Germany is a country where cosmopolitan port cities straddle glistening rivers, where centuries-old buildings are juxtaposed with the gleaming skyscrapers around them, it offers the perfect short break for the modern traveller.
Quietly beautiful, inspiring and diverse; to truly discover Germany is to scratch the surface of those picture-perfect cities and challenge your preconceptions. You might (and should) expect beautiful architecture and pretty market squares, but look further and find a burgeoning modern food scene, some of the finest beer in the world, serene parks and landscapes, thriving communities of creatives and a multitude of galleries and museums.
A city of palaces and vineyards, high art and Swabian delights. Stuttgart is our German destination in focus. Discover it here...See more Stuttgart
Glistening post-modern buildings and a sleek, smart set of locals affirm Düsseldorf’s business credentials – with luxury shopping and dining to complement. Yet along the Rhine, the chocolate-box old town still remains the favourite spot to unwind with a classic Altbier.
Gothic spires reach far into the sky in this historical, yet thoroughly contemporary, west German powerhouse. Let your jaw drop at the gothic masterpiece of Cologne Cathedral, before heading to a waterside Rhine bar for a classic Kölsch and a day exploring great museums and galleries.
At around a third of the size of Berlin, Bavaria’s capital city is walkable, laid-back and spilling over with charm and traditional architecture. Munich is small enough to explore in a long weekend, and with a plethora of designer boutiques and award-winning dining spots, this photogenic city offers style and substance in equal measure.
A wonderfully liberal harbour town, Hamburg is a northern bastion of progressive cool in a landscape of harbour cranes and waterside modernism. Vibrant neighbourhoods and a multicultural foodie scene, plus an acclaimed music scene, makes Hamburg a destination for those in-the-know.
Walk the cobbled streets of the chocolate box old town, delight at the neo-classical marvel of the Opera House, or walk the serene Herrenhausen Gardens. Hanover is a little-known gem; flea markets on the river, the hip Linden neighbourhood, and pilsners at the water’s edge.
The primary history museum of the region, located in the Old Palace.Read More
Dubbed the “Versailles of Swabia”, a grand palace a little out of Stuttgart.Read More