Germany Travel, Tours, Backpacking & Gap Year
Germany is a one of the most popular destinations in Europe with millions of people visiting annually. This is a country steeped in history and by visiting you will get to learn more about the local culture, discover incredible cities like Berlin and Munich and take part in world famous events.
Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Germany
Germany Travel Guide
In 1990 Germany become one united country after being separated for 50 decades. If you would like to travel to Germany find inspiration and ideas for the best things to do and view our top tips for how to experience the highlights on a budget.
- Population: 82,000,000 (approx)
- Capital: Berlin
- Currency: Euro
- Local Language: German
- International Country Code +49
Top Reasons to Visit Germany
Need some convincing Germany should be your next destination?
- Germany is one of the most affordable destinations to visit in Europe
- It is located in Central Europe and getting here is easy
- A founding member of the European Union and a stable democracy
- Meet very friendly local people - you might to practise your German
- Experience world famous festivals like Oktoberfest in Munich
- Discover amazing cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dresden and Bremen
How to Get to Germany
Germany's central location makes it one of the easiest countries to visit in Europe.
Airlines that fly direct from United Kingdom to Germany:
- bmi, British Airways, easyJet, eurowings, Flybe, Jet2, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
Other airlines flying to Germany from international destinations include:
- Adria, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, airBaltic, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair, Germania, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Luxair, Norwegian, Norwegian Air, SAS, SkyWork, Smart Wings, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, VLM, Vueling & Wideroe.
To get the best deals on flights to Germany we recommend booking in advance and also travel out of the busy summer season (June to September). Search flights on Skyscanner which is the best comparison website.
Other Transport Options
You can arrive by air, rail or bus/car.
Weather & Best Time to Visit Germany
German summers are hot and the winters are cold and snowy, but rains are unpredictable and common during all seasons. The average winter temperature is 3°C and in summers it is 22°C. Maximum temperatures commonly reach -10°C in winter and 35°C in the summer months. The country is divided into 16 states and has an exceedingly varied landscape, so it is difficult to generalise the weather for the whole country.
There are lots of options when it comes to places to stay in Germany including hotels, hostels, apartments and AirBnB.
Germany is a cheap country by European standards, well comapred to nearby France and Swtizerland. A dorm bed costs around £5-£20 ($10-$25) although in more popular destinations you could pay more. You can stay in a private room in a guesthouse or a hotel for around £20 - £50 ($30 - $60) per night. Prices in Berlin and Munich are usually higher than other areas of the country.
Travelling & Backpacking in Germany
Here are some of the best things to do in Germany:
- Explore Berlin and learn more about the history of this facsinating city
- Go in search of the best castle
- Watch a live football game - one of the local passions
- Explore the parks and canals of Hamburg
- Enjoy the atmosphere of Oktoberfest and go sightseeing in Munich and Bavaria
- If you enjoy the great outdoors head to the Black Forest on the French border which has lots of walking and hiking trails
Germany Travel Tips
There are lots of ways to keep costs down and make your experence travelling in Germany more fun including:
Look at flights early, there are lots of cheap airlines like Ryanair who do cheap flights meaning traveling and seeing the sights is easy. To Germany a month in advance it can cost as little as £25 but closer to the date the more expensive it will be. You could also travel by train/bus.
Transport & Getting Around
Book trains in advance as this will save you a lot of money compared to buying on the day.
Food & Eating Out
Eat at local street vendors, you can but tasty sausages for a couple of euros compared to eating at cafes and restaurants everyday.
Buy a phrase book as knowing basic will really help you to get around.
What to Pack
Take weather appropriate clothes. January in Germany is freezing! However from April the weather will go up to 25 degrees some days and you don't want to only have jumpers and jeans in the heat.
If you plan on seeing the world famous Oktoberfest book months in advance to avoid accommodation and packages being full.
Gap Year in Germany
Would you like to spend your gap year in Germany? Need ideas or advice for what to do? Search trips and programs with One World 365 today.
Traveling has enormous informative, educative and social value that broadens people’s mental horizon and ameliorates health. It gives thrill and easiness to life. Don’t take life for granted, enjoy your life with full pleasure and side by side maintain your daily work schedule along with your family in balanced way. Life is not going to give you second chance, so why to spend it with tension and keeping your desire aside. Explore your own way and give a perfecting meaning to your gap year in Germany by booking an experience through our website.
There are lots of options and what you do really comes down to personal choice, you could boost your CV, improve your language skills, work, help communities or just book a tour to see the highlights. Germany also offers great value for money in terms of sightseeing, food, accommodation and going out. There are also so many different places you should try to consider adding to your itinerary like Munich and Berlin which is one of the best places for start ups in the world
We list itineraries from some of the best European tour ocompanies where you can see the main city sights or travel off the beaten track to places like Rügen Island which has beautiful beaches, chalk cliffs and a wide range of activities. Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator. On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport.
Some places you might want to visit include the Rhine and Danube Rivers, UNESCO World Heritage sites like the city of Bamberg, ancient castles in Bavaria, explore the sceneic countryside or join a spezalized festival tour for example experiencing Oktoberfest or Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures.
Germany has lots of National Parks, mountains, valleys and lakes which make this an appealing all year round destination. The Müritz National Park has a wide range of water based activities or if you are in search of culture try to visit Cologne or Dresden. These are just a few of the options you have and on a tour you will be able to have a lot of fun and really get to understand the German culture and history.
Germany also shares borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland meaning visiting other countries in this region is very easy especially on an adventure tour.
Germany Budget Tours
Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. We promote trips for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests.
Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank. Most tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.
City & Day Tours
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
How to Book
Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search our featured trips or contact us for specific advice.