Soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture, big-city beauties, and romantic palaces
Dune-fringed coasts of the north, moody forests and countless lakes all over the country, romantic river valleys and vast vineyards in the centre, and off-the-charts splendour of the Alps – all of these are integral parts of a magical natural matrix which give the perfect background to numerous castles and partially still existing medieval structures.
You’ll encounter history in towns where streets were laid out long before Columbus set sail, and in castles that loom above prim, half-timbered villages where flower boxes billow with crimson geraniums. The great cities – including Berlin, Munich and Hamburg – come in way more flavors than you might think. All will captivate you with a cultural kaleidoscope that spans the arc from art museums and opera to naughty cabaret and underground clubs.
You will quickly discover that the local food is so much more than sausages, pretzels and schnitzel. Beyond the clichés awaits a cornucopia of regional and seasonal treats and the most diverse fusion cuisine in the vegan capital of Europe and actual capital of Germany: Berlin!