Dresden, A City with a Will to Live

Destroyed by a couple of wars, Dresden has always risen and reinvented itself to some admirable glory. This beautiful historic city beckons you for a visit!

7 Unexpected Reasons to Visit Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany’s iconic destinations – with good reason. Poised high on a mighty hill overlooking Heidelberg’s old town and the Neckar River, the castle is a… Read more

Take a Trip Along the German Alpine Road

With warmer weather quickly approaching, the 450 kilometers (just over 279 miles) of the German Alpine Road offers panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps. This just might be the best road trip in the world!

Germany’s National Parks: Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is so beautiful and so distinct that Germany’s portion of it comprises not one, but three, national parks. Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea is one of Germany’s hidden gems, which makes Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park a gem within a gem. Located on the North Sea coast of the… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park

Are you a fan of white sand and windswept beaches? Looking for someplace wild and civilized all at the same time, a place that makes you feel like you’re standing… Read more

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The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

Germany is arguably one of the best countries for a road trip. Discover the four most famous routes in the country. Most start or end on your doorstep.

5 Great Tips for Hiking in the KMC

Story by Azure Hall, featured image (“Devil’s Table”) by A. Emson / Shutterstock.com Hiking is an excellent way to enjoy the spring sunshine and get in some physical activity. Germany… Read more

German-French Border Hike: Fleckenstein Castle

by Ronnie Juhans contributing writer The German-French border offers the perfect hiking getaway, boasting beautiful trails, 12th century historic architecture. Best of all, it’s right on our doorstep. The Alsace region… Read more

Hamburg: The City With Something for Everyone

Looking for a weekend away? Head up north and lose your heart to Hamburg! This wonderful harbor city makes for a great visit any time of the year and has… Read more

Highlights of Hamburg: Water and History

The City of Hamburg is a great visit any time of the year whether you want a romantic getaway, a family break or a lively party weekend.

Germany’s National Parks: Harz National Park

Almost as long as Germany has been inhabited, the area now known as Harz National Park has loomed large as a place of imagined – and very real – wilderness…. Read more

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Dress (like the Germans) to Impress

Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Nuremberg offers a towering castle, Gothic churches, romantic corners and a rich history.

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15 Family Vacation Spots in Germany

Germany’s natural beauty, its spectacular landscapes, historical sites, and robust cuisine make the country a prime choice for family vacations.

Germany’s National Parks: Kellerwald Edersee National Park

Sometimes, the best trips reveal a wonderland in a place that at first seems like the middle of nowhere. Kellerwald Edersee National Park, which is located in the lovely forested… Read more

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5 Things You Will Love About Berlin

Berlin is one of the most desirable destinations to visit. Things that allure millions each year include the sheer vibrancy of the city, its rich history, various landmarks, and so much more.

Discover Frankfurt on Foot

Frankfurt is modern city that is also steeped in rich history and has many cultural highlights. Experience this beautiful city on foot to see the best bits.

700 Years of Art History in Frankfurt

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt houses 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. Germany’s most important cultural community foundation also has a spot on the… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Hainich National Park

Even if you’ve only been in Germany for a short time, you probably know that forests are a big deal here. They are an essential part of German culture, representing… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Müritz National Park

Whether you’re from the coast or from somewhere inland, there’s something magical about water. Müritz National Park, which is located in the northeast German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, is definitely magical…. Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Located less than an hour from Kaiserslautern, Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is Germany’s newest national park. It is also one of its best. Established in 2015 with territory in both Saarland… Read more

7 Tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Germany

story by Susan Melnyk Although Valentine’s Day has long been celebrated in one form or another, the essentials have evolved to be about the same in Germany as in the… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Saxon Switzerland National Park

It might surprise you to learn that Saxon Switzerland National Park is nowhere near Switzerland. In fact, the park is nestled just against Czechia. Don’t let that deter you from… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Black Forest National Park

The Black Forest is world-famous, for good reason. The thickly wooded, mountainous terrain has a powerful mystique that goes far beyond its cuckoo-clock reputation. It is also home to one… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Berchtesgaden National Park

Set in a tiny nook in southeast Bavaria, nearly surrounded by Austria, Berchtesgaden just might be Germany’s most beautiful national park. The park summons so many superlatives: majestic, breathtaking, raw,… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Jasmund National Park

Jasmund National Park feels like Germany’s last frontier. Located on the island of Rügen (Germany’s largest), Jasmund (Germany’s smallest national park) is beautiful, tranquil, and historic. The park’s chalky white… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Bavarian Forest National Park

Germany’s Bavarian Forest National Park is wild, rugged, and beautiful. Nestled against the Czech border, just a short drive north from Passau, the park is a safe haven for the… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Eifel National Park

Germany’s Eifel region is often overlooked. Just a short trip from Kaiserslautern, this land of lakes, ancient volcanoes, forests and rolling hills is ideal for bikers, hikers, road trippers and… Read more

Germany’s National Parks: Lower Oder Valley National Park

Lower Oder Valley National Park is a special place. Germany’s only wetland national park is filled with water, reclaimed land, incredible views, and unique wildlife. Nestled against the border of… Read more

Unbe-leaf-able: 4 places to see amazing autumn colors in Germany

Forests are an essential part of Germany. Naturally, autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons around. Gold, orange and red leaves are yours to see all over the country…. Read more

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The One and Only Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the biggest and most famous event in Germany and the world’s largest fair, with over six million people attending every year.

Karlsruhe: Germany’s overlooked gem

For many of us, Karlsruhe is a mostly just a familiar name on a blue Autobahn sign. From Kaiserslautern, we zoom past it heading south to the Alps. From Stuttgart,… Read more

Turin: 7 reasons to go to Italy’s amazing Alpine city

Turin is one of Italy’s best and most unexpected cities. Located at the foot of the Alps and packed with parks and tree-lined boulevards, this isn’t hot, touristy Italy. This… Read more

Passau: Three Rivers and the World’s Largest Church Organ

Passau is one of eastern Bavaria’s best destinations. Located at the confluence of three rivers (including the mighty Danube), the city has history, an amazing castle, brilliant Baroque churches, and… Read more

Salzburg: Austria’s shining star

For a town of only 160,000 people, Salzburg is a cultural star. A UNESCO world heritage city, this Austrian gem offers music, festivals, art, beer, food, history, architecture and so… Read more

Maastricht: A city of history and mystery

Maastricht is special. It’s the oldest city in the Netherlands (settled around 50 BC), yet in many ways feels like the newest. Maastricht is vibrant, historic, creative, international, and easier… Read more

Rome: Long live the Eternal City

Rome is like no other place in the world. It’s a modern city that also contains some of the most ancient – and well-preserved – buildings on the planet. The… Read more

Southern Corsica: A land of endless beauty

Looking for a trip of a lifetime that’s only a short flight (or long-ish drive) away? Southern Corsica is it. Visitors will find beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, historic cities, great… Read more

Bremen: A city explorer’s paradise

Alive with music, food, drink, culture, parks, and water, Bremen is a brilliant place to visit. It has the vital energy of a Northern German city, but is much easier… Read more