A Tour Through Germany - Interesting Destinations For Tourists From The United States
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Guest in Germany: When Americans travel to Europe, it is more than just a trip to another continent. A journey to Germany is also a journey to another culture. After all, in contrast to the United States, good old Europe is full of historic places to admire. That you can get everywhere by car as well as by train probably makes the greatest difference in organization.
An American on visa-free travel to Germany should probably head for Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) first. Germany’s capital is considered the most vibrant city; it offers museums on the Museumsinsel same as night clubs on the Prenzlauer Berg. Berlin is a must-see where one can meet everyone of any renown – and of course, it is a great starting point for a journey thanks to its central location. It’s easy for those so inclined to rent a car at one of the city’s international airports, too.
From Berlin, first trips that can be done conveniently go to the Baltic Sea. Whether for a summer on beautiful beaches or winter walks on icy beaches of breathtaking beauty: You can find great vacation accommodation right on the Live Like a German web site. Northern German spa town architecture will please. It’s no problem whatsoever to rent a vacation apartment on the magnificent Usedom (Usedom vacation rentals | Usedom travel guide) island, in one of the imperial baths or on the beautifully situated island Hiddensee. Getting to know the surroundings while staying at a vacation apartment on the Baltic Sea is no problem. Only a short trip will take you to Rostock (Rostock vacation rentals | Rostock travel guide), Wismar (Wismar vacation rentals | Wismar travel guide), or Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide), the enchanting city on the Alster river which many Germans consider the gate to the world.
From the North, a journey on to Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) is a nice trip. The lively metropolis in the Rhineland is of international renown not only in February when the carnival takes place. With its cathedral and Wallraff-Museum, it is a unique city attracting thousands of visitors every year, anyways. Uncounted small bars invite for a stay.
A visit to Germany would not be complete without a trip to Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide). The city can be reached easily from Cologne, on the autobahn or by train. The Bavarian capital presents itself in traditional blue-white, with laptop and lederhosen. From Munich, make sure to go to Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide). The Saxon metropolis is world class, not least thanks to the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche, the Green Vault and the Semperoper. Lovingly restored, it holds many an opportunity, for high culture and modern clubs alike. After a visit to Dresden on a Germany round-trip, go on to Quedlinburg (Quedlinburg vacation rentals | Quedlinburg travel guide) in the Harz. The city’s old town is a world cultural heritage site, its cathedral and timber-framed houses make it a great place to spend a relaxed day. In addition, it makes for a great penultimate stop before the short trip back to Berlin, whether by car or by train.
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