10 German Towns You Must See

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10 German Towns You Must See
10 German Towns You Must See

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Germany is an amazing country with centuries of history for visitors to see and think about. Here are my favorite cities to visit. Some of them are towns near important sites that should be visited if you want to learn all you can about Germany. These are all important German towns that any must see list should contain.

Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Castle

When you visit Heidelberg you can step back in time to the 14th century and German feudalism. The famous castle, although mostly in ruins, has still many secrets to share with visitors. The old town of the city itself sits like a jewel in a valley. A sight you will not soon forget.

Munich and Surrounding Sights

No list of must sees could leave out Munich. This is the home of the Oktoberfest. Nearby is the wonderful Neuschwanstein Castle, the model that Walt Disney had in mind when he built his Cinderella Castles in Disney Parks. Also near by are Herren Chiemsee and Chiemsee, two amazing palaces. The main palace was inspired by the Versailles palace in France.

Loreley and Rhine Valley

This city and geographical area is famous because of song, wine and the beautiful Rhine River. There are so many things to see and do in Loreley you may never want to leave. Take a cruise on the river or go on a wine tasting binge. This will be a few days you will never forget.

Berlin - City of Contracts, History and Horror

This is a city that tourists must see. The Brandenburg Gate, the Museum Island and the remains of the wall that fell at the end of the cold war. These are just some of the reasons to visit Berlin, a city once divided but together once more.


Garmish is known as a haven for skiing and routes to the top of the world, the Alps. Take the cable car trip to the top of the Zugspitze for the scariest, yet most beautiful trip up a mountain you will ever make.

Baden-Baden - The Black Forest and Spas

Famous for centuries because of the health spas and the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is another must visit city. Don't forget to eat some Swartzwelder Kuchen (Black Forest Cake).

Trier - the Black Gate

Trier is interesting because it was the farthest point north for a complete Roman city. You can visit wonderful restaurants and beer halls located deep underground with amazing vaulted roofs. The remains of the Roman baths and the Black Gate are also very interesting.

Dachau - The Camp Memorial

You might be surprise to find this city on the list. I feel this is a must see for anyone coming to Germany. Perhaps it should have even been first on this list. Lest we never forget what Fascism can do, this is a place you must see.

Stuttgart - Motor city

Near the Black Forest, Stuttgart is a great place to visit, especially if you are a motor sports fan. Visit the Mercedes Museum and also the BMW Motorcycle factory.

Berchtesgaden - National Park and Wolfs Lair

Fantastic alpine vistas, a great national park and Hitler's mountain treat make this city one you should see.

There are so many more cities that deserve to be on this German towns must see list. Make sure you do some research before you come to Germany so you do not miss something that might be of major interest for you.

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