50 places to visit in Germany
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Germany is a country in western and central Europe that serves as a top destination for travelers. This beautiful country is a home for many cathedrals, palaces, castles, monuments, forests, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. If you are having an international trip to Europe and plan on visiting Germany, below are a few places you can visit in Germany:
1. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
The city capital of Germany is one of the best places that you can visit while in Germany. Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a neo-classical monument of the 18th century. This gate was earlier the city gate which marked the start of Berlin to the town of Brandenburg. Opened in 1791, this historical site is the most famous tourist destination in Germany. It is also considered as a symbol of peace and unity in Europe. Postdamer Platz, Reichstag, Tiergarten park are some of the major attractions near the Brandenburg gate that also calls a large number of tourists.
2. Reichstag Building
Reichstagsgebäude or Reichstag Building is located in Berlin and is a good tourist site. The building was a home of the Imperial Diet when it was set in the fire in 1933 and went under reconstruction after the unification of Germany. It was reconstructed completely in 1999 and became a place of German parliament meeting. The dome above the building was constructed later on and provides a city view and is open to the visitors only with pre-registration. The place holds a rich history of the Nazi Period and Germany is a must-visit in Berlin.
3. Museum Island
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most visited places in Germany. The Museum Island or Museumsinsel is a museum complex in Berlin. The island is a complex of many other small museums built from 1830 to 1930 and the final additional of a small gallery in 2019. The Neues Museum, the Altes Museum, the Bode-Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamonmuseum, and the James-Simon-Galerie are the museums that are inside this complex. This site is also one of the prominent museums in the whole of Europe.
4. Fernsehturm Berlin
The Berliner Fernsehturm or Berlin Tower is a television tower. It is located in Central Berlin, Germany is one of the most visited places in Berlin. The height of the tower is 368 m and is the tallest structure in Germany and 3rd tallest in the whole of Europe. The tower’s prime function is to broadcast television and radio channels and also serves as a viewing tower, a bar at a height of 203m, and a rotating restaurant. This tower acts as an establishing shot of films set in Berlin and is one of the top ten tourists sites in Germany.
5. Berlin Victory Column
The Victory Column was constructed to celebrate the victory in the Danish-Prussian war. During the construction of the tower, Prussia also won two more wars against Austria and France. The tower has a bronze statue of Victoria (Roman Goddess of Victory) who is known by the name Goldelse (Golden Lizzy). You can take a ticket to view the platform in the column and take a splendid view of the city. This place holds a significant place in promoting the tourism of the country.
Marienplatz is located in Munich City of Germany is known as Mary’s Square, i.e. St. Mary, Our Lady’s Square in English. It is a central square and has been the city’s main square since the year 1158. The square has the Neues Rathaus on the north and the Altes Rathaus on the east. The place sees lots of tourists here throughout the year. Christkindlmarkt, a Christmas market opens here at Marienplatz three weeks prior to Christmas to sell Christmas foods and drinks.
7. The New Town Hall
Neues Rathaus or The New Town Hall is a town hall on the north side of Marine Square in Munich city of Germany. It is the office of mayor and hosts the government of the city. The hall has a clock chime and night watchman with an angel. The nave of clock chimes is made of copper and homes 43 bells which play each day at 11 and 12 o’clock. Each bell plays four melodies and changes every month. This is one of the most visited places in Germany.
8. Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg
Miniature Wunderland is located in the Speicherstadt district, Hamburg, Germany, and is a famous tourist site. Some of the places that Wunderland displays are: Harz/Central Germany, Knuffingen, Austria, Hamburg, US, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Knuffingen Airport, Italy, and Venice. Many other sights are under construction in this place and are expected to launch in coming years.
9. Heide Park, Hamburg
Heide Park is the biggest and most visited theme park in Germany. It is located in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Spread in the area of 210 acres, it is also one of the largest parks in the country. The park is divided into 5 areas. Eingang & Ausgang, Bucht der Piraten, Transilvanien, Land der Vergessenen, Colossos – Kampf der Giganten, and Mayan Village. All these areas provide fun and theme rides and activities. Some of the attractions of this place are Big Loop, Colossos – Kampf der Giganten, Mountain Rafting, Bounty (Pirate Ship), Heide-Park Express, and many more.
