Germany

Germany is a very exciting country and one of the most popular destinations in Europe with millions of people visiting annually. In 1990 Germany become one united country after being separated for 50 decades. This is a country steeped in history and by visiting you will get to learn more about the local culture and discover world famous cities like Berlin and Munich. 


 
 

Things to Do in Germany

Find activities, experiences, travel packages and backpacking ideas in Germany.

Germany Travel Guide

Germany Destination Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Germany.

  • Population: 82,000,000 (approx)
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Currency: Euro
  • Local Language: German
  • International Country Code +49

 

Germany Backpacking Guide

Top Reasons to Visit Germany

  • 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. 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.

 

Travelling in Germany

Best Things to Do

  • Go in search of the best castle
  • Explore Berlin and learn more about the history of this facsinating city
  • If you enjoy the great outdoors head to the Black Forest on the French border which has lots of walking and hiking trails
  • Watch a live football game - one of the local passions
  • Explore the parks and canals of Hamburg
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of Oktoberfest

 

Germany Budget Travel

Germany Budget Travel Tips

There are lots of ways to keep costs down when travelling to Germany, here are some of our top tips:

  • Book trains in advance as this will save you a lot of money compared to buying on the day
  • Eat at local street vendors, you can but tasty sausages for a couple of euros compared to eating at cafes and restaurants everyday

 

 

View our Europe budget travel guide for more destinations.

 

 

      

 

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