Germany Travel Guide

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Germany Highlights

  • Pro
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     History, castles, beer gardens, nightlife, medieval towns 

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     Crowded, people not always open towards visitors 

  • In a nutshell
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     bustling big cities, idyllic rural areas, 1,000 year-old cultural monuments and high-tech industrial plants, lowlands and mountains, culture and commerce, science and folklore 

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Berlin

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6962,15611,864

Munich

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4361,10171,434

Hamburg

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1496,3544,354

Düsseldorf

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948,2149,263

Frankfurt am Main

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1754,3812,167

Cologne

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1609,4009,322

Stuttgart

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615,1604,182

Nürnberg

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880,2943,128

Heidelberg

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1029,2733,91

Dresden

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1336,4024,186

Koblenz

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345,824,47

Leipzig

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521,1123,128

Mainz

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325,675,41

Karlsruhe

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900,4132,52

Hannover

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659,2131,168

Trier

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582,1460,49

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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302,1037,59

Aachen

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502,1209,44

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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601,1864,53

Bremen

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391,1025,48

Freiburg im Breisgau

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411,1079,50

Bonn

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263,861,89

Baden-Baden

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195,588,65

Wiesbaden

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238,443,46

Mannheim

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203,455,44

Bamberg

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436,1347,45

Darmstadt

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205,660,35

Kaiserslautern

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71,234,22

Konstanz

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221,792,31

Regensburg

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236,744,50

Schloss Neuschwanstein

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232,748,0

Rüdesheim am Rhein

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180,325,15

Würzburg

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384,1277,49

Ulm

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246,841,31

Lübeck

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264,668,56

Dortmund

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142,443,58

Essen

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217,773,68

Berchtesgaden

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283,827,32

Passau

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174,427,36

Cochem

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217,459,50

Görlitz

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271,959,12

Augsburg

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219,528,39

Black Forest

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82,249,0

Marburg an der Lahn

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209,853,10

Ingolstadt

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137,452,23

Braunschweig

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170,553,35

Münster

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205,630,30

Sankt Goar

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106,428,10

Bacharach

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122,331,11

Osnabrück

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Germany/Land_Niedersachsen/Osnabrueck-30079/TravelGuide-Osnabrueck.html

78,233,23

Berlin

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Munich

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  • 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...

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  • Hotel Uhland

    Munich Hotels

    This is a wonderful little hotel on a very quiet residential street very near the Oktoberfest site....

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  • Hofbräuhaus

    Munich Restaurants

    So here we are at the Hoffbrahaus, if your visitng Munich then you will already have heard the neam. It;s one of the oldest beerhalls of Muncih and certainly featured in the rise of National Socialism. Nowadys its a ...IN PROGRESS

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Hamburg

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  • 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...

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  • Park Hyatt Hamburg

    Hamburg Hotels

    New, very well facilitated, luxury hotel. The toillet / bathroom together is almost as big as the...

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  • Essen und Trinken

    Hamburg Restaurants

    (work in progress) I make no secret of my love of German food - which is fortunate given that it's my adopted culture! Germans do fabulous fast food, with numerous variations on a bread and sausage theme. The unlikely sounding currywurst is the national passion, and in fact some people are so obsessive about it that a currywurst museum has been...

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Düsseldorf

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  • 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...

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  • InterContinental Duesseldorf

    Düsseldorf Hotels

    wonderful,luxurious, and friendly, the very best when looking for the best staff knowledgable of all...

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  • Uerige

    Düsseldorf Restaurants

    After a walk across the Altstadt to have some "Uerige Alt" beers (the second and next tastes better) with "Blutwurst mit Zwiebeln und Röggelchen" (black pudding with onions and a roll), Mainz cheese with bread and butter or ground meat with onions on a half roll. You will find allways all kind of people and to make contact to them is easy. They...

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Frankfurt am Main

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Cologne

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Stuttgart

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  • 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....

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  • Kronen Hotel Stuttgart City

    Stuttgart Hotels

    A great hotel within walking distance from the main train station. Unfortunately, our visit to...

