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Germany

Germany tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Germany stands at the heart of Europe and at the centre of the continent's history. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to Bismarck, the German Reich, Nazism and the subsequent fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany has been fundamental in shaping Europe.

The country's turbulent history has left its mark on the capital, Berlin. The knocking down of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West transformed the city and it is now a vibrant, atmospheric place, although bleak reminders of the past, such as sections of the Wall and a watchtower remain as testament to the past. Look out too for the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish Museum, as well as countless markets, bars, restaurants and places that pulse with life.

Holidays in Germany outside the major cities tend to focus on the castles of the Rhine Valley, which overlook the scenic River Rhine and the charming towns and vineyards that line its banks; Cologne, home to Germany's largest cathedral, a number of mainly Romanesque churches and a thriving arts and culture scene is the main centre here. Elsewhere, the lakes and peaks of the Black Forest, especially the historic towns around Lake Constance, are popular with walkers, skiers and wild swimmers.

Culturally unique, Bavaria, with the city of Munich at its centre, is known for its beautiful forest and charming walled towns; the picturesque Romantic Road, from Wurzberg to Fussen, takes in the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and many of the main attractions in the region. The world-famous Oktoberfest, which happens in September, fulfils all the stereotypes with beer-quaffing, sausage-eating, oompah bands and men in lederhosen.

The North Sea and Baltic coasts are littered with sand dunes that support lots of birdlife. The island of Sylt, in the Frisian Islands, is particularly charming and characterised by its striped blue and white beach baskets.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT +1 (+2 in summer)

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
German

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & Covid-19 travel advice

Special offers in Germany

Travelmarvel Polaris European Gems River Cruise

European Gems

15-day river cruise from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,800 per person on selected departures
Book by: 31 October 2020

Includes return flights from the UK. Join Travelmarvel for 15 day fantastic days cruising from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Travelmarvel Polaris on this affordable river cruise.

Top itineraries in Germany

Nuremberg Christmas Market

Nuremberg's Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made break from £870 pp incl. flights

Spend four memorable days exploring the Nuremberg festive markets, as well as the many other sights of this historic south-German city with its spectacular medieval castle, narrow cobbled streets and the enticing smell of gingerbread wafting through the air.

Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise

This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

Munich

Germany by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

7-day tailor-made holiday from £2,350 pp incl. flights

Let the train take the strain as you travel between the German cities of Frankfurt, Berlin, Nuremburg and Munich on this weeklong tailor-made rail journey.

View of Basel, Switzerland

The Rhine and Moselle

13-day cruise

So many delights await you along the enchanting Moselle and Rhine featuring a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam

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What our clients say about our Germany holidays

  • What I like is the total reliability. It is simply not worth taking a chance by doing it all yourself on the internet - what happens if something goes wrong? You're on your own - and it probably wasn't cheaper anyway - than having the confidence that Wexas is looking after you. A lot of people found this out the hard way during the Iceland Volcanic Ash episode when people were stranded all over the world

    M B M

  • We have had another wonderful holiday - all the hotels were excellent and perfectly placed, in easy walking distance of the town centres, as were the two apartments. We were especially taken with your suggestion of staying in Monschau which turned out to be a beautiful old town - the apartment there is in a wonderful old building, with a terrace over the river.

    Richard R

  • Everything went smoothly, suggested hotel was fabulous, we even got an upgraded room.

    Graham G

  • The high level of excellency from Wexas never drops; well done.

    Stephen Conrad S

Top places to stay in Germany

Davvero Restaurant, The Charles Hotel, Munich

The Charles Hotel, Munich

Accommodation

Far from being another beige business hotel, The Charles looks crisp and contemporary and is ideally set in the centre of the city, with views across the Old Botanical Gardens. Rooms are spacious and open and come with all the mod cons and the kind of indulgent bathrooms that luxury travellers have…

The Bristol Bar

Hotel Bristol, Berlin

Accommodation

Affectionately known as the "grand dame" of the Berlin hotels the Hotel Bristol is ideally located on the famous Kurfuerstendamn Boulevard.

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