From the graffitied streets of Berlin’s trendy district Kreuzberg to the grand gothic cathedrals of Munich and the many quaint towns in between, Germany will captivate you at every turn. Europe’s economic powerhouse is full of attractions to suit every visitor, including the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein, the historic Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) and countless rollicking Bavarian brauhauses (breweries). So grab your stein and get ready to prost (cheers) – this is the world’s beer capital after all.
Germany is divided into 16 states. The country’s north is bound by sea and relatively flat, making it ideal agricultural land. Head south and the geography transforms into endless rolling hills and towering alps, home to the famous Black Forest (yes, just like the cake). Along the way, you’ll pass countless regions with their own distinct traditions, dialects and history. Exploring Germany is a pleasure and a privilege.