Germany

Germany - Berlin

Don’t Miss

The Zoologischer Garten and Aquarium, the eldest zoo in Germany: Enjoy 14,000 creatures, including rare and endangered species, an aquarium and landscaped gardens. Walking the path of the Berlin Wall will open your eyes to the plight of the escapees. 

Retail Therapy

Ausberlin only sells products made in Berlin - great for picking up genuine clothes, music and jewellery. The Killerbeast store encourages recycling with a ifference; in the back they make new clothes from the old, and sell them at reasonable prices. To satisfy your shopping habit in the evening, the shops at the central Hauptbahnhof station are open till late. 

Eat and Drink

German food is often heavy and large - from pig’s knuckles and schnitzel to curried sausages known as currywurst. Kaffee and kuchen (coffee and cakes) are also a popular afternoon pastime, as are the products of Berlin’s two breweries, Schultheiss and Kindl. For luxurious dining visit Savignyplatz in the stylish district of Charlottenberg. 

Hidden Gem

Berlin’s architecture is even more incredible from above, so climb up to Viktoriapark in Kreuzberg. Or for an easier viewing platform to see the postmodern skyscrapers try the fastest elevator in Europe, experience the Panoramapunkt in Potsdamer Platz. 

Day Trip

Get out of the city and head to the Spreewald Forest in Brandenburg. Breathe the fresh air of the cultivated water landscape and enjoy a boat trip on the labyrinth of small rivers. Enjoy your travel in Berlin! 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to Berlin : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to Berlin. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.

 

Germany - Cologne


 

It’s hard to miss the soaring twin towers of Cologne’s landmark Gothic cathedral. But to see what really makes this German city tick, pick a cosy inn on the River Rhine, order a glass of K�lsch beer and enjoy a chat with the friendly locals. 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to Cologne : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to Cologne. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.

 

 
 

Germany - Frankfurt

Don’t Miss

Cross the Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) to Sachsenhausen, the Old Town, and relish the views over the futuristic skyline. The beautiful Gothic style Saint Bartholomeus’s Cathedral built in the 14th and 15th centuries looms over the city, but take the time to visit the cathedral museum. 

Retail Therapy

Frankfurt has three major train stations and the Hauptbahnhof is one of Europe’s biggest, busiest and most strikingly designed - worth a visit for the shopping alone. The famous Zeil road is filled with all the high street favourites and department stores. 

Eat and Drink

Tasty and cheap a Frankfurter is a must. Visit Sachsenhausen for the many traditional taverns or kneipen where you can try the local ebbelwoi - a bit like cider but more tart. 

Hidden Gem

The nearby neighbourhoods of Bockenheim, Bornheim and Nordend are little visited by tourists But with beautifully intact 19th century streets and nature parks, they’re a wonderful and vibrant secret. 

Day Trip

Less than an hour away by train from Frankfurt is Heidelberg in the scenic Neckar Valley. The historic city is home to the Alte Brucke Bridge, a huge castle and the Thingst�tte, an open-air theatre built by the Nazi regime to host propaganda events. 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to Frankfurt : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to Frankfurt. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.

 
 

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