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  • Swabian Food

    Stuttgart Restaurants

    The Swabian kitchen is well known for their Maultaschen (German Ravioli?) and Spätzle (Nooddle or Maccheroni?). You know already, the national food of the Swabians, Alemannen and Bajuwaren, which may be missing in all of Swabia in no kitchen. Genuine Gourmets says, who had her once on the fork, comes never again of it loosely. Since Swabians a...

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Nürnberg

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  • 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...

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  • Hotel Victoria

    Nürnberg Hotels

    An exceptional location directly across the street from the Main Hauptbahnhof. Very historic-looking...

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  • Transportation Museum

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Transportation Museum in Nürnberg is now officially called the DB-Museum because it belongs to the German Railway System (DB = Deutsche Bahn). It documents the history of the railroads in Germany from the beginning (which was right here, since the first line was between Nürnberg and Fürth) to the present day, or nearly so.Opening hours are...

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Heidelberg

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  • 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...

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  • Hotel Villa Marstall

    Heidelberg Hotels

    Good location, clean and well appointed. We stayed there in March of 2011 and would do so again. We...

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  • Food and Drink

    Heidelberg Local Customs

    There are two types of gingerbread in Germany: the type that is cut into shapes, i.e. the famous Gingerbread Men, and the softer type that is cut into squares and eaten in copious amounts until your stomach hurts (no? You haven't done that? OK, it's just me then...) If I need fast satisfaction for a Christmas-induced gingerbread craving but do not...

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Dresden

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  • 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...

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  • Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

    Dresden Hotels

    Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski has 182 rooms with an average floorspace of 50 square meters. On...

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  • Schloss Pillnitz

    Dresden Off The Beaten Path

    I do hope you have time to visit the largest castle complex in Europe built in the Baroque style of Chinoiserie. This is a Chinese form of art and is found inside and outside the Palace. The buildings and the gardens have a Chinese influence too! Elector Augustus the Strong bought the property in 1706 as a gift for his love, "Countess Cosel" then...

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Koblenz

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Leipzig

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  • 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...

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  • Hotel Fuerstenhof

    Leipzig Hotels

    As to be expected in a hotel of this class, the service was excellent Within easy walk of Leipzig...

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  • Coffe Baum

    Leipzig Restaurants

    Coffe Baum is the second oldest coffee house in Europe after "Café Procope" in Paris! It opened in 1694 by Heinrich Schutze. I wanted to go inside just to check the small coffee museum on the top floor but then we decided to stay and enjoy a coffee here like many famous people the previous 3 centuries (Goethe, Wagner, Schumann etc). Part of the...

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Mainz

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  • 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...

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  • Hilton Mainz

    Mainz Hotels

    There were a couple of small hiccups with my stay here: there was work going on somewhere so I had...

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  • Eisgrub

    Mainz Restaurants

    Eisgrub Brau is one of two breweries located in Mainz (the other one is Brauhaus Castel located in Mainz-Kastel) that caters to foreigners. While Brauhaus Castel seems to being be an American hangout, Eisgrub Brau welcomes all nationalities and you never know what language you will hear when you visit. All the servers (at least all the ones I’ve...

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Karlsruhe

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  • 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 -...

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  • Alfa Hotel

    Karlsruhe Hotels

    I booked this 36 roomed hotel through Venere.com due to its location and price. I paid 147 Euros...

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  • Lehner's Wirtshaus

    Karlsruhe Restaurants

    Lehner's Wirthaus is the Karlsruhe branch of more Lehner's; the other branches are at, Bielefeld, Hannover, Heilbronn München, Pforzheim and Rastatt. The Wirthaus is located at a triangle shaped square with its own terrace. The inside is like a grand café with a high ceiling and basement facilities. The place is great for just a drink or a drink...

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Hannover

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Rich in history, there is plenty to soak up on a Germany vacation - castles, medieval cities, bustling metropolises. The birthplace of Pope Benedict in Marktl am Inn, the Holocaust Memorial in...

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