Germany Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 74%, Germany doesn't always get the respect it deserves as a world class destination - except, that is, by the lovers of the "golden nectar" (beer for the uninitiated). While no one can ignore the undeniable excitement of Oktoberfest, Germany does, in fact, offer much, much more than just this. At the top of this list would have to be the Berlin Wall, one of the most enduring monuments of the Cold War. Much more than just a hunk of brick and mortar, this barrier will forever remain a symbol of Communist suppression which should be visited as a reminder of past misdeeds. Another must is Neuschwanstein Castle - a structure so outstanding that even Disney used it as a model for one of their classic tales, Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Or perhaps you would prefer a scenic drive through the Black Forest, stopping off along the way for any number of hikes or even a leisurely cruise down the Rhine River? Oh, and if you definitely don't have a taste for beer, there are still a long list of other festival options, including the Carnivals of Cologne and Düsseldorf, where a soft pretzel and some sauerkraut will help settle the pallet. What more could you possibly want?
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Enter the pages of a fairytale as you walk through the halls of Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Originally constructed as a retreat for King Ludwig II, it was opened to the ....
Stand before one of the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, which was a lasting symbol of the Cold War and political oppression. In stark contrast, the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall have today been transformed into th....
For anyone who likes beer, Munich's Oktoberfest is the granddaddy of all festivals. Originally held in 1810, the festival has taken on a life of its own with visitors coming in from all corners of the globe for the annual 2+ wee....
|Coordinates:||51 00 N, 9 00 E|
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- Location: Germany