5 must visit places in Germany
If you’re thinking about visiting Germany and aren’t sure where to go or what to see, check out our run down of 5 must-visit place in Germany.
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Füssen
This stunning castle looks like something from a Disney fairy-tale and it’s said that it was the model for Disney Land’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
One of the most frequently photographed attractions in Germany, this castle is iconic all over the world and it’s definitely worth a visit. Designed and constructed by King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886, this striking structure was intended to embody the true spirit of the medieval German castle.
Köln’s Christmas Markets
Cologne’s Christmas markets are not to be missed. Running from mid-November to just before Christmas each year, the markets are held throughout the city, however, you’ll find the main one in the streets surrounding the Cathedral.
Set around a huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree, the market offers a skating rink, Santa’s Village, live music, as well as plenty of stalls – a truly magical Christmas experience.
If you’re a fan of beer, Oktoberfest is a must! Held in Munich each and every year, Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. Taking place over the course of 16 days, over 6 million people travel from all over the world to attend the festival – make sure you’re one of them!
During the festival, you’ll be able to sample traditional German delicacies, enjoy amusements, rides, and games, and, of course, indulge in plenty of beer.
The North Sea Islands
Germany’s North Seas Islands are well worth a visit – even if it’s just for a day trip!
Located in the unique surroundings of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea, the islands are the perfect spot to enjoy fantastic accommodation, first-class cuisine, and even major sporting events.
The islands include Amrum, Baltrum, Borkum, Föhr, Heligoland, and Juist.
The Berlin Wall
No visit to Germany would be complete without a visit to the iconic Berlin Wall. The wall, which was erected by Germany’s leading communist powers to divide the city, was torn down by Berliners back in 1989 but sections are still standing and act as an outdoor gallery for local artists. A poignant site that everyone should see.