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Ultimate Travel Guide to Germany

Germany, a country that celebrates life at its best. Clearly, it has been one of the world’s most visited country mainly because of its grandeur style of architecture and of course, it’s rich culture. This country has a lot more to offer as it is known to have the best delicacies, great brand of beer and champagne, lively festivals and night life experiences, and stunning sceneries for those who like to take pictures.

The perfect time to go to Germany really depends on what you are planning to achieve. Of course, those who are fond of skiing would travel during winter seasons, not to mention, the Alps of Germany is a perfect spot to enjoy it. However, most of the tourists does not want to stick around the snow since they can do a lot more during the summer.

One glance from a busy street and you’ll find yourself in an enchanting place, with all the blossoming flowers, the summer heat is nothing compared with the heat coming from beers and other cocktails. Also, even the roughest seasons can turn out to be a celebration in Germany, events such as the annual Oktoberfest can get you up to party and have fun with friends.

Christmas Markets

During Christmas season, all the places are filled with glamorous decorations which certainly makes the holiday seasons more enchanting. Even with the cold winter, Christmas is still the best time of the year for many Germans because of its famous attraction called the Christmas Market. From handmade toys, Christmas angels, to the best tasting wine and holiday ham, this surely is the best place to buy everything on your list. Christmas Markets are found all over Germany, but the most popular one to visit is located in the city of Nuremberg. Bavaria State is also a must when it December, ski all you want around the beautiful snowy landscapes and take a sip of warm milk inside a cozy gasthaus.

The Warm Season

On the other hand, summertime is the best season to go out and enjoy the sun. Summer lasts from May to September in Germany, however, you may also experience occasional rain storm. Make sure to visit the gardens of the Schloss and enjoy the colorful, sweet smelling flowers that grows around the area. The downside to it though is the higher prices due to the vast number of tourists who travel around the country. Because of this, hotel rooms and other guest houses tend to fill up quickly so be sure to visit as early as possible.

Beating the Crowds

If you do not want to end up getting lost in a crowded area, be sure to check the right time for your visit. The best time to visit Germany for those who are not used to crowded places is by late October through November and March through May. This is the “shoulder seasons” which is a bit chilly but the best season to travel with fewer crowds and lower prices. Some of the highlights of this season is the Maifest and the Rhein in Flammen.

Landmarks

  1. Sanssouci Palace

    The Sanssouci Palace features a magnificent design of baroque architecture. It was built in the 18th century under the instruction of Frederick the Great. The inside features the Grotto Hall which is made from natural and native materials, a rococo theater, and an artwork collection. The inside may look astonishing, but wait until you see the gardens which appeals to many guests.

  2. Monument to the Battle of the Nations

    Völkerschlachtdenkmal more commonly known as the Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a nice place to visit, especially if you are a fan of old western structures. With nearly 300 feet tall height, and over 500 steps, you can already enjoy the view and watch a beautiful sunset.

  3. Mount Zugspitze

    Mount Zugspitze is the tallest peak in Germany and it is a popular site for photography and outdoor activities.