Germany offers visitors a taste of European culture unlike that found anywhere else in the world. Famous for its beers, sausages and rich heritage, the country entices travelers from abroad with gothic architecture and many historical landmarks.
Many of Germany's cities were rebuilt after World War II, but medieval buildings and evocative structures still stand tall in Berlin, Cologne and many other areas. Germany is home to many castles, some dating back to the 11th century. Many of these can be viewed on a cruise down the Rhine river, or as you drive along beside it. Festivals and events let visitors discover the many facets of German song and dance. Let Orbitz.com help you craft your plans for a trip to this iconic nation.
Temperatures in Germany range from winter lows of 5 degrees Fahrenheit to summer highs of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Travelers can save money by booking hotels and flights during the colder winter and early spring months. The Oberbaumbrücke Festival in August brings out the best local artists and lets visitors participate in the creation of a giant collaborative painting, and Munich's famous Oktoberfest provides one of the best times to visit Germany. Beer and dancing are the order of the day at Oktoberfest. Catch these major events, and more, when you book with Orbitz.com.
Visit food stalls serving traditional German and Jewish cuisine in this small market nestled between government and administrative buildings in Berlin.
Bremen's Schlachte promenade features cafes and restaurants serving a wide array of North German and local dishes.
One of Munich's most popular Oktoberfest locations, this beer house hosts similar events year-round.
Disco remains popular throughout Europe and locals in Munich flock to this disco dance hall to strut their stuff each evening.
This bridge stands as one of the most romantic secrets of Cologne. Couples bring padlocks inscribed with important dates and secure them to the bridge as a sign of devotion.
Explore a section of the fabled Berlin Wall, and learn about life in the once-divided city.
The observation tower of this parliamentary building provides a beautiful view of Berlin.
This small museum tells the story of the city from its ancient roots through modern times.
The beautiful architecture of Bremen's Rathaus has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This massive cathedral is another UNESCO treasure featuring medieval vaulted architecture.
Kids and adults alike flock to this popular theme park in Cologne for its many rides and family-oriented activities.
Germany's largest beer garden seats over 8,000 guests and serves beer and sausages throughout the year.
This baroque palace was built in the 17th century and has undergone many renovations during major architectural movements. Many museums reside within.
The statue stands as a reminder of the Bavarian culture in the region and overlooks the Oktoberfest event grounds.
The Munich zoo is one of the largest in the world and features a massive overhead aviary, along with carefully planned habitats for each of its inhabitants.