GERMANY DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Germany in a way like no other. It might be famed for its hurried Autobahn, but Germany is not a country we rush through. Covered in woodlands, forests, quaint villages and emerging cities, Trafalgar will show you that this destination is more than the sum of Berlin and Bavarian beer. Here, you will admire a castle that inspired the story of Cinderella and soak up the enormity of the country’s turbulent past. On a day in Dresden you will appreciate German resilience over the intricacies of Baroque architecture, whilst an encounter with the capital will dish up a banquet of museums and progressive cultural. With a hunger for sausages and traditional clothes of dirndl or lederhosen packed in your bag, a trip to Germany will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"I love showing guests the depth of German culture and cuisine; it lets them experience how truly multifaceted Germany really is!"

Paul, Travel Director
Germany at a glance
Covered in enchanting forests, Cinderella-inspired castles, quaint villages and emerging cities, a trip to Germany will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why Germany is more than the sum of Berlin and Bavarian beer. 
Currency
Euro
Winter avg
0°C
Summer avg
18°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Berlin
Language
German
Good morning
Guten Morgen
Good evening
Guten Abend

What to pack for Germany

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Otto Wolff’s guide to German food

Gelbwurst, rindswurst. Kartoffelpuffer, kartoffelkloesse. German food can be a mouthful before the dish has been served. The Wurst! By Otto Wolff will guide you through the very best of German cuisine.

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An eye for fairytale architecture

Most sources claim that over 20,000 castles can be found across the hills of Germany. Allow this trip to inspire childhood nostalgia with its fairytale architecture.

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Digital maps

It's always good to have a backup of digital maps on standby when you're out exploring in your own time. Download them prior to your trip so you can reach them even when your phone is offline.

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Travel adaptor

Though many hotels will have adaptors available for use, being prepared with your own will ensure you're always charged and ready to go.

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Traditional costume

Oktoberfest is not the only time that traditional dress could be called upon in Germany. Travellers looking to connect closer to the culture may like to pack the 19th century German attire of a Dirndl or lederhosen.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.