Germany Things to Do

  • Berliner Dom - Berlin Cathedral
    by JuliaMac
  • Fernsehturm - TV Tower
    by JuliaMac
  • Things to Do
    by alancollins

Germany Things to Do

  • Reichstag

    Berlin Things to Do

    Parliament (Reichtag) is one of the most impressive building in Berlin. It was constructed in 1871. In 1933 it is known for a "famous" fire, when probably it was fired by Nazis and made them as one of the most popular party in Germany. After Second World War it was badly damaged, later was not used by purpose, as the parliament was moved to Boon....

    more
  • Marienplatz

    Munich Things to Do

    Marienplatz Square used to be a market place, but then in 1807 Marienplatz's market moved to the nearby Viktualienmarkt. The large column at the center of the square is the column of St. Mary. It was built in 1638. On top of it there is a statue of the Virgin Mary dating from 1590. Marienplatz is the site of Munich's old and new town halls. It is...

    more
  • Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Pauli is a traditionally working-class district of Hamburg, near the harbor. It includes the red-light district around the Reeperbahn as well as numerous bars and music clubs. The Beatles lived and sang here when they were just getting started, before they became famous. Second and third photos: Family cycling in St. Pauli. Next review: Park...

    more
  • Old Town - Altstadt

    Düsseldorf Things to Do

    A work of architectural art in itself, the K20 Kunstsammlung NRW also contains a large collection of artwork of its own. Starting in 1960 the state government bought a collection by the painter Paul Klee, and added to that a great number of post-war works, including examples from Abstract Expressionism and Cubism. There are also plenty of other...

    more
  • Churches

    Frankfurt am Main Things to Do

    The Cathedral of Emperors is not as impressive as its title suggests, and has also been shrouded in scaffolding for some time now. Despite this, the cathedral has an arguably even more impressive a history than the Paulskirche, being the place of coronation for ten of the Holy Roman Emperors between the 16th and 18th century.

    more
  • Cologne Cathedral/ Kölner Dom

    Cologne Things to Do

    Cologne's cathedral (Kölner Dom) is one of the most impressive and also biggest churches in Germany. It may even be the biggest one if consider its size and not its height, but I'm not sure about that. Anyway, it was built in Gothic style but has basically been a construction site ever since. Even today, parts of it are constantly being refurbished...

    more
  • Wihelma

    Stuttgart Things to Do

    Opening times Main Entrance May-Aug. 8.15 a.m.-6.00 p.m. April+Sept. 8.15 a.m.-5.30 p.m. March+Oct. 8.15 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Nov.-Feb. 8.15 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Better you look by yourself because the opening time is changing from month to month, at the right of the page is a menu where you can change the months: opening times Upper Entrance March-Oct....

    more
  • Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Lorenz Church or St. Lawrence, is a Gothic Church that stands in the place of where the Lawrence Chapel once stood. Once again, it is a very old Church with beginnings from 1243. By the time I reached this Church it was closed. It was Sunday, and it closes at 4pm, so be aware of this if you wish to see the inside. I was disappointed, but...

    more
  • Castle/Schloss

    Heidelberg Things to Do

    The Hortus Palatinus in Heidelberg Castle was a Baroque garden in the Italian Renaissance style known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', and has since been termed 'Germany's greatest Renaissance garden.' The garden was commissioned by Frederick V, Elector Palatine in 1614 for his wife and became famous across Europe during the 17th century for...

    more
  • Zwinger

    Dresden Things to Do

    Another very interesting museum! Once again, it was "August the Strong" who founded this Museum in 1728, making it the oldest Museum in the Zwinger complex, and one of the world’s most important museums of historical scientific instruments. So, what did we see in this type of Museum? Things I saw were mechanical music instruments and a...

    more
  • Beautiful Old Town

    Koblenz Things to Do

    This "Coin Square" is where the mint used to be, back in the days when they were allowed to mint their own coins for this region. This statue is of a jolly market woman talking to a jolly police constable in some jolly earlier century of Koblenz's history. On the statue there is a plaque with a jolly verse in the local dialect, saying that the...

    more
  • Thomaskirche & Thomanerchor

    Leipzig Things to Do

    The St. Thomas Church is a Lutheran church that is most famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a Kapelmeister, and as the current location of his remains. It stands Southwest of the Markt. Originally built around 1212 and it was much altered in later centuries. In the 15th C. it was given the form of a Late Gothic hall-church in...

