A Tour Through Germany - Interesting Destinations For Tourists From The United States

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History

Museuminsel Berlin
Museuminsel Berlin

[ source: Wikipedia]

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.

Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...

By Vacation Theme: Alpine Villages, Beach Vacations, Farm Vacations, German Castles, Historic Old Towns, Lake Vacations, Metropolitan Cities, Small Villages, Spa Towns, Themeparks, [ + ] more ...

By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...

Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Schloßplatz 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany

[ view larger map ]

Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals



Wannsee is a lovely neighborhood in the southeast of Germany’s capital. Surrounded by lakes and rivers, Wannsee offers visitors a relaxing place to "come home" after a full day of sightseeing in downtown Berlin.   [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Wannsee Vacation Rentals



Mitte is the first and most central borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for middle). Mitte encompasses Berlin's historic core and is a must-see area for anyone wanting to get to know this German metropolis. Until 2001, Mitte was itself an autonomous district.…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Mitte Vacation Rentals

Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

In a city rich with diversity and culture, Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg is one of the city's hottest districts. Since Reunification, the neighborhood has been popular among university students, but this popularity has resulted in an increase in property…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg Vacation Rentals



Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and with a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, it is the country's largest city. It is the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is a major…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin Vacation Rentals



Potsdam has several claims to national and international notability. Until 1918, it was the residence of the Prussian kings. Potsdam is also important due to its architectural and landscape history. Around the city there are a series of interconnected…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Potsdam Vacation Rentals

Feedback, comments, questions?

Bettina Kraft

If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.

Subscribe to the latest Germany travel guide articles in a reader (RSS)

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!

Best of Live Like a German Badge

Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details