The unique sights and attractions found across Germany make it an ideal destination wherever you land... find out why you should go...
Depending on where in Germany visitors touch down there is a huge variety of different sights to be seen and cultures to be experienced.
In the south of the country, drive the Romantic Road that takes travellers on a picturesque tour of the Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg regions. The tour is famous for its traditional German scenery, small towns and stunning castles. Of these, the most famous is Neuschwanstein Castle. Built in the 19th century, the structure sits atop rocky hills in beautiful contrast to its setting.
The nearby Bavarian Alps are also a sight not to be missed. The mountain range cuts an impressive silhouette against the skyline, from alpine woodland all the way to its highest jagged peaks and includes the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze Massif. Naturally carved lakes sit beautifully between the peaks and the area is highly visited during both summer and winter seasons.
In the northern reaches of the Bavaria and Baden-Wuttemberg areas, across the centre of Germany, runs the Danube, Europe's second longest river. Not just an important trade route, it is also a top tourist attraction for the national parks and protected wildlife found on its banks. The Danube originates in the Black Forest in the southwest region of Germany. Densely packed woodland, the forest draws visitors from the world over to its tucked away villages and some of the most famous waterfalls in the country.
Meanwhile, the Rhine flows along the west of the country, most notably through the Rhineland region in the northwest close to the Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg borders. The area is notable for its vineyards and wineries and is the country's primary wine-producing region, dating back to the Roman era. Also on the river's shores are the cities of Cologne, Dusseldorf and Duisburg, which are all worth visiting for their history and modern culture.
Germany's other major river, the Elbe, winds along the nation's eastern regions to the North Sea, where Germany's northern beaches can be found along the coastline. The river rolls through Dresden before eventually reaching Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, in the north of the country.
The cities of Germany also offer fantastic experiences. Highly developed, they are modern hubs that are amongst the best in the world for living and industry. This is evident in everything from the shopping to the nightlife to the galleries and museums on offer. In Munich, visitors can experience traditional Oktoberfest celebrations or visit the BMW museum near the famous Olympiapark, just one of Germany's many automobile museums. With a long history of car-making, the country also has Porsche and Mercedes Benz Museums in Stuttgart, amongst others.
The capital, Berlin, is a city of festivals, culture and media, making it unmissable for any urbanite. Similarly Frankfurt is a centre of tourism for the German nation. With a number of landmarks both traditional and modern and some of the best shopping in Germany, it is a popular destination year round.
From natural landmarks to bustling urban centres, Germany is a country that offers something for everyone. Wherever a flight to Germany lands it is a gateway to a fantastic cultural and scenic experience.