It’s anyone’s guess why Germany – the heart of Europe – has remained such an underrated travel destination for so long. The number of visitors to the country pales in comparison to France, Italy or Spain; yet a record year for tourism in 2012 indicates that the world has well and truly woken up to the delights of Germany. And there are many.
From the Baltic coast beaches to the glacial splendour of the Bavarian Alps, Germany is land of enchanting scenery.
The idyllic valleys of the Rhine are renowned for their vineyards, producing wines like the regal Riesling. The storybook beauty of the Black Forest – 100 miles from north to south – provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure; on the edge lie elegant turn-of-the-century spa towns like Baden Baden. Fairytale castles like Neuschwanstein pepper the landscapes, seemingly lifted from a Brothers Grimm tale.
On a luxury tour to Germany with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll receive a highly personalised service to help design your perfect bespoke experience. Our Germany specialists will share their insider knowledge and offer impartial advice on the most suitable accommodation for your needs.
Once upon a time, Germany was a collection of autonomous kingdoms and city-states. Perhaps this legacy has contributed to the varied and independently-minded cities found in Germany today; each with their own character and outlook.
There are great centres of culture like Bonn and Leipzig, home of Beethoven and Bach respectively. Beautiful architectural cities like Dresden with its restored baroque splendour and Cologne with its magnificent Gothic cathedral. Charming historic destinations like the university town of Heidelberg, on the banks of Neckar River, and Kessel that once inspired the aforementioned storytelling brothers. You’ve also got glamorous luxury destinations like Frankfurt and vibrant metropolises like Hamburg. The scope of experiences available in urban Germany never fails to impress.
Standing above them all is the reborn Berlin, by far the most popular destination for a holiday in Germany. Überhip Berlin is one of the world’s great cities with an insatiable appetite for fun and culture. It’s a global leading light in art, fashion and design; its influential history is tangible throughout, its nightlife is 24/7, while its Michelin-starred dining is renowned.
Second in the popularity stakes, behind Berlin, is the grand Bavarian capital of Munich. Known for its glamour and style, Munich is arguably Germany’s finest luxury holiday destination with award-wining restaurants, designer shopping boutiques, world-class museums and stunning gardens and parks.
Whether you’re planning a cultural tour, fashionable city break or some outdoor adventure, our experts will design your own perfect tailor-made itinerary when you book a luxury holiday to Germany with Lightfoot Travel.