The Best Cities To Visit In Germany

Germany is located in the heart of Europe and a country that is full of culture and history. Depending where in the country you visit, you will experience so much variety. 

The cities of Germany are full of heart. With history dating back thousands of years, to the more recent World War II, there is so much to see. Beautiful architecture can be found everywhere. From the Reichstag Building in Berlin to the Cologne Cathedral, these impressive structures will leave you in awe. 

There is an eclectic nightlife throughout all the cities, with many great restaurants and bars to enjoy.  

The country is known worldwide for its incredible beer and it is a dominant part of its culture. Oktoberfest is a huge celebration of beer which is held every year. As the world’s largest beer festival, people join in with the experience from all corners of the globe.  

So, what are some of the best cities to visit in Germany?

Berlin

Berlin cathedral on the river spree

Berlin is Germanys’ lively capital. It is a perfect destination for all visitors due to its diversity from glorious architecture, incredible history, great food and art.  

History is evident at every turn, most notably from World War II. Walking along the Berlin Wall, visiting Checkpoint Charlie to viewing the Memorial to the Murdered Jews you can really delve into its impassioned past.  

It is also a city that is great for those of you that love shopping. There are luxury shops and flea markets throughout the city streets. 

Berlin, in all sense of the word, is a party city. From bars to underground clubs that stay open all night, there is something for everyone.  

A trip to Berlin is not complete without cuisine. There are many fine cafes and restaurants to choose from. And with the many food markets, where you can try street food from all over the world, it is a culinary haven. 

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When to travel:

Most popular months – July to August
For the weather – May to September
Best deals – September to November

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Cologne

Cologne cathedral at night

Cologne is a lively city where there are so many cultural things to see. The Cologne Cathedral is a landmark that is recognised all around Europe. It is one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in the world and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Like Berlin, Cologne is an attractive destination for avid shopper. The Schildergrasse is Germanys’ most visited shopping street. Tourists from all over the world stroll along these cobbled streets to explore the luxury boutique shops.  

Its sheer number of bars and pubs make it one of the most vibrant night life scenes in the Germany. You simply must experience this exciting city.  

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When to travel:

Most popular months – February, August and October
For the weather – May to September
Best deals – June to August

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Dresden

City centre of Hamburg

The city of Dresden is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany with over 4 million nights away booked every year. One of the many reasons for this is the stunning architecture with a mix of Gothic, renaissance, baroque and modern styles. 

The city centre was destroyed in 1945 during World War II, but once the war was over parts of the inner city have been re-established. It is incredible to see how the city looks today considering the damage caused. 

The River Elbe, which meanders its way through the city centre, creates a tranquil setting for many of the open-air festivals that take place.  

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When to travel:

Most popular months – January and October
For the weather – June to September
Best deals – March to May

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Hamburg

Speicherstadt district in Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. It is also the second busiest port city in Europe just behind the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands.  

Officially known as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a reflection on its medieval past dating back the Roman Empire.  

One of the most recognisable aspects of the city is its amazing canal network. These canals are crossed by around 2500 bridges, which is more Venice, Amsterdam and London combined. Taking a boat tour along the canals will take you through the incredible Speicherstadt district.  

The ever-changing lively waterfront and boisterous nightlife makes Hamburg an appealing destination to explore.  

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When to travel:

Most popular months – July to October
For the weather – June to September
Best deals – March to May

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Leipzig

Leipzig Town hall

Leipzig is a city with flair and is being labelled as ‘the New Berlin’.  

It also makes for a popular day trip from Berlin itself. Despite this there are plenty of things to do in the city to make it a great city break destination of its own.  

Leipzig was made famous in 1989, when more than 70,000 residents took to the streets in opposition to the current government. One month later the Berlin Wall fell, changing the face of Germany.  

It is truly a classical music lovers city. Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn all lived and created their masterpieces here. 

When to travel:

Most popular months – September to October
For the weather – June to September
Best deals – March to May

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Munich

Munich city centre

Munich, the capital of the Bavarian region in Germany, is very popular with tourist. It is a city where modern and traditional combine effortlessly. It is a leading centre for art, finance, culture and business too. 

There are many great museums and architectural delights on display. For car lovers the BMW museum is a must. Iconic cars from throughout the history of the manufacturer can be found.  

The Marienplatz has been the heart of Munich for centuries. This is the place to go if you are looking to do some shopping and sightseeing. Here you will see the Neues Rathaus ‘New Town hall’ which is a stunning neo-gothic building.  

The city is world famous for its beer. There are beer halls and beer gardens throughout the city to enjoy to this Bavarian specialty. 

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When to travel:

Most popular months – August to October
For the weather – May to September
Best deals – June to August

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg in Germany

Nuremberg is a great destination for culture in Germany. There are many festivals which take place throughout the year to be enjoyed.  

The city has played its part in some historic events going back hundreds of years from the Roman Empire to Nazi Germany.  

This energetic city draws many tourists every year of which many visit to experience the spectacular Christmas market. 

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When to travel:

Most popular months – July to November
For the weather – June to September
Best deals – March to May

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