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Readers Respond: The Best Places to Visit in Germany

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There are so many great things to see and do in Germany that it is always tough to narrow down a "must-see" list. So join the conversation and tell us what you think:
What are the top places to visit, the best things to do, and the attractions worth seeing in Germany?
Share your favorites with us and find out, what other Germany travelers recommend.

Several Bests.....

Neuschwanstein/Hohenschwangau - both castles. Bamberg, beautiful old city & cathedral. Trier very old yet modern feel to the city, very vibrant! Bad Durkheim during the "wurst" fest!
—Guest Travails

Svensk

Just returned from three weeks in Southern Germany and Austria...Don't miss the beautiful Black Forest or Andechs monastery and its great beer near the Ammersee southwest of Munich...Took the cable car from the Austria side up the Zugspitze..Also the Young Danube Valley which starts in Donaueschingen eastward. Then there's the Mosel Valley and the Altmuehl Valley....the list is endless!! An awesome country!!!
—Guest Svensk

Mosel River

Anywhere on the Mosel River is great - scenic, quiet (except at festival times), great places to eat, friendly people, and great wine!
—Guest tony_vola

Bonn

Ah, the memories on seeing and reading. Bonn has a fantastic park that is huge. Has a cool flea market once a month, biking trails, a Japanese garden, duck ponds and more. Also, do try to take in a volksmarsch. They are so much fun and are a great way to be among the people. Don't forget to bring your dog as Germany is very dog friendly!
—Guest Pattiecake

Mespelbrunn castle

This pretty manor type castle is surrounded by water. It is still owned by the ancestors of the original builders. I've met the new owner and she is a very nice lady. On the corner when you head for the castle is a Ice cream parlor that makes their own ice cream and also have terrific pizza. My favorite is their salad pizza. It is run by a great lady named Sonja.
—YanabaStarshine

they all are fantastic. Been many times

One of the best places to visit is Passau, where the Danube meets the Ils and the Iles river. Never destroyed or bombed. Beautiful.
—Guest Wendy

Cities

Just stumbled across this thread, I may be a bit late, but don't miss out on the cities, east and west. Frankfurt as well as Dusseldorf were good fun, Hamburg is beautiful as well. And, as already mentioned above, Dresden is great, too. Germany is a great country with lots of nice folks, can't do anything wrong visiting. I'll make sure I get back there asap anyway :)
—Guest Carl

Help

What are some places to see in Germany? I am doing a school report on it and there seems to be no other websites that can help me out.
—Guest Kira

I'd also recommend ...

The Christmas Markets in Cologne. They are beautiful, and around the Cathedral, so whilst there I'd recommend visiting that too. (The Lindt Chocolate factory is also in Cologne - great for keeping the whole family occupied, and the gift shop is massive!)
—Guest Sophie

C J

Heidelberg, with the castle, the Old University, the Old Nekar Bridge and its grassy banks. Beautiful hills surrounding the valley. OLD Germany-not destroyed by WWII.
—Guest C J

Best Places to Visit in Germany

Garmisch Germany is my favorite place. Setting in Bavaria, close to Innsbuck, Switzerland, Munich, surrounded by the Alps, Oberramagau (Passion Play) 2010. etc.
—Guest Robert "Ollie" Oliver

wonderland

all places of Germany are beautiful. Dresden, Colon, Berlin, Bonn, Koeln, Munich,Leipzig, Frankfurt.......Germany is the wonderland of the world.
—Guest maulik joshi

Little Villages

Mix with the local people in the local villages. Sit outside of a beautiful Gasthaus, preferably near a lake or some sort of body of water and have a nice Bier or a glass of wine and socialize with the local folk. My favorite part of Germany is Bavaria, particularly in Garmisch, which is close to Oberramagau which is famous for wood carving and also the Passion Play is held there every ten years. You are only a stones throw from Austria and very close to Switzerland. Plus you have access to the highest point in Germany which is almost 10,000 Feet up, The Zugspitze. While you are on top you can walk across to Austria have a bite to eat and walk back.
—Guest Robert "Ollie" Oliver

dresden

dresden is the most beautiful city in germany, amongst the cities i have visited. i would love to visit it again and again. The architecture is wonderful.
—Guest maulik joshi

Baden Wurttemberg

My family has been in America since 1881. I have at 55 years old just made my first trip back to the home village in the Neckartal. Not only was it my first visit but I was also the first in our family to return in 125 years. What a greeting and celebration waiting for us. this is quite typical in Germany and most certainly for the Swabians of Wurtemberg. While there in Germay we visited much of what was the western sector and it was all wonderful but the Black Forest area is the definitive spot for fun, beauty and peacefulness. Most highly recommended. It could take a life time to experience all things and places in Baden-Wurttemberg alone.
—Guest Albert Plocher

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