Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

Holidays to Germany 250If you're considering including Germany on your European holiday itinerary, I say 'do it!' This vast country offers so much to see and do that one visit is never enough. The Germany travel blog articles below offer some suggestions for some of the best places to visit in Germany.


Cities or countryside - wherever you decide to visit, a holiday in Germany is very rewarding.

 

 

 

bamberg150Self drive in Germany is easy once you get used to driving on the right hand side of the road. There is a large variety of scenic roads focusing on many different themes such as food, history, buildings, fairy tales and many more. The Castle Road, one of Germany's longest-established scenic routes, celebrated its 55th anniversary in March 2009. Fully signposted and running for around 1,000 km from Mannheim to Prague, it offers plenty of diversity, historical sites and delightful scenery peppered with romantic castles and fairy tale palaces.

Berlin-wallGermany has perhaps the most complex of all national histories. This is a country which has been in the centre of Europe’s history for thousands of years. The Germans themselves are a diverse group of regional peoples having a common language and ancestry but spread over a large area of Europe and even Russia. Every single part of Germany has an extraordinary story which few foreigners know. When you come to Germany, bring a few reference books, your travel insurance and an open mind, because you’ll learn things you never suspected about this fascinating place.

This article has been updated and included in a more comprehensive article on Europe's Christmas markets.  You can read the new article by clicking this link.



As the festive season approaches each year, more than 2,500 atmospheric Christmas markets take place across Germany, getting everyone into the holiday spirit. Germany’s vibrant and industrial Ruhr region, the 2010 European Capital of Culture, is a surprisingly atmospheric place to experience the Christmas markets. Starting in mid-November, slightly earlier than other Christmas markets, the cities of the Ruhr are illuminated in a festive blaze of lights, with wooden huts displaying exquisite arts and crafts and culinary temptations.

 

Wartburg CastleUNESCO World Heritage sites are outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and nature: silent yet eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena. Only the most exceptional examples are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list and enjoy the special international protection associated with that status.  Germany has no fewer than 33 UNESCO sites across the country.

 

audi-museum-150German cars are famous around the world - names such as Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen and Opel are internationally renowned for top quality and innovation. They also represent the heritage and ingenuity of the country where the first cars were developed exactly 125 years ago.