One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.
Queen Victoria loved it. So did Brahms. Germany’s spa town, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe. And it’s still beautiful (think luxury, music and elegant spas).
Beethoven was born in charming Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a short river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
Gilded goblets, bejeweled swords and the world’s most exquisite green diamond (a whopping 41 carats). There’s serious bling to be eyeballed in the Green Vault!
As travel writers, we stay at fab places. Our fave charming Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace and a converted newspaper office.
The Germans sure know how to take a bath. In Baden-Baden, the Friedrichsbad elevates the simple act of getting clean into a decadent ritual.