COZY OLD-WORLD CHARM
Since unification, Germany has steadily caught the attention of travellers across the globe. With a now firm reputation as a safe and stable nation, increasing numbers of visitors are experiencing its special convergence of modern and medieval, interspersed with some of Europe’s most picturesque landscapes. Well-kept towns and villages throughout the countryside each have their own unique character, while telling the broader story of German history through their art and architecture. Larger cities like Munich, Cologne and Berlin are hotbeds of innovation and contemporary art and design. German food has long had the reputation of being wholesome and delicious, from bread to beer, to lesser known local delights. The diverse range of dramatic landscapes is much-enjoyed by locals, and often pleasantly surprises visitors. Thick forests, large lakes, the dune-fringed northern coasts and the mighty Alps add hearty character to a country full of inspiration and beauty.
NO UPCOMING TOURS AT THIS TIME
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Late spring and early autumn seem to be the best time to visit Germany.
GOOD TO KNOW
University is free for everyone, even non-Germans
Indulge in outstanding classical music
Celebrate Easter and Passover in Berlin
Visit Berlin’s grand museums
BE SURE TO TRY
• Königsberger klopse
Germany, Beyond the Enchanted Forest by Brian Melican
Atlas of Wine Cultures, Germany by Kalimedia
A Concise History of Germany by Mary Fulbrook
Canadian and American citizens do not require visas for stays under 90 days.