10. Chocoversum Shop
It’s a chocolate museum in the Hamburg City of Germany. This place gives a workshop on chocolate making to the visitors. You can book prior tickets for purchasing chocolates and go on the journey of Chocolate making from beans to the final product. One member of the museum will guide you through each step of chocolate making and you can have a taste of varieties of chocolates. In the end, you can make your own chocolate bar and take it home with yourself.
11. Hamburg Dungeon
Hamburg Dungeon is another fun place in Hamburg, Germany. This place also sees a lot of visitors flocking around. Some of the fun activities you can do here are: the famous double-decker buses, harbor boat tour, or the red light district, Take a 70-minute journey through 600 years of Hamburg’s history, visit Santa Fu (19th-century jail). On your rides, theatrical actors, special effects, sound, and lighting will make your fun more adventurous.
12. Linderhof Palace
Linderhof Palace also known as Schloss Linderhof in Germany is a Schloss. It is the small palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the smallest among the three palaces he made. The four rooms of Linderhof are the Hall of Mirrors, Dining Room, Audience Chamber, and Eastern and Western Tapestry Chambers. Linderhof’s Linden or the Old “Königslinde”, Formal gardens, Landscape garden, and structures in the park are some of the other attractions in the landscape park surrounding the palace.
13. Cologne’s Love Locks Bridge
This love lock bridge in Cologne is something that lovers from across the world come to. This bridge is located in the Cologne city of Germany and is a major tourist attraction. Couples come here and put a lock on the bridge engraved with their names and throw the key into the river for everlasting love. People also put bicycle chains and padlocks in different shapes and colors to ensure everlasting love.
14. Cologne Zoological Garden
The Aktiengesellschaft Cologne Zoological Garden is the zoo located in Germany. The zoo is a home of over 10,000 animals including 850 species and spread over an area of more than 20 hectares. This place is visited by many tourists and has an aquarium and invertebrate exhibit which is active in the preservational breeding of endangered animals. It was founded in 1860. Rainforest hall, Asian Elephant Park, Madagascar House, Aquarium, Great ape section, and Meerkat paddock are some of the attractions of the Cologne Zoological Garden.
15. Romer Hall
The Römer is a medieval building located in Frankfurt, Germany. This is one of the most important landmarks of the city. For over 600 years, it has been the city hall of Frankfurt. The hall serves as a museum, Standesamt, or civil registration office and for wedding purposes. This place serves as a great place for tourism and the architectural design is something that fascinates people. This 3 storeyed building has nine houses that encircle six courtyards.
16. St Peter’s Church
It is a Roman Catholic parish church located in the Munich, southern Germany. It has a 299 ft tower which is known as “Alter Peter”. The church has a great history related to its place, from the creation of the city to the World War and its reconstruction. The place has a figure of Saint Peter, five Gothic paintings, and several altars. If you are visiting Munich, make sure you go to this place to witness the history and great architectural building.
17. Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, Nuremberg
Nuremberg Castle or Nürnberger Burg is a group of fortified buildings of medieval times. These buildings represent the importance and power of the Holy Roman Empire and the significant role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg. This is one of Europe’s most formidable buildings. The Sinwell Tower, Tiefer Brunnen (The Deep Well), Kastellansgebäude (The Castellan’s House), Sekretariatsgebäude (Secretarial Building), Finanzstadel (Finance Building), Himmelsstallung, Inner Gate, Imperial Chapel, Kemenate, and a lot more other towers and buildings are a part of Nuremberg Castle which calls for tourists from all over the world.
18. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is also known as Denkmal für dieermordeten Juden Europas in German. It is also known as the Holocaust Memorial. It is a very famous memorial located in Berlin dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It is in the area of 200,000 sq ft site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern. A “Place of Information” holds the names of the deceased victims. The Memorial sees lots of visitors since its opening.
