For travellers all over the world, what is it in a destination that will make it a perfect one? Each tourist destination always makes it possible to promote everything they have in store. Definitely, everyone browse through the internet the top places they want to visit, atleast within their budget range if that is the case. A lot of people is not as crazy about a vacation in Germany as they are when going to Paris or Italy. May it be because of the name Adolf Hitler who is associated with the place itself that made a historical impression of what the place is all about or is it the other way around that tourists love about travelling to Germany to experience the country once ruled by one of the famous leader that made a great history. Whatever the case maybe, I suggest that indeed, Germany is one of the must visit countries in Europe not only because of how it made a name in the world’s history but to experience the beauty there is within the place.
A vacation in Germany is some experience that can be something different among your other trips. Let us take a snap of what to expect when you get there. Journey begins as you stepped in at the airport of Frankfurt, a city of contrasts: glistening skyscrapers are next to timber-framed buildings, and pubs serving steins of beer down the street from upscale sushi joints. How about the famous quintessential bavarian city, Munich. Where the Hofbrauhuas, most famous beer garden. Another important landmark is the New Town Hall with its working carillon (Glockenspiel) dating back to 1908. Nearby is Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig’s fairy-tale estate that inspired the design of Disney’s Cinderella castles. Of course when you are in Germany you can never forget the important seaport in Europe, where the Fish Market down at the docks has been a place of trade since 1703 located in the far north of Hamburg. Of course who wants to miss the remnants of Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Berlin, from 1961 to 1989. More to this, who will not be fascinated by the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. A visit to Cologne will definitely complete your vacation in Germany, who wants to miss the stunning majestic gothic Cathedral. Travellers in Germany are always pleased with the vibrant cities with its amazing historic architecture, as well as enchanting medieval villages. Germany can ooze the love in the air as you capturethe sites of its castles, palaces and abbeys. You can also enjoy the great outdoors by strolling the pretty through the forested countryside.
There are definitely a lot of other things to do to make your vacation in Germany fun and exciting like some of the activities and recreations most travellers purposely go there for, like;
Skiing in the Alps
Skilaufen (skiing) is a favorite winter recreation, who doesn’t want to ski down the powdery slopes of the German Alps. The Alps is the name for one of the great mountain ranges in Europe, it stretches from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. The German Alps are situated in the southern portion of Bavaria, near the country’s Austrian border. Garmisch Partenkirsche at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, and Oberstdorf not far from Lake Constance, are Germany’s two main international ski and snowboarding centers that offer high altitudes, a variety of slopes, and host international downhill, ski jumping and cross country competitions. The Black Forest is another favorite among winter sport enthusiasts. The skiing season in these areas kicks off in late November and ends sometime in April.
It is well suggested that visiting Germany during Christmas Holiday will be entirely different because of its Christmas Markets and a different experience of Christmas traditions and decorations where you can really feel the different joy the holiday could bring during this season. As you explore the cities through Rhine and Moselle valleys, this provide an idyllic setting for a romantic Christmas Market break. You can find beautifully lighted half-timbered and you can smell the aromas of mulled wine out of the local vineyards and cinnamon permeate the air at traditional Christmas markets. There are cozy hotels centrally located for an accommodation and as you walk through the streets, you can go shopping more relaxed with the happy faces of friendly people which makes you feel the Christmas in the air. The region’s beautiful cities captivate visitors with their rich history, labyrinthine old quarters, medieval market squares and striking cathedrals. Buildings steeped in history are illuminated by thousands of fairy lights, while the aroma of gingerbread wafts through the air. The Christmas markets in Trier, Koblenz and Mainz are particularly famous and are quite large. If you want to visit the smaller Christmas markets, those in Bernkastel-Kues, Cochem, Rüdesheim, Worms, Speyer and Ahrweiler are will be worth a visit.
