Pristine beaches, soaring mountains, historical places, picturesque countryside and modern cities with old charm- Germany strikes everyone’s mind and draws millions of visitors annually. Backpacking in Germany will expose you to its northern coastal towns, architecture of centuries old and the might Bavarian Alps. From Hamburg till you reach the border of Austria, Germany has so much to offer to backpackers.
A popular travel website points out Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg to be the main cities to go backpacking in Germany. Let’s have a glance at them.
A popular city, Munich hosts the largest fair of the world, the Oktoberfest. Plan ahead if you want to be a part of this fair and enjoy German beer. It has been reported that nearly six million travelers visit the fair and other historic landmarks of the city such as the Deutsches Museum, modern BMW World, the Frauenkirche and the Friedensengel.
Head to the capital and explore Germany’s turbulent history. The main attractions of Berlin are the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag, and the Berlin Wall in Mauerpark, the Branderburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial.
From Berlin, as you travel south Dresden will show up. Dresden is home to numerous historic ruins that have been destroyed in the Second World War. Many architectural sites have been restored, giving a new look and prompting travelers, particularly history buffs, to come and pay a visit.
Here comes the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg. It is probably one of the best places to start your tour in the country. The Reeperbahn is a street in the district of St. Pauli, mainly popular for its exotic night life. It is also called the red-light district that further charms visitors with amazing sights, famous museums and historic landmarks.
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