Destination Guide - Germany
The blend of neo-gothic architecture and modern design across Germany is an example of the country’s eternal progression – and it’s worth visiting many cities including Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg to compare their unique aesthetics. Short of time? Get out on the autobahn and see Germany at the speed of light, or, if time is a luxury, chug through some of the country on a boat along the Rhine River. If festivals float your boat, you’re in the right place – head to Oktoberfest for music, beer, performances and more beer. If you’re in Germany at Christmas, visit the beautiful Nuremberg Christmas Markets (most cities have their own but Nuremberg’s is widely recognised as the most grand) or embrace the carnival spirit during Fasching.
In summer (June to August) Germany generally experiences temperate conditions between 20-25°C. Winters (December to February) can be long and cold with plenty of rain and snow and temperatures around 0-5°C.
Getting there and around
With speeds of up to 300km per hour, train travel between cities is efficient and economical. A car can be a good way to see the countryside at your leisure although parking in many cities can be difficult.
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