    more
  • churches

    Mainz Things to Do

    Mainz' St. Martin Cathedral dominates the skyline and has been the centre of the city for many centuries. The roots of the present building can be traced back to the year 975. However there has been a Cathedral in Mainz since at least the 6th century, probably even since the 4th century A.D. After substantial fire damage in 1009 and 1081, the...

    more
  • Marktplatz

    Karlsruhe Things to Do

    You will see The Karlsruhe Pyramid in the centre of the market square.This is a pyramid made of red sandstone. It was erected in the years 1823–1825 over the vault of the city's founder, Margrave Charles III William (1679–1738). You will also see the Stadtinformation im Weinbrennerhaus - a tourist information office at the Marktplatz. Monday -...

    more
  • Old Town

    Hannover Things to Do

    Hannover has one of the biggest and oldest Fleamarkets in Germany! Every Saturday people come from all over Germany to sell and buy. The market starts at 6:00 am and finishes at 4:00 pm. After visiting the fleamarket many people go to one of the many pubs nearby and have a beer.

    more
  • St Peter's Cathedral

    Trier Things to Do

    Like much of Trier, the imposing fortress like Cathedral has its roots in Roman times. It was built in sections, rather than in one single construction, spanning nearly two millennia. Inside the central chapel is a room built of Roman brick under the direction of Saint Helen. The mother of Constantine I, she is also credited with founding the...

    more
  • Beethoven House

    Bonn Things to Do

    Beethoven was born in a small room at the back of this house in 1770. The front part, at that time, was a pub called Im Mohren, which is why that is written across the front of the building. The twelve rooms of the original house are now a museum about Beethoven's life and times. Off to one side there is also a new building which houses a computer...

    more
  • Wartburg Castle

    Eisenach Things to Do

    Almost a castle village, spread out on a high hill top overlooking Eisenach. Here's where Martin Luther translated the New Testament from Latin to German in a very short time. I visited here in 2009 and made my Wartburg page here

    more
  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Berlin Things to Do

    Checkpoint Charlie was as the best known place to cross the border from one side of Berlin to another (East - West). It is like a symbol of Cold War now, Berlin wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent migration from East to West, as East Germany lost many of population due to it. Checkpoint Charlie was a place to cross with special permission,...

    more
  • Dachau - Concentration Camp

    Munich Things to Do

    The term holocaust is an ancient word derived from the Greek language—"holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned)—but following the conclusion of World War II the term took on an entirely new meaning. The murder of 6 million Jews in killing centers controlled by Nazi Germany in the name of racial purity revealed the cruel lengths to which humans could...

    more
  • Port - Hafen

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Hamburg is an ancient port and this has been the secret of its success. The deep, wide waters of the Elbe have allowed the city a location that is unusually far inland. This makes it ideal for delivering good deep into the heart of the country, and has led the city to become the second busiest port in Europe (and one of the busiest in the...

    more
  • Rheinturm

    Düsseldorf Things to Do

    Düsseldorf's slightly surreal municipal Rheinturm, towers above the city like an electric blue funnel standing on a stretched stem in a similar mould to Berlin's Fernsehturm. The tower was completed in 1982 and is located away from the old town, near the state parliament and casting an inescapable shadow over the Media Harbour. The views from the...

    more
  • Römer

    Frankfurt am Main Things to Do

    The Römberberg (Roman mountain) is the central square of Frankfurt. It derives its name from the Römer (Roman) house which is the town hall today. How that house got its name is still not clear. The square is known for its half-timbered buildings and comes close to the stereotype of an old German market square. In the west, there is the Römer...

    more
  • Old Town

    Cologne Things to Do

    I just loved walking around Old Town Cologne; it's just so beautiful! There are so many colorful buildings, plazas and little streets to wander around and I would keep finding one area or building that I found to be cuter than the last! What I liked most it's not overrun with souvenir shops and/or other "touristy" attractions that would take away...

    more
  • Koenigstrasse

    Stuttgart Things to Do

    This pulsating city captivates visitors from all over the world by virtue of its unique situation and magnificent panoramic views. Exciting contrasts between historic and modern buildings bear witness to its past and present – so walking through the centre of town is like taking a stroll through architectural history. But as well as architecture,...

