Holidays in Germany 2014-2015

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

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Welcome to Germany

Inspirational scenery, vibrant culture, big city giants and romantic palaces –Germany holidays offer an eclectic mix of traditional history and modern style.

From the Baltic Sea to the majestic Alps, Germany borders more countries than any other in the world and this is reflected in each part of its enchanting landscape. Delve into the rich history of dynamic Berlin, the folklore and tradition surrounding Munich or the lively maritime spirit found in picturesque Hamburg. Whether you’re looking to revel in its diverse culture or indulge in its mouth-watering cuisine, you’ll find plenty of new adventures and unforgettable experiences on your holidays to Germany.

Buzzing Cities and Charming Towns

Germany holidays are packed with opportunities and there is a great range of places to stay – whether you’re craving 5-star luxury in the city or a comfortable retreat in a historic town.

If you’d rather head somewhere modern with a buzzing nightlife and cosmopolitan flair, opt to stay in dazzling Dusseldorf. Home to the Altstadt, otherwise known as the ‘longest bar in the world’, this modern area is oozing with class and is crammed full of young and edgy folk. Meanwhile, Frankfurt is the ideal spot for a unique city break. A true capital of finance and business, it still has its fair share of fun in the form of cosy neighbourhood nightspots and electrifying techno

Spectacular Surroundings

If you’re embarking on family holidays to Germany, you’ll love the variety that a trip to this diverse country brings. Berlin is rapidly becoming a holiday hotspot, with enough attractions to please your entire brood. Pay a visit to Museum Island, the Fernsehtrum ‘viewing tower’ and of course, the famous Berlin wall. Alternatively, pay a visit to the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world or for older children; brave a trip to the terrifying Hamburg Dungeons – if you dare!

Germany is a country with a rich heritage, reflected throughout the region with a myriad of historical landmarks and sites. The Berlin Wall Memorial is a good place to start on your Germany holidays, with photographs, videos and sound recordings retelling the story of a divided nation – while the Brandenburg Gate offers a glimpse further into the past. This is also a country boasting a whole host of romantic fairy-tale castles – from the striking Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria providing inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle to the neo-gothic splendour of the Reichsburg Castle.

If castles and museums aren’t your thing, you’ll still fall in love with the spectacular natural surroundings found on your holidays. Hamburg boasts several natural parks and botanical gardens offering everything from guided walking trails to miniature golf and pony trekking for the little ones. Alternatively, pay a visit to the Hofgarten in Dusseldorf for an array of fountains, ponds and trees providing welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Language: German
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT +1

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Top Cities

Berlin is the exciting German capital known for its vibrant music and entertainment as well as its varied cultural highlights. Munich is the largest Bavarian city full of historic monuments and buildings. Cologne is a historic German city filled with art galleries and museums. Hamburg is a beautiful city known for its spectacular architecture and vibrant nightlife. Frankfurt is an exciting modern city known for its music and performing arts.

Attractions

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most well-known landmarks in Germany; the gate was built as a symbol of peace in the 18th century and served as one of the city’s main gates. Germany is home to a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, areas of significant natural beauty, historic importance of cultural significance.

Activities

German cities have no shortage of shopping opportunities, whether you are visiting the very trendy Munich or the designer haven or Berlin, you’ll find plenty to suit your taste. City tours are a great way to explore and discover the delights and secrets of German cities. Depending on what you are interested in there are tours that specialise in history, architecture, music, culture and more.

Nightlife

Germany has a large number of spectacular Opera Houses, ranging from the modern to the historic, depending on the city you are in.

Theatre is a thriving art form in Germany with performances of all types all year round. Germany is well known for its club scene, the major cities and towns have a huge range of clubs playing everything from techno to disco. Germany is well known for its bars and taverns which can be found in even the smallest towns. German cities are not short of restaurants from traditional German fare to international cuisine.