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Why Visit Germany

Plan a holiday in Germany, a business trip, or just discover the country driving your hired Motorhome or Campervan, Experience new things, have fun and relax.Vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and pulsating nightlife. Enchanting medieval villages and traditional wine villages with friendly festivals and regional specialities. Picturesque countryside which is perfect for walking or simply relaxing in. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism. Fun & sport, wellness & relaxation. A land of a thousand possibilities

Germany's multifaceted appeal is based on a combination of great distinction: tradition kept alive and well, history spanning thousands of years and a land rich in striking monuments and flourishing folk customs. Wherever you go, classic German hospitality coupled with their passion for the finer things of life guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. Germany's blend of fascinating romanticism, chocolate-box villages and exciting, world-famous cities is second-to-none. And there's a big heart beating behind it all.

Germany's natural landscapes offer a wealth of options for an unforgettable holiday: long sandy beaches on the coasts and lake shores, enchanting lowland plains, extensive ranges of hills and the high peaks of the Alps. Whether you choose leisurely exploration, a spa or wellness break, or a sports activity on land, on water or in the air, you'll be amazed at what Germany has to offer.

Germany is one of the leading motorsports countries in the world. Race winning cars, teams and drivers have come from Germany. The most successful Formula One driver in history, Michael Schumacher, has set the most significant motorsport records during his career and won more Formula One championships and races than any other driver since Formula One's debut season in 1946. He is one of the highest paid sportsmen in history and became a billionaire athlete. Constructors like BMW and Mercedes are among the leading teams in motorsport sponsorship. Porsche has won the 24 hours of Le Mans, a prestigious annual race held in France, 16 times. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is a popular series in Germany.

Popular destinations in Germany:
Bavaria - Consists of four main tourist areas: the Bavarian Forest and East Bavaria; Swabia and the Allgäu in the southwest; Upper Bavaria in the south; and Franconia to the north. The state offers varying landscapes – towering mountains in the Alpine south, lakes, forests and many resorts.

Berlin - The largest city in Germany. It is also the country’s capital and seat of Government. The recently renovated German Parliament (Reichstag), designed by British architect Norman Foster, testifies to the construction boom currently taking place in the German capital.

Baden-Baden - The Black Forest’s chief spa, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe during the last century. Travelers still flock to this delightful town to ‘take the waters’, which may be inhaled as a vapor, bathed in or simply drunk. Fortified by the water’s therapeutic powers, one can take advantage of the town’s many sporting facilities.

Baden-Württemberg - The Neckar Valley, in the north of the state, is a major wine-growing region, with vineyards located around castles such as Gutenberg, Hornberg and Hirschhorn, each of which offers splendid views of the surrounding landscape.

Heidelberg - The most famous place on the Neckar River is Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg, dominated by the ruins of its famous 14th-century castle.

Karlsruhe - The prime reasons for visiting Karlsruhe are the town’s Schloss and surrounding Schlossgarten parkland. It also offers the ZKM Center for Art and Media museum.

Mannheim - A commercial, industrial and cultural center on the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Neckar. Attractions include the former Electors’ Palace, now the university; the Kunsthalle fine arts museum; the Barockschloss castle; Municipal Art Gallery; Reiss Museum in the old arsenal; the old Town Hall and Market Square; and the National (Schiller) Theater.

Stuttgart - The state capital is a green and open city surrounded by trees and vineyards with only a quarter of its area built on. Two of its major industries are car manufacture and the publishing industry.

Passau - On the Austrian border at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau’s attractions include a Baroque Cathedral, with the world’s largest church organ; Bishop’s Palace with Rococo staircase; Oberhaus and Niederhaus fortresses (13th to 14th centuries); and Inn Quay with Italianesque architecture.

Potsdam’s - major new family attraction is the high-tech Babelsberg Film Theme Park. There are also several fine 18th-century buildings preserved in the city, which boasts three large parks.

Hamburg - Is the second-largest city in Germany with a population of 1.8 million people. It is a city-state, forming with Lübeck, Bremen and Rostock and other European ports the medieval Hanseatic League.
A sightseeing tour, starting at the Hauptbahnhof (main station) gives a good overall impression of the city.

Getting Around in Germany:

By Land:
Motorhome Hire
Motorhome and campervan rentals in Germany are considerably less expensive than anywhere else in Europe. As well as offering much as a destination you could start and end your motorhome / campervan tour in Germany with your rened Motorhome / Campervan with depots to choose from:Aalen, Ammern, Berlin, Dortmund, Dusseldorf (Muhlheim), Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelburg, Isny, Koln / Olpe, Leipzig, Malsch, Mannheim, Munich, Regensburg and Stuttgart. Choose from McRent , DRM or Neergards Camping for your next German RV Holiday.

Germany Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Germany suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
Germany Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in Germany ?, We can help you with that too. Germany Car Rental .

Germany Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Germany Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:
Canalboat Rental
If your desire is to explore Canals of Germany , We have 4 Canalboat rental suppliers. Nicols, France passion Plaisance, Locaboat Holidays and Le Boat Canal Boat Hire. We can help taylor your holiday that will suit your needs.You can choose your bases from: Allemagne Lubz , Allemagne Lychen, Brandenburg , Jabel, Marina, Mecklenburg, Potsdam , Rheinsberg & Wolfsbruch.

River Cruising in Germany
Would you like to try River Cruising in Germany?, We can help you with that too. We have Go Barging Waterways and Canal & Company suppliers for you to choose from.Each individual company is cruising from : Bad Wimpfen, Eberbach, Heidelberg, MainzNuremberg, Kelheim, Passau, Regensburg via the Danube Canal. Bamberg, Bernkastel, Cochem, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Rudesheim, Wertheim, Wurzburg - Rhine River / Danube Canal.and Worms.

German Cuisine:
German cuisine varies from region to region. The southern regions of Bavaria and Swabia, for instance, share a culinary culture with Switzerland and Austria. Pork, beef, and poultry are the main varieties of meat consumed in Germany, with pork being the most popular. Throughout all regions, meat is often eaten in sausage form. More than 1500 different types of sausage are produced in Germany. The most popular vegetables are potatoes, cabbage, carrots, turnips, spinach, and beans. Organic food has gained a market share of around 3.0%, and is predicted to increase further.

A popular German saying has the meaning: "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, and dine like a beggar." Breakfast is usually a selection of breads and rolls with jam and honey or cold meats and cheese, sometimes accompanied by a boiled egg. Cereals or muesli with milk or joghurt is less common but widespread. More than 300 types of bread are sold in bakery shops across the country.

As a country with many immigrants, Germany has adopted many international dishes into its cuisine and daily eating habits. Italian dishes like Pizza and Pasta, Turkish and Arab dishes like Döner Kebab and Falafel are well established, especially in bigger cities. International burger chains, as well as Chinese and Greek restaurants, are widespread. Indian, Thai, Japanese, and other Asian cuisines have gained popularity in recent decades. Among nine high-profile restaurants in Germany, the Michelin guide has awarded three stars, the highest designation, while 15 more received two stars. German restaurants have become the world's second most decorated after eateries in France.

Germany Climate:
Temperate throughout the country with warm summers and cold winters, but prolonged periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year. The average January daytime temperature is 3°C (38°F) and in July is 22°C (72°F). Extremes commonly reach -10°C (5°F) in winter and 35°C (95°F) in the summer months.

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