Can you visit Dresden in 2 days? Yes! Here’s what you must do: Ogle the Green Vault treasures, bicycle the Elbe, taste Pilsner beer and see Zwinger Palace.
Home to historic castles, world-class cities, the Bavarian Alps, trains that run on time and, yes, bratwurst and beer, Germany is one of the best destinations to visit in Europe.
Quick Germany information:
Location: Germany lies in western Europe, sharing a border with 9 different countries
Currency: Euro (check current exchange rates)
Capital city: Berlin
Famous for: Beer, Octoberfest, involvement in two world wars, BMW cars and Albert Einstein
Germany trip planning: See our Resources guide for flight, hotel and car rental booking tips
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Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
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.
The Germans sure know how to take a bath! The Friedrichsbad is a Baden-Baden spa with 17 stages of bathing pleasure. But you’ll be, ahem, naked in front of many other people.
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).