Monday, May 05, 2008

Taking a Road Trip in Germany

One of the best ways to visit a country is by driving through it, which is taking a road trip. Some of the best sights a country can offer are often missed if you just fly in from the capital to the specific cities you plan to visit. Hence, a road trip enables you to see most of the scenery and beautiful views in between the cities that you are visiting. And if you're visiting Germany, you're in for the ride of your life. From the high Alps in the South, the Bavarian plain, and the flowing hills of central Germany to the coast of the North and Baltic Sea: it all looks like a miniature train landscape packed with the nicest of old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches and small villages.

Germany's cities have endless pleasant surprises in store for those who enjoy good food and drink. In addition to top-quality international cooking each region has its own local specialities, ranging from hearty country fare at simple inns to modern light cuisine at star-rated restaurants. Some of the cities you can visit are Berlin, Koln, Frankfurt and Munich.

In Berlin, one can visit places such as the Schloss Charlottenburg, the Baroque palace with English gardens, the Egyptian (Ägyptisches) Museum and Papyrus Collection, and the Brandenburg Gate, just to name a few. Don't forget to book accommodation at Berlin hotels during your stay.

Cologne, or Köln, Germany is the fourth largest city in the country and is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. When you visit Cologne you're sure to be enchanted by the blend of Romanesque churches, simple post-war buildings, and classic modern architecture. Finding a place to stay in Koln hotels would not be too difficult since there are plenty of places in the city you can choose from.

When you arrive in Frankfurt, the places you'd be seeing would include the historical Römer, Frankfurt Cathedral, St. Paul´s Church and the Goethe-House within very close proximity to one another, yet still within sight of the modern banking district. This business centre city also provides different types of accommodation to suit your needs, just check out Frankfurt hotels.

Finally, if you end up driving all the way to south of Germany, make sure you stop over at Munich. Go visit the city centre, Marienplatz, where the main pedestrianised streets converge. Some sights worth seeing are the 16th-century Michaelskirche, with its imposing barrel-vaulted interior, and the Asamkirche, considered a masterpiece of south German Rococo architecture. And if you're staying for the night, make sure you're booked in at Munich hotels.

Going on a road trip in Germany will give you so much pleasure with all the interesting and wonderful landscapes and countryside you are able to enjoy while driving. Make it a point to include Germany in you list of countries to visit!

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