19. Checkpoint Charlie
“Checkpoint C” or Checkpoint Charlie was the name of the Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin given by the Western Allies during the Cold War. Checkpoint has become a major tourist attraction and has various places that can be visited by tourists. BlackBox Cold War Exhibition and Checkpoint Charlie Museum are the places that you can visit to understand the history of the Berlin Wall and the Division of Germany and Berlin.
The Gendarmenmarkt is a square that ensembles the Berlin concert hall and French and German Churches. It is located in the Berlin city of Germany. The center of the square has a statue of Friedrich Schiller, a poet. It was built in the 17th century and was known as Linden-Markt. In 1773 it was reconstructed and named Gendarmenmarkt. From this square, you can see the German Church, Concert Hall, Konzerthaus, and the French Church. All of these buildings were destroyed during World War II and now restored and acts as tourist sites.
21. St. Nicholas’ Church
St. Nicholas Church is located in Hamburg and was formerly one of the 5 main churches in the city. The church has seen a lot of construction over the years from its inception in 1195 till now. The bombing has destroyed most of the church but the crypt, the tall spired tower all played a vital role in telling the history of Germany. St. Nicholas church is an important landmark in Europe and is one of the best places to visit in Germany.
22. Elbphilharmonie Hall
The Elbphilharmonie or Elbe Philharmonic Hall is a world-famous concert hall in Hamburg, Germany. It is located on Elbe River’s Grasbrook peninsula. This hall is one of the most advanced concert halls in terms of acoustics in the world. It goes by the nickname Elphi. The construction of this hall is unique and the glass structure resembles a water wave, hoisted sail, Iceberg resting on top of a brick warehouse. This is one of the must-visit place in the Hamburg city of Germany.
23. Planten Un Blomen
Planten un Blomen is an urban park in Hamburg, Germany. Spread over an area of 116.1 acres. The name of Planten un Blomen or “Pflanzen und Blumen” in German translates in English to “Plants and Flowers”.
The first plant here planted was a Platanus, planted in November 1821. The park is mostly known for public theater, water-light concerts, and music performances. The southern area of the park has a playground and the park also homes the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg.
Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany has an important tourist place called Königsallee. It is an urban boulevard and is called King’s Avenue. The place has a canal that runs in the center and Luxury retail stores and fashion showrooms are located along its sides. If you are nearby this place and want to go on a shopping spree, then this is a place for you.
25. Moritzburg Castle
Moritzburg Castle is also known as Schloss Moritzburg or Moritzburg Palace. This is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, Saxony.
The castle has 4 round towers and is located on an artificial island. Named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, this place is also a great tourist site. The surrounding area was a hunting area during the times of the kings.
The interior of the castle is a fine example of great architecture. The place has parks surrounding it which also serves as a great tourist attraction.
26. Dresden Cathedral
Dresden Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and is located in Dresden. It has been the most significant Catholic church in the city. In 1964, it got the status of the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dresden-Meissen. This cathedral is the burial site of the House of Wettin. Many other king and Queen’s parts are buried in the crypts here.
Palmengarten is located in Frankfurt, Germany. It is a botanical garden and is one of the 3 gardens in Frankfurt. The garden is a good site for tourists. The Rose Garden, Palmenhaus, Rhododendrumgarten, The rockery, Bush Garden, Heather Garden, The flower house, The alpine house, The subantarctic house, Steppe meadow, The tropicarium, Cactus garden are some of the highlights of the garden.
28. Main Tower, Frankfurt
Main Tower is a 56-story and 656ft skyscraper in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Named after the River Main which is just near to the tower also serves as a good tourist spot. The tower has 5 underground floors, 2 public viewing platforms, 2 art pieces. This tower design seems like 2 connected towers. It is the fourth largest tower in Frankfurt and in Germany.
29. Triberg waterfalls
Triberg Waterfalls are located near Triberg. It is in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. The waterfall falls from a height of 163 m, and it is considered as one of the highest waterfalls. This is a great place for tourists as the scenic beauty of the place is something to witness. The waterfalls from seven steps and creates a wonderful sight.
The Röthbachfall also is known as Röthbachfall is considered as the highest waterfall in Germany. It falls from the height of 1540 ft. This waterfall and Triberg waterfall claims to be the highest waterfall, but Röthbachfall is Germany’s highest waterfall. You can take the electric water boat at lake Königssee and then hike to Obersree from Salet. Visit this waterfall in Germany to witness the beauty of nature.
