30 Photos that will make you want to visit Germany

30 Photos that will make you want to visit Germany

30 photos that will make you want to visit Germany
30 photos that will make you want to visit Germany

A couple of years ago if you asked me what country in Europe would be one of my favorite places to visit, I’m not sure Germany would have made the shortlist. Two years later – with the hindsight of having now visited Germany three times – I can say with certainty that it is one of my favorite countries in all of Europe. Why do I like it so much? In a word – diversity. Few countries have as many fascinating cities to explore while also featuring many off-the-path destinations that are more rustic and rural. When it comes to culture and traditions Germany has a lot to offer. Whether you’re punting down the Spreewald or eating distinct regional cuisine you’ll find a new part of the country worth exploring every time you revisit. The following is a photo essay in which I attempt to encompass the top highlights from my three trips to Germany. I hope that it will inspire you not only to visit Germany but also to think about what type of adventure would best suit the travel experience you’re craving.

30 Photos that will inspire you to visit Germany

Gorgeous homes we spotted on a lovely day in Spreewald, Germany as we punted down the canals.

1) Gorgeous homes we spotted on a lovely day in Spreewald, Germany as we punted down the canals.

Fascinating tall narrow German architecture in the town square of Frankfurt, Germany.

2) Fascinating tall narrow German architecture in the town square of Frankfurt, Germany.

Roller-coaster ride during sunset at Europa Park in Rust, Germany.

3) Roller-coaster ride during sunset at Europa Park in Rust, Germany.

Regatta in the cultural town of Wustrow, Germany located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

4) Regatta in the cultural town of Wustrow, Germany located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Views of the White Chalk cliffs in Jasmund National Park located on Ruegen Island, Germany.

5) Views of the White Chalk cliffs in Jasmund National Park located on Ruegen Island, Germany.

Young man wearing sunglasses and juggling balls while sitting down in Mauerpark, in Berlin, Germany.

6) Young man wearing sunglasses and juggling balls while sitting down in Mauerpark, in Berlin, Germany.

A crowd of lively German spectators cheering on participants of the Regatta in Wustrow, Germany.

7) A crowd of lively German spectators cheering on participants of the Regatta in Wustrow, Germany.

Both doors of a Trabant (Former East German car) are open during this early morning shot of our e-Trabi prior to driving it around Ruegen Island, Germany.

8) Both doors of a Trabant (Former East German car) are open during this early morning shot of our e-Trabi prior to driving it around Ruegen Island, Germany.

Trees become the frame of this overhead perspective shot in Freiburg, Germany on an overcast day.

9) Trees become the frame of this overhead perspective shot in Freiburg, Germany on an overcast day.

Delicious Bismark Herring sandwich that is unique to the town of Stralsund, Germany located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

10) Delicious Bismark Herring sandwich that is unique to the town of Stralsund, Germany located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Cool stilt-house apartments for rent with scenic views and open door access to the water on Ruegen Island, Germany.

11) Cool stilt-house apartments for rent with scenic views and open door access to the water on Ruegen Island, Germany.

A giant traditional German windmill located on the property of an open-air museum located at freilichtmuseum klockenhagen.

12) A giant traditional German windmill located on the property of an open-air museum located at Freilichtmuseum Klockenhagen.

Deep into the forested area of Spreewald during our punting session early in the morning – Spreewald, Germany.

13) Deep into the forested area of Spreewald during our punting session early in the morning – Spreewald, Germany.

A generous portion of delicious German Schnitzel (breaded pork cutlet) for lunch on a plate in Berlin, Germany.

14) A generous portion of delicious German Schnitzel (breaded pork cutlet) for lunch on a plate in Berlin, Germany.

A shot of the unique and stunning architecture that is a huge part of UNESCO Heritage in Stalsund, Germany.

15) A shot of the unique and stunning architecture that is a huge part of UNESCO Heritage in Stalsund, Germany.

You can easily find this type of traditional architecture (thatched roof) in Spreewald, Germany.

16) You can easily find this type of traditional architecture (thatched roof) in Spreewald, Germany.

Nothing quite like relaxing on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Mauerpark – Berlin, Germany.

17) Nothing quite like relaxing on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Mauerpark – Berlin, Germany.

If you're looking for a hearty meal while in Germany consider goulash, mashed potatoes, carrots and cranberry whipped cream.

18) If you’re looking for a hearty meal while in Germany consider goulash, mashed potatoes, carrots and cranberry whipped cream.

A sassy street performer entertaining the crowds in the historic downtown area of Freiburg, Germany.

19) A sassy street performer entertaining the crowds in the historic downtown area of Freiburg, Germany.

A trip to Germany is not complete without sampling local bread with generous amounts of butter slathered on top.

20) A trip to Germany is not complete without sampling local bread with generous amounts of butter slathered on top.

Nothing quite like riding a bicycle in the German countryside and stopping to take shots like this – Wustrow, Germany.

