Germany is the country of enormous and varied landscapes – sandy beaches, rising mountains, evergreen forests, shimmering lakes, medieval villages, and great cities are all here. Nestled at the junction of Europe, the nation has 16 states each offering its distinct attractions, local food, and alluring culture. This means that the main tourist attractions in Germany itself are in great numbers! There is no doubt that they are all diverse, which make them capable of serving to the tourists of all ages. Germany is anyways a land of dreams and a trip that is all time favorite of the visitors.
As I had already explored Berlin, this time I visited the other main tourist attractions in Germany. I first visited the Black Forest’s prominent spa called Baden-Baden that was formerly the summer capital of Europe. This is an exciting town for its therapeutic waters that can be used for drinking, bathing, or inhaling as a vapor. The other attractions are the Baroque Kleines Theater, National Art Gallery, the Friedrichsbad Romano-Irish temple and baths, the Margravial Palace, Collegiate Church, Russian Church, Romanesque Chapel, Lichtentaler Allee, riding, 18-hole golf course, winter sports, and an international horse racing weeks at Iffezheim.
After exploring this delightful town, my next hit among the main tourist attractions in Germany was Constance that is a cathedral town on the banks of Lake Constance that stretches to Austria and Switzerland. This is famous for its outdoor activities and art heritage. I explored the 14th century Konzilsgebäude (14th century), the 16th century Renaissance Town Hall, historic Insel Hotel, Barbarossa-Haus of 12th century, and the old fortifications of Rheintorturm, Pulverturm, and Schnetztor. Further, there are theaters and concert halls. Check out for the dates of the international music festival and the Seenachtfest that is the lake festival. As a thrilling excursion, plan for a day trip to the island of Reichenau offering a popular monastery and the Mainau island with stiff buildings.
On Lake Constance, explore the Bavarian imperial town of Lindau. The main tourist attractions here an old Town Hall, Brigand’s Tower, Mang Tower (old lighthouse), Cavazzen House of art collection, Heidenmauer (old wall), St Peter’s with Holbein frescoes, harbor entry (new lighthouse), and exciting boat trips.
Then, I explored Meersburg located opposite to Constance town. This is an old town boasting two castles and the three-storeyed German Newspaper Museum revealing the history of the German-language press. Kindly note that this museum is open during summers only. The Rheinfall (Rhine Falls) in a Swiss town on the north shore is really stunning to see.
The next destination was Freiburg – a great opportunity to explore the Black Forest and so dubbed as the ‘Green Capital’ of the city. Besides this, the main attraction is the Gothic Cathedral with its splendid tower of 380 feet. Do ascend to be at the top for some great views. Besides this, I visited the historic red Kaufhaus on the Cathedral Square, the oldest inn of the country called the Zum Roten Bären, and several wine taverns. Among the museums, Zinnfigurenklause (pewter figures), Augustinemuseum boasting the Upper Rhine art, and the City History Museum are famous. And above all, do take a thrilling ride in the cable car to reach the Schauinsland Mountain at its 4213 feet.
Heidelberg is the most popular destination on the Neckar river. Here, explore the ruins of the 14th century castle, the ‘Giant Cask’ in the cellar filled with 220,000 liters, Church of the Holy Ghost, St Peter’s Church, the German Museum of Pharmacy, and Karlstor (a gate). The castle exhibits a blend of styles – Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque and that serenade concerts are organized here in summer in the courtyard.
Lastly, I visited the Bavarian capital, Munich that is the third-largest city in Germany with 800 years of history. The Alte Pinakothek is where you can explore the largest collection of Rubens paintings on Earth, while opposite is the Neue Pinakothek housing modern paintings. Other remarkable galleries are Pinakothek der Moderne; the Museum der Fantasie; the German Museum (natural science and technology) with planetarium, a coal mine, and the German Transport Center extension; the BMW (Bayerische Motorwerke) Museum housing the famous marque; and the Lenbach Gallery.
Besides these, I also discovered the Glyptothek on the Königsplatz offering Greek and Roman sculptures, the Royal Palace and Royal Treasury, the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), and the Church of St Michael. The Olympia Park with its stadium is also a great place to visit for recreation when in 1972, it was the site of Olympic Games.
Head to the artists’ colony in the Schwabing district, which boasts many shops, cafes, small theaters, and market stalls. For some tranquility, the Englischer Garden is really a relaxing park and is also among the largest parks in Europe. Here ,you will come across the Chinese Tower in the center.