Germany is a country that has been at the heart of Europe for centuries. From the unique culture shaped by historical influences, amazing cuisine, and architecture, there is so much to enjoy during a trip to this country.
The food may not be as world-famous as the French cuisine, but it has its fair share of delicacies and an excellent range of beers, wines, and spirits.
Germany is also a practical place to visit, as the transport system is modern and many of the people speak English, which helps to make this an easy country to explore.
Here are 10 reasons why you should travel to Germany!
1. Tons of Museums
If you’re a museum junkie and a lover of history, you absolutely have to visit the museums in Berlin!
At the heart of Berlin is Museum Island. It’s a strip of land in the Spree River where many of the most impressive museums in the country are located.
The Pergamon Museum has some impressive buildings that have been carefully deconstructed, shipped to Berlin from around the world, and then rebuilt here. The Pergamon Altar is one of the must-see pieces!
2. You Can Take a Romantic Drive
Quite literally, there is a picturesque route in Germany that’s known as the Romantic Road.
This stunning road trip through Bavaria takes in some of the most interesting and beautiful traditional towns in Germany and is famous for the series of beautiful castles that you will see along the way.
3. You Can Indulge & Embrace Culture at Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is a party celebrated across Germany (and the world). The biggest celebration of all is in Munich, where the beer halls fill to bursting, and giant drinking tents are erected around the city.
There are hundreds of different beers to try and wonderful camaraderie shared by all.
4. You Can Walk Through History
The medieval architecture of Nuremberg makes it a stunning place to visit. From exploring the old city walls to the state theater, castle, and the range of churches, this is a beautiful city.
There will probably be a few surprises when you come across some of the modern architecture on display in the city as well!
5. Go Skiing in the Bavarian Alps
The Alps are a stunning range near the border with Austria, and during the winter you will find some great skiing and snowboarding conditions in this area.
Along with other winter sports, it is a great spot for sightseeing and enjoying the local rural Bavarian culture too.
6. It’s a Very Safe Country
As one of the safest countries in Europe. The crime in Germany is low, and there is a low risk for travelers when it comes to pickpockets or threats.
The German people are polite and generous and are also great hosts, and most will try to help if they spot you are in any difficulty.
7. Transportation is a Breeze
The autobahn, a complex highway system, is one of the most famous aspects of German transport, but a good bus network and excellent, efficient trains help to make getting around the country easy and painless for travelers.
8. Embrace All the Holiday Cheer at a Christmas Market
Filled with twinkling lights and the heady aroma of holiday spices, Christmas markets are truly magical. And there’s no better way to experience the holiday season than by taking a stroll through one!
Better yet, eat your way through the Christmas market and experience all the warm, wintry delights!
9. The Black Forest is One of the Most Beautiful Places
Lying in the southwest of the country, the Black Forest is an important resource for Germany but is also one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The area is known for it’s excellent for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
10. English is a Common Language
A population that has a good level of English speakers can be very useful if your skills in the local language are limited, and many Germans take great pride in being able to speak English well. It makes traveling to Germany easy and stress-free!
I’ve found that they often will respond in English if they realize that your German is not particularly strong!