    more
  • Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    An outstanding feature of the marketplace is the accurately named Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain). Originally built around 1385 it was replaced with a replica earlier last century. The stone tower is 62 feet high and contains the statues of the Electors, along with heroes of Christian and Jewish heritage. Set into the railings around the...

    more
  • Old Bridge

    Heidelberg Things to Do

    The famous Old Bridge is one of the last large examples of classical stone bridge building. It links the old town to the banks of the Neckar at the eastern end of the Neuenheim district. It was built of Neckar valley sandstone in the 18th century by Prince Karl Theodor. There are two sculpture groups by Konrad Linck on the Old Bridge. One is a...

    more
  • Neustadt

    Dresden Things to Do

    This is Hotel overlooks the parkland and the Elbe River. Located in-front of the Hotel, is a lovely fountain know as "The Three Graces," who were known in Greek & Roman mythology as goddesses of charm, beauty, and creativity. Another very large monument was for Artist "Emma Sophie Körner," born in 1788 in Dresden. She was the daughter of Christian...

    more
  • Where Rhein and Mosel meet

    Koblenz Things to Do

    The point of land where the Rhine and Moselle flow together got its historical name "Deutsches Eck" (German Corner), in 1216. The German Corner has flags flying of the German states, as well as the European flag and the flag of the United States of America, which is dedicated to the victims of the 11th September 2001. This is where you will...

    more
  • Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument of the...

    Leipzig Things to Do

    The "Völkerschlachtdenkmal" is a memorial from the late 19th century dedicated to the memory of those fallen in the battle of Leipzig of 1813 (Napoleonic Wars), termed "Völkerschlacht" (battle of the nations) because French, Russian, German, Prussian, Austrian and Swedish troops were among the combattants. The battle decided that Napoleon had to...

    more
  • Rhine River

    Mainz Things to Do

    The promenade itself is pretty new and has few sights. The reason behind that is the fact that the Rhine once reached further into the city to what is now Rheinstraße. Today, there is a promenade on the southwestern bank of the Rhine with a couple of sculptures and a small park. In the open air area close to the town hall you can see sometimes...

    more
  • Weihnachtsmarkt

    Karlsruhe Things to Do

    After the market in Bretten, we headed to the medieval market in Durlach and this one was a real treat. They sold the usual hot drinks and snacks and they had a live band and people dressed and speaking German the way they did during the medieval times. We found some (to us) unusual things like these potato snacks that are unrolled on a stick and...

    more
  • Herrenhausen Gardens

    Hannover Things to Do

    There are actually three gardens. the big Baroque Garden, the Berggarten and the Georgengarten. The gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hanover. The Great Garden has always been one of the most distinguished botanical gardens of Europe while the Berggarten has been transformed over the years from a simple vegetable garden into its second large...

    more
  • Porta Nigra

    Trier Things to Do

    The Porta Nigra is a huge blackened Roman gate on the northern edge of the old city. Its name means "black gate", and it comes not from Roman Latin, but from the Middle Ages, when its grey sandstone had taken the distinctly black shade it has today. The gate is the only one remaining of a system of four, and was saved from destruction twice, for...

    more
  • Bonner Munster

    Bonn Things to Do

    Bonn's most imposing church is also one of Germany's oldest. It was originally dedicated to St. Cassius and St. Florentius, two soldiers in the Theben legion, legendary soldiers of Rome who martyred themselves en masse. According to the legend they were beheaded where Bonn Minster now stands. Their heads lie as giant statues in front of the church,...

    more
  • History - World War II

    Berlin Things to Do

    Approximately 200 metres away from the Berliner Fernsehturm in Rosenstrasse stands a 3 metre tall rose coloured Litfass column. Most people walking past the column are too busy to stop and read the information but this was the site of a huge protest during the National Socialism era, something which was almost unheard of during this period. Until...

    more
  • Englischer Garten

    Munich Things to Do

    The Englischer Garten is one of the best places to be in Munich when the weather is fine. There is no shortage of walking trails, bike trails, and even horse trails. Not to mention the 4 beer gartens and several restaurants, food stands, and other diversions. Even when the weather is cloudy and the beer gardens are closed, there are plenty of...

