Top 10 Vacation Destinations in Germany

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Top 10 Vacation Destinations in Germany
Top 10 Vacation Destinations in Germany

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From world-renowned large cities to amazing village hideaways, Germany offers numerous destinations for the perfect vacation. The food, culture and people are second to none and guarantee a memorable visit. While determining where to go, check out these top 10 vacation destinations Germany.

Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide)

Considered the best shopping district in the country, Berlin offers numerous big city attractions and spans centuries of history. Accommodation and dining options also remain some of the lowest priced in Europe. See our Berlin travel guide for more details.

Bernkastel Kues

A wine lover’s delight, this quaint community lies in the Mosel River Valley and boasts terraced vineyards and Tudor styled timber houses. Explore the lovely paths that venture through forests, along waterways and vineyards. More details in our Bernkastel Kues travel guide.

Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide)

Lying north of Nuremburg, the medieval community remains especially magical at night when the town’s buildings become illuminated. Seven hills and the Regnitz River vary the terrain of the community and form the natural boundaries. Bamberg boasts nine breweries that manufacture over 50 varieties of beer. We compiled a Bamberg travel guide with many more Bamberg travel tips.

Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide)

This major northern port city remains the second largest in the country and gains recognition as a cultural mecca with a vareity of museums, concert halls and theaters. One of the city’s more unique attractions includes a visit to the SchiffsbegruBungsanglage on the north shore of the Elbe River. See our Hamburg travel guide with special insider travel tips on where to go and what to do in Hamburg.

Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide)

Located in the beautiful wooded Rhine Valley region, Heidelberg is another of the top 10 vacation destinations Germany that draws multitudes of guests. The university town dates back to the Middle Ages and part of its attraction is the old Baroque part of town. Our Heidelberg travel guide actually has a podcast with plenty of Heidelberg insider tips.

Hohenschwangau (Hohenschwangau vacation rentals | Hohenschwangau travel guide)

Filled with mountains, valleys, forests and lakes, the destination represent the true beauty of the country. The local Romanesque Revival Newschwanstein Castle attracts millions annually and served as the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Learn more about Hohenschwangau in our Hohenschwangau travel guide.

Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide)

The capital city of Bavaria is a wonderful combination of new and old. The metropolis boasts castles and palaces along with a list of museums that include the BMW Welt plant and museum. The heart of the city also features the world famous Hofbräuhaus. Lots of insider travel tips can be found in our our Munich travel guide.

Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide)

Bavaria’s second largest city served as the location for the famous Nuremberg Trials. Popular attractions in this historic city include the castle. Venture to Hauptmarkt for the region’s world famous gingerbread. Check out our Nuremberg travel guide to find out all the good things you can do in Nuremberg.

Rothenburg (Rothenburg vacation rentals | Rothenburg travel guide) ob der Tauber

Another one of the top 10 vacation destinations Germany includes this charming medieval town that lies on scenic bluffs in Bavaria. Unique attractions in the town include the German Christmas Museum and the Medieval Crime Museum. We compiled lots of Rothenburg travel tips in our Rothenburg travel guide.


This clock manufacturing community lies nestled in the world famous Black Forest. See the world’s largest cuckoo clock and tour the vast countryside that leads to the country’s tallest waterfalls that cascade approximately 496 feet. Check out our Triberg travel guide which has more pointers to related activities in the Black Forest region.

Those were just a sample of popular destinations in Germany. At the end there are many more and each traveler has a different taste. We recommend to browse our collection of Live Like a German travel guides so you can determine what are your popular vacation destinations in Germany.

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