Heidelberg is a place of Romance. It is a town filled with castles, sceneries that are captivating and of rolling hills situated in the banks of Neckar, close to its confluence with the Rhine. It is known as “ the Pearl of the Neckar”. During winter time, snow is powder fresh and all the shops are well lighted that makes the place glow. This city is of its original because it is one among those places which was not ruined during the second World War.
A Spa in Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden is known for its thermal springs and spas and this is why travellers can’t miss this place when in Germany. Since Roman times, it is historically famous of its water therapeutic advantage and until now people love to come to Wiesbaden to cure some health problems and enjoy all the spas and hot springs of the city. For some time, it is a bruised city with a mundane history but still busy and a lovely place for a relaxing vacation.
Experience Hamburger Dom
The DOM is north Germany’s counterpart of Munich’s Oktoberfest, but this Hamburg festival comes in three sections, spring, summer and winter, each a month long, which together attract nine million visitors. Unlike the Oktoberfest, where a large proportion of the celebrants are from overseas, the Hamburger DOM is particularly a German affair, a magnet for German families and teenagers, the latter particularly keen to do stuff they wouldn’t normally do.
What is Europa Park
Europa Park is a 90-hectare grounds divided into themed lands, 13 of which feature the architecture, food and flora of a particular European region. There are about 100 shows and attractions which includes the eleven rollercoasters , that brings thrill and excitement among the tourists and locals which definitely creates memorable moments. A portion of it is a Greece themed land, where you can hurtle between the heavens and the seas on the Poseidon , a combination of high-speed rollercoaster and water ride or enjoy the ride of a lifetime in a Pegasus Roller Coaster which most younger generations enjoy, a YoungSTAR Coaster. Over in Russia, daring thrill-seekers can ride to the stars in the Euro-Mir, while the Silver Star in France offers an extreme adrenaline rush at speeds of up to 130km/h. To round off an action-packed day, you can enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in one of the park’s quintet of 4-star themed hotels or experience a Wild West adventure at the Camp Resort. A visit to Europa Park is indeed an adventurous and entertaining treat of a lifetime.
Take a Hike at the Ore Mountains
Many people love to enjoy the snow during winter time, and the Ore Mountains offer a fair deal out of all the activies and recreation everyone enjoys. The ski and recreation resorts include Klínovec, Boží Dar, Jáchymov, Kovářská, Kraslice, Pernink, Abertamy, Cínovec, Telnice and many more. Moreso, the Ore Mountains cannot only be enjoyed during winter time, it has also become an ideal summer destination for mountain hiking and cycling opportunities.
The ChocolART Festival
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And who wants to miss the largest chocolate festival in Germany? ChocolART Festival is celebrated in Tübingen, a traditional university town in the southwest of Germany. It is an open-air market in the Old Town, where all chocolate delicacies from around the world can be found, and indulge in mouthwatering activities like chocolate-making classes, chocolate massages, tasting sessions, and chocolate art exhibitions.
Warm toasts in Franconia
When in one of the coldest places in the world, you can find a great way to escape the cold by experiencing one of the finest breweries in Germany, Franconia . Defrost with a nice cup of hot mulled wine or eierpunsch, the German equivalent to eggnog.
See the sights with the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways
Locally known as Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, the Harz Narrow Gauge historic railways connect the towns of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg. Everyone hops in for a good old-fashioned ride with a steam locomotive and take in Germany’s beautiful winter landscape. The sceneries can be so relaxing that will take away all your stresses in life, and as the cold air breeze touches your body it can leave a chill of relaxing moment.
It is a choice what you really want to explore for a vacation in Germany, but there’s one thing I am certain about this trip. Definitely, it will be a fun and relaxing trip that you don’t want to miss. It is a mixed of historical heritage, beautiful sceneries compllimented with activities and recreations that will never be experienced in some tourist destinations. By the thought of it, a trip to Germany can be very fun and exciting where you can gain back that energy as you get back to the daily routine of heavy everyday works .