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  • Writer's pictureNicole Lawrence

5 Best Cities to Visit in Germany

Why not celebrate life's significant events through travel? The very act of getting away from the daily grind and routine activities rejuvenates the soul. Traveling with friends and or family invites new experiences and creates memories that will last a lifetime—making life's big moments even more special!

As one of the largest countries in Europe, it's no surprise that Germany is filled with fun and unique places to explore. From Berlin's bustling industrial streets to the Alps and countryside, there is plenty to discover. Art lovers, history buffs, foodies, nature enthusiasts, and more will be satisfied by Germany's abundance. Germany has been known as the birthplace of many cultural movements that have shaped history, making this an incredible country to visit. Here are 5 of the best places to visit during your next trip to Germany.

1. Berlin

Germany's capital city offers an enormous amount of things to see and do. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Museum Island offers five different museums ranging from art to history. Those who are into history should visit the Memorial of the Murdered Jews and Checkpoint Charlie. The Berlin Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Europe, with over 1500 different species to see. Try one of the thousands of swimming lakes surrounding the city for relaxation.

2. Munich

Though Munich might be best known for Oktoberfest, this city has much more to explore. Marienplatz is the city's center, a social hotspot surrounded by beautiful, historic architecture. The massive Englisher Garten offers vast lawns and groves and even surfing in the Eisbach River. Car lovers can also enjoy the BMW museum, which even houses Elvis Presley's BMW. Another must-see is St. Peter's Church, where you can enjoy an incredible view of the city from the top of the tower.

3. Cologne

This historically significant city is situated on the Rhine River and is home to the Cologne Cathedral, the most visited landmark in all of Germany. Here you can view artifacts dating as far back as the 10th century. For more modern art, the Ludwig Museum features avant-garde and pop art. And no trip to Cologne is complete without visiting Old Town, where you can experience what the city was like before it was destroyed in World War II.

4. Hamburg

This port city's most popular spot is Speicherstadt, a warehouse district with many visitor attractions. The oldest warehouse is home to the International Maritime Museum, which has artifacts dating back thousands of years. Another warehouse is filled with Minatur Wunderland, where those who love miniature trains can enjoy models of cities worldwide. The city's tallest building is the new Elbphilharmonie, which is not only a great place to enjoy music, but the architecture with curved windows is a wonder all its own.

5. Dusseldorf

Another city situated on the Rhine river, Dusseldorf is the perfect place for those who love to dine out and shop. The Rheinuferpromenade is a highlight as a long, sunny strip lined with cafes and shops. For high-end shopping, visit Konigsallee, another strip that features premium shops. And if you're into exciting nightlife, the old town Altstadt offers over 300 bars and nightclubs. But the city does offer museums of modern art such as the North Rhine Westphalia.

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