10 Reasons To Travel to Germany In December

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10 Reasons To Travel to Germany In December
10 Reasons To Travel to Germany In December

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Because there's more to this country than sausages and Oktoberfest! If you're considering Germany travel in December, here are ten good reasons why you're on the right track.

1: Skiing in the Alps

It isn't a winter holiday without a romp through the snow, and the Bavarian Alps offer prime opportunities for everything from skiing to snowboarding to ice skating.

2: Christmas Markets

Get in the spirit of the holiday season with a trip to one of Germany's many Christmas markets. Full of food and souvenirs, you won't have trouble finding them in any major city. Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) alone has more than sixty!

3: Sightseeing in Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide)

One of the most popular destinations in Germany, Heidelberg is a picturesque town filled with castles, rolling hills and a marvelous sense of romance. It's even better in wintertime when the snow is powder-fresh and the shopfronts are all lined with lights!

4: Soaking in Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide)

Ready to relax? Wiesbaden is a spa town that boasts countless resorts and more than a dozen hot springs. We all know winter weather can take its toll on the body, so pamper yourself with the best at Wiesbaden.

5: The Hamburger Dom

The biggest fair in the country, the Hamburger Dom is an all-day extravaganza of Ferris wheels, fireworks and giant buttered pretzels. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of thrills and fun.

6: Hiking at the Ore

The Ore Mountains are not only home to steep summits and incredible views, but the resort towns down below are filled with Christmas markets and miners' parades. If you're interested in authentic German culture, this is the place to be!

7: The ChocolART Festival

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Tubingen, a small town that transforms itself every December into an open-air festival celebrating hundreds of different chocolates.

8: Europa Park

With ice shows, sleigh rides and thousands of decorated fir trees, this is an amusement park that isn't afraid to pull out all the stops for Christmastime. Best of all, it's appropriate for both the teeniest toddler and the grumpiest grandpas.

9: Warm toasts in Franconia

Home to some of the finest breweries in Germany, Franconia offers a great way to escape the cold. Defrost with a nice cup of hot mulled wine or eierpunsch, the German equivalent to eggnog.

10: See the sights with the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways

Locally known as Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, these historic railways connect the towns of Wernigerode (Wernigerode vacation rentals | Wernigerode travel guide), Nordhausen (Nordhausen vacation rentals | Nordhausen travel guide) and Quedlinburg (Quedlinburg vacation rentals | Quedlinburg travel guide). Hop on for a good old-fashioned ride with a steam locomotive and take in Germany's beautiful winter landscape: It's a view that will stay with you long after your trip is over, and it will make any Germany travel in December worth the cold.

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