A country of superior intellect and rich culture, Germany offers its travellers a well-rounded experience of beautiful architecture, a beautiful countryside, fun-filled festivals and the most brilliant, lip-smacking cuisine. Every time is a good time to visit - be it in Summer/ Spring when the country is blooming and shrouded in colour or Fall/Winter when everything is serene, calm and covered in snow. The air is infectious and always full of anticipation and festivities.
Northern Germany: Spectacular, rugged and windy hills; home to famous vacation destinations near the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts. (main areas: Hamburg, Lower Saxony).Southern Germany: Home to some of the most naturally beautiful areas of the country comprising of exquisite flora and fauna such as the Black Forest, Bavarian Forest, Bavarian Alps and Lake Constance. (main areas: Baden-Wrttemberg, Bavaria)Western Germany: A unique landscape comprising of modern cities, a historically ripe heavy-industry and the magnificent Rhine Valley and Moselle valley; also known as wine country. (main areas: Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland) Eastern Germany: the main highlight is the wildly popular and historic capital Berlin; also known for its rebuilt historic Dresden, "Florence on the Elbe". (main areas: Berlin, Saxony)Central Germany: Home to some of the most prominent historical and financial cities; houses the ancient and historically significant Thuringian Forest; known as the green heart of the country. (main areas: Hesse, Thuringia)
March to August is the best time to visit Germany
June to August (Summers) and March to May (Spring) are considered the best time to visit Germany. Weather is pleasant at this time of the year and enjoyable for the festivals abound making it the ideal time to visit Germany. Swimming, hiking are crucial to a fulfilling summer in Germany, while cherry blossoms and spring fair are a highlight in Spring season. Winters during Christmas and Oktoberfest, one of the largest cultural fest are two prime festivals and a peak season in Germany. However, the airfare is at its peak, accommodation rates surge and transportation is very crowded during the summer months. Although Winter from December to February marks the holiday season, the time during Christmas and New Years Eve are a festive period. Waterproof boots, winter jacket and warm scarf, are a must as it snows a lot. A good time for cross-country skiing.
Lots of festivals all year round. German beverages like beer and coffee. Delectable German cuisine. Exciting nightlife. Beautiful countryside.
Expensive. Conservative compared to other European countries. Difficult to visit in peak seasons. Language barriers
For relaxed, kick-backed travellers who like to see and experience things at a leisurely pace.
Stay options in Germany include:Hotels: Thankfully, most German cities have franchises of the large international hotels, as well as a number of local hotels. However, prices can vary significantly by city (For instance, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt are most expensive). A cheaper and more convenient option is staying in Ibis Hotels and City Hotels that are usually located near certain major railway stations. B&Bs are more affordable and slightly less comfortable than hotels. However, they are a good way to experience local German culture. Hostels are simple, affordable budget-accommodations, mostly available on a sharing basis. International youth hostels and independent hostels are the most popular choices in the country largely because they are widespread, easily available and cheap and a good way to get to know other travellers. Camping on authorised campsites in Germany is also a cheap and handy way to spend the nights. These campgrounds vary in quality and infrastructure which determines their price.
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which city we should stay in central Germany, we will be driving around most of the central Germany by car, hence it should be within 3 hrs driving distance to central German cities
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