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  • Odeon Church
  • The Berlin Wall - one of the most visited spot on all Germany vacations.
  • German Soccer Fans
  • Beer Garden
  • The beautiful city of Berlin - a must inclusion for all Germany tours.

The Republic of Germany is the largest country in Central Europe and 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 one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers. It is equally known for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity which can be found on German vacations.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent German Reunification are the main events of recent German history. Today most Germans as well as their neighbours support the idea of a peaceful reunified Germany. The reunification process is overall seen as a success and October 3rd is celebrated as "German Unification Day".

The official language of Germany is of course, German. Standard German is called "Hochdeutsch" (High German). This can be understood by all mother-tongue speakers of German and spoken by almost all when necessary. However, every region has its own dialect. This is usually noticeable only on travel to Germany in the south and rural areas of the north and east. Thus, when travelling in Bavaria, Saxony and Baden, you are stepping foot in places where dialect remains a strong part of the local identity. The general rule is that south of the Main River divides north Germany from the south in both language and local culture. All Germans learn English at school.


Germany is a vast and diverse country with 16 culturally unique states that only formed a political union in 1871. Some of the main tourist areas include the following. The Rhine is the longest river in Germany. Between Bingen and Bonn, the Rhine flows through the Rhine Gorge, a stretch of the river which is known for its many castles and vineyards. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as "the Romantic Rhine" with more than 40 castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages and many quaint and lovely country villages. On German tours,the Romantic Road is a famous scenic route along which one can experience romantic castles and picturesque villages. This includes the fairy-tale like Neuschwanstein Castle, the walled city of Rothenburg which has a beautiful mediaeval centre that seems untouched by the passage of time and similar typical German towns can be found elsewhere in the country.

A visit to Germany should include a visit to the beer halls of Munich and the Alps at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.  Hamburg is an economic powerhouse with the second busiest port on the continent. Frankfurt is the financial centre of Germany and of Europe as a whole. Its skyline comes close to those found on the other side of the Atlantic. The fashion city of Dusseldorf, the media industry of Cologne and the motor industry in Stuttgart each represent a flourishing sector of the German economic miracle while on German vacations.

A completely different experience on travel to Germany can be found in Berlin, a city unlikely to be found anywhere else on the planet. While architecturally an odd mismatch of sterilized apartment blocks, post-modernist glass and steel structures, and some historic left-overs, it has a laid-back atmosphere and a culture of internationalism that accepts everyone as a "Berliner". Its turbulent history gave rise to an enormous wealth of historical attractions, among them the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the Bundestag, Checkpoint Charlie, Fernsehturm, the Holocaust Memorial and the DDRMuseum. But do not miss out the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood if you want to feel like a true Berliner. 

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your German vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Germany.

 

 

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  • 13 Day Baltic Capitals Copenhagen to Copenhagen

    You'll experience six incredible cities during this unforgettable cruise of the Baltics. Embark from Copenhagen, Scandanavia's most cosmopolitan city, and experience the fascinating Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in Berlin, Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, the palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg, and so much more.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,332
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Berlin to Amsterdam River Cruise

    The Elbe, a Central European river, which rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and traverses Germany before arriving at the North Sea. Discover an enticing mixture of nature and culture from Germany to Holland visiting Amsterdam, Bremen, Hannover, Magdeburg and Berlin, the inland sea of Holland and the canals, wild Holland and the polders.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,849
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin to Prague River Cruise

    The Elbe, a Central European river which rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and traverses most of Germany before arriving at the North Sea. The Vltava is a major tributary that joins the Elbe north of Prague. This lovely 9-day trip between Berlin and Prague is on-board a river paddleboat that will be moored in Prague!
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,521
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome Stay of Distinction

    Discover Berlin in style. Have a leisurely bike tour, enjoy a gourmet dinner on a unique restaurant/bus while viewing Berlin by night and have your own privately guided walking tour. You will find out why Berlin is one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating cities.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,082
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Stays of Distinction
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Berlin: Stopover, City Break

