Cheap Holidays to Germany
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A holiday in Germany offers a wide variety of attractions including trendy cities, fairytale castles, beach resorts, bracing coastlines, national parks and festivals. For a fun cheap break that also offers culture and relaxation, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Germany. You’ll find plenty of accommodation choices in Germany to suit you. Ranging from hotel chains, boutique and independent hotels, city apartments blocks and hostels to beautiful inns and guest houses.
Where to stay
In 2014 Berlin was named the most fun city on earth. This is hardly surprising as it has a wealth of nightlife hotspots from bars to shows. It also has an amazing array of historic sites and events to enjoy. The neighbourhood of Mitte is a great area to stay as it is close to the major tourist attractions and has a good range of hotels. The Friedrichshain area is a cool, artsy place to stay and ideal if you are on a budget on your holiday.
Cologne is a city located on the Rhine and dates back 2,000 years to Roman times. It has spectacular cultural attractions, including a grand Gothic Cathedral and great nights out. The Belgian Quarter has some budget-friendly hotels chains and is perfectly situated for restaurants and nightlife.
If you are looking for sand and sea and a traditional seaside town for your holiday, then the island resort of Sylt on the North Sea is worth a visit. The island is dotted with picturesque thatched cottages and grazing animals making it a pastoral idyll. There are also many resorts on the Baltic coast that offer a relaxed vibe and plenty of accommodation choices.
What to see
There is so much to do in Germany, especially in Berlin. You could take a stroll through the Brandenburg Gate, visit the magnificent Berlin Cathedral or visit the zoo. For an incredible cultural experience visit Berlin’s Museum Island which includes five world-renowned museums and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, don’t miss The East Side Gallery which is a mile of the Berlin Wall painted with dramatic and thought-provoking murals.
For a slightly more historic holiday, Köln boasts a soaring cathedral at its heart as one of the oldest cities in Germany. A stroll along the western shore of the Rhine will take you past colourful 19th Century houses and plenty of cafes, where the city also has excellent museums and galleries. Take a tipple of Kölsch, the local beer and sample some chocolate after visiting the chocolate museum. Cologne also has a wonderful carnival in Spring that takes over the city.
Neuschwanstein, with its pointed spires, looks like something from a Disney film, perched on a rocky hill with the Alps behind. Herrenchiemsee and the Linderhof castle are also worth a visit and all three are a day trip from Munich.
Germans love to party and every major city in the country has a great nightlife scene. Berlin is obviously the standout city for partygoers on holiday; start with Hackesche Höfe and Oranienburger Straße. But there is also fun to be had in
What to eat
A trip to Germany wouldn’t be complete without sampling a Bratwurst, usually enjoyed with mustard and provides a great lunchtime meal. A relatively recent adaptation of Bratwurst is Currywurst, which can be bought from street vendors, especially in Berlin. The dish was invented in 1949 after Herta Heuwer acquired curry powder and ketchup from British soldiers and concocted the recipe.
Spätzle is a dish found in the south of Germany and is a kind of pasta dish, while Käsespätzle is served with Emmenthaler cheese and onions so provides a rare meat-free option for dining in Germany.
If you have a sweet tooth then don’t miss trying Prinzregententorte, a many-layered cake filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with a chocolate glaze.
Fast Facts about Germany
- Direct flight time: 1 hour 50 minutes from London to Berlin
- Transfer time from Berlin Tegel to the city centre: 37 minutes
- Time Zone: GMT(+1 hour)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: German
- Average price of a domestic beer: £2.12
- Average price of a bottle of wine: £4-6
- Number of Brit tourists per year: around 2 million