If you’ve traveled to Europe and seen the major cities like Paris, London, Brussels, or Amsterdam that certainly were worth the visit and play a special place in your heart, try including Germany on your wish list. Although it’s not a big country, there are a few important yet dynamic urban cities you should see and discover at least once in your lifetime.
Although everyone identifies Germany with the World War II history of the famous Oktoberfest, there are other great reasons to explore this vibrant and cosmopolitan country and discover beautiful sceneries, breathtaking castles, or other important buildings that will surely make a good impression.
As no surprise, Germany has one of the most powerful, dynamic economies and it’s an important decision-maker in the European Union with impressive urban cities – small or big – natural beauty that waits to be discovered by tourists. So, if you are curious to give it a try and spend your holiday in a German city, see below a list with the top 4 cities to check and – who knows – to decide to live.
As expected, the capital of Germany, Berlin is atop the list of best cities that are surely worth a visit. Despite its frequent association with World War II history and other memorable moments, Berlin is now a large and unified town with a mix of populations choosing to live here. Needless to say, it’s the perfect spot for those seeking for nightlife or attractive places and buildings, so be prepared to experience various activities here. But what makes this place famous are the art, culture and beautiful architecture with lots of galleries and shows.
If Berlin was associated with World War II, Munich is known for Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest fair held annually for about two weeks from late September to the first weekend of October. Although it was significantly destroyed (more than 70% affected), the city was eventually restored by getting a new and fresh appearance that will succeed to impress all tourists. You might be interested to visit Munich for its cultural side with sophisticated theaters and operas or modern architecture combined with medieval buildings as well as important shopping centers or nightlife.
Here’s another important city in Germany included in our list that you should stop by and admire its beauties. Given its geographical position, Hamburg is also the largest port city situated on the river Elbe that connects northern Europe with the rest of the world. If you want to discover this beautiful medieval city with impressive buildings, take a stroll and see the architecture with towers and churches as well as enjoy local food with a wide range of recipes or have fun at the zoo including a series of attractions for both kids and adults.
Last but not least on our list, Frankfurt is probably known as being the largest financial and business center, the city of Goethe or the Frankfurt School. Even if it appears as a small regional metropolis, there’s easier to discover all its interesting attractions ranging from historical sights, and outdoor activities to art, events, or exhibitions you may be interested in. If you’ve read his books, then it’s a must to visit the birthplace of the most iconic German writer, Goethe plus other top places such as the Main Tower, English Theatre or Natural History Museum.
Do you have a favorite travel city in Germany you wish to visit anytime soon? Is it on our list or not?