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Dream Destinations – Germany

The way we all portray Germany could have been so very different had the World Wars turned out differently but fortunately we can all now appreciate what a beautiful country the Germans live in!

Whether you are associating the many German brews that originate out of the Bavarian regions or the infamous schnitzels that you can buy on those idyllic Christmas markets, there is so much to do, see and experience in the stereotypical heart of Europe.

Here are just a few of the top attractions and regions worth visiting, and certainly at the top of my bucket list whenever I am able to visit the German homeland.

Berlin

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There are so many amazing attractions in Berlin that you literally could spend weeks here and not have enough time to see everything a tourist would want to check out! The Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building and Museum Island are just a few examples of the myriad of attractions in the German capital.

Munich

Munich

Head to the heart of Munich to sample Oktoberfest if you have any interest in experiencing Beerfest in action. Another popular attraction if you are looking to relax is The Englischer Garten which is a large, public park that of course hosts two public beer gardens. Come on, it wouldn’t be Germany without such attractions on every street or park corner that you pass!

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Possibly one of the most famous castles around the world, purely for the beautiful infrastructure and its location, Neuschwanstein Castle renowned as a symbol of idealised romantic architecture. Of course, this castle is also recognized for the tragic story of it’s owner King Ludwig II.

The Black Forest

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The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. Dubbed by visitors as the ultimate relaxation spot, this patch of forest offers a variety of hikes passing through tranquil settings of rivers and waterfalls, making this a great romantic spot to take a loved one for a weekend getaway.

Frankfurt

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Another amazing German city that sometimes gets left behind Munich and Berlin is Frankfurt. With an abundance of historic architecture here, you can see sights such as the Goethe House, Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen and the Römerberg. It is also renowned as the New York City of Germany with the plethora of high-rises and financial district hub.

***This post is part of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge (#DreamDestinations #AtoZChallenge)***

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Henry | @fotoeins

Monday 14th of April 2014

I am a Germanophile (or Teutonophile). There ... I said it. As a wae lad, I cheered for England (I still have a big warm spot for the Premier League). After having lived in and visited Germany many times, I cheer for the D-land, and I'm a fan of 1. FC Köln as well : they have standing room terraces in the stadium! There is a wide and diverse array of things to see, sample, nosh and guzzle, and do throughout the nation. Thank you for highlighting my "adopted" country!

Chris

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

I still wish I could say that the Premier League is the best in the world, maybe its the most entertaining but with the likes of Bayern and Dortmund now coming to the forefront especially in the Champions League, I fear the Premier League is slipping a little.

Sam @ Travellingking.com

Sunday 13th of April 2014

Neuschwanstein Castle is at the top of my MUST see list!!! I have pictures of it everywhere - would love to see it one day soon. Its a pity you arent allowed to take photos of the inside ;(

Heather {My Little HEA}

Sunday 13th of April 2014

We're hoping for a Germany trip in 2015 after we do Ireland and England this year. I was born on a military base in Heidelberg but haven't been back as an adult and would love to visit many of the places my parents took me when I was a child!

Marysia @ My Travel Affairs

Friday 11th of April 2014

Berlin is my favourite city in Germany and one of the favourites in the whole world! Good choice guys!

Chris

Friday 11th of April 2014

Cheers Marysia, we are excited about experiencing all of the history in Berlin plus of course sampling some of that stereotypical German brew and cuisine options.

sandy

Friday 11th of April 2014

Just realized you're not blogging about places you've been, and thus the pictures aren't yours...I was so pea green with envy. So then, that brings up a question.........where are you finding these awesome photo's? Germany, on my list. You're the 2nd or maybe 3rd person today I've hit that's blogged about Germany. I'm 5th generation removed on my Dad's side and have always wanted to go there.

Chris

Friday 11th of April 2014

Sandy, the images are just Creative Commons pictures available for reuse. You can either visit the Creative Commons site or use sites such as Flickr/Google Images but make sure that you select only those that are available for reuse.

Germany has so much to offer and you would be crazy if you didn't want to explore there. Add the fact that you have some long distant family connections and I am sure that you will have a great time exploring your heritage whenever you make it to Deutschland!