    A tragic past? A city reunified? Cold War intrigue? Cabaret decadence? Bleary eyed club kids stumbling home at 10am (on a Tuesday)? Hip and happening Berlin is ready to exceed your expectations on this highly flexible city break package.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 859
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Best of Bavaria: Munich to Munich

    See the best of Bavaria on this brief tour through Germany’s south. Take in the historical importance of Nuremberg before swinging south to marvel at the charms of Konigsee and Neuschwanstein before ending your tour where it began in the gregarious home of Oktoberfest, Munich.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,411
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic Danube: Passau to Budapest River Cruise

    Cruise along Europe’s longest river and leisurely soak up the charm, history and culture of Central Europe. Experience old Passau, medieval Regensburg, historic Linz, the wine village of Duernstein, Slovakia’s fascinating Bratislava and iconic Budapest.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,648
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic European Discovery: Prague, Berlin & Amsterdam

    Enjoy stays in 3 distinctly different but exciting European cities. You will discover the beautiful medieval architecture of Prague, the vibrancy and dynamics of Berlin and the old world charm of Amsterdam all in 10 days. A great combination.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,153
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Czech Republic See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Eastern Germany: Berlin to Berlin

    Explore Eastern Germany in depth on this round-trip from always happening Berlin. Bask in the architecture of beautiful Dresden, visit Moritzburg Castle, and stay in historic Weimar.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,815
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Germany Escorted: Frankfurt to Frankfurt

    This comprehensive Germany tour takes in many of the country’s most popular cities, from Frankfurt to colourful Munich, including Europe’s current ‘it’ city, Berlin, and the romantic Black Forest region.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,419
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Frankfurt: Stopover, City Break

    Combine a leisurely self conducted tour of this city of contrasts using the Hop On Hop Off tourist bus with a day on the Rhine River exploring the countryside and including a steamer trip on the river.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 785
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany at a Glance by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

    Ride the rails to explore the major cities of Germany. Tour the Old City of Frankfurt to see the iconic Romsberg, survey the historical sights of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, before heading to Munich and seeing the fairy tale castles of the Swan King of Bavaria.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,850
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany's Romantic Back: Road to Vienna

    Experience the charm, scenery and history of Southern Germany and Austria with visits to iconic places such as Heidelberg, Rothenberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. This comprehensive regional itinerary is something not to be missed!
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,167
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Munich: Remembering World War II

    A different look at contemporary history with emphasis on the days of the Nazi regime in and around Munich, site of the beginnings of the movement. Visit significant sites such as the Dachau concentration camp and Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,279
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Munich: Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy a stay at one of Munich’s foremost luxury hotels while getting to know the city’s beer halls and breweries and also its interesting history. In addition, have private touring to the castles of Bavaria, the unique town of Oberammergau and to beautiful mountain retreats.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,413
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Munich: Stopover, City Break

    Your Munich city break combines a tour on a Hop on Hop Off bus with the ability to choose your destinations around the city, a day visiting nearby romantic castles plus Oberammergau and a visit to the infamous but interesting Auschwitz concentration camp.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,100
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Oktoberfest in Munich

    Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the most famous beer festival in the world. Tour the Bavarian capital of Munich, admiring its gorgeous architecture and friendly atmosphere, before joining in the revelry of Oktoberfest and feasting on steins of beer and delicious Bavarian staples like bratwurst and brezen.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,688
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Romantic Germany Escorted Touring Frankfurt to Frankfurt

    This one week Germany tour takes you through the country’s most picturesque regions and cities, including Heidelberg, the Black Forest, the mountains and castles of Bavaria, and lively Munich.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,255
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Visiting the Great Cathedrals River Cruise

    A European cruise with a difference, this trip down the Rhine takes in some of Europe’s greatest cathedrals, in addition to letting you visit some of the most picturesque cities in France and Germany.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,113
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Germany See Trip Details
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