Recently, a woman in my favorite internet forum confessed they were going to Germany. She asked for fun places to visit and those place to avoid. Here are the top-voted suggestions.
1. Visit Bamberg for Beauty and Beer Culture
One person noted, “Bamberg is on the ICE high-speed train connection between Munich and Berlin and is worth visiting. It’s one of the most beautiful towns in Germany, with a great beer culture.”
“Other lovely cities on that train line include Nuremberg, Erfurt, and Leipzig if you want to see more than just Munich and Berlin. But be aware that winter in Germany is not the most pleasant time for outdoor activities. Often it’s rainy and cold, and it gets dark early in the afternoon.”
2. Visit Quedlinburg for Medieval Town Centers
“If you are interested in some medieval town centers, you could go to Quedlinburg as a day trip from Berlin. It’s a lovely little town, and you won’t see much medieval Germany in Berlin or Munich. Also, a few years back, it had a train line from Berlin, and the ticket was 18 euros there and back,” another suggested.
3. Berlin Is Enriched With History
One person noted, “Berlin has all the famous sights: the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, the Victory Column, a few remains of the Berlin Wall, the TV tower, and the palace at Charlottenburg.”
“It has incredible museums and art galleries to cater to every imaginable taste, from the traditional ones like the Pergamon Museum to more modern quirky ones, like the deliciously creepy Monsterkabinett.
“The nightlife is legendary. You can enjoy an East German lunch at the DDR Museum or tour hidden underground bunkers. Also, you can hire a Trabant and experience what it’s like to drive around Berlin in a car powered by a lawnmower engine!”
4. Germany Is Safe
One woman shared, “Haven yet to find an unsafe German City. On the contrary, it’s one of my safest travels. Ordinary common sense is usually enough for traveling safely alone as a female person. Munich is as safe as it gets, even at night.”
“My female friends and I routinely commute around might night alone, and there have never experienced any problems. There are many things to do in Munich, but it depends on your interests. Of course, the best view is from the Olympic tower.”
“Deutsches Museum is excellent, but half is still closed for renovation.”Still, the new half is fun to visit, and. you’ll need a few hours. Müllersches Volksbad is probably the prettiest public swimming pool. Munich is also home to Ocktoberfest.”
5. Hamburg Is Beautiful
One user suggested, “Hamburg is the European blueprint of Boston, in my opinion. It’s a large, green harbor city with a mix of old brick and new steel and glass buildings. There’s a large body of water with some sailing boats right in the middle of the city.”
“Take the U3 (yellow line) to Landungsbrücken. You’ll have a beautiful harbor view between the stops, Baumwall and Landungsbrücken. If you bought a day ticket for public transport, that’s also valid for the harbor ferries.”
“Take ferry 73 to the other side of the river to have a great view of the Elbphilharmonie if the weather is nice.” “I also think Hamburg is a good idea but don’t buy the mussel shells at Landungsbrücken. They are just for tourists and are not even from Germany,” another warned.
6. You Don’t Want To Miss Dresden
“You don’t want to miss Dresden. It’s a King’s city. Germany’s Florence. It’s not far from Berlin by train and has the world’s oldest Christmas Market! Dang, I miss my hometown,” another confessed.
7. Use The About Berlin App
“If you are in Berlin and want to explore the city, I can only recommend the About Berlin app. It may not replace a real tour, but it is free in English and has text and audio information about the sights,” someone shared.
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit suggestion list for traveling to Germany for the first time.