Germany Vacations at a Glance - Three Cities by Train

Germany Vacations at a Glance - Three Cities by Train

Located in the heart of Europe, Germany has shaped world history for almost a millennium. Whether you’re wanting to deep dive into the past, stroll gorgeous villages and countryside, feast on a bounty of food and beer, or share the company of welcoming and cultured hosts, Germany is the place to go. It’s never been easier to get to Germany and its excellent transportation infrastructure makes traveling around the country a breeze. German accommodations range from charming country inns to luxurious five-star hotels, with some of the most affordable rates in Europe. Of course, it’s the country’s bounty of art, food, history, and culture that makes it so appealing. From the heights of the Alps to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein to Europe’s most-happening capital, Berlin, Germany’s treasures are endless. You could spend a lifetime here and not see all that the country has to offer. So don’t wait—don some lederhosen, grab a pint of kolsch, and feast on bratwurst on a Germany vacation!



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You will visit the following 4 places:

Germany

Germany

Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most unique and charming countries on the continent. Since reunification Germany has at last gained a higher profile as a place to visit, thanks partly to the remarkable resurgence of its capital, Berlin, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in Europe. It's no surprise at all that today’s Germany is more diverse and cosmopolitan than old stereotypes suggest; mixing time-honoured nationalism and tradition with multicultural modernism and self-confidence.

Berlin

Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany. Berlin is also one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of Rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about six million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one-third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2009 population of 672,000. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,295,000 in 2010. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,600,000 and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area. In English, this city's name translates to Frankfurt on the Main (pronounced like English mine or German mein). The city is located on an ancient ford on the river Main, the German word for which is "Furt". A part of early Franconia, the inhabitants were the early Franks. Thus the city's name reveals its legacy as being the "ford of the Franks".

Munich

Munich

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are about 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business and tourism in Germany and Europe, and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living. Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and the famous city hall (Neues Rathaus).

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