Most Attractive German Cities for Tourists

If you’re visiting Europe and have a choice to visit Germany, make sure to take it. This wonderful country is blessed with all sorts of perfect attractions for many types of tourists—city lovers, party animals, nature lovers, artsy souls, and sports addicts. And it’s also very big, meaning you have so many different cities to visit. Here are the best ones to hit this year:

Berlin

Almost every tourist arriving from abroad will visit Berlin, and this is actually a great thing. This city is bursting with life, color, music, art and amazing food. The capital of Germany is most famous for its party scene and fine dining, but art lovers can actually expect to have the best time in Berlin. While you prepare for a wild night out, you can spend the time exploring galleries and museums and soaking up art and culture. Simply visit Museum Island—a five-museum complex that has to be experienced. Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, Pergamon Museum, as well as James Simon Gallery, are all waiting for your arrival.

Dresden

Located just a few miles away from the Czech Republic border, this historic city is a great base for travelers to explore the eastern part of Europe. Dresden has a very impressive history that you must hear about from an experienced guide, so book a walking tour and get to exploring. The city is small and perfect for a three-day German adventure.

Munich

Munich is one of the biggest cities in Germany, also the capital of Bavaria, and a very popular tourist destination. Probably best known for the world-famous beer festival Oktoberfest, this city has so much more to offer than great beer (even though trying it is a must here). The city is full of art and beautiful architecture that can be seen on every corner. On your exploration walk, you will see Peterskirche from the 1300s, Frauenkirche and Michaelskirche, a Renaissance masterpiece. When you get tired of the city’s bustle, you can also book one of the easy Munich day trips to nearby castles, towns and mountain tops. No matter if you’re a lover of history and art (visit Linderhof and Neuschweinstein) or nature exploration (visit Zugspitze), you can find many excursions from Munich.

Rothenburg

From Munich, you can easily visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Located in the heart of Bavaria, this little town is as picturesque as they come. Located above the Tauber River, this town is very well preserved and true to its medieval roots. Unlike many other, it was not devastated by war so you can still find many authentic buildings from the olden period. Besides the town hall, other preserved historical buildings are Imperial City Museum housed in an old convent, and Castle Gardens which stayed practically unchanged for 400 years. Sharpen up your photo skills because you’ll have many opportunities to snap a perfect photo in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Hamburg

Hamburg is located right on the estuary of the Elbe, very close to the North Sea, so it’s easy to see why this city grew so much. Port of Hamburg is a very important site in Germany, and Europe as a whole, offering many valuable connections with the rest of the world. When visiting, make sure to pay special attention to the story of the Port and the old Warehouse District. This part of the city is cut with canals and speckled with old storage buildings. Now these warehouses serve as concert halls, galleries, shops and restaurants, but before, they were crucial in keeping the city alive and its inhabitants fed. If you’re a lover of the sea, make sure to visit International Maritime Museum and sailing vessels nearby, but also book a harbor tour to see the city from the water.

Germany is an exciting destination for all travelers with countless places to explore, but make sure to put these cities very high on your list of must-see places in Germany.