Best Places to Visit in Germany

Here you will find 100+ of the best places to visit in Germany!I have called Germany "home" now for over 5 1/2 years! I love exploring my new country and finding off-the-beaten-path places! Here, you will find everything from castles, , including Germany’s most famous castle, to my favourite towns like Bamberg, to great hiking trails to festivals, to quirky museums, like the world's largest pig museum, to Germany's 39 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of my favourite places in Germany are not the well known ones.

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19 Wonderful Christmas Gifts for People Who Love Germany

If you or someone you care about loves Germany, check out these wonderful gifts to bring a little Deutschland into your life, no matter where you are in the world.

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The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Munich

There are a whopping 24 Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany! Here are my top 5 that I recommend visiting to celebrate the holiday season.

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How to Get the Most from Your Visit to a Christmas Market

These seven tips will make your visit to a German Christmas Market a magical one. Be sure to warm up over a mug of Glühwein with friends!

How to Immigrate to Germany: What North Americans Need to Know

5 ways that North Americans can immigrate to Germany from a Canadian who's lived in Germany for over 6 years. Includes how-to tips and personal experience to help you navigate the immigration process.

  • Some of the 450,000 pumpkins that can be seen at the world's largest pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany

5 Reasons to Visit the World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival in Germany

5 reasons to visit the world's largest pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg,Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Come see for yourself what 450,000 pumpkins looks like!

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Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany 2016: What You Need to Know

Your practical guide of everything you need to know for celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich for 2016.

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Danube Cycling Route: What You Need to Know

The Danube Cycle Path is the most popular holiday cycling route in Europe! It attracts families, seniors, recreational cyclists and serious cyclists alike!

  • Inspired travel: outdoor fitness equipment in city parks like in Gmund am Tegernsee in Germany

Inspired Travel: Could City Parks Solve the Obesity Epidemic?

Could free outdoor fitness equipment in city parks help solve the obesity epidemic? This round of travel inspiration comes from a city park in Bavaria, Germany.

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How to Celebrate a German Christmas in Munich

Everything you need to know about celebrating a German Christmas in Munich, including what to do and see when many shops and restaurants are closed.

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Munich Christmas Market: One of the Oldest in the World

The Munich Christmas Market is not only the oldest and largest in the city, but in all of Europe! It's also one of the prettiest Christmas markets with the town hall at Marienplatz making for an impressive backdrop!

The Best of the 2500 Parks in Berlin

Berlin is best known for its über hip vibe, but it also has a greener side with 2500 parks covering 1/5 of the city! Here are some of the best parks in Berlin:

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What the Tie On Your Oktoberfest Dirndl Says About You

How you tie your Oktoberfest dirndl tells the world a whole lot about you ladies - or at least your relationship status!

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Neuschwanstein: How to Make the Most of Your Visit to the Cinderella Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is Germany's most famous castle, known to many as the Cinderella Castle. Follow these tips for a fairytale-like visit!

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The Shy Girl’s Guide to the Naked German Sauna

I'll admit it.  I'm a prude when it comes to being naked!  That might be

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Spring Fever: Why Germans Don’t Feel Frisky!

While Canadians get spring fever, Germans don't. They get Frühjahrsmüdigkeit, or spring tiredness. Turns out they're not the only ones! Find out why:

Dachau: A Christmas Market that Will Make You See Another Side of this City

Dachau may seem like an unlikely place for a Christmas Market, but there's more to this city than most people realize. I.e. It's also home to Bavaria's largest advent calendar!

Kochhaus Gärtnerplatz: The Answer to the Question “What’s for Dinner”?

If you need some dinner inspiration, look no further than Kochhaus Gärtnerplatz, a unique walk-in

Laber Mountain: A Wonderful Hike That Will Make You Wish You Were Here

Laber Mountain is a great hike in Oberammergau, Germany. It offers great views of the Ammergau Alps and the monastery in Ettal.

  • Vits Cafe is one of my favorite places to eat in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

9 Cafes in Muenchen Offering Lactose Free Milk

Cafes in München offering lactose-free milk be difficult to find, but here are 9, so you can enjoy your cappuccino even if you are lactose intolerant as I am!

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Cafe Katzentempel in Munich: My At Home Getaway

Cafe Katzentempel (Cat Temple) is one of my favorite places in Munich. I always leave in a better mood than when I entered. It's my go-to get-away place.

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4 Years of Travel Blogging and Living in Germany

In celebration of my four year blog anniversary I share what life is really like living in Germany, how it is being married to a German and making a living as a travel blogger.

Brauneck: The Mountain Where Hikers and Skiers Meet

Brauneck Mountain, where hikers and skiers meet! If you're a hiker seeing solace, not skiers, as I am, the Brauneck, located near Lenggies, should not be your first choice for a hike. But the views from the top do help compensate for the trail.

Hoher Kranzberg, Mittenwald: Fantastic Views from a Little Mountain

The Hoher Kranzberg, is a mountain overlooking Mittenwald, Bavaria where a panoramic theatre awaits you! Lake side dining, or swimming is also an option!

Germany’s First Cat Cafe

The Cafe-Katzentempel (Cat Temple) in Munich is Germany's first and currently only cat cafe. It's a PURRfect experience for feline lovers.

Hut Hiking in Germany: What It’s Really Like

Hut hiking in Germany is not exactly a luxurious experience. It can even be stinky, but I still enjoy it. Find out what it's really like to sleep in a mountain hut.