Germany is popular travel destination for many people. Whether it’s Oktoberfest, world history, or delicious food, there’s something in Germany for everyone. Known for its many styles of hostels and excellent train system, Germany is an affordable destination for just about any type of vacation.
So, Why Travel to Germany?
The Best and Wurst
Let’s take a pause to appreciate my brilliant pun. Seriously, I was so impressed with myself when I typed it, I pushed back from my computer and thought, “my work here is done.”
Germany’s food is legendary: beer, brats, and sauerkraut. There’s also a heavy dose of potatoes. But what you need to know is the bratwurst. Brats, aka sausage, are a critical part of cuisine in traditional German cuisine. You’ve got your traditional bratwurst, liverwurst, weisswurst, blutwurst, bockwurst, knackwurst, teewurst, and so many more. Try them all and try them with different types of cooking methods, sauces, breads, and mustards. There’s more than enough combinations to keep you noshing in Germany. And if you’re not a meat eater, Germany’s got you covered there too. Perhaps one of the leaders in the EU, Germany has vegan bars, vegan tattoo parlors, and nearly every eatery has vegan options. No matter what dietary situation you have, you won’t go hungry in Germany.
Pro Tip: There's something in Germany called a Currywurst, which is essentially a flavorless hot dog smeared with a curry/ketchup combination. You can skip this... your stomach will thank you.
Castles, Culture, and the Country
Without question, Germany’s historical importance to the world is prominent. From its centuries old distinguished castles to remnants of the Berlin Wall, Germany’s cultural significance manifests itself everywhere. Bits of the World Wars pop up in the countryside while the country’s new, modern, minimalist personality shows in cities and in its younger generation. The Germans know their history and know the role the country played in shaping both the EU and the rest of the world. The people acknowledge the past and are proud of their more tolerant culture and the progress they continue to make. German citizens are truly the change they want to see in the world.
While the reasons to visit Germany vary, and there are many more reasons not listed here, it’s because I haven’t found them yet. My time in Germany was too short to even scratch the surface of the country, but I’ll be back. In the meantime, take a trip to Germany and explore the regions. See how they are all different, but share so many of the same hopes, dreams, and values.