Königsstuhl on Rügen: National Park on the Baltic Sea
Also interesting: the high bank path to the Königsstuhl on Rügen
Height: 118 meters
Best travel time: April to June
In the north on the island of Rügen in the Jasmund National Park in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the so-called Stubbenkammer, famous for its chalk cliffs. The highest is the 118-meter high Königsstuhl. The rocks can be reached on foot from the nearest community via a hiking trail along the shore. Alternatively, there is also a shuttle bus.
Cologne Cathedral: The most potent cathedral in Germany
Height: 157 meters
Must-do: climb the tower
Best travel time: all year round
Admittedly, the construction of Cologne Cathedral took a while. It started in 1248 and did not end until 1880 – although not really, because renovation work is constantly taking place on the building so that you can start again right at the front once the work has been completed at the back.
Nonetheless, the cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, is popular with local and foreign tourists alike. Guided tours take place several times a day, and the towers of the mighty church offer a fantastic view of Cologne and the Rhine.
Sylt Island: dream beaches, Wadden Sea & criteria
Also interesting: mudflat hiking in the North Sea with the Small Five
Longest beach: 40 km
Must-do: mudflat hike
Best travel time: June to September
The largest North Frisian island of Sylt is known for its long beaches (west beach: 40 kilometres), its chic lifestyle and the Wadden Sea. The island of Sylt has more than 6 million overnight stays every year, and in summer, there are sometimes up to 150,000 people on the island at the same time.
The high density of high-quality restaurants, four with Michelin stars, is also remarkable. By the way, popular leisure activities on-site are mudflat walks and golf.
Eltz Castle in the Eifel: The hotspot for Instagrammers
Also interesting: hike to Eltz Castle in the Eifel
Origin: 12th century
Best travel time: April to September
The Eifel is certainly worth a trip for those who like to walk or hike, but a particular visual highlight is, without a doubt, Eltz Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate. The impression even begins when visitors are not in the building because the view of the long drawbridge with the mighty castle that rises behind it is incomparable. Incidentally, the monument from the 12th century has been completely preserved and could never be taken in the past.
Cochem on the Moselle
The Moselle valley is the oldest wine region in Germany and an equally popular travel destination for tourists from Germany and abroad.
The region is particularly known for the varieties Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Elbling, Kerner, Bacchus, Dornfelder, Blauer Spätburgunder and Weißer Burgunder.
You can hike through vineyards or ride a bike here. A boat trip on the Moselle is particularly idyllic.
With a view of the vineyards and the romantic villages and towns along the water, your short vacation will be unique.
Numerous grape varieties are grown in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine-growing region.
Countless opportunities for wine tasting are available from winemakers and wine taverns throughout the Moselle valley.
You can find cheap hotels in the Moselle valley here <<
Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
Imperial Castle with Nuremberg Old Town
Another highlight of the travel destinations in Germany is the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg.
The castle is around 1000 years old and was an imperial residence and burgrave seat of the noble Hohenzollern family.
Beer is stored in the cellar corridors below the castle. The Altstadthof brewery uses parts of the cellar system as ripening rooms.
It was almost destroyed in the Second World War but then almost completely rebuilt.
Today it is a popular tourist destination.
At the castle, you will find a museum that illuminates the castle’s history and its inhabitants.
The tour through the historical rooms leads you through the knight’s hall, double chapel and emanate, where the Kaiserburg-Museum can be found today.
The castle garden of the imperial castle is trendy.
There was a garden on the castle grounds as early as 1425, but it has changed again and again over the centuries.
Düsseldorf old town
Rhine promenade Düsseldorf
The longest bar in the world – that’s how it is also called – the old town of Düsseldorf in beautiful North Rhine-Westphalia.
Some old breweries open their gastronomic doors and let you take a look behind the scenes at the art of brewing.
In the small alleys, you will find extravagant parties and music events but, of course, also the famous Altbier of Düsseldorf.
In addition to the liquid sightseeing, it is also worth visiting the art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia, the market square and the oldest building in the old town: the St. Lambertus Basilica in Düsseldorf’s old town.