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Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge at dusk

Compare the best Germany flights

Germany is a major country of Western Europe, an economic and political giant of the region and an area of rich culture and history. From city to countryside, each part of the country offers fantastic scope for exploration and discovery.

Where to stay ?

From buzzing metropolises to serene mountains, Germany's lure attracts thousands of visitors each year. But where should you stay?

If you are looking for a city break in a vibrant, fast paced and historic city, head to Berlin. Germany's capital has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years and it's not hard to see why. Staying here will allow you to immerse yourself in the tumultuous history of the city with visits to attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie. Also worth a visit is Museum Island - a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and the location of five of Berlin's most important museums.

Munich is another popular city where you may wish to base yourself during your stay. Again, it is a fantastic choice for sightseeing and popular attractions include the beautiful English Garden, the Munchner Stadtmuseum and the Schloss Nymphenburg.

Those looking for a scenic stay - or indeed a sporty stay - may wish to consider the Bavarian Alps, the Black Fores
t or Rhine Valley. Or why not treat yourself to a relaxing break in one of Germany's spa towns, such as Baden-Baden and Wiesbaden, where your worries will be soothed away in hot springs?

Bonn is another option for your stay. Originally West Germany's capital, the scenic city sits on the Rhine and is a vibrant and interesting destination. Music lovers may wish to visit Beethoven's house, while other attractions include the natural history museum and the Munster Basilica.

Hamburg is Germany's second biggest city and is another option for your holiday. Also boasting the country's biggest port, this fabulous city has plenty of nautical offerings showcased in everything from its food to its architecture. Alternatively, you may wish to look at Frankfurt with its historic sites such as the Romerberg historic square, Museum Embankment and cider taverns.  

Why go?

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.

How to get there?

Visitors have a number of airports to choose from when booking Germany flights, and airports are located across the nation allowing access to the entire country.

Major international flight hubs, connected to the nation's largest cities, include Berlin's current Tegel TXL and Schoenfeld SXF (soon to be closing to make way for Berlin's new Bradenburg (BER) Airport), Frankfurt (FRA) and Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Dusseldorf (DUS), Hamburg (HAM), Hannover (HAJ), Munich (MUC), Cologne (CGN), Dresden (DRS), Leipzig (LEG), Bremen (BRE) and Stuttgart (STR). In addition to this, there are many smaller airports catering to smaller aircraft and internal flights.

Getting to and from the airport

Once on the ground, transport connections are impressive, meaning that your onward journey can be enjoyed hassle-free...

The German Autobahn (motorway) network was the world's first highway system and to this day continues to be one of the most efficient and well-connected road networks in existence. Though this is slowly being changed to reduce accidents, the system is famous for its lack of speed limits, allowing drivers to travel at whatever speed they choose.

For those not wishing to drive, the country is equally equipped with rail and public transport network links, which are perfect for shorter and longer distance travel across the country and beyond.