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Emily from Ann Arbor asked

Where should a nature lover go in Germany?

My friends and I are visiting Germany next year, with specific plans to hit up Munich first.  In addition, I'm looking for the more scenic parts of Germany as well.  Where are the best scenic towns I should visit?

Germany   Munich (Germany)

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top answer by
Peter from Munich

Hi Emily, 

Germany is a beautiful country and most germans travel abroad and don't even know how beautiful their own home is. 

Munich is defnitely worth a visit. If you love cars you should check out the BMW Welt home of the BMW. Admission is free, but you have to pay if you want to take the factory tour.

From the nearby Olympiaturm in the Olympiapark you have a great view over the whole city and also can see the alps on a beautiful day. Also famous in Munich: Hofbräuhaus and Augustiner-Keller if you want to visit some brewerys. Nymphenburg Palace or the Englischer Garten in Munich are also a must see.

If you go to Fussen dont forget to check out Neuschwanstein Castlealso. If you go there get its best to book your ticket in adavnce on their website, just to be sure. Also walk to Marien Bridge during your visit at Neuschwanstein Castle.

There are also a lot of beautiful lakes around Munich. For example AmmerseeChiemsee (which I can highly recommend) or the big Lake Constance

Also worth a visit is the Rhine Falls in Swiss, which is close to Lake Constance. You will see an amazing waterfall of the Rhine River which flows through Germany.

Another beautiful town would be Regensburg. A lot of history here and lots of things to see and things to do. Walhalla is another famous building right around the corner of Regensburg.

If you traveling up north from Munich you can stop by in Ingolstadt. There is also a castle and the Danube River. Ingolstadt is famous for the germany car brand Audi. They also have an museum but not quiete as impressive as BMW or even Mercedes Benz, which will be located in Stuttgart. Also a very nice town and very scenic. You can walk along the "Neckar" river or go up the Fernsehturm Stuttgart and have a great view over the town and valley.

If you keep going north you can visit Wurzburg. This town and region is known for wine. As usual there is an castle here ;)

If you want to explore urban spaces you should visit Frankfurt. Frankfurt is the financial center of Germany and Europe. The skyline looks familiar to an US city with a lot of skyscrapers.

Another city worth a visit is Berlin - Germanys Capitol. If you can spare enough time to visit the Bundestag to get up to the roof and visit the glass dome on top of the building. If you have problems getting up there, because limit is reached or some events are going on. You can make a reservation at the restaurant inside and you also can go to see the dome.

Nurembergis a very nice and historic city with lots of old buildings and things to explore. In Nürnberg is also the world famous "Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt". If you happen to visit shortly before christmas, you should check it out. Also "Nürnberger Bratwürste" (a sausage) is very delicous and famous, but you can get this sausage pretty much everywhere in germany.

Rügen is an island in the "Ostsee" and its very scenic. A lot of hiking possibilitys.

Easiest way to travel in germany would be by train. Make sure before you buy tickets to check out for special group tickets to save up on money. There is the so called "Bayern Ticket", which is only valid in Bavaria and has certain restrictions but you can travel all day as much as you want inside Bavaria. But check the current prices and restrictions online at It has been a while since I used the train in Germany.

There are a lot more cities and places to explore. If you need more information or help, let me know. It also depends where in germany you would like to go. If you want to stay just in one region or go all over the country...

I hope that helped.

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Wow, thank you so much! You have the whole country covered! Love it :)

No problem Emily, if you need any more information or help, let me know.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Munich (city)
  2. BMW Welt (attraction)
  3. Olympiaturm (attraction)
  4. Olympiapark (attraction)
  5. Hofbräuhaus (restaurant)
  6. Augustiner-Keller (restaurant)
  7. Nymphenburg Palace (attraction)
  8. Englischer Garten (attraction)
  9. Fussen (city)
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle (attraction)
  11. Marien Bridge (attraction)
  12. Ammersee (attraction)
  13. Chiemsee (attraction)
  14. Lake Constance (attraction)
  15. Rhine Falls (attraction)
  16. Regensburg (city)
  17. Walhalla (attraction)
  18. Ingolstadt (city)
  19. Stuttgart (city)
  20. Fernsehturm Stuttgart (attraction)
  21. Wurzburg (city)
  22. Frankfurt (city)
  23. Berlin (city)
  24. Bundestag (attraction)
  25. Nuremberg (attraction)
  26. Rügen (attraction)
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answered by
Scott from Fort Collins

Hi Emily!  I thought that Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are two great regions for scenery and nature/hikes.  Particularly southern Bavaria and the Black Forest area.  Several towns and villages I enjoyed were Lindau, areas around ZugspitzeFussen and the drive from Augsburg south to Fussen. Very beautiful to watch the alps slowly come into view And some beautiful places to stop along the way.  Hope that helps and safe travels!

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These sound great. Thank you!

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  2. Baden-Württemberg (attraction)
  3. Lindau (city)
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  5. Fussen (city)
  6. Augsburg (city)
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answered by
Sarah from Hamburg

You will love the Black Forest and it's not too far from Munich. You could also spend a day in Freiburg im Breisgau, which is really cute and a great place to eat! But if you really want to see Germany you can't just stay in the south. The culture, language and food are completely different in the other parts of the country. I'd recommend doing Berlin or Hamburg as well, depending on how much time you have. You could even go to one of the islands in the north and squeeze in some beach time (Sylt)
Have fun!

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answered first by
Ashley from Calgary

Fussenis very scenic, also home to the 2 lovely mountain top castles.

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Thank you!

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