Germany is a country full of interesting sites, rich culture, vibrant cities, stunning historical architecture, sprawling alps, winding rivers, lush valleys and elegant castles. Here are some attractions that you get to visit when you join our July 2020 tour.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen
Neuschwanstein is an impressive fairytale-like castle that inspired Walt Disney to create his most famous park, Magic Kingdom. Surrounded by sweeping valleys, towering mountains and beautiful lakes, Neuschwanstein is best viewed from Marienbrücke, or Mary’s Bridge — a bridge over the Pöllat Gorge that offers stunning views of the castle and the scenery around it. The name Neuschwanstein means ‘New Swan Castle’ and was inspired by a famous 19th-century opera, Lohengrin.
A village of 7,000, tucked against the sheer walls of the Bavarian Alps.
Heidelberg Schloss, Heidelberg
Though now in ruins, Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) remains an impressive structure that can be seen from nearly anywhere in Heidelberg. Nestled in the rich green forest of the Königstuhl hillside, some 80 metres from the rest of the city, the castle can be reached by funicular railway or by stairs. Once at the top, soak in the views of the city below (including the Neckar River and the Old Bridge), take in the impressive Renaissance architecture, and roam the castle’s gardens.
The highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany at 2,962 m above sea level.
Insel Mainau, Lake Constance
Floating in Lake Constance, near the city of Konstanz, you will find a small garden island named Mainau. Covering about 110 acres of land, the island is nicknamed ‘Flower Island’ as it is covered in parks and gardens teeming with vibrant, colourful flowers and about 500 species of trees, along with beautiful sculptures and fountains.
Schaffhausen (Rhine Falls)
The Rhine Falls remains Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall.
Cable Car Ride over River Rhine
Enjoy the spectacular views where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet.
At the heart of Rüdesheim’s old town, you will find the charming Drosselgasse, a cobbled street filled with historic buildings, restaurants, bars and shops. At 144 meters in length, the street is lined with some of the city’s best entertainment venues where you can enjoy regional dishes and wines as well as energetic live bands.
Besides the beautiful landscapes Germany has to offer, what makes year 2020 special is the once-in-a-decade Passion Play at Oberammergau. Read here for more information.