As travel returns to normal across the globe, Germany is once again drawing tourists eager to explore the country’s museums, beer gardens and gorgeous cathedrals. While frequent visitors might know exactly what to see and where to go, first-time travellers to Germany might find it a challenge to figure out the best cities to visit.
So where to begin?
In Frankfurt, a trip can kick off with a wander down the charming centuries-old streets along the River Main. For an old-school German dining experience, seats are arranged under the trees at Speisekammer, where hearty classics such as schweinelendchen mit äpfeln (grilled pork tenderloin with apples) and schnitzel (crispy breaded cutlets) are served. For a great view of the skyline, early evening can be spent on a river cruise.
Southeast, in what’s widely dubbed “Italy’s northernmost city”, Munich gives off a much more Mediterranean vibe than the rest of Germany. A day can be spent wandering the wide boulevards and street-side eateries. A visit to the central daily food market Viktualienmarkt or the less-crowded Elisabethmarkt in Schwabing is essential for foodies. Bavarian delicacies can be enjoyed at Augustiner Bräustuben, Munich’s oldest independent brewery. As it’s often noted as one of the world’s greatest beer and brewing capitals of Europe, those keen to further explore the local beer scene can plan a bar crawl to sample exciting craft beers.
Please check the respective locations’ websites for opening hours as well as booking requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.
Information on travel advisories is accurate as of press time. For the latest travel advisory updates, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.
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