Germany Vacations

Germany is a major industrialized country located in Western Europe. And it is also known for its diverse landscape and picturesque regions. However, the German nation did not exist until 1871. Up until that time Germany had consisted of a loose federation of kingdoms. Bavaria is a region known for the high plateaus and mountains known as the Bavarian Alps and the location of the Bavarian Forest and the Berchtesgaden National Park. The Rhine Valley and the Rhine River has been an important part in the history of the German nation. Over 40 castles were built overlooking the Rhine River in the previous centuries. And today these German castles are surrounded by acres of terraced vineyards which produce some of the best wines in Germany. But Germany is not just known for the modern economy and beautiful landscape and delicious wines. Over the centuries Germany’s cultural contributions have encompassed classical music, philosophy and contemporary literature. Their place in the history is guaranteed by the number of classical composers who have gained worldwide recognition: Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Wagner. Famous writers who have hailed from Germany include Johann Wolfgang v Goethe, Brothers Grimm, Hermann Hesse. And western philosophy was dominated by Nietzsche, Hegel, Marx and Engels.

Germany Vacation Rentals and Boutique Hotels

Germany Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Germany

Check out the history of beer at Munich's "Bier & Oktoberfestmuseum"; the Beer Museum.

Stop in at Prater Biergarten; established in 1837, it is Berlin's oldest Beer Garden.

Visit Schloss Nymphenburg. Located in Munich, it is a palace with lavish gardens that was originally built in 1664 as the royal summer residence and eventually it became the summer residence of Franz Duke of Bavaria.