Explore Germany – 15 Things To Do In Germany

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If you are planning to explore Germany and its diverse gems then you cannot miss these 15 things that you must do in Germany.
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Explore Germany – 15 Things To Do In Germany

Germany is a country rich in history, and with so many castles you might think you’re in a Disney film when you see them. But I loved everywhere I went in Germany, not just their castles. After three amazing years in the country, I have to say there wasn’t an excursion that I regretted, and I constantly want to go back and explore Germany!

The following list has my favorite 15 things to do in Germany, but it is not all-encompassing. I urge you to look elsewhere and to dive deep into the suggestions I list here since most of them have sub-adventures.

So here we go and explore Germany and find out the 15 best things to do in Germany!

Neuschwanstein Castle

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Explore Germany – Neuschwanstein Castle

The inspiration for the Disney castle, Neuschwanstein has quite the history and some amazing architecture. Originally a home meant for Ludwig the 2nd of Bavaria, it’s become one of the most popular castles to visit in Europe, attracting in roughly 1.4 million tourists a year. It’s honestly not a destination that can be done justice through writing. If you’re looking for more information then check out their website and don’t worry about breaking the bank to visit, as the entrance is only 13 euros.

You can book a Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich.

Zugspitze Massif

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Explore Germany – Zugspitze

Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak is nestled in the Alps at 2,962 meters above sea level. There’s much more than just a high peak to see there. Below the mountain is the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with multiple other tourist sites phenomenal places to eat. At the peak is a small ski resort and eateries (an important part for me). My favorite part was that although I’m an avid hiker, it has a lift or train option to the peak. See here if you’re looking for more information on visiting Zugspitze.

Berlin Wall

Once a wall that was used to divide Germany, is now nothing more than a spectacle to remind us of the history the country overcame. The Berlin Wall is a phenomenal experience not because it’s an astonishing sight, but because history can be felt. While a lot of the wall was dismantled and many pieces taken as souvenirs, there are still areas left where the wall stands as a reminder. I strongly encourage seeing it if you’re planning a trip to Berlin.

Book online a tour to Berlin Wall museum.


I think we all know what Oktoberfest is. German festivals (not just Oktoberfest) are always a wonderful experience no matter the city they’re held in. Oktoberfest, on the other hand, is a different kind of festival that has become the must-have experience on your German bucket list. Delicious German beer, awesome activities around the fest, and cool outfits! Even if you can’t make Oktoberfest, visiting a fest while you’re in Germany is a must! If you want more information on Oktoberfest, check out their official website.

Book online Munich Oktoberfest All-Inclusive Tour.

BMW Museum

This one is on the list for the auto fanatics, but it’s also still a great museum to visit even if you’re not. You’ll be surprised to find out that it’s not just “another museum”, but a pretty awesome experience. The museum is laid outflowing through the history of BMW and its innovations throughout their company’s lifespan. With a plethora of examples of amazing engineering, I guarantee you won’t regret going.

Brandenburg Gate

Visiting the Brandenburg Gate is a great addition to your trip if you’re also going to be visiting the Berlin Wall since it’s located in the same city. As it’s linked to the wall, it stands as a sign of unity and an important monument for German citizens. If you’re also an avid traveler, you may notice it slightly resembles Greek architecture. It would be an astute observation because the actual construction of the Brandenburg Gate was inspired by architecture in Athens Acropolis. So, if you’re stopping by the Berlin Wall, be sure to also check out the gate!

Book online Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Dome tour.

Cologne Cathedral

Since construction started in 1248, the Cologne Cathedral has stood tall and a testament to the beauty of gothic architecture. Ironically, building stopped around the 16th century and wasn’t fully finished until the late 1800s. This cathedral waited six centuries to be built and even survived World War Two, it is easily one of the most historic and fascinating cathedrals to visit.

Black Forest

The Black Forest is actually a large portion of Germany at over 2,320 sq miles. It is filled with small towns and interesting attractions, my favorite being Baden-Baden. It’s also a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding, as Feldberg is its highest mountain with beautiful snow during the winter.

