Germany

With its many small towns and historic sites, along with an abundance of forests and mountains, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to visit

Rhine Valley

The town of Ruedesheim is a picture-postcard of a place, on the banks of the Rhine. This is venturing into Hansel and Gretel territory of what most people imagine Germany to be. Half-timbered buildings, turreted castles and cobbled streets. In fact this whole part of the river is designated a UNESCO World heritage Site - the often dramatic 65km stretch of river boasts more than 40 castles and more than 50 picturesque towns all just waiting to be explored. If you like your wine sweet, this is Riesling country, with some of the best vineyards in the world on your doorstep.

Black Forest

Situated in the southwestern corner of Germany and extending 160 kilometers from Pforzheim in the north to Waldshut on the High Rhine in the south, the densely-wooded hills of the Black Forest are very popular.

Highlights include the Black Forest Railway and the spa facilities of Baden-Baden. Travel the Black Forest Panoramic Route, a 70-kilometer driving tour that takes in the very best views over the region, along with its top historic attractions, including stunning castles and numerous medieval towns and villages.

Cologne

Home to one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world and a thriving art scene, this city is famous for its old town and its annual carnival.

Hamburg

Nestled on the River Elbe, this city has an abundance of parks and green spaces, a treasure-packed historic center, and more bridges than any other city in the world.

Görlitz

Enticing visitors with its quiet cobblestone alleys, glorious squares, and fabulous architecture this is the country’s easternmost town and is joined to its Polish twin by a pedestrian bridge. The Old Town has 4,000 listed buildings and a colorful array of cafés that spill out onto the streets

Berlin

A city with a chequered past, but a bright future. See world-famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the Berlin Wall or visit Museum Island, where five museums show over 6000 years of history.

Frankfurt

This is a city with a rather stern reputation. It is the financial centre of Europe, but it is historic too and a cruise down the River Main gives a good perspective of the city’s progression, past the modern sprawl and onwards to the traditional buildings of the city’s Museum Embankment. Museums include – Städel, Historisches Museum, and Jüdisches-Museum. The main square is stunning and its best to sit at a café, and try the famous Frankfurt Green sauce, served over potatoes and eggs.

Itineraries and Attractions

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GERMANY ROADTRIP ITINERARY Cologne to Munich

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