Germany's 10 Most Interesting Destinations

Rhine Valley

The Rhine flows from Switzerland to the North Sea and is one of Europe's most picturesque rivers. The Rhine Gorge, its valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendor.


Rothenburg is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns on the Tauber. Visit Plönlein, a fairytale setting, together with Marktplatz and the town hall.

The Black Forest

Germany's mythical Black Forest is in southwestern Baden-Württemberg, surrounded by mountains. Although mysterious in Grimm brothers' fairy tales, Black Forest National Park offers beautiful walks amid dense flora.

Berchtesgaden National Park

Berchtesgaden National Park was established in 1978 to conserve its Alpine beauty.Its untamed settings and steep trails house many plants and animals.

Rügen Island

Rügen, Germany's largest island, situated off Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Baltic Sea. Jasmund National Park, beaches, rocks, and other attractions await visitors.


Munich is Bavaria's capital and Germany's third-largest city. Marienplatz, the city's center plaza, is known for its neo-Gothic architecture, especially during Christmas markets.

Eltz Castle

Eltz is one of Germany's few family-owned castles.The castle that inspired Walt Disney's Cinderella s open to the public from April to November in the Eltz Forest at the foot of the Elzbach River.


Any travel to Germany must include Berlin for its history and culture. Sculpted by 20th-century wars, the capital has many sights to see, including the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg Gate.

Neuschwanstein Castle

The dreamlike Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps may have inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. 

Historic Hamburg port

Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city after Berlin. The beautiful port of Hamburg is still active and vital to the country's waterway network.