I’ve just arrived in Hanover, north of Germany. So I’ve got two days in a foreign country, in an exceptionally comfortable hotel, with a ton load of me time? What a boon. I know what I’ll do, I’ll sleep in for as long as possible and then go and sit in one coffee shop all day getting serious German wanderlust. Yep you guessed it, my fantasy German cities coming right up – feel free to let me know if you’ve visited and to fill me in with all the juicy details since I haven’t.
Top of my list is Berlin. Berlin is not only Germany’s capital (and largest city) but the capital of fashion, art and culture. The city seems to have an inexhaustible offer of all things cool, innovative and extraordinary – be it urban pools, open-air festivals or rooftop bars. Not taking into account the usual touristy sights. No wonder Berlin is the most popular tourist destination in the country. Want some serious FOMO? Check out Timeout’s 20 things to do and see in Berlin.
Munich is mostly known for its Oktoberfest, where you will mainly find a lot of obnoxiously sized beer. As well as the having the finest beer, Munich is filled with art galleries, museums and beautiful architecture. I hear this city is really charming (yet pricey) and is great for families!
Hamburg seems to be the perfect weekend getaway and an alternative city break to Berlin and Munich. Being a vibrant port city with more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, as well as being Northern Germany’s centre for shopping and culture.
I’m guessing there’s a lot more to Frankfurt than its huge international airport. But if the airport is anything to go by, Frankfurt is probably sparklingly clean with access to anything you desire. Although the city isn’t bursting with historic monuments, it is constantly expanding which attracts a high standard of places to dine and stay.
Thank you Hanover, you pretty thing, for being my first experience in Germany. You may not be bustling like I imagine Berlin to be, but your relaxed vibe and chilled demeanour has left me wanting to explore more of this welcoming country.