Tourist attractions in Germany
Tourist attractions in Germany
Written By: Lindiwe Zulu

While the epidemic may have kept many overseas visitors away, Germany’s main attractions attract many visitors. There is so much to see and do in Germany: sprawling alps, winding rivers, lush valleys, and over 20,000 elegant castles. The country’s history is also quite rich, evidenced by its numerous monuments and museums. Here are some of the major tourist sites for you to enjoy.

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MINIATUR WUNDERLAND, HAMBURG

It is unnecessary to be a railroad or transportation enthusiast to enjoy this miniature marvel. This model railway (the worlds largest) will bring you from the Austrian Alps to Las Vegas and back, employing more than 15,000 meters of track, 1,300 trains, and around 400,000 human figurines! To appreciate the enormous scale and exquisite detail at Miniatur Wunderland, you’ll need a couple of hours.

Time: It’s best to visit on the weekday as soon as it opens at 8:00 a.m. to avoid the crowds.

Price: Adults pay EUR 13, and minors under 16 pay EUR 6.50.

 

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BERLIN WALL, BERLIN

Without viewing one of the world’s most iconic walls, a visit to Berlin is incomplete. From 1961 to 1990, the Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) divided East Germany (including East Berlin) and West Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie (a well-known crossing point along the wall) and the remaining stretch at Ostbahnhof are still open to the public. Sections of the wall may be seen all over the city — and the world! — and are often graffitied with political statements and symbols of peace.

Time: Anytime is a good time to visit. The memorial site is open from 8:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Price: Admission is free.

 

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COLOGNE CATHEDRAL

The Kölner Dom, a Gothic architectural marvel, is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s one of Europe’s most prominent Catholic churches, with a floor size of 6,166 square meters and 56 massive pillars. The 56 pillars that surround it add to the place’s majesty. The panoramic view from the south towers emphasizes the significance of the location even more. The interiors feature magnificent gold artworks and a stained-glass window from the 12th century.

Time: Opens from 6 a.m. till 9 p.m.

Price: Approximately 2,87 EUR.

 

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Museum Island

Taking a walk while viewing the infamous Museumsinsel, nicknamed Museum Island, is one of its numerous gems that will have you without a doubt love Berlin. This pedestrian-friendly area is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations.

Time: Come view anytime from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Price: Approximately 16,73 EUR.

 

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FERNSEHTURM (TELEVISION TOWER), BERLIN

The colossal Fernsehturm can’t be missed when touring Berlin. The Television Tower, which stands 368 meters tall, is Germany’s highest tower and was created to symbolize communist dominance by the German Democratic Republic. While the tower is primarily utilized for broadcasting TV and radio stations, its observation deck offers spectacular views over Berlin’s multicultural city. So grab a drink at the bar or a snack at the tower’s rotating restaurant.

Time: You can visit anytime from 6 a.m. however the best time to visit is at night between 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the cheapest tickets.

Price: Adults 13 EUR and children 8,50 EUR.

 

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THE BLACK FOREST

The picturesque Black Forest located in Baden-Württemberg is one of Germany’s most attractive and incredible places. This heavily wooded hill is one of Germany’s top-rated locations, offering panoramic views, a luxury spa, skiing, hiking, and more.

Time: Visit anytime you desire.

Price: Free

 

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Insel mainau, LAKE CONSTANCE

A tiny garden island named Mainau floats in Lake Constance near the city of Konstanz and is another well-known tourist attraction in Germany. The island is known as ‘Flower Island’ because it is covered in parks and gardens full of brilliant, colourful flowers and around 500 different trees and stunning sculptures and fountains. Explore the island’s Italian rose garden, which has 500 different rose kinds, and the greenhouse, which has a lot of tropical and semitropical plants and millions of butterflies.

Time: Spring is the best time to visit because the trees and flowers are in full bloom.

Price: In the summer, adults pay EUR 21, students pay EUR 12, and children under 12 pay nothing. After 5 p.m., admission is half price. In the winter, adults pay EUR 10, students pay EUR 6, and children under 12 pay nothing.

 

Tourist Attractions: FAQ

 

What language is spoken in Germany?

German is Germany’s official language, and over 95 per cent of the population speaks it as their first language. However, more than half of the population speaks English, and most persons working in the tourism business, particularly in major cities and at tourist sites, can communicate in the language.

What currency is used in Germany?

The Euro has been Germany’s official currency since 2002. Most major credit cards are accepted nationwide, while small establishments and boutique hotels in rural areas may not take certain cards. Once you have learned more about the currency, consider saving with eSim2go. Tourists and business travellers may save up to 90% on worldwide roaming costs by purchasing prepaid travel eSIMs from eSIM2Go. Try our eSIM right now!

Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

The Schengen Agreement includes Germany as a signatory. US and Canadian passport holders can visit Germany for up to 90 days without a visa for tourism or business purposes. You must have a valid passport for at least three months after your stay. In Germany, this restriction is vigorously enforced.

When is the best time to travel to Germany?

Tourists go to Germany from May through September, when the weather is milder. This opens up a lot of possibilities for summertime activities and festivals. Expect visitors and increased crowds in major cities like Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt over the summer. Additionally, expect higher airline and lodging charges during this period. Travelling in the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) is less expensive, and fewer visitors to the cities.

How is the transportation within Germany?

Buses, trams, subway trains (U-Bahn), and suburban trains (S-Bahn) are all part of Germany’s current public transportation system, which in bigger cities integrates buses, trams, and subway trains (U-Bahn), and suburban trains (S-Bahn) into a unified network. In addition, the Autobahn, the world’s first motorway, is also located in Germany.

Is Germany a family-friendly destination?

Germany is a terrific family vacation since there are activities and attractions for all ages. Theme parks, kid-friendly museums, summer festivals, historic sites, and more are available. In addition, Oktoberfest, one of the world’s largest beer festivals, is genuinely family-oriented, with several attractions and activities for children.

What are the main annual events in Germany?

Munich’s Oktoberfest

Cologne’s Carnival

Hamburg’s Reeperbahn

Berlin celebrates Unity Day.

Hamburg’s Hafengeburtstag

 

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