Visit Germany: Top 10 Cities to Visit in Germany

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This is always a controversial topic in any travel site. But Walter’s World gives us his opinions (and his cute son walks into the video at 2.28).

The 10 top cities to visit in Germany and activities to do with kids

1. Bamberg

Like Rome, Bamberg sits on seven hills, though these are lush, green Bavarian ones. A town in Upper Franconia, Germany, on the river Regnitz. A large part of the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. You’ll find all sorts of architecture here, so enjoy exploring the cobbled streets. Plenty of shopping and museums await you, as do nine different breweries (you can even try Beer that tastes like bacon!). The city loves markets and festivals, especially around Christmas.

2. Berlin

Germany’s capital. Berliners are generally tolerant of children, public transport is cheap, fast and easy. Plus, the city it filled with with playgrounds, parks and lakes.

The top picks for things to do in Berlin with kids are:

Visit the Naturkunde museum and see an original skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex and the preserved remains of Knut the polar bear. The Deutsches Technisches Museum is a hit with kids. Probably due to planes suspended from the ceiling, a large collection of sailing boats and locomotives and a large park with windmills and a watermill, daily demonstrations, activities and guided thematic tours!

3. Munich

There is plenty to do and see with kids in Munich. Let your kids run free in Munich’s English Garden, which is even bigger than Central Park in New York. Explore the German Museum (Deutsches Museum) one of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world with a whole section dedicated to curious children. Visit the toy museum, Hellabrunn Zoo, or Bavaria Film Studios (Bavaria Filmstadt).

4. Katernberg

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a wonderful castle, town square & amazing Christmas Markets. For up-to-date things to do visit this facebook page.

5. Cochem

Cochem is an attractive town of the Mosel Valley that’s especially lively during the wine festivals in June and late August. It’s riverside promenade rivals any along the Rhine. Only a 15-minute walk to Reichsburg (Imperial Fortress) an 1,000-year-old castle overlooking the town that give you incredible views of the area.

6. Görlitz

Situated right on the polish border It lies opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, which was a part of Görlitz until 1945. After the war half the town became part of Poland with a footbridge in between you can walk over. It is an untouched town with very few tourist so it feels like you are in the 17th-18th century!

7. Konstanz

For more of a nature experience visit Konstanz. Located at the western end of Lake Constance in the south of Germany, it borders with Switzerland, so you have an easy connection to Zurich. There is plenty of hiking, swimming, the beach, amazing churches and an all round gorgeous town.

8. Rothenburg

Sitting above the fertile Tauber River valley, the city of Rothenburg is a Medieval wonderland.  It’s been refurbished to look as it did in medieval times. Even though its the typical “cheesy” town to visit in Germany, the brightly colored, half-timber homes, narrow alleys, and intact city wall make Rothenburg such a beautiful place to visit. You”ll love seeing people dressed up in old-time gear, attending the shops, visiting the Christmas market, joining the Night Watchman on his duties, and touring the Medieval torture museum.

9. Dresden

Saxton Kings lived here, leaving behind opulent jewellery and remnants of noble luxuries. They rebuilt castles after the war giving you great views of the town. There’s plenty to do with kids. You can visit The Dresden Zoo, The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (it has an adventure area for kids), Forest Rope-Park (Waldseilpark) Dresden-Bühlau,

10. Lübeck

The historic city of Lübeck was the richest city on the Baltic Sea. It’s filled with breathtaking medieval architecture and old brick buildings built by seafaring merchants. In the 15th century this small quaint town first invented marzipan as a love potion. Marzipan (a sweet almond-based confectionary) is a must try food as many claim that no one makes it better than the people of Lübeck.

A great thing about Lübeck is that the city’s size makes it a very walkable destination, so you can stay in one of the many hotels in town and visit all the main attractions.

Commonly known as Holstentor, the “Holsten Tor” or Holsten Gate is one of the most impressive sights in the city. This stunning example of medieval architecture is both a page out of history and a truly impressive sight for a family photo. The accompanying museum covers the medieval period and history of the Hanseatic League.  You don’t have to worry as the museum is very family-friendly and has exciting things for kids to participate in while you soak up the history!