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      Welcome to your Germany guide!

      Start planning your Germany getaway today with this free vacation guide. Inside you will learn all that you need to know to prepare for the ultimate German adventure.

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    All About Germany

    Germany is a large country that borders nine other European destinations.

    Its moderate climate allows for tourists any time of year. Whether you’re looking for historical and political significance, marvelous Baroque cities or sleepy villages with spectacular scenery, Germany has a bit of everything.

    Transportation throughout the country is relatively easy whether you choose to travel by car, rail or air.

    Capital of Germany:


    Official Language:

    German & English

    Major Airports:

    Frankfurt, Berlin Brandenburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Nuremberg, Dresden

    Time Zone:

    +6 Ahead of U.S. Eastern Time Zone


    Euros (€)

    Entry Requirements:

    Valid Passport, vaccination certificate


    230 volt (Type F plug, also works with plugs C and E)

    Best Time to Visit:

    The moderate climate allows for visitors all year round

    Old Town Hall at Marienplatz Square in Munich, Germany
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    Regions & Areas

    From forested hills and mountains to scenic rivers and villages, there are many regions and cities of interest to visit.


    • Stuttgart
    • Mannheim
    • Heidelberg
    • Baden-Baden


    • Munich
    • Wurzburg
    • Babmberg
    • Muremberg



    • Potsdam
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    Regions & Areas




    • Mainz
    • Ludwigshafen

    North Rhine-Westphalia

    • Dusseldorf


    • Wiesbaden
    • Frankfurt
    View on the Market square with city hall, old church and beautiful buildings during the morning light in Bremen city, Germany
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    Regions & Areas

    Lower Saxony

    • Hannover

    Mecklemburg-West Pomerania

    • Schwerin
    • Rostock


    • Saarbrucken


    • Dresden
    • Leipzig
    Image of New City Hall of Hannover, Germany, during sunny spring day.
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    Regions & Areas


    • Magdeburg

    Schleswig Holstein

    • Kiel
    • Lubeck


    • Erfurt
    Cityscape image of Magdeburg, Germany with reflection of the city in the Elbe river, during sunset.
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      German hotels range from modern and luxurious to modest and traditional. Even the most modest of hotels offer modern amenities such as TVs and Wi-Fi to stay connected with friends and family. Many German hotels also offer spa and wellness services.

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      Food & Drink

      Germany’s cuisine is influenced by its many regions and, of course, its history. When traveling to Germany, there are many traditional foods you’ll come across. Here are some that we recommend trying while visiting.

      Real German Pretzels
      What could be better than an authentic German pretzel? You’ll have to try it for yourself to find out what the fuss is all about.

      A common street food. Made of pork sausage and served with ketchup topped with curry powder.

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      Food & Drink

      Black Forest Cake
      A chocolate sponge cake with cherry liqueur.

      German Beer
      There are quite a few to choose from, but the most popular type of beer in Germany is Pilsner, or “Pils.”

      The Meats
      Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel and Leberkäse to name but a few.

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    Insider Tips

    • Best Time To Visit

      Best Time To Visit

      Its moderate climate makes it pleasant any time of year. Visit in the summer to enjoy any number of beer fests, fall brings Oktoberfest, and in winter, delight in the nostalgic Christmas markets.

    • What To Pack

      What To Pack

      Germany’s climate is moderate.

    • Food & Drink

      Food & Drink

      Influenced by its many regions and its history, German cuisine offers many traditional foods to discover, including a very famous cake and refreshing brews.

    • Travel


      A valid passport is required to travel to Germany, as well as a vaccination certificate.

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    Getting Around

    You’ll have a few transportation options to choose from when traveling around Germany.

    • Car Rentals

      Car Rentals

      A popular option for our travelers is our customized self-drive packages. This package includes your own rental car so that you can explore Germany at your leisure. A current valid driver’s license is required to rent a car in Germany. If you plan on driving into neighboring countries, an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be required.

    • Train


      Trains are an easy and fast way to travel through Germany and can help connect some of the longer distances. Ask a Personal Travel Specialist for more information when you request a quote.

    • Private Driver

      Private Driver

      Our Chauffeur packages offer an added element of luxury for those who want to experience Germany without the hassle of driving themselves. You will have the option to book a private driver for a portion of your trip, or for the entire duration. Private driver and chauffeured services are recommended when taking wine tours.

  • Special Events

    Germany is well-known for its festivals and special events. These are a few to take note of when planning your trip, especially if you are looking to attend one!

    • Berlin International Film Festival – Every February
    • Cologne Carnival – The week before Lent
    • Rhine in Flames – Every July
    • Oktoberfest in Bavaria – Mid-September through October
    • Christmas Markets – Late November through December
    Young people in Tracht, Dindl and Lederhosen having fun in Beer garden in Bavaria, Germany
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Christmas Magic: Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden

8 Days | 7 Nights
Arts and Culture

Christmas is a very special holiday in Germany featuring special baked goods and beverages, lights, decorations and music, and the famous Christmas markets located in towns and cities throughout the country. Learn about Christmas traditions and history, savor seasonal treats, and delight in the festive atmosphere that captivates the country during the holiday season.

Starting From$3,225per person based on
double occupancy

Christmastime in Southern Bavaria, Including Salzburg

8 Days | 7 Nights
Arts and Culture

Germany’s famous Christmas markets date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, and you can experience their traditions, magic, and wonder this holiday season. Meander through Munich’s numerous Christmas markets, visit medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and absorb the glamor of the old imperial city of Nuremberg.

Starting From$4,395per person based on
double occupancy

Oktoberfest & German Beer History

10 Days | 9 Nights
Arts and Culture

German beer history is deeply intertwined with the country’s traditions, as brewing beer has been an integral part of its culture for centuries. Discover the range of beer styles and brewing traditions as you travel through the regions of Franconia and Bavaria while enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, castles, history, and outdoor activities for which Germany is known. 

Starting From$3,288per person based on
double occupancy
German castle

Germany's Romantic Road

9 Days | 8 Nights
Arts and Culture

Explore Southern Germany’s picturesque Romantic Road at your own pace, and travel from the famous wine region of Würzburg down to the alpine foothills where you’ll have a chance to visit and admire the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle.

Starting From$5,171per person based on
double occupancy

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