Do you live in Germany or planning a visit and want to explore the country? Then this blog post is for you! I compiled a list of the best places that you must visit and create the perfect Germany bucket list!
Hello & welcome again to my blog! If you don’t know by now, I left Malta and moved to Germany. I intend on spending my time here exploring the country! This morning, I had some free time and did some research on some of the must-see places to visit. Needless to say, I am very excited to check them off my list! You can read about my experiences so far in Germany here!
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And now, without further due, this is my Germany bucket list!
Rothenburg is the first on my list of places to visit. I’ve known about this place way before I moved here and I always wanted to visit. Look at those colorful and medieval style houses!
Rothenburg also forms part of the Romantic Road here in Germany and the best part is: it’s only 2.5 hours away from our home!
The Rhine Valley also forms part of the Romantic Route. And I can see why! This particular location would make a perfect weekend getaway for couples. I want to walk by that lake and take in all the views. I also love the cute houses!
Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for quite some time now! Not only it’s stunning, but it is also filled with rich history. It is located close to Nuremberg which makes it 3.5 hours away from our village.
I remember I found out about this place on Facebook and it quickly found a spot in my top 30 places! The Moselle Valley is compromised of a number of towns and places.
Fun Fact: Burg Eltz Castle lies in the Moselle Valley!
I mean .. look at that view! It reminds me so much of the ‘Ċittadella’ and Mdina back at home. I stumbled upon a picture of this girl visiting Koblenz on Instagram and fell in love.
I imagine it is perfect for a weekend trip with your loved one or some girlfriends!
The Church in the picture reminds me so much of the Berliner Dome in Berlin! (post coming soon, keep your eyes peeled.) I found out about this town while scrolling through Pinterest while working out .. oops. But anyways, while I was doing further research, I fell in love with the pictures. It’s a must to visit!
I think by now you might have realized that I have a thing for cute, colorful houses haha. A friend of mine visited Mainz three years ago and I remember him showing me pictures in class and I was hooked.
Cologne is a beautiful city 3 hours away from where we live. It has been on my wishlist forever and now I have the opportunity to visit! I’m going there for the Christmas market. Everyone keeps telling me that it’s very very beautiful. My sister visited last year and absolutely loved it. I also want to visit the Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge.
The capital city of Germany. I mean now that I live here, I have to visit the capital city at least once right? I am a huge history nerd and Berlin has a lot of history! The city was divided between 4 powers during the Cold War. The Americans, British and French controlled the Western part of the city whereas the Soviets (now Russians) controlled the Eastern part of the city. You can also go and see the infamous Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. And as a graduate of European Studies, I’d love to visit all the EU institutions there!
UPDATE: I visited Berlin in January. Click here for the blog post!
Nuremberg is a must for all the history buffs out there. I have a friend who lives in this beautiful city and from the pictures he sends me, it looks stunning! It is 3 hours away from us and L told me there’s a really good burger place he wants to take me to. And he also told me that the largest Christmas market is at Nuremberg.
The city of Frankfurt is only an hour away from us. While doing my research, I stumbled upon pictures of the skyline of the city and was blown away. You can go to the Skyline Plaza Frankfurt and see the stunning view. Frankfurt is a must city to see at least once when you’re in Germany.
I have never heard of this city before moving to Germany. I joined a bunch of travel groups on Facebook and one particular post had a picture of Dresden and I was taken aback. It is 6.5 hours away from our house so it’s a bit of a drive. I was thinking we spend a weekend there or sleep overnight and explore the city. Dresden is known for its architecture and the Frauenkirche Dome.
In my Burg Eltz post, I mentioned how much I love castles. Neuschwanstein Castle, also known as the Winter Castle, is every castle lover’s dream. I mean look at it! It literally looks like a fairytale especially when it is surrounded by snow. I am definitely going to go there AND write a post! I can’t wait!
Bavaria is a state here in Germany and not a town. However, it is stunning! I saw an AD on YouTube and it was filmed in the Bavarian countryside and it is something I’ve never seen before. It reminds me so much of Tuscany and it’s stunning fields and hills. I can’t wait to hike there! There are endless fields of flowers and the views are just stunning.
Fussen is a quaint little town on the Austrian border. An American friend of mine recommended this place to me. She described the Gothic architecture of the city and the stunning views. She also told me there are a number of museums and castles surrounding the town (the winter castle is one of them!)
Moving to Germany has been the best decision of my life. I am very grateful for the opportunity and I am super excited to explore more of this country. What is your favourite place in Germany? Let me know in the comments below!
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