Trade Pulse | 2016-05-24
History, Culture, and Natural Beauty: The Essence of Germany

Being a traveler’s paradise, with its historic cities and small towns, along with an abundance of forests and mountains, Germany seems to amaze each and every time one goes for a visit. It is a seventh most visited country in the world. Bygone culinary experiences, atmosphere of festivities’ and markets, fashioned handicraft’s, soul stirring art galleries, studio, museums, cut edge technologies and cultural diversity, the largest country of central Europe has its own unique pedestal for travel and tourism.

 

 

The intriguing bit in all this is that it encourages an instinctive urge to explore all possible myriad avenues of leisure and tourism. Choosing between a fantasy filled tour at black forest or a beaming skyscraper of Frankfurt, Germany offers endless possibilities for the new age traveler, where one’s wanderlust may finally get a full stop. For spending a holiday together as a family, Germany is an ideal destination. Visitors of all ages will have fun going to theme parks, water parks, castles, museums and getting close to nature in the national parks, and engaging in active pursuits such as cycling, spas, shopping and more.

 


Germany’s healthy climate, healing waters, natural therapies and stunning scenery make it the perfect destination for your wellness holiday. Countless hotels, spas and health resorts offer programmes to refresh your mind and reinvigorate your body. Take a deep breath, relax and replenish your energy levels: Germany is the ideal destination for those seeking well being. The diverse landscape offers something for everyone, from high mountains and deep valleys to forests, beaches, lakes and the sea.

 


Romance with Modern Comforts
Pretty little towns full of medieval houses and narrow lanes, palaces, parks and gardens for majesty and magnificence, or secluded sandy beaches along the coast. Germany offers romantic destinations to suit all tastes – the perfect choice if you’re planning a dream honeymoon or a holiday for two. Musicals, theatre, concerts, exhibitions and the fantastic nightlife gives you plenty of opportunity to enjoy quality time as a couple.

 


CONNECTIVITY
You can take flights from a number of major cities connecting Germany. Within the country, you can travel by trains or by public transport including buses or cars. The country is criss-crossed by 12,700 kilometers of autobahn and a rail network of nearly 35,000 kilometers with around 5,400 stations, while air passengers have more than 40 airports to choose from. 

 


WHAT TO SEE?
BERLIN 

At the cultural heart of Germany is the capital, Berlin, home to many fine museums and galleries. Berlin is the city that truly never sleeps. Sometimes it seems as though Berliners are the lotus eaters of Germany, people who love nothing more than a good time. Berlin’s combo of glamour and grit is bound to mesmerize anyone keen to explore its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, intense parties and tangible history. However, the nightlife and Christmas markets during December are definite attractions to look forward to. The theatre, cinemas and opera scenario here is very active, so catching a show every now and then should be on your list of things to do once here. Commuting is not much of a hassle owing to the fact that The Berlin Welcome Card takes care of a couple of things like tickets, discounts, city maps and guides. Besides this, there are several tailor made tours that one can avail with this card which gives you a comprehensive tour of the city, which you can choose from among. 

 


HEIDELBERG
Built on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany Heidelberg is a city that will capture your heart. The city has so much to offer: charm and character in abundance between the Old Bridge and the mighty castle, an unparalleled choice of culture and entertainment, hearty yet heavenly cuisine and a picturesque setting nestled between the Neckar River and the foothills of the Odenwald forest. Heidelberg is surrounded by the forest of 93km in south of Frankfurt. It is the Germany’s oldest and most famous university town which is renowned with spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle, which draw 11.8 million visitors a year.

 


FRANKFURT
Named as Frankfurt am Main in German, this destination is the heart of central Germany. It is the business and financial capital of Continental Europe and the largest city in the German state of Hesse. Frankfurt is an unexpectedly traditional and charming city. The 2,000-year-old city has much to offer: skyscrapers, the Main River, a famous opera house, thriving theatre district, zoo, pedestrian shopping street, parks, scores of bars and dance clubs, and more than 50 museums. Located on the River Main, the city is known for its futuristic skyline and the busiest German airport. 

 


RUGEN ISLAND 
Rugen is Germany’s largest island by area. It is located off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea and belongs to the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Its 926 sq. km. contain everything you need for a perfect holiday: Baltic beaches as far as the eye can see unspoilt natural surroundings and luxurious seaside resorts. Germany’s largest island is often described as the most beautiful – and that’s quite understandable. Visitors to Rugen are treated to so many different stunning views: white sandy beaches; idyllic bays, peninsulas and lakes; tree-lined avenues; rugged cliffs; and lush beech forests. From the vivid greens of the forests and the shimmering turquoise of the sea, to the brilliant white of the sand and the chalk, and the vibrant yellows and reds of the poppy and rape fields, Rugen is bursting with color.

 


MUNICH
Munich is one of the prettiest cities in Germany. Here, the charming landscape is best enjoyed during spring or early autumn, however tourists flock the city especially during Oktoberfest, also known as Wiesn locally. It is a 16 day fun fair and beer festival where a large variety of local delicacies are dished out by the hour. Stalls of a diverse kind dot the entire city centre with all kinds of amusement rides and games which are made available to all and sundry. If not any of these, Munich is best enjoyed even as a walk through the city, while you soak in the beauty of the pastel colored environs. The meadows and the greens together with the traditional Gothic architectural gems here, enjoy a wonderful relationship together. The atmosphere is a heady cocktail of tranquility and surreal beauty with a burst of activity in every pocket of the city.

 


HAMBURG
Hamburg is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Germany.  To be precise it is the second largest city in Germany. One of Germany’s best scenic regions, you will get the taste of everything that entails the fervor of the European Union. The cry of the sea gulls simply adds to the experience of being transported away, when on a cruise tour here. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe by night and is locally corresponded to be a kin to Venice in Europe owing to the river running through the centre of the city faced with pastel colored facade blocks on both sides.  

 


CUISINES
German food is rich, substantial and delicious, with each region having its own specialty dishes and traditional cuisine. That’s why we have searched wide for the best German cuisines.

 


Kartoffelpuffer
These are shallow pan-fried pancakes made from grated or ground potatoes mixed with flour, egg, onion and seasoning. You can enjoy them either salty as a side dish to a main course of meat or fish, or sweet with apple sauce, blueberries, sugar and cinnamon.

 


Rote grutze
This red fruit pudding is a popular dessert in the North. It’s made from black and red currants, raspberries and sometimes strawberries or cherries, which are cooked in their juice and thickened with a little cornstarch or cornflour. It’s served with cream, vanilla sauce or milk.

 

 
Brezel
Brezel are soft, white pretzels, made from flour water and yeast and sprinkled with salt (and sometimes different seeds), and great to eat as a side dish or snack – or with a beer. They’re in every bakery and on street stands, sold plain, sliced and buttered (butterbrezel) or with slices of cold meats or cheese.

 


Schnitzel
A schnitzel is a thin, boneless meat cutlet coated with breadcrumbs and often served with a slice of lemon.

 


SHOPPING
Germany is one of the most favourite places for shopaholics. You will be attracted not only by huge shopping centers but also by low prices which are impressive enough between seasonal sales. Moreover shopping worth just 25 Euros will enable you to get a tax refund. German products are fascinating German brands are synonymous with high quality and long tradition.





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