Best German Cities

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Discover what makes Germany special on this trip through busy metropolises, where history and modernity meet in a combination of castles, museums, nightlife, and culture.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2

    Cologne, Germany

  • 3

    Hamburg, Germany

  • 4

    Berlin, Germany

  • 5

    Dresden, Germany

  • 6

    Nuremberg, Germany

  • 7

    Munich, Germany

  • 8

    Freiburg, Germany

  • 9

    Frankfurt, Germany

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Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • 4 sisters
  • Heidelberg (HDR)
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • IMG_0092
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • F1000012
  • Triceratops
  • Frankfurter Goethe-Haus , Freies Deutsches Hochstift , Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
  • Wine
  • 2013.03.09.239 - SCHWETZINGEN - Schwetzinger Schlossgarten - Südlicher Zirkelbau
   
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Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood2 nights

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Cologne

  • Rail to Heaven
  • Kölner Dom
  • Cologne
  • LUDWIG MUSEUM AND DOM KOLN GERMANY JUNE 2013
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  • Dortmund Westfalenpark
  • Münster
  • Fish float.
  • Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln
  • Romano/ Germanic Museum Köln
  • Big Wheel of Dusseldorf (Riesenrad von Düsseldorf)
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
   
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Cologne

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFood1 night

Founded in the 1C, Cologne offers seemingly endless historical and cultural activities, all set in a modern-day atmosphere.

Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
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Things to do in and around Hamburg

  • Hamburg
  • Wasserschloss Speicherstadt - Explore
  • Speicherstadt Hamburg
  • Historical Entrance to Hagenbecks Tierpark (Zoo)
  • Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
  • Lubeck
  • On the fjord
  • Dialog im Dunkeln
  • Die weiße Kuh (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner) - Hamburger Kunsthalle - Hamburg {juli 2013}
  • Altonale Kulturnacht
  • Hanau-Schloß-Steinheim Am Main
  • 20131201-Weihnachtsmarkt Bremen-0011
   
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Hamburg

Germany, Hamburg region

Night lifeFoodCultureNatureHistoric1 night

Destroyed during WWII, Hamburg has retained its charm with its water landscapes, pristine parks, and upbeat spirit.

The second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. A former member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire.Today, Hamburg is a major transport hub and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe. Hamburg has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles and only a few skyscrapers. Churches are important landmarks, such as St Nicholas', which for a short time in the 19th century was the world's tallest building. There are many parks distributed over the whole city, which makes Hamburg a very verdant city. The biggest parks are the Stadtpark, the Ohlsdorf Cemetery and Planten un Blomen.
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Things to do in and around Berlin

  • Berlin skyline
  • Berlin
  • Architektur im Scheunenviertel 6
  • Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at Dusk | Classic Germany Escorted Tour
  • Oranienstrasse
  • Müggelsee
  • spreewald
  • Berlin_RvR_14-04-28_IMG_6543
  • Philharmonic concert hall (again)
  • Sony Center, Berlin
  • Tauentzien
  • Havelblick
  • Kloster Chorin
  • Kammermusiksaal
  • Kulturforum
  • Berlin - Bode Museum 02
  • Botanischer Garten | Botanical Gardens (2)
  • Grunewald
  • Fichtelgebirge 216
  • Egyptian Museum / Neues Museum
  • Zoológico de Berlim / Berlin Zoo
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  • bird's eye view of Leipzig city
  • Bastei
   
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Berlin

Germany, Berlin region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

With rich history, vibrant nightlife, world-renowned cuisine, and amazing museums, there is something for everyone in Germany's capital.

Berlin is the capital city of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million people it is Germany's largest city. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science, home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks, and an extremely high quality of living.
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Things to do in and around Dresden

  • Stück in Germany - Dresden After the Bombing, Way after the Bombing
  • Dresden, Schloss und Zwinger kurz vor Weihnachten
  • Zwinger
  • Semperoper Dresden
  • Military History Museum in Dresden
  • bird's eye view of Leipzig city
  • Bastei
  • Cliffs and River Elbe
  • Müggelsee
   
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Dresden

Germany, Saxony region

CultureHistoricFoodNight life1 night

Despite heavy bombing during WWII, still evident today, Dresden is an exquisite Baroque-laden city with wonderful attractions.

Dresden is a city in Saxony, Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. After world war II restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche.
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Things to do in and around Nuremberg

  • Nuremberg
  • Zeughaus Nürnberg (IMG_7487)
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  • Nuremberg House, 1673
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  • Bamberg Germany
  • Blick über Würzburg
  • Water tower Nuremberg
  • 2003-10-31 11-02 Nürnberg 030 St. Sebald.jpg
  • 2009-11-14 Nürnberg 047 Lorenzkirche
  • Nuernberg_2005_ 055
  • IMG_6222
  • Weihnachtsmarkt, Stuttgart, Germany
   
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Nuremberg

Germany, Bavaria region

CultureHistoricFoodNight life1 night

While commonly associated with the Third Reich, Nuremberg's history begins in the 11C, thus offering a wealth of varied sites.

Nuremberg was, according to the first documentary mention of the city in 1050, the location of a roman Imperial castle and is often referred to as having been the 'unofficial capital' of the Holy Roman Empire. Because of the city's relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the centre of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions – the Nuremberg rallies. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. Sites in Nuremberg include: Nuremberg Castle an Heilig-Geist-Spital, the largest hospital of the Middle Ages.
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Things to do in and around Munich

  • Christmas in Marienplatz
  • 284 Marienplatz is a central square in the city centre of Munich
  • EWR Süd VJ 101C in München
  • Composition (1962) - Bram Van Velde (1895 - 1981)
  • München Munich 308 Alte Pinakothek (5)
  • Zugspitzgebiet
  • IMG_5635
  • Edificio_principal,_Jardín_Botánico,_Múnich,_Alemania_2012-04-21,_DD_04
  • 29 Amalienburg, Munich, 7-01
  • Bavarian National Museum
  • BMW museum, Munich
  • Schlosspark Linderhof, Westpaterre
  • 2012_05_18 481 Hamburg Reunion - Friday
  • munich oct 2008 Residenz Antiquarium
  • DSC_0205
  • Partnachklamm
  • Wank
   
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Munich

Germany, Bavaria region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Munich is a fabulous city, known for its rich history, culture, art, as well as modern amenities and great nightlife.

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city's motto has been "Munich loves you".
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Things to do in and around Freiburg

  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Freiburg
  • Muensterside
  • Münsterplatz III
  • Europa Park 209
  • Badenweiler
  • F1000012
  • 2009-05-10 - Titisee - House on the Water
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  • Westweg von Hausach nach Basel (Westvariante)
   
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Freiburg

Germany, The Black Forest region

NatureCultureNight lifeHistoricActive2 nights

Surrounded by the Black Forest, Freiburg combines old-world charm and modern-day progress.

Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region. One of the famous old German university towns. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany and holds the all-time German temperature record of 40.2 °C/ Because of its scenic beauty, relatively warm and sunny climate, and easy access to the Black Forest, Freiburg is a hub for regional tourism. Also the home of the longest cable car run in Germany to Schauinsland mountain.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • 4 sisters
  • Heidelberg (HDR)
  • Marburg: Landgrafenschloss und Oberstadt
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • IMG_0092
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • F1000012
   
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Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood1 night

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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