Germany is known for its beer and sausages as well as great engineering and efficiency, but it is maybe one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. Take its varied landscapes ranging from windy beaches in the north, hilly vineyards and romantic river valleys in the middle to beautiful forests and the splendor of the Alps in the south.

You can visit the castles along the Rhine, go for a hike in the beautiful green countryside, visit the huge lake "Bodensee" in the south, which connects Germany, Austria and Switzerland, or go skiing in the Bavarian Alps.

Germany is a country of rich culture and history, home to many influential artists, philosophers, poets, scientists and inventors that had and have a great impact on the world. Prepare for numerous historic encounters such as stunning cathedrals, dreamy medieval castles, and picturesque old villages like Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its pretty half-timbered houses. The old towns and their original buildings let you imagine the splendor of Germany before WWII.

As for the urban highlights, Berlin is Germany's political capital as well as its party and creativity center. Considered the hippest city in Germany, it combines an international art and music scene with historic experiences, such as the Berlin Wall. This is the city where you can learn about German history as well as party till dawn - and longer!

Munich is the beautiful capital of Bavaria. Enjoy its laid-back atmosphere in one of the many beer gardens and at the "Oktoberfest", Germany's annual beer festival, which attracts millions of visitors from all around the world. German cuisine is internationally renowned for its tasty sausages, pork knuckles, pretzels and Black Forest Cake. Apart from the famous beer served in steins, Germany is manufacturing some of the finest wines on offer, especially around the Moseltal. Try a Riesling if you get the chance!

The port city of Hamburg was once the merchants' capital and is now considered a cultural and commercial center with major cultural venues, among them the renowned concert hall "Elbharmonie". It boasts a cool and trendy atmosphere, with its residents enjoying life in the famous harbor area.

Travelling through Germany is very safe and also very easy due to a highly efficient public transport system. Medieval meets modern in this beautiful "land of poets and thinkers"- don't miss out on its numerous amazing discoveries!