Depending on which part of Germany you want to visit, there are several airports to choose from. Frankfurt airport is a good option for those whose destination is the Ruhr region. It usually offers the cheapest flight tickets since it is the busiest airport attracting the most flights to Germany. Flying to Berlin is also a low-priced option since the capital has two airports, Schönefeld airport provides access to the southern part of the city and Tegel airport to the north. If you want to visit a car fair of one of the German car brands or go to a football match in the southern regions of Germany, you can book your flight to Stuttgart or Munich airports.
The most popular city in Germany is its capital. Known as the European centre of art, music and culture, Berlin presents you with numerous interesting museums, a vibrant nightlife, and delicious culinary options from all over the world. Remember the war victims at the Holocaust Memorial or enjoy world class music at the Deutsche Oper. Offering various social, cultural and entertainment events, Munich is another mesmerizing city of Germany. Get a taste of some German history at the impressive baroque Nymphenburg Palace or the old Marienplatz square. Built on a steep hill in the 19th-century, the Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the greatest examples of Neo-Romantic style of architecture, attracting art and history lovers from all around Europe, this fairytale castle served as inspiration to the Disney logo. If you visit Germany in the winter, you should also consider touring some of the German Christmas markets where you can drink tasty mulled wine, eat sweet snacks and enjoy the colourful atmosphere. Best Christmas markets in Germany are located in cities such as Nuremberg, Berlin, Cologne, Dresden and Munich.
With a variety of parks, lakes and forests, Germany has a rich and varied natural landscape, and it may surprise you to learn that there are many waterfalls around the country as well. Visit the highest waterfall of Germany in Triberg (the Triberger Waterfalls), admire the stunning cascades in Todnauer, explore the mountainous sights of the Somerhalder waterfall, and learn something new about Germany. You can find a variety of amusement and water parks in Germany for the entire family. Located just outside of Berlin, the extraordinary water park Tropical Islands is divided into areas such as tropical villages and rainforests, where you can even spend the night. The amusing water parks such as GALAXY Erding or Badeparadies Schwarzwald, are also unforgettable places to spend a rainy day. South of Stuttgart, close to the French border, Europa Park is the biggest amusement park in Germany – and a guarantee for hours of fun.
If you're coming from outside the EU and EEA countries, your driving licence is valid in Germany, but you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit. You must usually be over the age of 21 to rent a car in Germany. Although most of the German motorways (Autobahn) don't have a speed limit, this doesn't mean that you should not be aware of traffic signs and drive responsibly. Since heavy lorries and high-speed cars mostly share the same roads, strictly keep track of driving regulations in order to avoid any accidents. In the big cities, traffic can be heavy and many roads have several lanes. Be alert and watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.