Exploring Germany offers a wealth of experiences for travellers. Visitors can discover the country’s rich history, from the medieval castles of Bavaria to the historic city of Berlin. Germany is also known for its vibrant culture, with music, art, and cuisine that reflect its unique regional traditions. Nature lovers can explore the country’s diverse landscapes, from the Black Forest in the south to the rugged coastline of the Baltic Sea.


What you’ll love most about Germany

  • Visit the fairy-tale castles of Bavaria, such as Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, and explore the beautiful alpine landscape
  • Discover the history and culture of Berlin, with its iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, and Museum Island
  • Explore the historic cities of Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, each with its own unique character and attractions
  • Learn about Germany’s rich cultural heritage through its museums and galleries, such as the Museum Island in Berlin, the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Frankfurt
  • Experience Germany’s vibrant music scene, with classical music concerts in world-famous venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, or rock and pop concerts in smaller clubs and venues
  • Sample Germany’s diverse cuisine, from traditional dishes such as sausages, sauerkraut, and schnitzel, to regional specialties such as pretzels, Black Forest cake, and beer
  • Visit some of Germany’s most famous landmarks, such as the Cologne Cathedral, the Zugspitze mountain, and the Romantic Road, which winds through picturesque towns and villages in southern Germany

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Berlin’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Miltenberg town in the Bavarian region of Germany

  • Palace Charlottenburg, Berlin - GNTB/DZT/Florian Trykowski

  • Rudesheim wine region, on the Rhine in Germany

  • Oktoberfest beer tent

  • Aerial view of Sooneck Castle surrounded by the Bingen Forest with a view of the Rhine - Rheintouristik Tal der Loreley/Mahlow Media

  • Triumphal Arch, Munich

  • Bastei rock formation - GNTB/Froncois Thiertens

  • Marien Square Munich

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 4℃
  • 9℃
  • 14℃
  • 19℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 24℃
  • 19℃
  • 14℃
  • 8℃
  • 4℃
  • 9
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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