Top 10 Things to See and Do in Germany in 2016

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Germany in 2016

Germany being one of the biggest European countries, offers a diverse range of opportunities to have fun and learn about it culture. From historic architecture and Medieval towns to hip entertaining sites like Tropical Island Resort – choose your favorite destination and plan a trip this year!

10. Meet Spring in Bonn

Heerstrasse is also known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue. The street became famous after photographers started posting pictures of blooming trees. Every spring, usually in April, the street in Bonn is booming with these pink gorgeous blossoms.

Why to go there?

The street is found in hip Nordstadt neighborhood, in the city center, only 5 minutes from famous Beethoven’s House, which is one of the most popular attractions here.

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9. Go to the Semperoper Opera

Found in Dresden the Opera House is indeed a one stunning concert hall! Part of the historic center of beautiful Dresden, the opera house was built in 1841 by Gottfried Semper. The very first opera performed here was written by German composer Carl Maria von Weber. Today numerous operas and ballet performances, mostly classical, entertain the visitors.

Why to go there?

Various guided and themed tours allow tourists to explore the magnificent building and its sumptuous interiors. Moreover there is a chic restaurant Bean&Beluga, which offers delicious meals and a list of unique wines.

Semperoper-Photo by Martin Busse

Photo by Martin Busse

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Photo by Dirk Wiemer

8. Relax in Tropical Islands Resort

Known as the Aerium, a former Soviet airfield has recently been transformed to a much more entertaining mission. Eleven years ago the Tropical Island resort chain has opened a huge water park next to Berlin. The park is open 24 hours a day and provides the widest range of activities for the whole family.

Why to go there?

From white sandy beaches, palm groves, waterfalls and tropical rainforests, to swirling waterslides, salsa lessons, acrobatic performances and even Shopping Boulevard – there is enough space for everything!

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7. Ski Jump in Steinach

Now the sport is dangerous and for professionals only. But no one has ever born knowing how to do it, right. What you do is go to Rennsteig Outdoor Center, where you are being attached to the ropes and land safely on the ground, after having an amazing soar off a 150-meter ski jump!

Why to go there?

The center offers various courses, but you have to book in advance.

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6. Hike in Saxon Switzerland

A beautiful climbing area and a national park are situated in the valley, along the Elbe river. Approximately 1000 peaks attract hikers and offer stunning views. The Bastei is especially appealing – it features a bridge, built between the rock towers, and viewpoints on top of them.

Why to go there?

Free climbing originated here and developed an extreme tradition of a Baustelle – a technique when others’ shoulders are used to climb over the difficult sections. However, nonprofessional hikers will also have plenty to do and see in this picturesque park.

Saxon-Photo by Michael Stephan

Photo by Michael Stephan

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Photo by Evzen Takac

5. Go Wine Tasting in Cochem

Cochem fascinates with the very well preserved historic architecture, which spans from Medieval ages to the late 19th century. Cochem’s Imperial Castle, that stands high on a hill, is the most significant and impressive site. Located in Mosel Valley – area rich of vineyards – it is famous for the regional wines, that can be explored on a Wine Express tour. However, it is best to explore Cochem while hiking or with a rented bicycle. The town is small, but there is plenty to see and do, while on a short weekend trip.

Why to go there?

See the beautiful architecture, landscapes and have some fine wines. A knights’ meal in the Imperial Castle offers an exciting experience.

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4. Visit Lichtenstein Castle

he castle is situated on a cliff in the beautiful Swabian Alps. The first castle here was built in the 13th century. The present palace is a 19th century compound of a hunting lodge of King Frederick I of Württemberg and his nephew’s castle. The latter was inspired by eponymous Wilhelm Hauff’s novel “Lichtenstein”.

Why to go there?

On the guided tours visitors can explore palatial rooms, filled with Medieval paintings, armoury, murals and stained glass. The castle is fully furnished, featuring original Medieval furniture. Needless to say, amazing panoramic views to the Swabian mountains open from the castle.

Lichtenstein-Photo by Steve Swope

Photo by Steve Swope

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Photo by Ariovist

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3. Visit Cultural Events in Heidelberg

A very popular tourist destination, the town is postcard-beautiful indeed! Its main attractions are historic Medieval and Baroque buildings, including the ruins of the famous Renaissance castle. The oldest university in Germany attracts students and scientists to the city. Therefore, the town is full of lively events and the pace is fast unlike other smaller towns.

Why to go there?

In 2016 the town will hosts various music, theater and art festivals as well as entertaining and cultural events. Check this site for more information.

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2. Go to Bavarian Alps

Germany also has a good chunk of the Alps – the biggest mountain range in Europe – and it is found in southern Bavaria. It provides all the great and fun outdoor activities all year round: from hiking, cycling and camping in summer, to skiing and snowboarding in winter.

Why to go there?

Healthy air, various spas and resorts as well as rich cultural life, festivals and events make it one of our favorite spot in the region.

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1. Visit Munich

The capital of Bavaria is also one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Situated in the backdrop of the Alps, it has plenty to offer: from historic architecture and world class museums, to hip neighborhoods, bars and restaurants. Annual beer festival Octoberfest attracts millions of tourists each year alone!

Why to go there?

Munich is one of those cities, that you should visit at least once in a lifetime.

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