Jump to content

Where should I go in Germany?

Vinny Testaverde

Recommended Posts

I guess for you as american bavaria would be the most interesting considering that most stereotypes foreigners have about germany come from there. So head south to Munich and the alps. You could continue your travel from there to the west in direction of the Bodensee, black forest, Stuttgart. Very nice landscape there and the small mediavel villages etc. that you don't have in america. From Stuttgart you could take a train to Berlin to see something of the other parts of germany. It's only a half day travel. Germany is smaller then california so i see no problem if you start your travel in a different direction.

But in case you want to go on a direct roadtrip from Frankfurt to Berlin i suggest you to make stops in Eisenach (big ass medival castle there), Erfurt (one of the nicest citys in germany with lots of restored medieval buildings), Weimar (cultural capital of germany thanks to Goethe and Schiller). Close to Weimar is the former concentration camp of Buchenwald if your interested in nazi history. Then head to Leipzig. It's also a nice city. And before you go to Berlin visit Potsdam. Another very nice city.



Castle Neuschwanstein:




Castle Hohenzollern in the Black Forest:


Wartburg near Eisenach:




Monument of the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig


Sans Souci palace on Potsdam


Link to comment
Share on other sites

a tour through the "rhine land" might be interesting too. a trip to cologne might be worth a day. there is a lot of sightseeing and roman culture relict. as in any german area you should check out local beer breweries. the taste can strongly differ between each region/city. i recommend eating in one of the "brauhaus"es because those are the places where you will get "german food".

as mentioned the south is really beautiful. a trip to "freiburg" can be nice too. it is an old city with a lot of old buildings and historical background. it offers a nice mix of culture and nature.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No Steppenwolf and Hessi are WRONG, come to the north-west of Germany it is much nicer here!! :v

No seriously, don't go to the North. There is Hamurg and uhh..lemme think Hannover, Bielefeld (hey we got a castle too!), a couple of monuments of big warriors and kings who kicked Roman ass 2500 years ago...but other than that not a whole lot and everything is so spread out it might be better to focus on a few towns in the south and make your way to the east if you depart from Berlin anyway.

I don't think Frankfurt has soo much to offer for an American tourist, it got skyscrapers which is unusual for a German city, so it is probably more interesting for Germans than Americans. Maybe check out the Römer and some of the old buildings around it, but to be honest, you can get a lot more and better than that in smaller Southern towns.


If you head (straight) south to Stuttgart, you might as well make a stop in Heidelberg! I've never been there (sadly), but it looks like a really beautiful town. The oldest German university is there and a whole lot of other pretty stuff to look at.


Stuttgart is bigger and bit more industrial again, if you are interested in cars, it's the place to go though. Mercedes Benz got a pretty kick-ass museum there. Interesting from an architectural point alone:


Munich is pretty much self explanatory, nice, big, expensive city. Maybe a bit touristy but I think it's worth dropping by the Hofbräuhhaus and just take a look around.

If you head north, on your way to the east, it might be nice stopping by Coburg. Not sure if it's worth it after seeing Heidelberg, but Coburg is quite nice too. It hasn't been bombed in WW II and everything is rather compact. It literally takes just a few hours to climb up to the castle, through the inner city, check out the squares etc.





Definitely take yourself one or two days in Berlin to visit some of the museums. If you are interested in German history, this is where you can learn the most.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Weizen Bier (traditional South-Bavaria) (you may differ Kristallweizen, Naturtrüb (Hefeweizen), and Dunkelweizen)

Pils (original from czech but today one of the most spread kinds, traditional especially in the middle and west of germany)

Schwarzbier (Black Beer as it's traditional up in the north and in the cloisters in north-bavaria and south-hesse)



Zwickel (unfiltered and most healthy)


I can only concur. Please note down the items on this list and drink them in this order from top to bottom, bottom to top, repeat. Best advice you can get for a trip through Germany :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Try out some beers is a must in germany. I also recommend that you try out different fast food sausages that you can get on the streets. Each region has its own speciality and they are all very delicious. In Frankfurt you get the "Frankfurter Würstchen", in Nurenberg the "Nürnberger Bratwürstchen" (e-freak recommended them already), in Munich you get "Weisswurst", in Thuringia (the region where Eisenach, Weimar, Erfurt is located you get the "Thüringer Rostbratwurst" and in Berlin you get the "Currywurst". If you only had Hot Dogs in your life this will make a nice diversion. Of course its the best to eat them with one of the local beers as a drink.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you so much guys this really helps

Yea it looks I wont even stay a night in Frankfurt, just go from the airport to a train to somewhere south of it; perhaps Heidelberg or Stuttgart. Then head down somewhere into Bavaria like , and onto Erfut or Dresden and Berlin.

I would really like to go Hamburg and Cologne, but I think I wont have the time. but then again the trains are fast.

...still got lots of planning to do, so thanks for the help

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Mapcore Supporters

    Our incredible Patreon supporters keep Mapcore's lights on. If you'd like to donate, check out our Patreon announcement.

    Note: This is brand new! The format will be tweaked and rolled out to more pages soon.

  • Create New...