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Why Visit Germany?

With more than 2 millennia of history, one might say that Germany’s story is a long one, with many chapters, plot twists, highs and lows, but a story, nonetheless, that is ever-evolving and most definitely far from boring! Germany is approximately 357,386 square kilometers and offers much diversity with its eye-catching landscape. For those travelling to Germany for the first time, expect to be astounded by its emerald forests, impressive mountain ranges, scenic rivers and the unspoilt beaches of the North Sea.

Germany has also made plenty of contributions to the world, such as classical music with highly-accredited composers including Bach and Beethoven, fine art from notable artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Albretch Dürer - and, of course, it wouldn’t be a list of contributions without mention of Germany’s great beer and wines.

There are 13 wine-producing regions throughout Germany offering, alongside its outstanding wines, some of the most astonishing landscape views and mouth-watering dishes in the country. Wine holidays to Germany’s scenic regions such as the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer showcases some of the world’s steepest vineyards, which, in turn produces the sweet, crisp taste of the most popular wine of the region - Mosel Rieslings.

While on your wine trip, you’ll want to make the most of the charming vineyards situated close to Cologne, Heidelberg and Würzburg, but if you dig a little deeper and venture to the growing areas near Leipzig, Jena and Dresden, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Embark on the many fabulous wine and food tours in Germany to get a true taste of wine country lifestyle.

Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Well know German grape varieties include Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Pinot Noir/Blauburgunder, Dornfelder, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Blauer Portugieser, Kerner and Blauer Trollinger.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the wine regions in Germany is during the autumn months when the wine festival season is in full swing. Plan your vineyard holidays in time for the hundreds of wine festivals (Wein-or Winzerfeste) happening all over the country. Travellers will get the perfect opportunity to socialise with other wine lovers, dance, enjoy local wine tastings and experience German wine culture. Don't miss out on the parade that's typically led by the reigning wine queen! Spring and the beginnings of summer are also great seasons to plan your wine holidays to Germany as the weather tends to be pleasant, the crowds are kept to a minimum and the prices are lower. 
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How long to stay

To make the most of your wine holidays to Germany we suggest spending a week . Visit the Rhine Valley region and enjoy authentic tastings of Riesling on a Rheingau and Rheinhessen wine tasting tour. Travel a little further along on Germany's oldest Wine Road to discover Bergstrasse: Germany's Tuscany, located just 10 minutes outside of Heidelberg and at the top of the Baden region.  After visiting the wineries in the north, venture towards the middle of the Wine Road to a town called Neustadt an der Weinstrasse and witness incredible panoramic views from Hambacher Schloss castle of the vineywards. Spend another day heading further south along the Wine Road to Bad Bergzabern, a city that used to belong to France. Explore it's charming surroundings, filled with history, great dining options like the highly-rated Fritz Walter Weingut and a spa for added relaxation.    
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How to get there

You won't have to worry too much about connecting to your end destination because Germany boasts around 60 international airports. For those travelling to Frankfurt Airport , which is the the busiest airport in Germany, you'll be able to get into the city centre using public transportation which will take your about 15 minutes. Munich Airport offers great connections with the city centre and is located close to the capital of Bavaria. The airport shuttle bus will take you to the Central station in about 45 minutes. Düsseldorf Airport serves the capital of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia, and is located 7 km north of downtown Düsseldorf in Germany's largest metropolitan area. The airport is the third busiest in the country. The best airport to fly into if you're heading to Gemany's capital is Berlin Tegel Airport , located northwest of Berlin in Tegel. There is an TXL Express bus from the airport that can get you into the city centre in approx. 37 minutes. Berlin Schönefeld Airport is a smaller, alternative option that also serves Berlin, however it is 18 km southeast of the capital.  The second largest city in Germany is served by Hamburg Airport, which is situated just 8.5 km away from the city centre. The train can get you to the more centrally located station, Jungfernstieg in around 27 minutes. Hannover Airport is also located near Hamburg, in Langenhagen, which is 11 km north of downtown Hannover. You can get to the city centre using the local bus line 470 or the S-bahn train S5 which will get you into the in around 18 minutes. For those travelling to Stuttgart, then Stuttgart Airport is the main airport you should be flying into. It's 13 km south of the city centre which is accessible with use of the suburban trains S2 and S3 from the airport. Fly into Cologne Bonn Airport if you're travelling to either of the two big German cities which can be found 15 km southeast of Cologne and 16 km of Bonn. Getting into the city is possible using the bus or train from the airport.
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