Germany is a fascinating country with a rich history, culture, and natural beauty. From the lush landscapes of the Black Forest and Bavarian Alps to the vibrant cities of Berlin and Munich, there’s no shortage of places to see and explore.
Art and architecture lovers will appreciate the stunning Gothic and Baroque cathedrals, such as Cologne Cathedral and Ulm Minster. The country is also known for its many castles and palaces, such as Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
There are so many places to visit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Visiting Germany in Winter
I find it interesting that I tend to travel to Germany frequently during the festive months of the year. The joyful atmosphere and festive markets during the holidays make it a beautiful country to visit.
From the twinkling lights of Berlin’s Christmas markets to the famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, it is known for its enchanting and picturesque holiday celebrations.
Although I enjoy visiting during December, I plan to visit Germany in other months of the year as well.
Good To Know
*Language: German, but most that work in tourism speak English as well.
*Credit Cards and ATMs: They prefer cash, but you will have no problem using your visa or master card. American Express are not as widely accepted.
*Safety: I never felt unsafe there.
*Plugs: The power plugs are type F, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Always use a universal adapter, to be safe.
Etias –European Travel Information and Authorization System starting this fall.
The best time to visit is during the spring or fall months, specifically May or October. The spring is often met with moderate temperatures, and rain showers, but fewer crowds.
Fall welcomes the cool down from the summer and begins the changing of the leaves.
Summer and locals rejoice as the weather finally warms up, and the sunshine arrives. Light clothing and expect large crowds if you visit during the summer months.
The famous Christmas Markets begin at the end of November through the New Year! If you can go ,it is magical.