Stretching from the Alps to the Baltic and North Seas, Germany makes for inspiring, fascinating and invigorating travel. Spend one day exploring half-timbered medieval towns and spectacular baroque palaces in Bavaria, and the next immersing yourself in fast-paced cosmopolitan cities. Metropolises such as Berlin provide a world of variety, with renowned historic attractions Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin wall right next to the top techno clubs on earth. Art and design explode in continual evolution, with Weimar providing the mecca for fans of Goethe, Schiller, and the Bauhaus Movement, and forward-thinking galleries dotted all over the country. Nature lovers have a paradise to explore, including pristine Alpine pistes, huge glimmering lakes, and thousands of miles of dense forest dotted with curative thermal springs. Culinary enthusiasts will delight in Germany's world-famous beer, sausage, and 'stollen'.
26 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Fringing the North Sea coastline, Husum is a maritime town in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, near Denmark. It features an array of picturesque, colourful houses lining the harbour. Husum is most famous for being the hometown of the renowned novelist Theodor Storm. Visitors can view the exhibits at the National Park House; discover the beaches of the North Frisian Islands, including Sylt; view the tidal flats and salt marshes of Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and visit the impressive 16th century Husum Castle which is surrounded by beautiful blooming crocuses in spring. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the North Sea Cycle Route, which passes through the town. Other highlights include: the Sea Faring Museum, Christmas House and the views from the city water tower.
28 Aug 2021
Sankt Peter-Ording lies in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. This seaside resort town is one of the largest in the state, and one of the most popular, and this is hardly surprising given its unique and beautiful landscapes. Vast beaches of ridged sands stretch miles into the distance, giving the appearance of desert or salt pans, shimmering with the ocean water and reflecting the sky. In centuries past, these sands were often used to hide items of value to avoid ‘duty’ to the lords, and so, were scavenged and explored for many years. The beaches are fringed by grassy dunes (as well as ecologically important salt meadows) and decorated by long piers providing perfect spots for fishing, photography, and picnics. Other highlights include the various pools at the Duenen-Therme, and the Westküstenpark and Robbarium Animal Rescue Centre.
28 Aug 2021
Surrounded by the sprawling green landscapes of the lush Eider-Treene lowlands, the picturesque town of Tönning is set on the northern bank of the mighty Eider River, the largest of the rivers in the wonderful Schleswig-Holstein state, near its confluence with the North Sea. Alongside its idyllic lakeside setting and half-timbered homes, this quintessential German hamlet boasts architectural gems, historical landmarks, and delightful eateries all set amidst scenic surroundings. Travellers interested in both history and architecture can appreciate the beautifully ornate Baroque-style St. Laurentius church, the striking red-brick facade of the Skipperhuus 1625; and the historical grounds of Tönning Harbour. For travellers interested in nature and wildlife, the fascinating Multimar Wattforum, whose Wadden Sea fish and crustacea exhibitions are well worth a visit!