Germany Travel Guide

Germany Travel Guide

That’s a huge country with many things to do and see. I love German beers and sausages badly indeed. Street art is on the best level in the world. You can discover different communities like hippis, hipsters, gay, lesbian whatever you looking for with full of freedom and hapinness. Night life is super awesome. So relax and go to Germany.

Germany Travel Guide

Capital: Berlin

Language: German / Population: 80,9 million/ Currency: Euro

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Climate In the coldest month, in January, the average temparature is about 1.5°C in the north and in south it is about -2°C. The warmest month is July. The average temperature is between 16°C and 18°C in north. At some locations in the south, the average is almost 20°C or even slightly higher.

Suggested clothing Lightweights with rainwear for summer, waterproof medium to heavyweights for winter. A sweater is necessary almost all the time in the evening.

Cuisine

German cuisine is nutritious and caloric. Germany eat a lot of pork, which is processed in many ways (sausages, frankfurters, puddings, white sausages and hams). They eat a lot of apusty and potatoes. The most popular is pickled green cabbage (Sauerkraut). Potatoes you can eat in a salad, as mashed potatoes, French fries, boiled or fried (Bratkartoin) or dumplings (Kartoffelknodel). It’s hard to specify characteristic German cuisine. Dishes depend on the “land” on which at present are. In Bavaria, eat a good sausage with sweet mustard, in Hessen try rib eye with sauerkraut and, in Bremen and Hamburg eat fish (herring, cod and trout). Baden-Württemberg proposes the famous black forest cake. Saxony and Thuringia serve is famous Thuringian sausages and Berlin gives you knuckle of pork with mashed peas. Germans love bread and beer. Germany produces approximately 400 species of bread and 1,200 species of small bread (buns, croissants, pretzels). Germany produces about 500 species of beer. Only with ingredients of beer are hops, malt, yeast and water. The most common species is the Pilsner. Germans love to beer mixed with lemonade (Rader).

Foreign Relations Germany is a member of NATO, EU, OECD, the G7, and the G20.

How to Save Money

If you like to know how to save money in Germany I written artile about it: How to save money on Travel in Germany.

Expense Report

Expense report for Germany travel guide  are based on my individual experience, big Mac index and online research. (2015)

Big Mac € 3,85
Bread  from  1,19
Budget Lunch for 1 (with drink) € from  9,00
Budget Dinner for 1 (with drink)  from 13,00
Beer (0,5)  from 0,29 (aldi) 0,59 brands
Wine (0,75) € from 3,00
Museum ( Berlin ) € 3 – 10 ( some free)
Bus Ticket  2,50
Hotel (**** double room)  from 50,00
Budget Hotel (double room)  from 25,00
Hostel  from 12,00 

Places and Attractions to Visit in Germany

1. Berlin That city is simply amazing for it’s modern architecture, multicultural freedom, great art and famous night life. Capital and biggest city of Germany shining in central Europe. You can have a look about Berlin in my relation article here.

Germany Travel Guide

2. Munich Capital of picturesque Bavaria. Germany travel guide recommended this mecca of football for tourists wanted to see traditional German architecture, world known Bavarian hospitality and amazing for beer lovers Oktoberfest one of most famous festivals in Germany. You can drink here all types of bears, from white wheat beers to dark ales.

3. Cologne Cathedral When I visited Cologne Cathedral it kick me straight to my knees… It.’s my favorite cathedral in Europe and if you close to Cologne don’t think too much go and see it. That’s masterpiece of Gothic architecture and it was the most ambitious project during Middle Ages. Inside you can find Reliquary Of the three Kings.

4. Neuschwanstein Castle you can find In the Bavarian Alps. It looks like from dream,purely beautiful. It’s located near Füssen. Neuschwanstein is inspiration of Walt Disney Castle. You can choose there between variety of guided tours.

5. Europa-Park The biggest in Germany and third in Europe theme park. It’s located in Rust in north-east Germany. You can find in the park many attractions representing whole europe. The most popular are rollercoaster Blue fire and Silver Star.

6. Dresden art gallery When you come to Dresden, don’t forget to visit the art gallery. You come here without queues and crowds. Dresden art collection was once in possession of german aristocrats. The art galleries hold priceless pieces of art from all over Europe. The collections are spread aroun to some other galleries like New Masters Gallery or the Royal Place.

7. Hamburg Did you know that Hamburg have more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined. It’s the most busiest northern german city with all shops what you can only dream about and for sporty people you can find two lakes in the city and biggest in Europe japanese garden to relax.

8. Heidelberg Romantic ruins of Heidelberg castle are great europe landmark and Germany travel Guide strongly recommend visiting it. As well city wasn’t destroyed in World war II so cit still have medieval charm and you can take great pictures from your trip.

9. Lubeck it’s listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site because of amazing Gothic architecture. Visit true symbol of Lubeck the Holstentor (remain city gate) it have two round towers and arched entrance. According to Germany travel guide  Lübeck it is one of the top tourist destinations.

10. Frankfurt City of business and the most international city in Germany. The most well known son of Frankfurt is Goethe! Visit this cosmopolitan city with great high rise architecture.

Activities

1. Theme Parks entertainment Germany have the best parks in Europe like Europa Park,Phantasialand, Heide Park with great  and famous roller coasters, holiday Park, Movie Park or Lego Park any many many more Theme Parks…

2. Walking Network of well maintained and marked trails for around 200 000 give you great opportunity to find your best path . You can choose between national parks or even German green cities!

2. Live Football watching If you only like football in Germany you have opportunity to watch live best teams on legendary home arenas like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Shalke or Werder Bremen and many more..

4. Cycling Germany travel guide suggest that with more than 200 long distance routes and more than 70,000 kilometers you have always and everywhere great choice to cycle around, for example Bremen and it’s surroundings  is ideal for bike excursion, because of green spaces and scenic routes.

5. Nature Parks adventures You can find in Germany 104 Natural Parks with lakes, riversm islands and moors landscapes. There is a variation of woodlands, hills and mountains ready and accessible to explore for everyone.

Emergency Numbers

The European emergency number 112 is not the only one. Belgium travel guide suggest 112 emergency is traditionally considered as a fire emergency and an emergency medical assistance number whereas 110 is known as the police emergency number.

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