The gateway to the Alps!
This beautiful city is chock full of amazing museums and traditional German architecture. It’s the capital of Bavaria, and as many beer-lovers know, the hub during Oktoberfest! Walk around the Altstadt (old town) and the central Marienplatz, where you’ll find jaw-dropping buildings and iconic landmarks. Nearby, you’ll find fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, the very castle Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle was modeled after!
The artsy, history-rich capital
Besides being the biggest city in Germany, Berlin is also a cosmopolitan hub for art, architecture, history, and nightlife. Here, you’ll find funky street art, awesome nightclubs, and of course, the remnants of the Berlin Wall! After being separated into East and West during the Cold War, Berlin was reunited in 1990, and is now a hip haven of cool vibes.
Where old meets new
While Frankfurt’s old town (Altstadt) boasts traditional charm, the majority of the city is filled with shiny modern skyscrapers. It’s known to be Germany’s main financial hub, and hosts many international events.
Did you know that Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined? Yup! This large city in Northern Germany is renowned for its nightlife and beautiful maritime charm, as well as being known as the place where The Beatles got their start.
“Florence at the Elbe”
This beautiful gem, like Cologne, is laden with mesmerizing art museums, classic architecture, and a postcard-worthy reconstructed old town. Dresden is the capital of Saxony, the eastern German State, and is famous for its Versailles-inspired Zwinger Palace and baroque church, Frauenkirche.
Old world charm & romantic castles
This cute little college town is much more than a cute little college town. Heidelberg, a jewel on the Neckar River, is known for its 16th-century castle, Gothic church towers, and adorable old town center. Wander through the cafe-lined Marktplatz, see Renaissance architecture, and – okay – pay a visit to venerable Heidelberg University.
Freiburg im Breisgau
Vibrant city nestled in the Black Forest!
Oh, Freiburg, one of Germany’s prettiest cities, known for its temperate climate, medieval old town, and babbling brooks (bächle) crisscrossing through the streets. Nearby, you’ll find picture-perfect highlands which are beloved by hikers and non-hikers alike. Take a funicular up to amazing heights and feast your eyes on sweeping views!
A medieval marvel
A city distingued by medieval architecture, Nuremberg boasts soaring stone towers, storybook streets, and an iconic castle. While Nuremberg is a bright, fun-filled city today, it holds a dark past of Nazi history. This city is for the history buff who enjoys learning about a destination as much as exploring its beauty.