Best Tourist Places to Visit in Germany, Europe
Germany is a country in western-central Europe, made up of 16 states and the capital and largest city of the country, Berlin. German is the official language and Euro is the currency used in Germany. Germany is the 4th largest country in nominal GDP and 5th largest in purchasing power parity in the world. Also Germany ranks 2nd in the goods exporting and 3rd in the goods importing in the globe.
With an area of 357,021 square kilometers, Germany is the 63rd largest country in the world. Germany shares its borders with Denmark in the north, Poland and Czech Republic on the east, Switzerland and Austria in the south, France in the southwest and Belgium and Netherlands in the west.
The 5 largest cities of Germany are as follows:
History of Germany:
The history of Germany dates back to 962 with the formation of Holy Roman Empire. The German Empire was formed in 1871 with the incorporation of most of the German states. The Federal Republic of Germany came into existence on 7 October 1949 and the reunification of the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany was made in 1990.
How to reach Germany?
The major international airports of Germany include the Berlin Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport and Cologne Airport.
Germany is connected to neighboring countries such as Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland by trains. Bus connections are also good between neighboring countries to Germany.
Buses, taxis and rental cars are commonly used for local travel in the cities of Germany.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Germany:
Germany is home of many internationally renowned music composers, philosophers and novelists. The major architectural styles of Germany include Carolingian and Ottonian.
German Honey is very popular souvenir and the shops in Germany are generally open from 08:00-20:00. Some popular dishes in Germany include rinderroulade, rehrucken, schnitzel, wurst and matjesbrotchen
Tourist Attractions in Germany:
Situated in Rust, inaugurated in 1975, the Europa-Park is Germany’s largest theme park and after Disneyland Paris, it is Europe’s 2nd most famous theme park resort. It is spread over an area of 85 hectares.
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the historical identities of Germany, which was constructed in 1791 in Greek revival architectural style, designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans. It is located at Pariser Platz in Berlin.
Berlin Zoological Garden:
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the most famous and oldest zoo in Germany covering an area of 34 hectares. It is situated in Tiergarten in Berlin, home to around 1,500 different animal species. It was opened in 1844.
List of other places of interest in Germany includes:
- Berlin Wall
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Heide Park
- Tropical Islands Resort
- Movie Park Germany
- Legoland Deutschland
- Allianz Arena
- Miniatur Wunderland
- Serengeti Park
- Leipzig Zoological Garden
- Tierpark Hagenbeck
- Kaufhaus des Westens
- Reichstag building
- Fernsehturm Berlin
Best time to visit Germany:
The months between May and October are ideal to enjoy holidays in the cities of Germany.
Accommodation options in Germany:
Germany is an opulent country, prospering in all sectors including hospitality industry with plenty of international hotels ranging from 1 star to 7 star. It is advised to international tourists to book hotel well in advance to get hotel rooms as per their requirement and budget and to avoid difficulty in getting hotels during peak season. Here is list of the prominent hotels in Germany (Berlin):
- Regent Berlin
- The Circus Hotel
- Das Stue
- Casa Camper Berlin
- Hotel Concorde Berlin
- Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
- The Mandala Hotel
- Hotel Adlon Kempinski
- Hotel Adelante Berlin-Mitte
- Grand Hyatt Berlin
- Louisa’s Place
- Schlosshotel Im Grunewald
- H10 Berlin Ku’damm
- Hotel de Rome
- Radisson Blu Hotel