How do you get to ... the Christmas market at the Ravennaschlucht?
Come and explore one of the best Christmas markets in Germany. Surrounded by a dark yet tranquil wilderness, the Upper Black Forest Christmas market is held in the mysterious Ravennaschlucht. And it’s easy to get to on the free shuttle bus, for example from Freiburg’s main train station. #germanytourism #stayalittlebitlonger #GermanChristmasMarkets #GermanyXmas
Carnival hotspots in Germany
Get ready to party! The carnival season in Germany starts on 11 November and reaches its climax on Rose Monday in February. The processions in the Rhineland are especially impressive, for example in Cologne, Aachen, Düsseldorf and Mainz, where the whole city joins in the dancing and celebrating. Traditional carnival processions are also held in smaller towns and cities. The hand-carved wooden masks are a particular highlight. Come and join in the fun! #germanytourism
It’s never too early for Christmas
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. If you love German Christmas traditions, then head to the Erzgebirge mountains. Throughout the year, authentic wooden decorations are made here the same way they were a century ago. You can even watch the artisans at work. Follow that up with a spot of culture and shopping in Dresden and you’ll be ready for Christmas. #germanytourism
How do you get to ... Eltville?
Medieval Eberbach Monastery in Eltville is easily accessible by rail from the bustling city of Frankfurt. If you like the film 'The Name of the Rose' you might already be familiar with it in fact as large parts of the film were shot there. After visiting the monastery, relax and enjoy the views of the Rhine in the winemaking town of Eltville. And how do you get there? Just hop on a train from Frankfurt and be there in under an hour. #SimplyFeelGood #sustainabletravel #germanytourism
Unique Photospots in Germany: Elbphilharmonie / Lake Obersee
Ready, camera, action! Are you looking for unusual photo opportunities and special places to visit in Germany? Look out for Hamburg’s pride and joy, the striking Elbphilharmonie concert hall. If you’re interested in photographing nature in Germany, Lake Obersee in Upper Bavaria is an absolute must. The majestic backdrop of the Alps reflected in the still waters of this beautiful lake makes for a great picture. #GermanySimplyInspiring
Wine and the most beautiful views
Wherever wine is grown, the setting tends to be beautiful – think plenty of sun, vine-covered slopes and picturesque riverscapes. Many traditional German vineyards offer overnight accommodation and the opportunity to try a glass or two of wine in one of the 13 beautiful wine regions in Germany #germanytourism
Summer excursions for all
Summer, sun and warm weather – this is the ideal time for memorable summer getaways or weekend trips to Germany. Check out these barrier-free destinations. #germanytourism
Mobile wallpapers from Germany
Are you on the look out for a special background picture for your phone? Browse images from Destination Germany that will give you instant inspiration for your next holiday! #GermanySimplyInspiring
Summer Sensations in Germany
Are you a nature lover without any plans for the summer? Check out some of these ideas for an unforgettable and nature-filled summer holiday in Germany.
Beautiful Train Rides in Germany
Taking a train to Germany and its beautiful destinations lets you travel in comfort and do something for the environment, while also getting to know some very special routes. From the dramatic Ravenna gorge in the Black Forest to the train ride up the highest peak in the Harz mountains. #GermanySimplyInspiring
Germany’s libraries feature a wide range of architectural styles from baroque to ultra-modern. These 11 should be at the top of your list to visit.
What could be more relaxing than a river cruise? From trips on the Danube to river tours to the coast, here are some ideas for travel where you get to a see a lot without having to do much.
The joy of spring
Spring is finally here, and that means pavement cafés, flowers in bloom and travelling light. Use the time before everyone goes on holiday to discover which parts of Germany are particularly beautiful at this time of year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Art nouveau in Germany
Floral motifs, curved lines and an air of classic elegance are the hallmark features of German art nouveau architecture. Here you can see some of the best-preserved examples of this fascinating design period.