Discover Hidden Germany this Year

Although it’s best know for its beer festivals and football this beautiful country has so much extra to offer travellers looking for food, culture and natural beauty

Eisenach Dramatisation, Martin Luther Festival Image (c)Thüringer Tourismus GmbH, Photographer Andre Weise

Eisenach: Dramatisation, Martin Luther Festival Image (c)Thüringer Tourismus GmbH, Photographer Andre Weise

Dresden Opera House

Dresden Opera House

Uberlingen 1

Uberlingen on Lake Constance

To discover the full extent of what Germany has for the adventurous travellers take a look at these highlights
  1. Luther: Culmination of the Luther Decade and 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: history, faith, arts and culture travel all over Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisenach, Eisleben. Luther to go App: experience Luther’s identity on a hike or a pilgrimage along the Luther Trail.
  2. IGA – An ocean of colours – international Garden Show in Berlin: city breaks and gardening/Lifestyle travel combined (IGA is a destination in itself, complete with new built concert halls on site). 186 days of urban green in Marzahn-Hellersdorf: From 13 April to 15 October 2017, the first international garden show will focus on urban natures and culture in diverse dimensions.
  3. Documenta 14: contemporary design, arts and culture travel features in Kassel.
  4. Hamburg: The Elbphilharmonie has opened in January – several concerts and events throughout the year. Hafengeburtstag Hamburg (05.-07.05.2017): Every year in May, about 1.5 million people celebrate the “Hafengeburtstag” (‘Birthday of the harbour’) at the „Hafenmeile“ along the Elbe river in Hamburg. It is the biggest harbour festival in the world. While in Hamburg enjoy a beach day at various beach clubs.
  5. Sleeping in a Schlafstrandkorb – cool camping on Germany’s north coast.
  6. Grand Départ 2017: Düsseldorf – Tour de France in “Little Paris”: The Grand Départ of the most famous bike race in the world will be held in North Rhine-Westphalia’s state capital of Düsseldorf from June 29th to July 2nd 2017.
  7. Germany’s highest viewing platform in Rottweil is also the site for a new elevator test tower of Thyssenkrupp.
  8. 500 years of Salt Mines – a unique travel experience underground, with lakes, swimming and tours in Berchtesgaden.
  9. Germany’s longest rope suspension – you’ll need a head for heights in Mörsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate.
  10. New cable car to the Zugspitze – world’s longest free span covering 3213 metres in Garmisch-Patenkirchen.
  11. Discover and experience the family attraction “treetop walk” on the Sommerberg in Bad Wildbad.
  12. 360° Television Tower/ new viewing platform: explore Stuttgart from the top.
  13. William Turner walking route links the places where the artist produced his famous work along the Rhine.
  14. Street Food Festivals all over Germany.
  15. The Cultural Heart of Germany, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia – Visit the land of Bach, Handel, Wagner and Goethe.
  16. Lake Constance (Bodensee) – Spectacular scenery, gorgeous wines, Zeppelin rides over the lake, waterside villages, world-class gardens and a long religious history.
  17. Brandenburg, the area around Berlin – visit historic cities like Potsdam and discover palaces, parks and gardens

There are destinations for people of all ages and interests and there is ‘BarrierFree’ Travel in Germany to help less able visitors enjoy the attractions to the fullest.

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