Where to Go Now: Germany
Your CAA Travel guide to the land of beer steins and lederhosen.
by Tessa Marson
A powerhouse on the playing field when it comes to soccer as much as to tourism, Germany’s cosmopolitan cities and timeless towns are major draws for visitors from around the world. Discover world-class museums and avant-garde architecture across the country – it’s as quintessentially German as beer and pretzels.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this city of glamour and grit has become a multicultural, creative hub. The key areas of the city are delightfully compact, making it easy to get around on foot, bike or public transportation. Visitors flock to this metropolis for the shopping, entertainment and nightlife.
Frankfurt owes its futuristic skyline, with soaring skyscrapers and the Tower of Europe, to the Second World War when much of the city was destroyed and then rebuilt. Be sure to check out its reconstructed Altstadt (Old Town), which hosts an iconic Christmas market every year.
This 2,000-year-old city is a landmark of High Gothic architecture, evident in its beautiful Medieval Cathedral. Be sure to visit the reconstructed old town, famous for its bustling pedestrian market.
This capital of Bavaria is a town that knows how to have fun. It boasts the richest gastronomic, cultural and retail life in the country. Flanked by jaw dropping mountains and lakes, and home to an endless number of historic and cultural sites, it’s easy to see why Munich is often dubbed the world’s most liveable city.