the German North Sea coast. Thus, the island captivates not only by its unique flora and fauna, but also by a year-round mild high sea climate. Due to its tranquil nature and climate-related designation as a seaside health resort, Helgoland ...

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