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Efficient transportation, centuries-old marketplaces, picture-perfect castles and palaces, cities pulsating with culture, beer ... what more could you want from a European vacation? Germany has made peace with its troubled past and has more than hit its stride as a unified, peaceful country. Berlin's art galleries, youth culture and trendy nightspots make it the continent's coolest city of the decade. Munich's famous Biergartens are not just a college student's dream vacation but a great spot to enjoy local culture. A few days spent on the Romantic Road, Germany’s most famous scenic route, affords tourists dozens of picturesque medieval churches, castles and towns such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, all amongst serene pastoral countryside. ... Read more
Germany is also blessed with the majestic Bavarian Alps, where hiking and winter sports locations abound. Be sure to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, its mountain location is so breathtaking, Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle was modeled after it. Bask in the waters of Germany’s world-famous spa resorts to rejuvenate and highlight your stay in Deutschland.
Although the weather can vary significantly between the north and the south of Germany, the period between May and October is generally the warmest, and thus it draws the greatest number of visitors. July and August are the rainiest months, which can put a damper on your day of beer garden hopping. Spring and fall are ideal, with weather that’s warm enough to enjoy time outside but without the need to lug around an umbrella. Winter, while too cold in much of the country for any outdoor sightseeing, is popular for a skiing holiday in the Alps.
Safety
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Some risk
Germany generally felt safe, with some caveats like "traveling alone is okay, but not at night" and "try to be friendly to strangers approaching you, but reserved." Recent immigration sparked the note that "as Germany's population has changed a lot lately, you will get many looks from many different men having different backgrounds and cultural expectations." Interestingly, "there is a lot of rural space between Berlin and Uzedom and that was quite uncomfortable - mostly because of stories of neo-nazis in Brandenburg." Ed note: Brandenburg has since taken measures to combat a rise in neo-Nazi activity.
Safety
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Low risk
LGBTQ people are 'accepted, especially in touristy places' and you should 'feel free' to 'be yourself' 'Cologne and Berlin especially' were 'gay friendly' (Berlin is also an all-time favorite destination of the LGBTQ Tribe on Trip.com)
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London, UK

Germany generally felt safe, with some caveats like “traveling alone is okay, but not at night” and “try to be friendly to strangers approaching you, but reserved.” Recent immigration sparked the note that “as Germany's population has changed a lot lately, you will get many looks from many different men having different backgrounds and cultural expectations.” Interestingly, “there is a lot of rural space between Berlin and Uzedom and that was quite uncomfortable - mostly because of stories of neo-nazis in Brandenburg.” Ed note: Brandenburg has since taken measures to combat a rise in neo-Nazi activity.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Germany is really the center of Europe, for the longest time literally split in half East and West. Germany's history makes for a unique blend of influences.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

One of the world's most scenic and varied lands and one of Europe's oldest cultures come together in Germany. German culture, food and language have lent themselves liberally to the rest of the world. German castles are some of the most iconic in existence. And yet Germany enjoys a high standard of living and a thoroughly modern, hi-tech society.

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United States

First time in Germany, loved it! The sights, the friendly people, and of course the bier gartens. Traveled by train from AMS to BER to MUC. Very nice and relatively cheap travel. Would love to return someday!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

i lived here for two years,very different but actually lovedit and the people and all the sightseeing

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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I went there my senior yr as class trip. It was a blast. Ftom there went austria thrn swiserlyn sorry can't spell it. But germany was beautiful as well as the the countries.

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Wilderness, South Africa

My Birth Country - how can I not love it. All provinces have their own beauty, some more in spring, some in Sommer and others are at their best in Winter. Therefore do some research before visiting. Public transport is generally clean, in time and affordable...and safe!!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Being German myself and having lived in various parts i must say that for me it is a wonderful country so much to do and see and experience the castles are amazing shops places to go to eat the sights to see and music is fantastic

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Bensheim, Germany

Hello Benitez,
Nice to meet you here, I'm living in Bensheim, Bergstrasse, Hessen. If you like to visit my city, it is about 60 km of Frankfurt a/m. I will be more than happy to help you visiting all the Bergstrasse (Bensheim, Auerbach, Zwingenberg, Heppenheim, Lorsch, Einhausen ...) and other cities as Worms, Darmstadt, Heidelberg and so on. You can find a cheep and clean hotels and resorts in Bensheim as Alle Hotel Europa Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant where I'm working as a Tourists guide. I wish you spending a happy and beauiful holiday in Germany the Land of Martin Luther. Take care, Henry.

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London, UK

Can only really speak for Munich to which I have been many times. Stunning place and great fun.

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