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Traveling to Europe is on a lot of bucket lists out there, and Germany is part of that European experience. Our cumulative list of top rated tourist destinations in Germany makes planning your time in the area more efficient. You don’t want a trip that starts off with tossing darts at a map of Germany to make decisions.
Why I love planning around top-rated tourist destinations in any country is the fact that when you visit those top-rated destinations there are more experiential options. The options are right in the area you are, the more ‘touristy’ area, yet often overlooked.
Since I am always planning that next big trip, I wanted to share my bucket list in Germany for 8 top-rated tourist destinations. Lavishly live life out loud and travel. It’s time to adventure, eat, travel and repeat.
8 Top-Rated Tourist Destinations In Germany For Every Bucket List
With an abundance of natural beauty, shopping spots and attractions, Germany has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent times. If you too are planning a trip to it soon, here’s some help your way.
Planning is great because it lets you figure out where you will have to be in order to see the highlights. Remember, not everyone wants to see the same things, but, this may be your springboard of elements on your trip.
Because heights are not my thing and I have fears, I want to conquer this bridge. The length is over 1,100 feet and that would be the walk of a lifetime for me. Located in Hunsrück, which is in central Germany.
Either side offers villages so I can’t miss out on new destinations either. The bridge was opened in 2015. Does anyone want to walk this walk with me?
The Rhine Valley
The Rhine Valley draws in a large number of tourists every year, and that’s for a good reason. Apart from its outstanding natural beauty, it also offers some magnificent castles, historic landmarks, river excursions, bike trails and more!
Planning my time there, I think that I will focus on castles first and then make sure that I take on a bike trail to bike off some of those chocolate calories.
Also known as the fairy-tale castle, the Neuschwanstein is also one of the most iconic landmarks worth visiting in Germany. Apart from being one of the most famous royal castles in Europe, it is also the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Disneyland castle.
Tours are a great way to learn more and cover more areas that most won’t see on their own. I can take one of the guided tours to explore the inside and also take in some of the most gorgeous views of the country from within it.
Bodensee is the largest lake in Germany, but that’s not the only reason why I want to go here. Also known as Lake Constance, the lake shares its shores with Austria and Switzerland.
There’s an additional piece that I want to try, the ferry ride. The ferry ride goes along the lake and makes a brief stop at the breathtakingly beautiful flower island. This alone would be a reason to take the ferry right?
The Berlin Wall
Street art and graffiti are fun things to see. After spending time in Belfast, and in a few basements of boutique hotels, I have learned to appreciate Graffiti on walls. I don’t want to miss out on my chance to visit the Berlin Wall- or rather, what’s left of it. The
Did you know that the wall was built in 1961? What remains today may be very little of it, but it is still worth the visit. I want to see it before it all disappears.
Built in 1791, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the best attractions to visit in Germany and is the city’s possibly oldest neoclassical structure. The architectural highlight of my trip.
It goes up to a whopping 26 meters in height and has a spectacular four-horse chariot on its top! And yes, it is located right in the center of Berlin and was the symbol of division between the East and the West.
The Black Forest
This one’s another favorite and is one of the most visited regions in the whole of Europe. The Black Forest, with its densely covered hills and small rolling hills, is a great place to go hiking, biking or even driving through its scenic routes.
Since it is a very popular destination, I’ve learned that I can find a tour as an additional component of my trip.
The Romantic Road
The Romantic Road, as the name suggests, is one of the prettiest scenic routes in Germany. My stroll will be to absorb some of the city’s culture, the towns, hotels, and restaurants. I guess, after walking and smelling everything I will owe it to myself to relish in some delicious food.
Plus, when I am here, I can also end at the Neuschwanstein castle at the end of the road- watching two of the best places to visit on Germany in the same day! I don’t think travel can get much better than this.
You will note, I did not plan any time in museums because they are not my thing. I prefer to live outside, and adventure, feeling the here and now. Yes, what once happened is the history but the culture is something I can take part in now.
My journey will be an epic 14-day trip, well at least that is how I have it planned for now. As I find more elements of my trip I will update. Planning is everything. Stay tuned for more on this ever-increasing bucket list for a trip to Germany.