Situated at the crossroads of ancient German and European trade routes, the regional capital of Thuringia has always been popular with important intellectuals and is a self-assured, proud centre of innovation, as well as a magnet for visitors from around the world.
What captivates people most about the Black Forest National Park is its untamed beauty.
Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo opened in 1911 in the Isar floodplains conservation area.
With more than 19,000 animals in around 40 hectares of grounds, it is one of the biggest and most bio-diverse zoos in Germany and was the world's very first 'geo-zoo'.
If you haven't already been to Europa-Park in Rust, then what are you waiting for!
Located in south-west Germany between Freiburg and Offenburg, Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in the German-speaking countries and one of the few that is open in winter.
There have been churches on the site of Cologne Cathedral since the 4th century.
Churches, towers and bridges, great culture and glittering festivals: Erfurt offers medieval charm in abundance and a rich history combined with a lust for life and a warm welcome.The 25-hectare park is located in Upper Swabia between Ravensburg and Lake Constance.Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 16 BC, Trier is Germany's oldest town and a true monument to history.As you explore the deep-green forests, you'll be spellbound by the wild and dramatic scenery and the far-reaching views.
Open since 1998, Ravensburger Spieleland is home to the 'biggest playroom' in the world and is absolutely ideal for families with children aged three and above.A whole host of international stars, including Michael Jackson, have visited Phantasialand, the multi-award-winning, family-friendly theme park in Brühl, some 20km from Cologne.