However, the most rewarding trips go beyond the big-name sights to discover the Germany only the locals know, the hidden treasures to be found even in the most visited regions. For instance, did you know you can find the world’s largest cuckoo clock in the Black Forest? And that you can rent your own chalet in the Alps? You can leave the busy beer halls for a mountain monastery that makes some of Bavaria’s best brews, and skip the cruise traffic on the Rhine River to travel the peaceful Elbe, leading to remarkable East German towns that the average traveler overlooks. And instead of standing in the crowds gazing at the Berlin Wall, why not follow a scenic bicycle trail that takes in the wall and many other Cold War landmarks?
These are just a few of the experiences that await on your journey to Germany. Whether this is your first trip or the 10th, we’re here to help you make the most of it.