Germany Travel Guide


Molecule Man, Berlin.

Germany is one of Europe's most fascinating travel and holiday destinations.

With a long and often troubled history at the center of European politics, Germany is now a peaceful and prosperous giant.

Highlights of any visit to the country are its many historic cities such as Cologne, Regensburg, Heidelburg, Trier and Bamberg, its friendly people and, of course, Germany's excellent beer and wine.

Don't miss Berlin's modern architecture, the baroque treasures of Potsdam, Bavaria's fantasy castles, hiking in the wonderful Alps or the Black Forest, cruising the Rhine and skiing in Garmisch.

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Michaelsberg Abbey.

German City Guides

Porta Nigra, Trier.

Major cities across Germany - Berlin, Cologne, Munich etc.

(in alphabetical order) Click on the city for more detailed information.

Berlin - the nation's capital, largest city and most lively tourist destination.

Cologne (Köln) - historical city in the Rhine-Ruhr area, famed for its massive cathedral.

Dortmund - the beer capital of Germany.

Frankfurt - cosmopolitan modern city and Germany's financial center.

Gelsenkirchen - post- industrial city in the northern Ruhr built on coal, iron and steel.

Hamburg- prosperous, liberal North Sea port city famed for its nightlife.

Hanover - historical city famous for the exquisite gardens at Herrenhausen.

Kaiserslautern - provincial city noted for its US Army presence and football tradition.

Leipzig - transformed dramatically since reunification - the city of Bach, Mendelssohn & Wagner.

Munich (München) - Bavaria's hi-tech, cosmopolitan capital - famed for its palaces, museums and the annual Oktoberfest.

Nuremberg (Nürnberg)- historical & charming city of commerce and culture.

Stuttgart - capital of Baden-Wurttemberg: modern, dynamic home to Daimler Benz and Porsche.

Other German City Guides

Rhein Herne Kanal, Gelsenkirchen.

(in alphabetical order) Click on the city for more detailed information.

Baden-Baden - elegant spa and casino town.

Bamberg - Germany's most beautiful small city.

Bayreuth - beautiful city of Richard Wagner.

Dusseldorf - a leader in style and fashion - and beer!

Freiburg - gateway to Schwarzwald (Black Forest).

Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Bavarian Alps.

Heidelberg - beautiful student center.

Regensburg - Germany's medieval jewel.

Trier - Germany's oldest city and Roman treasure trove.

Tübingen - university town on the River Neckar.

Hotel Accommodation in Germany

Book hotel accommodation in Germany in all the major towns and cities. 5 star hotels to more budget accommodation and guesthouses.

Germany A-Z

An A-Z listing of Germany and German culture: famous Germans, German towns and cities, well-known buildings and tourist attractions, foods, drinks, products - all things German. From Aachen to Zwickau from Adenauer to Zeppelin.

Buses to Germany

Buses To Germany - getting to Germany by bus or coach - all the major routes, fares and services.

Car Hire / Rental in Germany

Rent a car in Germany - the major car hire companies, prices and special offers.

City Transport in Germany

City Travel - buses, taxis, trams, U-Bahn (metro), S-Bahn (suburban trains).

German Customs Information

Germany customs information - what the traveler can take in to and out off Germany - allowances for beer, wine, cigarettes, cigars etc.

German Dialing Codes

German dialing codes - all the major dialing codes for German towns and cities.

Kurfuerstliches Palais, Trier.

Embassies in Germany

Foreign embassies in Germany - addresses, telephone numbers and links to foreign embassies and consulates in Germany.

Germany - Facts & Figures

Germany Factfile - population, imports, exports, trading partners, statistics.

Fan's Guides

Fan's Guide To Frankfurt - the bars, the stadium, the cosmo feel.
Fan's Guide To Munich - the bars, the stadium, the oompah.

Ferries to Germany

Ferries to Germany - major ferry operators, tickets, booking, information on getting to Germany by sea.

Flights to Germany

Flights to Germany - major airlines, routes, no-frills, tickets, booking, information on getting to Germany by air.

Phone Numbers in Germany

Useful Phone Numbers in Germany - police, emergencies, hospitals, airports.

Tourist Offices in Germany

Tourist Offices in Germany - addresses, phone numbers, email.

Trains in + to Germany

Trains in + to Germany - travelling by train: tickets, railpasses, services and routes.

Travel Guides to Germany

Germany Travel Guides - books on Germany, travel guides, phrase books and maps.

Visa Requirements For Germany

Germany Visa Requirements - visa requirements for all citizens wishing to travel to Germany.

Weather in Germany

Weather in Germany - an overview of the weather in Germany, plus daily forecasts, rainfall and temperatures.

Mobile / Cell Phone Rental

Rent a cell phone or satellite phone. If you need a mobile phone (cell phone) arrange everything with Soccerphile's specialist partners.

German Culture Information

Get the essential cultural background on:
German beer, German cars, the history of Germany, German philosophers, the Berlin Wall, stereotypes, sex & prostitution in Germany, travel books on Germany, images of Germany, German wine, language and much more.

Map of Germany 2006 venue cities.