Germany Related Articles and Travel Guides

We compiled a large selection of Germany related articles and travel guides that suggest many special trips, unique activities, and vacation ideas that you won't find on a typical German travel guide site. Our special focus is on family activities, including sightseeing and cultural highlights, dining, entertainment, shopping, and sports. Are you interested in writing and publishing an article for our Guide? If so, please send us an email with your ideas for an article. We will review and publish it quickly - Danke schön!



A medieval Fortress in Koblenz

A medieval Fortress in Koblenz
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Festung Ehrenbreitstein is a fortress on the same-named mountain on the right side of the Rhine, opposite the town of Koblenz in the Rhineland-Palatinate. It sits 118 meters above the Rhine river and is currently one of the best preserved fortresses… [ + ] More Details

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Learning about Roman Culture and History in Trier

Learning about Roman Culture and History in Trier
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We recommend a day to explore Trier and its Roman heritage. It's a great day trip and there is lots to see. For example, visit the Porta Nigra, a large city gate that dates back to the Roman times. [ + ] More Details

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St. Bartholomä and Königssee (Kings Lake)

St. Bartholomä and Königssee (Kings Lake)
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The Königssee is located in the far southeast corner of Germany close to the German/Austrian border. The largest towns in the area are Berchtesgaden and Schönau am Königssee. The region was formed by glaciers during the Ice Age. It is 7.7 km long… [ + ] More Details

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The Castles of the Rhine River

The Castles of the Rhine River
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Most castles that dominate the beautiful landscape along the Rhine river date back to the Middle Ages where they were built with one simple goal in mind: to protect the lands from intruders and predatory neighbors. Today, we tend to visit the area for… [ + ] More Details

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Experience Carnival in Germany

Experience Carnival in Germany
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Most people have experienced Halloween, Mardi Gras or maybe even Carnival in Rio. But Germany is a great and affordable way to experience Fasching (or also known as Fastnacht, Karneval), the German Carnival. [ + ] More Details

Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Entertainment


A Visit to Büdingen

A Visit to Büdingen
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Büdingen is a town in the Wetteraukreis in Hesse known for its medieval stronghold that to this day is still in good condition as well as for its timber framed houses. [ + ] More Details

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Visit a 13th century old Castle: The Ronneburg Castle

Visit a 13th century old Castle: The Ronneburg Castle
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The castle was built in the 13th century in the so called  Ronnerburger Hügelland (the Ronnerburger Hill Country) and can be seen from all 3 villages that belong to the municipality: Neuwiedermuss, Altwiedermus and Hüttengesäss. It was built… [ + ] More Details

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The Roman Fort Saalburg

The Roman Fort Saalburg
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Did you ever wanted to see a Roman castle? The Saalburg is the most completely reconstructed roman fort in Germany. Located on the Taunus Ridge, northwest of Bad Homburg in Hesse, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. [ + ] More Details

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Seedammbad Bad Homburg - Pure Family Fun!

Seedammbad Bad Homburg - Pure Family Fun!
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The Seedammbad is definitely something to consider if you are traveling with kids in Germany. Conveniently located in the beautiful city of Bad Homburg and only 30 minutes from Wetzlar, it offers lots of fun activities for the entire family. [ + ] More Details

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Spielbank Bad Homburg - A Night of Gambling in Bad Homburgs only Casino

Spielbank Bad Homburg - A Night of Gambling in Bad Homburgs only Casino
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The Casino is placed amidst Bad Homburg's beautiful city park and offers games like baccarat, blackjack, poker, and American roulette. Excellent dinner is served in the first-class restaurant adjacent to the gambling areas as well as an extensive bar… [ + ] More Details

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