There is no doubt that Germany is an amazing and beautiful country to visit, and one of the top 10 vacation spots in Europe to getaway all year round.
If you plan to visit this year, you may find useful reading our list of top tourist attractions in Germany:
German Castles are without a doubt, one of the top tourist attractions in Germany and the good news is that there are plenty to visit! The beauty about stepping inside one of these castles is that they boast gorgeous medieval ornaments, old trophies, and armory rooms. There are many we could list, but four of the best castles to visit in Germany would have to be:
-Heidelberg Castle: this castle is located in one of the most picturesque castle locations in Germany – Heidelberg Town- which is surrounded by beautiful scenery.
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Another great thing about Heidelberg Castle is that you are allowed to climb to the balcony and enjoy lovely views of the Neckar River and Heidelberg old town.
-Heidelberg Castle: is also one of the cheapest castles to visit in Germany as admission price cost just $5, and that includes a guided tour of the palace.
-Neuschwanstein Castle: is located in Schwangau (near the border with Austria), and it’s the most visited castle in Germany.
It’s not hard to see the appeal of Neuschwanstein Castle which boasts a majestic exterior and a grand interior with lavishly decorated rooms.
A visit to Neuschwanstein Castle truly gives an idea of the life of the King and the servants whose rooms still have their original furnishings.
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A guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle cost around $15 (11 Euros) and it’s offered in both German and English throughout the day.
-Wartburg Castle: this castle is located in Eisenach (near the city of Erfurt), and it’s one of the best castles to visit in Germany as it boasts an amazing museum with hundreds of exhibits and collections which will give you an idea about German customs and traditions during the Middle Ages.
Wartburg Castle offers guided tours every hour, which cost around $14 (9 Euros), as well as a guided tour in English at 1pm.
-Eltz Castle: this castle is located in Munstermaifeld (near the city of Koblenz) and it’s easily one of the prettiest and best preserved castles in Germany.
You can get a tour of Eltz Castle for around $12 (8 Euros) and visit the different rooms such as the Treasure Vault, which is filled with paintings, statues, crossbows, porcelain and silver goods and the renowned Prince Elector's ring.
German beer is no doubt, one of the top tourist attractions in Germany, and there is no better way to sample the true taste of German beer than in one the country’s many beer breweries.
There are literary hundreds upon hundreds of beer breweries to choose from and the best thing is that most of them offer tours and beer tastings. Some of the best ones include:
-Saxon Brewery Museum: is located in Rechenberg (near the border with Czech Republic), and it’s one of the oldest beer breweries in Germany.
Saxon brewery offers a 2-hour tour of the Saxon Brewery’s underground vaults and beer tasting twice a day (12pm and 3pm).
-Erdinger Brewery: is located in the town of Erding, which is around 30 minutes drive from Munich. If you’re a fan of wheat beer, Erdinger is one of the best wheat beer producing breweries in Germany.
Erdinger offers a 3-hour tour three times a day (10am, 2pm and 6pm) where you’ll get to learn about their beer making techniques and sample fine brews.
-Weihenstephan Abbey Brewery
Weihenstephan Abbey is the oldest brewery in Germany, and one of the most popular breweries in the region of Bavaria.
The beauty of this brewery is the visitor’s center where you can see an interesting short video on the life of the monks and how beer has been brewed there for hundreds of years.
Weihenstephan Abbey offers a brewery tour every hour between 11am and 4pm.
-Andechs Abbey Brewery: is located in Andechs (nearby Munich) and it’s without a doubt, one of the most popular places in Germany for enjoying beer tastings.
The brewery is run by the Benedictine monks which offer tours of the church twice a day (12pm and 12.15pm), as well as the monastery brewery at 10:30am every Tuesday and Wednesday (the brewery tour cost around $6 and last 60 minutes).
-Beck's Brewery: is located in Bremen and it’s another great German brewery where you can learn a lot about the art of beer brewing and taste different types of beers. The brewery tour lasts 2-hours and cost $15 (11 Euros).
If you’re traveling to the country during the holiday season, you’ll find that Christmas Markets are one of the top tourist attractions in Germany.
In fact, most people would agree that Christmas is one of the best times to be and experience Germany.
One of the most popular Christmas traditions in Germany is the traditional Christmas Market, which you'll find just about in every German town during the holiday season.
Oktoberfest is one of the most popular events of the year in Germany, and it is held in Munich every year between the last week of September and the first week of October for 16 days.
Oktoberfest is no doubt, one of the top tourist attractions in Germany and you’ll find that Oktoberfest isn’t just about beer.
Many people certainly visit Oktoberfest for the beer, but there is so much more to Oktoberfest such as sampling delicious food, soaking the jubilant singing atmosphere and seeing men and women dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen (traditional Bavarian clothing).
Oktoberfest is definitely one of those festivals that you simply have to do and will want to do over and over again as it’s just an amazing party!
The Black Forest is undoubtedly, one of the top tourist attractions in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
If you’re planning on touring the Black Forest, the city of Freiburg (see things to do in Freiburg Germany) is an excellent place to base as it boasts many hotels and it’s within easy reach of many of the Black Forrest’s attractions.
Black Forest must see attractions include:
-The German Clock Museum: is located in Furtwangen and it’s an excellent place to learn about the Cuckoo Clock, and see various clock displays.
-The Black Forest Open-air Museum: is located in Gutach and it’s an amazing place to explore and learn about the centuries-old farming traditions.
If you’re visiting the Black Forest this summer, you’ll be glad to know that the lakes are also some of the top tourist attractions in Germany.
Schluchsee, Mummelsee and Titisee lakes are very popular spots in the Black Forest for swimming, wind surfing and sightseeing tours.
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