Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in 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. 


 
 

Germany Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Find travel inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Germany.

Germany Travel Guide

Germany Travel 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 in Germany

  • 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 gap year

Plan a Gap Year to 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

 

Germany Gap Year Programs

Germany TravelTips & Advice

There are lots of ways to keep costs down and make your experence travelling in Germany more fun including:

  • Flights: 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: 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
  • Language: Buy a phrase book as knowing basic will really help you to get around
  • Pack According to the Season: 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
  • Oktoberfest: If you plan on seeing the world famous Oktoberfest book months in advance to avoid accommodation and packages being full

 

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