Planning an adventurous family vacation can include jetting off to multiple countries in Europe. Or you can choose to simply visit one of the countries in Europe. Germany happens to be one of Europe’s largest countries. And it is filled with incredible attractions and adventures your family will love. If you have been craving a unique vacation in a different country, Germany will definitely check off all the boxes. Especially when you take the time to see the best cities to visit in Germany. Add in the multiple ways to explore this country, plus the delectable food, and you will have a vacation you will remember forever.
Berlin is always at the top of the list of best cities in Germany. Maybe it is because it is the capital of the country. Or the largest city. I personally place it near the top, because it is full of history, family friendly attractions, and exciting nightlife.
It could easily take you an entire month to see everything in this city in Germany. I recommend beginning in the city center. This is where you can discover historical buildings and monuments. Afterwards, you can venture out to Tierpark, the Berlin Dome, Brandenburg Gate, and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Museum Island is another option when you have an entire day available to wander around.
One of the easiest ways to learn the most about this city is to take one of the multiple walking tours that are available each day.
The second largest city in Germany is Hamburg. While many people know that Venice is full of canals and bridges, Hamburg actually has more bridges than Venice. The history of this city has not always been wonderful. The days of the sailors tarnished this town. You can still experience the highlights from those days over in the red-light district of Reeperbahn.
I recommend starting your family’s day bright and early at the Fischmarkt near the harbor. You can purchase fresh fish, spices, and flowers there. Afterwards, head over to the city center. Amongst all the historical buildings, you will find Mönckebergstraße. This street is filled with stores that will be perfect for your family’s shopping adventures.
If you want to see something really different while visiting Hamburg, add The Miniatur Wunderland to your itinerary. Miniature cities from all around the world are on display there.
Old world charm is everywhere in Heidelberg. The reason for this is this city in Germany was one of the few that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. As you all walk along the cobblestone streets, you will see sights that include the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle.
Don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel inspired when you are visiting this best city in Germany. After all, it is where Mark Twain finally finished his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Do you have a car enthusiast in your family? If you said yes, you must take the time to visit Stuttgart during a vacation in Germany. Production of both Porsche and Mercedes vehicles are done near Stuttgart. And there are two museums dedicated to these cars located in the city for you to explore.
Non-car lovers may prefer visiting the public library, Neues Schloss, and Fernsehturm Stuttgart, which is a tv tower. And everyone will love attending any of the beer festivals held in this city.
Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany. The highlight of the city is the Cathedral of Cologne. Once you have seen the cathedral, you should walk through the old town. Museums, art galleries, and cafés are everywhere in the old town. So, you can easily enter any of them on a whim.
Out of all the museums in Cologne, I prefer to visit the Chocolate Museum where you can explore the history of chocolate and how it is made. The chocolate fountains at the end are incredible.
One of the best times to visit Cologne is during Carnival. It’s a little more crowded in this city in Germany. But the ambience is amazing. Plus, you can attend all the parades, balls, and other events.
One of the reasons Munich is one of the best cities to visit in Germany is it is very close to the Alps. But you probably have heard of this city, because it is the place to be for Oktoberfest each year. When you are not sitting in biergartens, you will have fun exploring with your family.
A couple favorite sights include the English Garden, Nymphenburg Palace, and the Marienplatz. And when it comes to museums, check out the Toys Museum, BMW Museum, and 5 Continents Museum.
One tip I must share about Munich is about visiting during Oktoberfest. If you do choose to vacation in Munich during that time, you must book your family vacation well in advance! I can help you out with that, while also sharing other tips.
Frankfurt might be the city you land in when you arrive in Germany for your family vacation. The reason for this is the international airport is located there. There is not too much history to see in this city in Germany. Instead of recreating the past, the city was constructed with the future in mind after the war.
A visit to the Main Tower is a must for the views of the Main River. Walking through the city center will offer a glimpse of the past. But don’t expect much history during your time in this German city.
These are some of the best cities to visit in Germany during a family vacation. But don’t think you must skip the other cities in the country. They all offer amazing opportunities your family will love. I can help you determine which cities must be on your list when we chat during a planning session. You can see your favorites during a regular vacation in Germany. Or you can choose to do an exciting Christmas Market River Cruise. Either option will have your family ready to explore this wonderful country.
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