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15 September 2021

Guide to Germany 2021 : Magic cities & delightful themed routes

Guide to Germany 2021 : Magic cities & delightful themed routes

If our last blog hasn’t inspired you to start planning for your next vacation, read on for some more amazing recommendations that will hopefully change your mind. Whether you are more of an urban explorer or a nature rambler, get ready to be impressed by this lovely country when wandering through the vibrant cities on foot or journeying through the countryside in a stylishly German automobile.

 

Magic Cities

Cologne

Appreciate the splendor of the Cologne Cathedral, a spectacular feat of architecture that took over 600 years to build. The magic of Cologne hardly ends there. Keep an eye out for the banana sign when strolling down the streets in the city. The striking yellowish fruit painting had once been an initiative by an art student, Thomas Baumgärtel, to raise attention to booming art spaces and gradually became a symbol liken to the Michelin Star for art galleries.

Hamburg

Experience the charm of this maritime capital of the north through its many fascinating heritages. Hamburg boasts the oldest Opera House in Germany, that once hosted the likes of George Friedrich Handel, an elaborate City Hall that has more rooms than the Buckingham Palace and the UNESCO Heritage of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest single complex of traditional brick warehouses that stands on a timber-pile foundation.

Berlin

The magical charm of Berlin, the capital city of Germany, goes way beyond its famed historic landmarks. It’s a trendsetter in lifestyle with a pulsating vibe – be it in private art galleries, bustling flea markets, alternative clubs and bars, diverse culinary options from Michelin-starred restaurants to vegan cuisine to the craft beer culture, its diversity makes it welcoming for all. Did you know that Berlin has the largest Turkish community outside Turkey? You can even experience a pampering session in an elegant Hammam in the second ‘Turkish Capital’.

Stuttgart

Cars has played a magical part in the history of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg region. Not only the world’s best cars are made here, you can also explore the history of the automobile industry from start to finish in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. A tour at the plant of this famed car-maker gives you a peek into the behind the scenes at a state-of-the-art car factory.

 

Delightful Themed Routes

Romantic Road

This 400km-long road in Germany certainly befits its name. Stretching from the foothill of the Alps in the south to the vineyards in Central Germany, we recommend at least 4 or 5 days to allow ample time to explore tiny quaint Bavarian towns with half-timbered houses. Among the many little gems along the way, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of our favourites with a wealth of historical sights and gourmet options.

German Avenues Route

Don’t miss this one if you are a tree-hugger! The 2,900km-long Avenue Route is the longest scenic route in Germany with trees lining the avenues running through the countryside. Be amazed by the dense canopies of foliage and the flourishing varieties of trees, from linden, chestnuts, birches, to oaks and maples. Travel in autumn months to capture the magical moments as nature transforms their green foliage into a beautiful sea of colours.

 

German Alpine Road

Set against the backdrop of majestic mountain in the south, the Alpine Road is a 450km-long winding route with a plethora of crystal-clear mountain lakes, spa resorts, ravines, valleys and sun-soaked mountain pastures. Rich in nature and culture, discover world-famous sights enroute such as Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church and many more.

German Volcanoes Route

This route is a real gem even if you are not a geology aficionado. The 280km-long route stretches between Bonn and Trier in the Eifel region with about 40 geological sights, including volcanoes that have been dormant for 10,000 years. Discover the mysterious connection between a monastery and volcanoes or visit the award-winning Roman mine The Römerbergwerk Meurin.

By no means is this list exhaustive of the countless experiences in Germany. With our extensive networks on the ground, we are happy to share more ideas and assist you with planning a hassle-free bespoke holiday as the border reopens.


                        
                        

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