Germany is a tourist country of variety, having made a generous contribution to the world of classical music, but also having a large food culture characterized by wholesome and hearty dishes.
This destination is full of beautiful landscapes waiting to be discovered. You can explore Bavaria’s magnificent baroque palaces one day, and immerse yourself in Hamburg’s cool, redeveloped HafenCity the next.
In hip Berlin, historic sites such as the Brandenburg Gate and contemporary art galleries create exciting contrasts.
Explore the New Berlin
Since reunification, civic planners have demolished large sections of what once stood as a scar across the face of a defeated nation. The architectural changes and urban developments that constantly update the cityscape around Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse and Potsdamer Platz can be confusing. But regardless of which renewal program is churning up rubble at the time of your visit, a pilgrimage through what used to be the most bitterly contested urban turf in Europe can’t help but provoke powerful emotions.
Cruise the Elbe, the Danube, and the Rhine
Cruises begin and end at large cities of historic interest and last anywhere from 6 hours to 7 days.
Boat on the Neckar
The Neckar River meanders through about 80km (50 miles) of some of Germany’s most famous vineyards. But the real appeal of the winding road along the water is the medieval castles scattered along the way. Highlights en route include Heidelberg, Neckarsteinach, Hirschhorn, Eberbach, Zwingenberg, and Burg Hornberg. Don’t forget to stop en route for samplings of the local wines.
Eat like a German
Try traditional beers, sausages and pretzels but also inventive, Michelin-starred restaurants. Savor pillowy spaetzle and Berliner pfannkuchen (jelly donut).
Neuschwanstein Castle, whose fairy-tale turrets and dramatic setting inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
See how cars are made
See how cars are made: BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche and Mercedes factories offer tours.
Boat in Bavaria
Discover romantic lakes with dark waters, forest-covered mountains, baroque chapels and fairy-tale hamlets.
A 1-minute walk from Französische Str. U-Bahn station, this elegant hotel is 1.1 km from Brandenburg Gate.
The elegant rooms with Biedermeier furnishings and marble bathrooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, antique desks and armchairs. Suites add separate living rooms and minibars. Upgraded suites have fireplaces and dining tables; some add balconies and kitchenettes.
Dining options include a high-end restaurant, an elegant bar, a posh lobby lounge serving afternoon tea, and a seasonal outdoor cocktail lounge. There’s also a fitness center, plus a spa with saunas. A business center and meeting rooms are available.
Hotel de Rome
Located on Bebelplatz by the State Opera House, this stylish, high-end hotel is set in a former bank HQ built in 1889. It’s a 9-minute walk from Museum Island.
Polished rooms have high stucco ceilings and marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, as well as desks and free Wi-Fi. Suites add sitting areas, walk-in wardrobes, plus complimentary buffet breakfast and in-house movies; some have balconies.
The chic restaurant serves Italian cuisine, and there’s a rooftop terrace bar for cocktails and snacks. There’s also a spa with an indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym, plus a business center. Parking is available (fee).
Hotel Villa Kennedy
Once a grand family home in an ornate building dating from 1904, this polished hotel is a 12-minute walk from the Städel art gallery and 13-minutes’ walk from the Schweizer Platz U-Bahn station.
Upscale rooms and suites offer bathrooms with heated floors, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. All provide sofas and dining tables, while upgraded rooms add terraces. Suites have lounges; some provide terraces and/or separate dining areas.
There’s a spa with an indoor pool, a steam bath and a gym. Dining options include a classy Italian restaurant with outdoor seating, and a chic bar. A courtyard garden and a business center are available
Bulow Palais & Residenz
Set in a modern building with an 18th-century facade, this upscale hotel is 1.5 km from the Baroque church Dresden Frauenkirche and 1.1 km from Semperoper opera house.
Plush rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus sitting areas with chaise longues. Suites add sofas and Nespresso machines, while upgraded suites include separate lounges and antique furnishings. Kids under 12 stay free with their parents.
There’s a fine-dining restaurant, a bistro and a cigar lounge, as well as a live music bar and an atrium courtyard. Other amenities include a gym and a spa, plus a business center and 5 meeting rooms.
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