Germany - it's more than you imagined for european vacations in germany! Here, there's something for everyone - from charming Rhine river cruises and the traditional Oktoberfest to the cultural hotbed of Berlin and the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in the Alps. With so much to see and do, germany european vacations are the one you'll never forget!
Germans regions sharply defined by dialect, food, traditions and history. For the best perspective, sample as many regions as possible for european vacations in germany. Berlin, number one tourist magnet, is the clearest benefactor of reunification. Visitors to the cultural centers of Dresden, Leipzig and Weimar in eastern Germany will find improved amenities there as well. The north has the delightful old seafaring cities of Hamburg and Bremen. Along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers are picturesque castles and steep, terraced vineyards. The Grimm Brothers collected the tales they heard in a trail of villages from Hanau to Bremen. In the south are snow-capped Alps, the alluring Black Forest, Munich and Bavaria's boisterous beer halls and rococo palaces and churches.
Berlin is a capital and city with two centres - the cluster of expensive hotels, bars, cinemas, shops around the Memorial Church, a sparkling nucleus of light, like a sham diamond, in the shabby twilight of the town; and the self-conscious civic centre of buildings around the Unter den Linden, carefully arranged.
Having european vacations in germany, experience travel from the Rhineland to the NorthFrom -- the romance of the Rhine to the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Starting in Frankfurt, follow the gentle vineyards and romantic castles of the Rhine Valley to historic Cologne, with its magnificent cathedral. On to sophisticated Düsseldorf and the historic splendors of Münster, Osnabrück and Hanseatic city of Bremen.
Frankfurt is known as Europe's center of international business and finance (and home of Germany's largest airport), Frankfurt is also charming, quaint and historic. See the cathedral where German emperors were crowned, see Goethe's birthplace and visit art galleries, dozens of world-class museums, and the Römer (city hall). Don't miss the opera, the bars and restaurants of Sachsenhausen and a glass of "Ebbelwoi" (local apple wine) at a pub.
More than 2,000 years old, Cologne is colorful and lively. It's also the birthplace of Eau de Cologne! See how the magnificent Cologne cathedral dominates the Rhine panorama, and Old Quarter. Visit Romanesque churches, and browse through sensational shops, museums and galleries.
Visit Düsseldorf during your european vacations in germany, this a chic and swinging metropolis. Home of international-standard stores and cafes, the Königsallee (the Kö), with its mid-boulevard canal, connects the city's heart with the lanes and pubs of the lively old town. Culture abounds in galleries, museums, at the opera, ballet and symphony performances. It all adds up to a city full of zest and vivacity, big business and lots of charm.