Collected by Emma Schwartz
Kiehnwerderallee 1-3, 12437 Berlin, Germany
Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
The most famous castle in Germany—and one of the best-known in Europe—Neuschwanstein is renowned not just for its fairytale architecture (which directly inspired the Disney Castle), but also for its creator, “mad” King...
79868 Feldberg, Germany
The Black Forest's largest mountain, Feldberg, has all the amenities you'd expect from a mountaintop destination. There's a ski resort, a wildlife museum and even a backpacker hostel, but visit in the late autumn/early winter and you can actually...
Wittelsbacherpl., 80333 München, Germany
It won't take more than a few seconds from entering the Middle Ages Christmas Market and you'll feel as if you've stepped back in time a few hundred years. Vendors are dressed in full medieval costumes selling primitive medieval wares and homemade...
Weißenburger Pl., 81667 München, Germany
A favorite Christmas market of locals, it houses over 60 vendors, so you can shop till you drop. There are also rides for the kids making it family friendly. Everyone will enjoy the good eats - try the Flammkuchen (pizza served on a very thin...
Nymphenburger Str. 2, 80335 München, Germany
Cozy traditional-style pub? Elegant dining? A rooftop terrace overlooking the beer garden? Löwenbräu (lion's brew) has them all. Try a Russ (50% white beer) or a Radler (50% beer) and 50% lemonade on a hot summer day—how refreshing!
Lennéstraße 1, 19053 Schwerin, Germany
Located just an hour from Hamburg, Schwerin is the capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state of Germany. The city sits between a handful of lakes and is just a stone's throw from the Baltic Sea in the north. The Schwerin Castle (or Palace) sits...
Johannisstraße 16, 08056 Zwickau, Germany
Tucked into a corner of Germany near the Czech border, Zwickau isn't most people's travel radar. However, it's the birthplace of AUDI and there's a great auto museum - interesting even if, like me, you're not really into cars The result of the...
Bahrenfelder Str. 113, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Unlike other German-made gummies, Bären-Treff’s many varieties are rarely shipped outside of the country. This storefront sells more than a hundred varieties of gummy candies and gives out delicious free samples. Stock up on unique items like...
Cinnamon, vanilla and anis lead the way. Bells and laughter invite. Two golden angels greet you as you walk through the gate. It's such a special time and no place really seems to bring the joyful feeling of Christmas closer to my heart than the...
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