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Germany Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 7-10 days for exploring Berlin, Munich, and the Rhine Valley; 2 weeks for a more extensive visit covering other cities like Hamburg and Dresden

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Best Time: May to October (Spring/Summer) Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $15-30
Budget: $50-100
Mid-range: $100-150
Luxury: $200 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Budget: $10-20
Mid-range: $30-50

Visa Policy for Indians:
Schengen Visa required

Visa Policy for Other Nationals:
Schengen Visa for many countries

Getting In Germany:
Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Munich Airport (MUC)
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Getting Around Germany: Trains (DB), U-Bahn, buses, rental cars Read More

"The land of festivals"

Germany Tourism

Germany is located in Central Europe and is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes. 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. It is famous for its historic cities like Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt, as well as its picturesque countryside, including the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps.

Germany is also renowned for its world-class engineering and innovation, with attractions like the Autobahn and the quality of its automobiles, such as Mercedes, BMW, and Volkswagen. Germany is popular for its Oktoberfest celebrations, historic castles, vibrant arts and music scenes, and efficient public transportation network. 

Must Know Before You Travel to Germany

  • Transportation: Germany has an excellent public transportation system, including trains and trams. The Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the national railway, and the Eurail Pass is a good option for tourists.
  • City Cards: Many cities offer tourist cards that provide discounts on attractions and public transportation. Consider getting one for your destination.
  • Museum Passes: If you plan to visit several museums, look into museum passes for cost savings.
  • Scams: Be cautious of pickpockets and scams, especially in crowded tourist areas.
  • Tap Water: Tap water is safe to drink in Germany, so carry a reusable water bottle to save money.

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Best time to visit Germany

Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) are considered the best time to visit Germany. The weather is pleasant at this time of the year, and enjoyable (Read More) for the festivals abound, making it the ideal time to visit Germany. Swimming and hiking are crucial to a fulfilling summer in Germany, while cherry blossoms and spring fairs are a highlight in the Spring season.

Summer(June to August) is the peak tourist season in Germany, with warm temperatures and longer daylight hours. It's perfect for outdoor activities, including visiting the beaches at the North Sea and Baltic Sea. 

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 Year's Eve are a festive period. Waterproof boots, a winter jacket, and a warm scarf are a must, as it snows a lot. A good time for cross-country skiing.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Germany

What's Great?

Lots of festivals all year round. German beverages like beer and coffee. Delectable German cuisine. Exciting nightlife. Beautiful countryside.

What's Not So Great?

Expensive. Conservative compared to other European countries. Difficult to visit in peak seasons. Language barriers

For Whom?

For relaxed, kick-backed travellers who like to see and experience things at a leisurely pace.

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Nightlife in Germany

Hamburg: the Reeperbahn, Hamburg's legendary nightlife street, is the central night-time attraction in the city. Home to one of Europe's biggest red-light districts, it has a number of street extensions that are worth visiting, such as Groe Freiheit, Spielbudenplatz and Davidstrae. It has a number of legendary bars, restaurants, theatres such as the Operettenhaus and clubs along with sex shops, sex museums and strip clubs.

Berlin is the capital of German nightlife and is popular for its eccentric bar and club scene. Most bars and clubs remain open until morning, offering spots for a nightcap. In addition to great cocktails, they offer panoramic and beautiful views, quirky and eccentric design, and outdoor lounging. Some of the best Berlin bars: are Victoria Bar; Greenwich; Weinerei, and Club der Visionaere.

Shopping in Germany

German honey: Specifically "Echter Deutscher Honig," which is of the best quality. Honey with a higher percentage of "Nektar" is considered the best.Smoked eel: It is a common delicacy and souvenir near coastal areas.
Cheese: You can opt for the more common "Qualittsprodukte" variety of cheese or the less-explored, rarer types found in one rare cheese store.
Chocolates & Sweets: Try "Ritter Sport" and gummy bears (by Haribo) are a must try.
Houseware: Quality kitchenware such as knives, pots and pans are good buying options.
Amplemann: A cult symbol
Best places to shop: Kthe Wohlfahrt, a speciality shop that sells good quality Christmas decorations can be found in all the major cities in Germany, including Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Nuremberg;Unter den Linden in Berlin is known for its unique souvenir shops; Ludwig Becks and Galleria Kaufhof are two famous department stores in Munich to buy traditional German everyday items.

Festivals of Germany

Major festivals:
January: Christmas Garden (light show in BerlinÕs Botanical Gardens)
February-March: Fasching/Fasnacht (carnival season known for elaborate balls and parades in anticipation of Ash Wednesday)
Late April: Spring Festival, Munich (the "little sister of Oktoberfest")
May: May Day (maypole dances)
May-June: Weindorf wine festival, WŸrzburg
June: Carnival of Cultures, Berlin (street parade)
June: Bach Festival, Leipzig
July: Classic Open Air, Berlin (music on Gendarmenmarkt)
July: Bardentreffen NŸrnberg (world music festival)
August: International Beer Festival, Berlin
August-September: Fall Folk Festival, NŸrnberg (rides and costumes)
September: Reichsstadt Festival, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (fireworks)
September: Oktoberfest, Munich
October: German Unity Day
October: Reformation Day celebration, Wittenberg
November: All Saints' Day
December: Christmas markets throughout Germany
December 6: St. Nikolaus Day (parades)

Food of Germany

Traditional German food comprises of meat teamed with some form of potatoes and gravy, along with fresh vegetables or salad. While the eating-out space in Germany is largely dominated by the Gasthaus/Gasthof and restaurants, bakeries and butchers sell excellent takeaway food and should not be missed. Even the smallest bakeries sell a wide variety of goods including bread and rolls.Famous dishes: Rinderroulade mit Rotkraut und Kndeln, Schnitzel mit Pommes frites, Rehrcken mit Sptzle, Schweinebraten and Knigsberger Klopse. Also popular in Imbiss (quick snack) are sausage (Wurst) and fries (Pommes Frites). Famous beverages: Beer, cider, coffee and Glhwein.

Regions in Germany

  • 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)

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How to reach Germany from India?

Major airlines from India to Germany: Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Air India, Etihad, Finnair, Saudia, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Oman Air, Jet Airways. Major cities to board a flight from India to Germany: New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

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