Immense. Honest. Fresh. Germany is a vast and varied land of deliberate juxtaposition.
Bordering nine countries and looking to each for influence, Germany is expansive and yet pocketed. From the exclusive archipelago of the North Frisian islands, to medieval towns, otherworldly forests and shining, cosmopolitan cities, Germany is a microcosm of the continent.
Road trip through Germany from Austria and on to the Netherlands; immerse yourself in Germany’s history in Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg; watch Mercedes and Porsches being fine-tuned in Stuttgart, or test drive an Audi in Ingolstadt; enjoy privileged access to the private Porsche development lab before hitting their secret race track; explore Berlin with a former British MI6 spy and visit historical sites from WW2 and the Cold War; drive romantic roads, stopping for lunch in medieval towns; shop the world’s best Christmas market in Nuremberg; watch concerts, opera, and music festivals, or visit epic exhibitions on Museum Island, Berlin; hike, bike, and swim the lakes of Bavaria; cycle the coast of the Baltic Sea; party in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich; walk among football stars in Munich’s Allianz Arena; tour the stellar list of Michelin starred restaurants in the Black Forest.
Where to Stay
Modernist houseboats; exclusive design hotels; lakeside Grand Dames; forest lodges.
When to Go
Wrap up in November and December to experience the Christmas markets. While the lake shores and mountains are ripe for hiking in spring and summer. the principal cities are always prime.