Germany is now one of Europe’s most favored destinations. Millions of visitors plan trips to Germany every year, looking to enjoy its impressive landmarks and picturesque landscapes.
The first port of call for many that plan a trip to Germany is the country’s capital city, Berlin. The city has become one of Europe’s favored destinations since being reunified in 1989. It’s also home to a plethora of landmarks and attractions.
The most popular Berlin attraction is the Brandenburg Gate. This last remaining city gate has become an emblem of freedom due to the fact that it was inaccessible during the years the city was segregated. With the fall of the Berlin Wall came the freedom of the people of Germany and the gate itself.
Nearby, both the Reichstag building and Unter den Linden – a picturesque street decorated with linden trees, cafés, boutiques and the likes – are popular city attractions, as are Charlottenberg Palace and the remains of the Berlin Wall.
Other popular city destinations include Cologne, home to the magnificent gothic structure that is Cologne Cathedral; Bonn, the former capital of West Germany; Hamburg, home to one of the best fish markets in all of the world; and Munich, which is especially popular during Oktoberfest.
Other popular landmarks that draw tourists from across the globe include the Frauenkirche church in Dresden, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, and the Heidelberg Castle found in the very popular Heidelberg Old City.
Both Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg Castle can be found in picturesque parts of the country. Many visitors choose Germany to relax within its smaller settlements, located in forests and upon mountain slopes. Those looking to really appreciate Germany’s stunning natural features may enjoy a boat trip along the River Rhine, which winds through the German countryside on its way to France.