Germany is a beautiful country in Europe renowned for its dramatic natural settings, iconic landmarks, signature German cuisines, modern cities, and World Heritage Sites. It’s a major cultural centre with around 300 theatres, hundreds of museums displaying world-class art and a year-round calendar of fun-filled festivals and events, including Oktoberfest, Karneval, and the Christmas market season. Brightsun Travel offers cheap Germany holidays from the UK, so why not make it your goal to visit this charming country?
We recommend Munich as a base for your stay in Germany. This wonderful capital of Bavaria boasts a backdrop of mountains, countless galleries and museums, impressive gothic-style buildings, beer halls and breweries, bustling markets, and boutique hotels, to name a few. We have an awesome holiday package to Munich at the 4 star Mercure Muenchen City Center hotel, which is located in the heart of the city.
Berlin, the capital and largest city of Germany is another sought-after travel hotspot. This city is best known for its quirky museums, colourful street art, inner city gardens, and important landmarks including the Reichstag Building. Berlin hosts one of the largest public film festivals in the world, the Berlin International Film Festival which is a must-experience event with parties, special events and hundreds of international film screenings.
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Germany’s capital city combines the old with the new, dating back to the 13th century, and offering a contemporary arts scene that’ll bring you fast up to date. Berlin also has famous landmarks to discover like the Berlin Wall and the Berliner Philharmonie, as well as numerous neighbourhoods to explore. Brightsun Travel has exclusive holidays to Berlin all year round, helping you navigate through the city’s highlights. Go in summer and watch locals emerge from a long winter, and make the most of the city’s café culture and many beautiful parks and waterways. For parks, you can’t get better than Tiergarten, one of the largest urban parks in the world, or Prinzessinnengarten, which is full of community gardens growing fruit and vegetables. In the heart of the city you can kayak or stroll down a maze of waterways that stretch over 100 miles. And all along the canal you will find amazing markets, like the weekly Turkish Market, where you can shop for a range of food and textiles from around the world. At the weekends Prussian Park is the place to go in Berlin for Southeast Asian food.
Berlin is also famous for its incredible art scene – even the Parliament buildings are designed by world famous architects and the city is full of galleries. Start off at Reichstag, the Norman Foster-redesigned house of Parliament, before heading to the recently refurbished Berlinische Galeri, a central gallery showcasing a range of 20th century artists. You might choose Gemäldegalerie to explore an impressive range of medieval and Renaissance paintings. And in the bohemian Kreuzberg district you can admire the Astronaut Mural for a taste of the city’s street art scene. Then it’s on to the TV Tower, Germany’s tallest structure, to admire fantastic views of the city. Finish up at the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, an outdoor memorial stretching over a kilometre in length, integrating original sections of the Berlin Wall. Contact Brightsun Travel and book cheap Berlin holidays, including direct flights from UK and spectacular hotel stays, and go on a fantastic European city break this holiday.
Frankfurt is one of Germany’s delightful cities, located on the banks of River Main. The city is best known for its cultural appeal, home to a wide variety of galleries and museums including the famed Städel museum which features over 700 years of artwork, and the Naturmuseum Senckenberg, one of Europe’s largest natural history museums. Frankfurt is particularly appealing during the festive season when its city squares transform into magical Christmas markets.
Other highlights of Frankfurt include boundless shopping opportunities at boutiques, markets, and department stores, exploration around trendy neighbourhoods, river cruises, an eclectic nightlife, and bustling entertainment centres. The city also has a wonderful mix of historic charm and contemporary appeal with towering skyscrapers set among centuries old buildings and sites. Check out our Frankfurt holiday packages and treat yourself to the ultimate city break.
There are plenty of iconic attractions to explore and admire in Frankfurt. The city’s Römerberg square is worth noting, located in the Old Town with key historic sites such as the city’s medieval town hall. Then there’s Goethe House, the birthplace of one of Germany’s finest writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe which contains original items that belonged to his family. Contact Brightsun today and let us help plan you an unforgettable Frankfurt getaway.
Currency: You’ll be spending Euros.
Local Time: German time is two hours in advance of GMT.
Flight time from the UK: Approximately one hour fifty minutes to Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.
Tourist Information: Visit the official German tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions:To travel to Germany, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Germany.
A: No proof is required for COVID-19 vaccinations or tests.
A: May to September. October to April is best for skiing.
A: It's relatively inexpensive compared to other European countries.
A: There are many excellent cycling routes throughout Germany.
Berlin has many landmarks including the neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, which was built in 1791. Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It consists of many museums where important works of art and ancient collections are on display. The Berlin Cathedral was constructed in 1893 and features a large domed roof. It was partly destroyed in WWII, but the cathedral's interior has recently been restored.
Frankfurt has painstakingly recreated much of its Old Town including a series of buildings around the town square known as the Romerberg. Their Medieval, timbered facades provide the perfect setting for the famous, annual Christmas Market. The restored home of the nineteenth-century writer, Goethe, is now a museum. Outdoor pursuits such as cycling are popular as the city has many green spaces and parks.
Munich celebrates many German traditions such as the Karneval. It involves costumes and parades where public figures such as politicians are the targets of humour and satire. The most famous festival is the Oktoberfest, which began in 1810. A large funfair, brass bands and local, speciality beers provide entertainment that lasts for two weeks. A popular excursion is to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig's fairytale palace in the mountains.
German summer last from June to August. July is usually the hottest month with temperatures reaching 24°C (76°F). January is often the coldest month with temperatures falling to -3.8°C (25°F). The wettest month is June with approximately 69 millimetres of rain. December usually has the most snow with approximately 41 millimetres, although 71 millimetres often falls in Munich.
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