31. Medieval Crime Museum
This museum exhibits the crime of the medieval period. The punishment is given, the tools used in torture can be seen in the museum. You can get into this museum with a little entry fee and get to know about the crimes. The guide will help you along the way to increase your knowledge. Many tools and Equipment are present that were used to torture people, the guide will tell you how they were used by telling the stories of that time. This place is a must-visit if you are in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.
32. Partnach Gorge
The Partnach Gorge or Partnachklamm is a deep gorge that lies between the mountain streams Partnach, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The gorge is 2,303 ft long 260 ft deep. The place provides spellbound scenery and is visited by most of the tourists who love to visit and cherish the beauty of nature.
33. Todtnau Waterfall
The Todtnau Waterfall is a beautiful tall waterfall located deep in the Black Forest, Stübenbächle. Chairs and shelters are there from where people can watch the water falling. You can reach the waterfalls from the top or the bottom. It is one of the most visited places in Germany.
34. Hohenaschau Castle
Hohenaschau Castle is a hilltop castle located in Bavaria, Germany. This hidden gem is a must-visit in Germany. Built-in the 12th century this is one of the biggest castles in Bavaria. It houses a falconry center, a rest house, and a museum depicting a story about the history of the castle owners. This place is good for children as it organizes different excursions for them. The hill castle provides a splendid view of the town.
Schlossplatz is the famous square in Stuttgart Mitte. Built between 1746 and 1807, the place is also the home to the Neues Schloss. This place is home to many events that gather tourists in large numbers like children fairs, open-air concerts, and Weihnachten markets. Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz located in South and to the southwest respectively are the other two squares that lie nearby Schlossplatz.
36. Frankfurt Cathedral
Frankfurt Cathedral or Frankfurter Dom has given the official status of the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew. This Roman Catholic Gothic church is situated in the center of Frankfurt am Main. Dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, this church played a vital role in the election and coronation church of the Holy Roman Empire. The church attracts visitors from different places. You can also visit this cathedral to know about the history of cathedrals and the Holy Roman Empire.
37. Dresden Castle
Dresden Castle or Dresdner Residenzschloss is considered as one of the oldest buildings in Dresden, Germany. It has been the residence of the electors and kings of Saxony and Kings of Poland for about 400 years. This place has a Baroque and Non- Renaissance architectural style which makes it a beautiful place to visit. The castle now serves as a museum complex that includes the Numismatic Cabinet, the Historic and New Green Vault, the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, the Dresden Armory, the art library, and Dresden State Art Collections.
38. Dresden Suspension Railway
This is one such fascinating and one of the oldest suspension railways. Also known as Schwebebahn Dresden is a suspended cable railway in Dresden, Germany. The railway connects Oberloschwitz and Loschwitz districts. The 2 cars have a capacity of 40 passengers each and run at the speed of 2.5m per second with the help of electricity.
39. Documentation Center Nazi Hall
The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rallying Grounds or in German Dokumentation Zentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände is a very renowned museum in Nuremberg, Germany. It is located in the Congress Hall. The museum’s main and permanent attraction is the exhibition called ” Fascination and Terror” in which the documentation of Nazi Germany is shown, the connections, Causes, and consequences of Nazi. The topics concerning Nuremberg are also considered in the documentation. The attached Education form is also a place to look for.
40. Nuremberg Toy Museum
The Nuremberg Toy Museum is located in Nuremberg, Germany. This is also known as Lydia Bayer Museum. Founded in 1971, it is a municipal museum. The place is always on the bucket list of tourists as this the well-known toy museum of the world. The museum depicts the history of the antique toys to present toys. The toy house is a home of about 87,000 objects but only displays 5% of it. You can also see the toys on the website of the museum. Nuremberg Toy Museum has 4 floors and is laced with different types of attractions, some of which are:
Café La Kritz with backyard railroad, Shadowland, Outdoor playground, wooden toys, dollhouses, dolls, zograscope, World of Technology and Toys since 1945. This place is heaven for kids as it offers any other fun activities for children.