Book online Black Forest tour.

Christmas Markets

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Explore Germany – Christmas market

This is a great addition to the list because it doesn’t really depend on where in Germany you go, but when. During the late winter months, Christmas Markets begin popping up in towns and cities all over Germany. They offer a variety of small activities, shops, and glühwein! So, no matter the destination you have in mind, if you’re traveling in December then definitely be on the lookout for a Christmas Market!

Europa Park

If you’re into theme parks and exciting rides, then Europa Park is the place to be. I highly recommend checking out their website as there are way too many attractions to cover in this short post, but I guarantee there will be something there for everyone.


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Explore Germany – Heidelberg

This is a smaller/lesser-known destination and thankfully doesn’t get too crowded. The city of Heidelberg is a perfect example of great German food and a simple site seeing. Above the city rests the Heidelberg Castle, and like most in Germany, it has so much to offer. There is a long history behind the castle’s construction and why it was built, and I can’t recommend exploring it enough.

Heidelberg tour from Frankfurt or Heidelberg 3-Hour Tour with Castle Visit from Heidelberg.


Maybe you’re in Germany to do some sightseeing but also want to just relax a little? Konigsee is a great place to take it easy and enjoy nature. If you find yourself in the southeast corner of Bavaria then be sure to find your way to this “Kings Lake”, as there are options for boating and relaxing all day!


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Explore Germany – Rothenburg

A fairytale town in Bavaria Germany, Rothenburg is a well-preserved town featuring much of the “old style” of building. It’s a favorite for millions of tourists each year and it’s not hard to see why with how beautiful the town is. Also, be sure to look for “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” as there are a few Rothenburg’s in Germany and you may end up at the wrong one otherwise!

Book online Rothenburg tour from Munich.


Germany’s largest island and a must-see view, Rugen offers plenty to do for anyone looking to relax and experience German culture. It offers 37 miles of soft, sandy beaches with a countryside that is sure to astonish. Maybe you want beaches but not for the whole trip? If you’re looking to relax and have some fun, visit during the Stortebeker Festival and enjoy some of the German’s great historical storytelling and good food.

Englischer Garten

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Explore Germany – Englischer Garten

If you’re travels take you to Munich or near it, a walk through the Englischer Garten is a perfect way to spend the afternoon. One of the largest urban parks in the world, it offers a wonderful place to have a picnic and really take in the German air.

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Getting To Germany

Are you planning a trip to Germany or a holiday in Germany? You can book your flight tickets right here through TripAdvisor or Agoda or CheapAir or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline.

Where To Stay In Germany

There is no dearth of accommodation options when visiting Germany. There is a complete range of options from Uber Luxury to budget backpacking options. You can book your stay right here through TripAdvisor or Cleartrip or Agoda or Makemytrip or Priceline and get great deals.

Click here to book the best hotel/resort in any of the locations in Germany

Tours/Activities available in Germany – Things To Do In Germany

Germany’s points of interest and attractions are many and if you are trying to decide on what to see in Germany or what to do in Germany, then look no further. Germany attractions pass are available for the most recommended Germany tours. You can now book tours in Germany as well as activities in Germany.

Click here to know more and book Best Attractions and Activities in Germany.

There are plenty of sites to see in Germany and most of what you’ll see will depend on your interests. The list above was to offer some ideas to people of all walks of life, and hopefully, you found at least one to add to your trip! Do let us know in the comments section below what you feel about this post.


This is a guest post by Casey. Casey LaClair is a young travel enthusiast. Having a career in Satellite Communications and pursuing a degree in Computer Science, most of his time is spent hunkered over a keyboard. This love of technology and travel led him to create https://www.viraflare.com (ViraFlare) to spread his joy of travel and help others find their way on the road. 


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Explore Germany

Things To Do In Germany

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11 thoughts on “Explore Germany – 15 Things To Do In Germany”

  1. I am happy that i have covered quite a few things from your list, when I was in Germany. It is a really interesting country!

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