21) Nothing quite like riding a bicycle in the German countryside and stopping to take shots like this – Wustrow, Germany.

Penguins are a lot like cats. If you've got a tasty treat you have a new best friend ;) - Spreewelten Lübbenau, Germany.

22) Penguins are a lot like cats. If you’ve got a tasty treat you have a new best friend 😉 – Spreewelten Lübbenau, Germany.

Graffiti is a huge part of the travel experience in Berlin, Germany.

23) Graffiti is a huge part of the travel experience in Berlin, Germany.

A generous portion of fish and a massive potato smothered in a dill cream sauce is how I like to end my evening in Germany.

24) A generous portion of fish and a massive potato smothered in a dill cream sauce is how I like to end my evening in Germany.

One of the most underrated places I visited while in Germany was the village of Wustrow.

25) One of the most underrated places I visited while in Germany was the village of Wustrow.

This was one of my favorite shots from visiting Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany.

26) This was one of my favorite shots from visiting Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany.

Fancy a sword or two? How about a whole set? These are the swords used for the Störtebeker Festspiele performance on Ruegen, Island.

27) Fancy a sword or two? How about a whole set? These are the swords used for the Störtebeker Festspiele performance on Ruegen, Island.

Did you know German playing cards originated in Stralsund?

28) Did you know German playing cards originated in Stralsund?

Nothing like a massive wurst on a bun to stave off hunger while roaming around Berlin, Germany.

29) Nothing like a massive wurst on a bun to stave off hunger while roaming around Berlin, Germany.

Our favorite experience on our recent visit to Germany was to go punting down the Spreewald canals.

30) Our favorite experience on our recent visit to Germany was to go punting down the Spreewald canals.

Have you visited Germany before? Is it a country you’re itching to visit? What are your some of your favorite regions and/or food/culture related things to do in Germany? 

 

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  1. says: Nevin John

    OMG. Photos are really awesome. I’ve visited Germany 1 year before. But able to stay there only 2 days. Next time I’ll definitely roam Germany maximum as possible.

  2. Germany is surely a wonderful travel destination with so many wonderful things to do and see. Unfortunately, I am yet to visit Germany. Surely these 30 photos of yours will inspire me to plan a trip to Germany in 2016….awesome photography skills 🙂
    I feel lucky to land on your blog this morning,…

  3. says: Buna Treks Nepal

    Thank you author for this amazing post. Indeed, we the Nepalese likes Germany and Germans. German always has helped Nepal in any situation. I would prefer to visit these amazing places of Germany at least one time.

  4. Like you, I don´t place among the countries of Europe to visit. But seeing your photos and places, I became interested. I have a friend who lives in Germany, maybe I can go visit it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. says: Stella

    Hello Sam, I will agree with you that Germany is one of the great country in Europe. The ambiance of the place is great to live. I also wanted to experience the roller-coaster ride during sunset at Europa Park, what a nice feeling to enjoy.

  6. says: Maria

    Wonderful pictures. I had always the desire to visit Germany. Now with all these pictures my desire increased a lot. Thanks

  7. I like small towns and villages more than those big ones in Germany. Visiting Germany is great especially during the Christmas time when all the small or bigger towns are featured with amazing Christmas markets! Personally I would recommend Bayreuth! I’ve been there several times.

  8. says: Jesicah Abna

    Yea Germany is indeed underrated, the country is encompassed with lots of beautiful sites that sometimes you will think you are in another planet. one of my favorite site i would love to visit is the beautiful mountainous region of Berchtesgaden Alps.A friend of mine who went with a family on a vacation came with lots of pictures and stories about the place that i can’t stop fantasizing myself there.

  9. says: sravs

    Amazing pics nice stuff.. After seeing these pics i want to visit germany..Specially i like the traditional architecture (thatched roof) in Spreewald, Germany and German windmill. If i will get a chance to visit germany surely i will visit these beautiful places.

  10. Wow….Its just an awesome collection of pics which can inspire anyone to explore Germany once in life time. I would love to visit Germany once for sure. I have heard of Traditional German Schnitzel a lot and would love to have it. It looks so delicious that I just cant bear it without having.

  11. says: anna

    I love looking at all your photo essays! I feel that photos, especially well taken ones can really convey the feeling of a place! I was only able to go around Berlin so the next time we’re in Europe, I am looking forward to exploring Germany more.

  12. says: Frank

    Germany is so underrated, it’s one of our favorite countries. On our latest trip we went to Dresden. Just a spectacular place with incredible highlights in a very small area. Who ever talks of Dresden? Yet it is one of very many beautiful cities in Germany.
    And people seem to have stereotypes in their heads about Germans. They’re very friendly, curious, and very willing to engage. We love the Germans.
    Frank (bbqboy)

  13. says: Arianwen

    Yep, that worked! I’ve spent a shamefully small amount of time in Germany for a UK resident. I’ve only seen a small section of the Black Forest and passed through Sankt Goar, which noone seems to have heard of! Time to go back I think!