41. Monument to the Battle of the Nations, Leipzig
This Monument is located in Leipzig, Germany. It is a memorial monument of the 1813 Battle of Leipzig which is commonly known as the Battle of the Nations. This 91m high monument was opened in 1913. The architectural style of the monument is Art Nouveau Architecture. One can visit this place to witness the rich history that this architecture style depicts. The ground is said to be the battleground of Napoleon’s defeat and the last standing of the Leipzig army of the Nazi against the US Army. You can climb up to 500 stairs to view the city from the top.
42. Porta Nigra
The Porta Nigra is a Latin term for Black Gate. This is a huge Roman city gate located in Trier, Germany. This Roman architectural style gate is also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name of the Porta Nigra was given due to its dark color stones. The best time to visit this place is during summers as a guided tour is provided by a guide dressed in full costume as a Roman Army Officer. The first floor is open to visitors.
43. Trier Saint Peter’s Cathedral
This cathedral is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hohe Domkirche St. Peter zu Trier is located in the city of Trier, Germany. This Roman Catholic Church is the oldest church in Germany. It is considered of great religious value. The architectural style of this church is Romanesque. This place is the largest religious structure and is known for its long history.
44. Babelsberg Studio
This studio is the largest film studios in the world. It is located outside Berlin in Germany. Many notable films have been made here. This was made in 1912 and is spread over the area of 460,000 square meters. This largest film studio in Europe is used to shot many films from different countries. Some of the films and series shot here are: Captain America: Civil war, The Bourne Ultimatum, Valkyrie, V for Vendetta, The Hunger Games, The Isle of Dogs, Dark, Counterpart, Homeland, and many more
45. Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle also is known as Heidelberger Schloss and is a landmark of Heidelberg. The castle ruins of Germany come under the most significant Renaissance structures in the north of the Alps. It is also the intermediate station between Heidelberg’s Kornmarkt to Königstuhl of Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railways. The castle has been destroyed several times since its construction by Lightning Bolts or fires during the war. The ruins of the castle now serve as a great place for tourism.
46. Old Bridge Heidelberg
This is an old bridge that crosses over River Neckar. This 7m bridge from ground level is also known as The Karl Theodor Bridge. It joins the eastern part of the Neuenheim district to the Old City. The bridge has a statue that holds a mirror in one hand and forms the sign of a horn with the other. The original statue of a monkey was destroyed during the war.
47. Heildelberg zoo
This zoo was made to public visitation in 1934 after its construction in 1933. The zoo is located in Heidelberg, Germany, and has gone through several damages since its construction. First, it suffered money problems and then the bombings during World War II destroyed most parts of the zoo. After its reconstruction, the zoo looks after the protection of animals and active in making laws. The zoo has sea lions, African animals, brown bears, several species of birds, tigers and Asian elephants, and a lot more.
48. Unicorn cave
The Unicorn cave was first mentioned in 1541, with time it later came to be known as the place that has the fossil of unicorns. In the 17th century, it was found out that the bones are from extinct animals. The cave was made to public visitations after the findings that the fossils are of about 70 species of animals. This place is a fascinating site to visit in Germany. The cave’s length is 610m of which the only 270m is opened to the public.
49. Romantic Road
This is a long route in Germany that connects many cities and towns having a picturesque view. The theme route is 350Kms and was earlier used for trade purposes only. The romanticism of the road is derived from the beauty that the small towns, places, and castles possess that fall in the route. The road connects between Würzburg and Füssen and is said to be true German Beauty. Würzburg, Holzkirchen, Urphar, Weikersheim, Röttingen, Creglingen are some of the places that are in the route.
50. The Black Forest
The exquisite Black Forest is one of the most visited sites in Europe. This dark, densely-wooded hills forest is situated in Germany. This place is heaven for travelers.
This forest covers the Rhine River to its west and beautiful Neckar and Danube Valleys to the east. The Black Forest has other attractions inside it. This magnificent forest also has Triberg Falls and Black Forest Open Air Museum which adds charm to the beauty of the place.
There are other highlights of this place that can be explored by obtaining a map of this place.