Active tourists like to go to the Bavarian Alps, the Black Forest or the Rhine Valley for real action. If you want to avoid high prices and crowds, do not go in the summer from May to September. This is Germany’s peak tourist season, when prices and crowds peak. Both locals and tourists will enjoy the period of warm weather, long daylight hours and non-stop events and festivals.
If you don’t like channeling your inner princess, there are a variety of beautiful lakes just a short S-bahn ride from the city center. Often overshadowed by Berlin, many people think Munich is simply home to Oktoberfest, but there’s so much more to see and do in Bavaria’s capital. In addition to the city’s many attractions and museums, it is also the perfect base for exploring southern Germany and its many mountain lakes.
Especially those in Dresden and Nuremberg, which are the most historic. Christmas is the best time to travel to Germany if you don’t suffer from the cold. Although spring is just around the corner, it’s still cold in Oktoberfest March, but locals are starting to enjoy the outdoors, helped by some good beers. Munich hosts the Starkbierziet or strong beer festival, which can be considered a kind of Oktoberfest for a few privileged people.
So inspire your next European stay with some of the area’s most attractive environments. The city is also one of the best places to visit in Germany if you like beer. There are several breweries and museums where you can taste an extensive variety of beers. Among them are the Bayreuth Catacombs which lie underground under the Bayreuth brewery. Here, you can navigate the mysterious labyrinth of the beer cellar and learn about its history before enjoying a beer from aktien Zwick’l winery in cozy Bräustüberl.
Berlin is regularly called the “party capital of Europe” and it is. Cheap drinks and parties go hand in hand, so it’s no wonder Berlin has an epic nightlife that’s affordable for backpackers. Not only is it a cheap night compared to most major European cities, but there are also plenty of bars and clubs that don’t have closing times. The city’s nightclubs have been famous for years and promise goodnight to generations before us. When you visit, take time to learn about Germany’s past as a former Soviet state.
Then, of course, there are more traditional German dishes like schnitzel and wurst to try. During the Christmas markets, head to Berlin for a tasty dining experience. Be sure to check out this article on the 50 best foods to try in Europe before you die.