Tourist accommodation in Germany
Tourist accommodation in Germany is very different – from affordable campsites and hostels to luxury five-star hotels of world famous chains. You can rent a hotel room, apartments, and an apartment with a local resident. The level of service is decent: almost everywhere you will find free Wi-Fi and standard amenities. In some cities in Germany, in addition to the cost of an overnight stay, tourist tax must be paid. There are many conceptual hotels in the country – suitable for those who want to get an unusual experience and vivid impressions. You can spend the night in a medieval castle, in a cabin on a boat, in water towers, a lighthouse, a bus and even an igloo.
Holidays in Germany are good because they do not bother – you can explore new places at each visit. In any of the 16 federal states you will find interesting cities and towns. Here are the largest and most popular of them.
Berlin is the “melting pot” of Germany. Every fourth resident of the city is a visitor. As in any capital, it has everything: architectural monuments, classical and avant-garde museums, well-groomed parks, vibrant nightlife. Berlin is the capital of techno: electronic music is most often played in local clubs. Gourmets will appreciate a wide selection of establishments with cuisines of different countries, and shopaholics will come off in Ka-De-We and other shopping centers.
Munich is the birthplace of the famous Oktoberfest. The most popular festivities in the world start at the end of September and last two weeks. Visitors eat tons of sausages and drink millions of liters of beer, which is brewed for the 6 Munich breweries for the holiday. But the rest of the year there is something to do – to walk around the city, look at the masterpieces of painting in the pinakothek and sip beer in the oldest European brewery.
Hamburg is a large port city on the banks of the Elbe, located 110 km from the North Sea. For a long time, cargoes all over Europe were sent from here along the river. The former warehouse district of Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has become one of Hamburg’s most prestigious districts. The freedom-loving city is known for the sweet street Reperban, where girls of easy virtue legally work, as well as the fact that Beatles beginners performed in local clubs in the 1960s.
In Cologne, tourists are attracted by the grand Cologne Cathedral – the most famous unfinished country. There is a legend that with the completion of construction, the end of the world will happen, so the construction was delayed for centuries. Many come to the city for the sake of the Cologne Carnival, which lasts 3 months. The peak of the festivities falls on Pink Monday (March 4, 2019), when a carnival procession takes place in Cologne with the participation of mummers and amusing characters. According to the rules of the carnival, you can laugh at anything, even Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has been depicted indecently more than once.
The capital of Saxony, Dresden, is called “Florence on the Elbe.” The city is famous for its collection of masterpieces of painting and monuments of architecture in the Baroque style. For a high concentration of beauty, go to the Dresden Art Gallery. Here you can see 750 paintings by famous masters – for example, “The Sistine Madonna” by Raphael and “Chocolate Girl” by Lyotard.
Stuttgart is the industrial, scientific and cultural center of Germany. The city is the capital of Baden-Württemberg, the birthplace of the German automobile industry. Mercedes-Benz and Porshe museums operate in Stuttgart, where you can see how the history of iconic automotive brands has evolved. In addition, the city is actively competing with Munich for the status of the beer capital. Every year, at the end of September, the Cannstatter Wasen festival takes place in Stuttgart, where they do everything the same as at the Oktoberfest.
Dusseldorf is a city in the west of Germany, the center of North Rhine-Westphalia. The historic center of Dusseldorf is called “the longest bar in the world.” 260 ancient bars, restaurants and cafes work on the street, where you can hang out until the morning. Dusseldorf will appeal to lovers of designer clothes – fashion shows are regularly held in the city, and on the main shopping street Königsallee you can find boutiques of famous fashion houses.
Frankfurt is the largest city in the state of Hesse and one of the ten alpha cities in the world (the so-called cities that have a serious impact on the global market). The city has the headquarters of many German and European companies. Frankfurt am Main is distinguished by a quarter of skyscrapers, which is why the city is called “Mainhattan.” Millions of tourists come to Frankfurt at the end of August to the Museum Festival. It runs on the banks of the River Main, where 12 city museums are located.