Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.
BERLIN – Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century, reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains, divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
MUNICH – Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums, known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, the Altstadt (Old Town) and Marienplatz
HAMBURG – a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River, it’s crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland
BREMEN – a city straddling the Weser River in northwest Germany, it’s known for its role in maritime trade, represented by Hanseatic buildings on the Market Square
FRANKFURT – a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that’s home to the European Central Bank, it’s the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
BAVARIAN ALPS – a stunningly beautiful natural divide along the Austrian border, this region is pocked with quaint frescoed villages, spas and health retreats, and possibilities for practicing a lot of sports