Germany Vacations: Culture & Castles
Germany is a land where fairy tale castles and medieval architecture meets the modernity of the Autobahn and high-speed trains. Bach lived here, as did Beethoven. Berlin is known for its bohemian spirit and for its Cold War history. Visit Checkpoint Charlie and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. Ski the Bavarian Alps or hike through charming mountain villages, passing mirror-clear glacial lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Marvel at Munich’s Gothic architecture and stop for a beer at Germany’s famous biergartens. Liberty Travel’s consultants bring you tailor-made Germany vacation packages.
Germany at a Glance
Currency: Euro (€)
Tipping Customs: It is customary to leave a 10% tip for good service, and for drinks at the biergarten, it is customary to just round-up your bill.
Popular Drink: Beer and Coffee
Must Eat: Schnitzel and Pretzels
Power Up: C or F (two-prong plug) 230 V
Weather: Spring’s arrival isn’t always predictable in Germany. Winter brings snow to the mountains for the skiers. Pack an umbrella, and bring layers if you want to visit in fall and spring.
Best Time to Visit: It depends on what you want to do. January and February is the high ski season, while July and August are prime times to visit the cities and museums. Oktoberfest (late September to early October) is also popular.
Top Things to Do in Germany
From the Berlin Wall to Reclaimed East Berlin
Discover East Berlin’s hip and modern galleries and art scene in repurposed GDR buildings, and then visit the city’s iconic Cold War relics including Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall.
Fabled Towers and Turrets
Germany is known for its fairy tale castles, with Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria being the inspiration of Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Sunshine and Beer in Munich
Raise a stein at one of Munich’s lively outdoor biergartens during Oktoberfest (the festival runs each year from late September to the first weekend of October).
Ski the Bavarian Alps
Carve the slopes of the Bavarian Alps and spend a night at one of Germany’s luxury ski resorts.
Hike the Black Forest
Germany boasts 16 spectacular national parks that span from the shores of the North Sea to the Black Forest.
Germany Vacation Packages: Deutschland the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you’re looking to discover Cold War relics in Berlin or want to ski the Bavarian Alps, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Germany vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Germany consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Germany for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive vacation packages, including our CITYbreaks and Journeys.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know Germany. Leave the planning to us.