Munich: 1000's of years of tradition for the Active Tourist
If you could know that you will only visit one German city in your entire life, I think it would have to be Munich, or München as it is referred to in German. With the Alps as it's backdrop and the Romantic castles and history, every view is more spectacular than the next. Visiting the Allianz stadium for a Bayern München soccer game is extraordinary. The famous Oktoberfest there never disappoints. And the overall costume of the city harkens back to romantic days of y'ore.
Berlin: A very Hip 20th Century History Tour
Berlin has evolved since the wall came down in 1989 into the hippest & coolest city in Europe. From great music to fine dining and world class clubbing to fine art; Berlin has it all. Berlin is certainly worth a several day visit because of the variety of attractions that can be found there. Some must do activities in Berlin include:
-Lunch at the top of the Reichstag (reserve online)
-A stay at the Soho House Hotel
-Breakfast at the
-A walk along the famous road "Unter den Linden"
-A stop by Check Point Charlie
-Quiet time at the Holocaust Memorial
-Meander through the trails of the Tier Garten
-Techno-clubbing the night away at
-Enjoy the Berlin Philharmonic
-Shop the "Hof's" or the fancy brands on
-Visit the top of the Fernseherturm (TV Tower)
Hamburg: A Sophisticated Northern Port City
Often described as underrated, the Northern shipping center of Hamburg is a city that was semi-destroyed during WW2, but was able to preserve many of it's older neighborhoods and some major historic sites: like the city hall (or Rathaus.) The old city is situated between the river Elbe and two inland lakes, the inner and outer Alsters.
Our Favorite German Cities are Berlin, Munich and Hamburg
But then again, there are so many others that come in as a close second. What a fantastic country, with an incredible history and a robust variety of landscapes and sub-cultures. If you have Germany on your bucket list, I would start with these three amazing cities and move on from there. It is easy to fly into any of these cities, which are all serviced by London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Madrid. With Lufthansa, there are also direct flights from the US to Munich. United sometimes has a direct flight from Newark to Hamburg. And if you happen to miss your connection to any of these 3 cities through Frankfurt, you will only have a 3-5 hour train ride.
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