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GERMANY TRAVEL GUIDE

More Than Just Beer and Bratwurst

The skyline of Leipzig, the German city Goethe dubbed Little Paris

Germany Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

Where renovated castles crown hilltops, and buildings of significance stand as testaments to the past, the Federal Republic of Germany also boasts the largest economy in Europe. It's behind only Russia in population among the other countries of the continent, and it's also one of the founding members of the European Union. You'll delight in its diverse landscapes — dense forests, mighty rivers, sweeping lowlands and soaring mountains. When you're not getting a sobering dose of history or viewing adorable timber-framed houses, you can stop at a typical beer garden offering Bavarian flair and flavors.

BERLIN

The SoHo House Berlin is one of our Top 10 Hot European Hotels
TOP 10 HOT EUROPEAN HOTELS
SoHo House Berlin
Boasting traditional SoHo House amenities like a Cowshed Spa, rooftop pool and 30-seat screening room, the private club offers hotel rooms ranging from Tiny to Extra Large to the general public.

CONTEMPORARY MODERN LUXURY
InterContinental Berlin
Located in the government quarter not far from the historic Potsdamer Platz and Kurfürstendamm Boulevard shopping, the modern, fourteen-story InterContinental Berlin is as attractive to business travelers as it is to visitors taking in the oh-so-green city's sights.
InterContinental Berlin

 

Night festivities at the Full Moon Festival
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT
Full Moon Festival
This festival is kind of like Germany's New Age answer to California's Burning Man festival. Embrace fun lunar activities and camp at an abandoned Russian army airbase.

72-HOUR VACATION
Berlin
The Berlin of the 21st century is one of Europe's most dynamic places. Fun, safe, easy to navigate and slightly cheaper than the rest of Germany, Berlin is ready for its close-up. While tourists once had to settle for the ritzy West Berlin boulevard Ku'damm, there's now plenty to explore.

Brandenburg Gate

Schokoladen Restaurant

CRAZY FOR COCOA
Schokoladen Restaurant

Whether you order guinea fowl, lobster or loin of venison, cocoa is the key ingredient that refines every dish at Europe's first official "chocolate restaurant." Traditional Berlin confectioners Fassbender & Rausch on Gendarmenmarkt Square opened this sweet culinary adventure.


FRANKFURT
BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany, located smack-dab in the middle of Europe, boasts the continent's largest commercial airport, busiest railroad station and tallest office buildings. As a result, it's a mecca for business travelers. Let our guide do the thinking for you when you plan your trip.

Frankfurt, Germany


Base jumper in Frankfurt
IN THE MONTH OF MAY Wolkenkratzerfestival
Frankfurt is the only city in Germany with skyscrapers. Every May, the city has its Wolkenkratzerfestival, or Skyscraper Festival, which celebrates and focuses exclusively on the magnificent buildings.


MUNICH

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Munich

Located on the lofty plains of Upper Bavaria, Munich transcends its folkloric image as one of today's economic power players and Germany's leading commercial center. Discover this diverse city, whose motto is München mag dich — "Munich loves you!"

Plan your next work trip to Germany with our Business Travel Guide

Oktoberfest
DRINK UP
Oktoberfest
Grab a stein and do the chicken dance! If you're in Munich during late September or early October, make sure you don't miss Oktoberfest, a traditional drinking extravaganza where you can indulge in beer and tasty bratwurst all day long.


ROMANTIC RHINE
72-HOUR VACATION
Meandering the Middle Rhine
Experience the wine and whimsy of the aptly named Romantic Rhine, the river's most picturesque stretch between Bingen and Koblenz. Explore a magical land where dreamy wine villages with dainty half-timbered houses are lorded over by legend-shrouded medieval castles.
Burg Rheinfels


GERMANY

Devastated by bombings during World War II, the East German city of Dresden has today been restored to its former glory
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East Germany

From magnificent cathedrals to sobering reminders of its communist past, this former Soviet satellite is a must-visit destination for architecture enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Be sure to check out our photo gallery.

FEATURED HOTEL
InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort
This posh, earthy-modern hotel in Obersalzberg, Germany is perched 1,000 meters above the sea in a serene Bavarian Alps setting.
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InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort in Germany

East Hotel
TONGUE-IN-CHEEK LODGING
East Hotel
The kitschy East hotel gives its guests quite a trip! It offers trendy guestrooms sized from Small to XX Large, cavern-like spaces, wild stained glass, pod furnishings, bean bags and a subterranean glow.

STAYING IN
Germany Hotels
Great hotels in Germany are easy to find with our unbiased reviews. Search by area, hotel name, category, feature and rating. Browse now to find the perfect accommodations.
Mandarin Oriental, Munich


Tantris in Munich, Germany
WHERE TO DINE
Restaurants in Germany

Stomach growling? Whether you're craving contemporary French cuisine or local delicacies, we've found the best places to grab a bite in Germany. Check out our German restaurant reviews and see what we had to say.

TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR VACATION
The Best Spas in Germany

No matter how restful you intend your vacation to be, a little stress inevitably sneaks into days of culture and sight-seeing. Unwind from your vacation at one of these spas, such as Brenner's Spa, located in Brenner's Park Hotel, which is one of our Top 10 Spa Hotels Worldwide.
Relax at one of the best spas in Germany

Riesling grapes
WINES OF GERMANY
Winery Organizations

While German beer draws so much attention, the country's wine often goes underappreciated. We've listed the top winery organizations in Germany, so you can get the scoop on some of the country's most exciting vineyards and labels.

Check out the comprehensive Gault Millau Germany online guide, and visit the official website of Germany.

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* Skyline image courtesy of the Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

 
(Updated: 08/26/13 CT)

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