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Germany is a great alternative to the more traditional holiday destinations of France and Spain. The huge size of the country means there are a huge range of different destinations to explore. From a trendy city break in Berlin to mountain retreats in the stunning Bavarian Alps, Germany has so much to offer just a two hour flight away from the UK.

The cities of Hamburg, Berlin and Munich offer some of the finest city breaks that Europe has to offer, complete with beautiful old-towns and iconic Christmas markets in the winter.

Despite the friendly rivalry between the UK and Germany, our cultures are in fact very similar. Our shared love of sport, queuing and a cheeky pint means that Germany is an extremely welcoming destination for British tourists.

Whether you spend your time exploring picture-book castles in the south or following in the footsteps of the Beatles as you party your way around Hamburg, we’re sure that you’ll want to keep coming back to Germany again and again!

Germany’s city breaks are the country’s biggest draw. Germany’s cities have an ancient and rich culture that have produced some of the greatest thinkers and artists the world has ever seen. Germany remains one of the best places in the world to explore classical music, theatre and art.

 

It’s no secret that in the last century Germany has undergone some terrible and turbulent times. The country is now one of the most liberal in the world and is not afraid to confront its chequered past. Historical tourism is one of the country’s biggest draws, offering the chance to see everything from the battlefields of World War II to the remains of the Berlin Wall.

 

Germany is also home to some of Europe’s most stunning alpine scenery and underrated ski resorts. Those staying in the south of the country must take an excursion into the beautiful Bavarian Alps and take a hike amongst fairy-tale castles and icy blue mountain lakes.

There are a lot of clichés about German cuisine. The general conception is that all Germans eat is sausages, pretzels and sauerkraut. Of course these dishes do play a major part of the traditional fare but in recent years Germany has undergone somewhat of a food revolution.

 

The country’s booming economy and wealthy cities have led to a great influx of high quality restaurants and international flavours. In the trendy areas of Berlin and Hamburg, gourmet street food has become popular, whilst in Germany’s financial districts high-end dining is easy to find.

 

Germany is famous for its beer, thanks in no small part to the Purity Law dating back to 1487, which has helped ensure the legendary quality of German beer for centuries. Germans traditionally drink beer at any time of day. Don’t be shocked if you see someone knocking back a glass with their breakfast sausages!

Holiday Resorts in Germany

Top Holiday Resorts In Germany

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Berlin

Widely regarded as Europe’s trendiest city, the German capital combines ‘shabby-chic’ with stunning historical sites.

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial heart of Germany yet it exudes character in it's wonderfully quaint buildings and a rich history that can be found between the modern skyscrapers.

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Hamburg

One of Germany's most popular tourist destinations, the port of Hamburg is perfect for both party breaks and romantic getaways.

Location of Germany

Key Facts

  • Language: German
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 2
  • When to go: Year-round