It is home to some of the most beautiful castles in the world and the beer isn't bad either. Cheekiness aside, Germany is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe with incredible old architecture sitting alongside the latest in new age clean cut German design.
The country has built a reputation for itself the world over for producing quality products at times Germany is mistakenly thought of as a country that singularly values utility over aesthetics.
Travel through the country and you will discover that producing quality products means the country also maintains its historical spaces with incredible order and perfection.
Germany is made up of 16 federal states and each one has a personality of its own. Berlin is the country’s capital and it sure acts like it. It is the leader on many fronts in the country as most world class capital cities should be. The city is largely new with many of its buildings being built after WWII. Potsdamer Platz is home to numerous galleries and bars and most visitors will want to check out the iconic symbol of peace - the Brandenburg Gate. The city is also home to some of the best nightlife in the country and some would say even in all of Europe. International DJs and performers flock to the city to put on their best show for Berlin crowds. nAnd you can be sure that once those late night revellers are done their partying in the early hours of the morning there will be delicious street food awaiting them. A Berlin fave is currywurst which is old-fashioned sausage slathered in a curried ketchup. Yum!
After Berlin one of the most favorite places to head for most travelers is Munich. This city sits on a background of the Alps. Although beer is a big part of the German culture , it is in Munich where the largest Oktoberfest parties take place. Locals and international tourists flood to the Hofbrauhaus am Platzl where large beer tents are set up and mugs that seem to follow jack into the beanstalk sit. The merry making lasts for days and has become an event that has spread to countries wherever Germans have migrated to.
Frankfurt is Germany’s financial hub, it is where big business, finance and industry have set down their roots.The city is home to some of the largest conventions in the world such as the The International Book Fair which gathers the world’s best authors and publishers under one giant roof in Frankfurt. It is also home to fantastic dining and we’re not talking street food here we mean high-end restaurants that have set up shop to woo all the international business and finance leaders that swoop into the country every now and then.
Weather in Germany can vary depending on where you are in the county. However Germany has lovely winters which are the perfect for all of the apple cider drinking that happens at the famous German Christmas markets that take place throughout the country. Summers are nice and warm with temperatures in the mid 20s.
Flights providing connected service from Austalia to Germany include Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss International Air and Vietnam Airlines.
Australia to Germany
There are quite a few options if you want to make a short stopover in another country on your way to Germany. Some popular spots include Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lampur,Singapore.
More information at the Germany Holidays guide.