Germany encapsulates Europe like few other countries – it’s a place where cutting-edge modernity meets a rich history. The large cities of Germany, such as Berlin and Munich, have retained their bold cultural and artistic heritage and make excellent city breaks. Plus, the famed German nightlife is among the best you can find in Europe. For a change of pace, head to the countryside to see fairy tale castles in Saxony, quaint half-timber houses in the Black Forest or get cozy in the welcoming chalets found up in the Alps. Thanks to the nation’s stereotypical efficiency and technological prowess, getting around Germany is a breeze.

    Germans are typically a fun bunch who love a bit of a party. Throughout the year, look out for seasonal celebrations like mid-summer music festivals, Christmas markets, and, of course, the month-long celebration of Oktoberfest in Bavaria, when beer halls are packed to the brim and German folk culture is celebrated.

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