Germany

Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly corresponding to regions with their own distinct and unique cultures. Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world’s main economic powers. Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm and “Gemütlichkeit” (cosiness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity.

5 things not to miss in Berlin

Berlin was first mentioned in the 13th century as a crossroad of two major trade routes. The German capital is rich in recent history having figured heavily in the last 100 years. First with the Nazi occupation and WW2 then later on with the fall of communism in...

5 things not to miss in Munich – Updated 2017

I can easily say that Munich is one of my favourite cities in the world if not my very favourite. I do not know why there could be a multitude of reasons for this. Maybe it is the easy-going nature of the Bavarians. Maybe it is a city with a great history and...

5 best castles in Europe for family travel

Neuschwanstein, Tower of London, Schonbrunn, Wawel and Haut Koenigsbourg make up our list. Have you been to any of these sites?   We love castles in Europe, it is that simple. We love family travel day trips to castles. Maybe it's because we are Australian and no such...