Top Ten Travel Destinations in Germany

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You want to travel to Germany? You do not know yet where you want? We have compiled our top ten travel destinations in Germany. From the idyllic Baltic Sea in the north, across the forested low mountains and river valleys known to the romantic palaces and castles in the south - Germany is surprisingly different.

  1. The North Sea, including the East Frisian islands (Sylt (Sylt vacation rentals | Sylt travel guide), Föhr) and the North Frisian Islands
  2. The Baltic Sea, including Fehmarn (Fehmarn vacation rentals | Fehmarn travel guide) and Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide)
  3. The Frankenland (from Lower via Middle – Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) – to Upper Franconia – Bamberg). Franconia has many magnificent, historical cities (such as [=destination:rothenburg-ob-der-tauber:Rothenburg (Rothenburg vacation rentals | Rothenburg travel guide) ob der Tauber:]) and cultural highlights (such as Bayreuth (Bayreuth vacation rentals | Bayreuth travel guide)) to offer.
  4. The Black Forest from Pforzheim (Pforzheim vacation rentals | Pforzheim travel guide) to Freiburg (Freiburg vacation rentals | Freiburg travel guide) (beautiful small towns with perfect tourist infrastructure and fantastic landscapes).
  5. The Weser and the Weserbergland, a picture-perfect river landscape, very accessible to tourists, with very flat countryside and quaint old towns of half-timbered houses (Hamelin (Hamelin vacation rentals | Hamelin travel guide), Höxter (Höxter vacation rentals | Höxter travel guide)). From Hannoversch-Münden (Hannoversch-Münden vacation rentals | Hannoversch-Münden travel guide) to Cuxhaven (Cuxhaven vacation rentals | Cuxhaven travel guide).
  6. Upper Bavaria and the Allgäu, which includes Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and the exceedingly popular Neuschwanstein castle, of course.
  7. The Pfalz (Palatinate) – Pfälzerwald forest and Kurpfalz. This also includes Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide), since the region across the Rhine is the Kurpfalz which also belongs to this area. This region should have particular appeal for tourists from Texas or Pennsylvania, whose forebears may have had their home here (and on towards the Westrich/Hunsrück)
  8. The Rhine, from the Rheingau (including Rheinhessen – Rhine Hessia in Rheinland-Pfalz) through the Middle Rhine Valley (with the Loreley) to Bonn (Bonn vacation rentals | Bonn travel guide) (a nice, small and underrated city). This stop on the top ten list of travel destinations in Germany could include a visit to the future US Army headquarters in Germany, in Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide).
  9. Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) and Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide), plus the lakes of Brandenburg in their surroundings.
  10. Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide), from the Lüneburg (Lüneburg vacation rentals | Lüneburg travel guide) Heath into the “Old Land” (Alte Land – Jork (Jork vacation rentals | Jork travel guide), Stade (Stade vacation rentals | Stade travel guide)). Here, too, one finds a metropolis with a great landscape surrounding it, plus the mouth of the Elbe river.

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Gaby Leeser

This travel guide has been written by Gaby Leeser.

Ich bin studierte Volkskundlerin und gelernte Fernsehreporterin , reise sehr gerne beruflich und privat durch Deutschland und verbringe meinen Urlaub seit Jahren nur in Ferienhäusern oder Ferienwohnungen.

Beruflich habe ich sowohl für das ZDF und den SWR gearbeitet, aber auch für verschiedene private TV Sender - daneben habe ich mich immer mehr auf Recherchen zu den unterschiedlichsten Themen spezialisiert.

Ansonsten lebe ich mit Mann und Foxterrier in Mainz , sammle alte Kochbücher , backe eigenes Brot und fahre mit meinen kleinen grünen MG gerne in die nähere und weitere Umgebung um Neues zu entdecken und stundenlang mit meinem Hund spazieren zu gehen.

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