    more
  • Town Hall - Rathaus

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The present Town Hall, the sixth in Hamburg's history, was inaugurated in 1897, and built because the previous one was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1842. During World War II, the Town Hall was heavily damaged by bombing, but reconstructed again in 1957. Today, it is home of the Mayor of Hamburg and the offices of the city and state...

    more
  • Königsallee

    Düsseldorf Things to Do

    The Kö, or Konigsallee, is a prime piece of retailing real estate stretching from Karl-Theodor-Str. to the Landskrone. On both sides of the waterway there are many exclusive and expensive shops, as well as huge department stores and shopping complexes, like the Galeria Kaufhof and Seven. The kinds of shopping on offer include much in the way of...

    more
  • Museums

    Frankfurt am Main Things to Do

    Two facts about humour: First, humour is a matter of taste and second, Germans are not renown for it (taste and humour). Therefore, I can not say if you will enjoy Caricatura in Frankfurt. My opinion about it is rather mixed. Furthermore, the museum lives more from temporary exhibitions than from their collection so that fun in here may also differ...

    more
  • Rhine/ Rhein

    Cologne Things to Do

    Photos: 1. Boats on the Rhine River 2. Boats and the railroad bridge 3. Barge going under the Deutzer Bridge From Cologne there are plenty of opportunities to take excursion boats on the Rhine River. To avoid misunderstandings, however, I should point out that this is not the really famous part of the Rhine will all the old castles like the...

    more
  • Neues Schloss (New Castle) and...

    Stuttgart Things to Do

    The Neues Schloss is very reminiscent of the palaces of nearby France. This is due to Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg wanting to create a new Versailles in Stuttgart. The design had a great French influence too. It was started by Leopoldo Retti in 1746, continued by Philipe de la Guepiere of Paris, before being completed in 1807 by Nikolaus von...

    more
  • Castle

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Kaiserburg Castle is situated on a small hill overlooking Nuremberg's old town. Much of the castle and gardens can be wandered around free of charge. You only pay entry to go up a tower or into a museum. We only looked at the free parts. The castle consists of several towers, several buildings and stretches of wall. There is a viewing point which...

    more
  • Old Town/Altstadt

    Heidelberg Things to Do

    This ancient-looking building on the banks of the Neckar River is actually just over one hundred years old. It was built from 1901 to 1903. Concerts, celebrations and conventions are often held here, for instance the "11th International Symposium on Hepatitis C & Related Viruses" in October 2004 and a "Supercomputer Congress" in June...

    more
  • Royal Palace

    Dresden Things to Do

    The Royal Palace is across the road from the Zwinger. Its history goes back to the 13th century when a fort was built here, then in the 15th century, the Hausmann Tower was built. In 1530, George the Bearded - Duke of Saxony, commissioned the construction of the Georgenbau, the original city Gate and exit to the Elbe bridge. In 1701, fire...

    more

Germany Hotels

See all 13974 Hotels in Germany

Top Germany Hotels

Berlin Hotels
6962 Reviews - 15611 Photos
Munich Hotels
4361 Reviews - 10171 Photos
Cologne Hotels
1609 Reviews - 4008 Photos
Düsseldorf Hotels
948 Reviews - 2149 Photos
Pforzheim Hotels
36 Reviews - 142 Photos
Frankfurt am Main Hotels
1754 Reviews - 3812 Photos
Hamburg Hotels
1496 Reviews - 3544 Photos
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hotels
302 Reviews - 1037 Photos
Stuttgart Hotels
615 Reviews - 1604 Photos
Rothenburg ob der Tauber Hotels
601 Reviews - 1864 Photos
Nürnberg Hotels
880 Reviews - 2943 Photos
Flensburg Hotels
36 Reviews - 59 Photos
Koblenz Hotels
345 Reviews - 824 Photos
Mainz Hotels
325 Reviews - 675 Photos
Hannover Hotels
659 Reviews - 2131 Photos

Instant Answers: Germany

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

89 travelers online now

Comments

Germany Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Germany things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Germany sightseeing.
Map of Germany

Germany Members Meetings

May 03, 2014 
VT@Berlin
Jun 09, 2014 
Lets meet up
May 22, 2015 
VT 3 lands meet 2015
May 22, 2015 
Following the King

see all Germany member meetings