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Private Tours in Germany

There are tour groups you can also take, and one fantastic way of seeing out of the way places, or special hidden attractions in large cities is taking local private Germany tours over typical touristy tours. These are often run by local Germany people. A great selection can be found on Withlocals. It’s a way of having a Germany tour that’s privately tailored to your needs too. There’s flexibility to go and see what you want to in your own private time.

There’s so much to see in Germany too; it’s a country not only with a sprawling landscape but also one with a vast history. There is great scenery like the beautiful Rhine, the Bavarian Alps, and local wine regions. History comes to life when you visit the grand palaces of Munich or Berlin, as well as fairy-tale castles such as Neuschwanstein.

Top 10 Hidden Gems in Germany

  • Spectacular scenery and amazing wine characterises the Middle Rhine wine region. It’s not as famous with tourists as other wine trails (though it’s understand why). It winds through majestic rocky terrain, resplendent with waterways and historical castles.
  • In the Northeast of Germany you will find the Rugen Cliffs — chalky white, surrounded by the Baltic Sea and set in an isolated wilderness. Perfect, if you’re looking for a quieter holiday
  • Rottenburg am Neckar is a small town near Stuttgart full of some of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture you will see. Its fairy-tale appearance even provided inspiration for the village in Disney’s Pinocchio.
  • The oldest city in Germany (dating back to 16 BC) is Trier, near the border with Luxemburg. Trier is famous for having the oldest Roman city gate and an annual Roman festival called Brot und Spiele (Bread and Games).
  • Kehlsteinhaus (The Eagle’s Nest) near Berchtesgaden was built by the Nazi party for Hitler’s 50th birthday. No one stopped to think that he might not like heights.
  • A small town in Saxony-Anhalt, Quedlinburg is famous for having old cobblestoned streets where you can see houses from 6 different centuries, some built before 1530. It really is a place that take you back in time.
  • The cathedral in Aachen is Germany’s first UNESCO site. Over 30 past Kings were crowned here in this stunning example of Carolingian architecture.
  • Heidelberg with its baroque architecture and beautiful old city has the romantic air of poets and artists. Goethe said of Heidelberg “its setting and entire surroundings may be said to have something ideal.”
  • Germany isn’t known for its islands, which makes Sylt in (part of Schleswig-Holstein) all the more desirable to visit. Renowned for its shoreline which includes a 40 km long beach.
  • During the Cold War the DDR built an underground bunker near Leipzig (in case of a nuclear attack by NATO). You can visit the Leipzig Stasi Bunker Museum which opened for tourists in 1995 and take a trip deep underground.

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Facts about Germany

  • Germany has over 1000 different varieties of Sausages.
  • Germans are well known as book lovers and the very first printed book was written in the German language.
  • The longest word ever composed in German at 80 letters is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft. It means "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services."
  • Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris
  • For a nation famous for its sausages, it may come as a surprise that 9% of Germans are vegetarians (one of the highest figures in Europe). This is around 6 million Germans who only eat soya schnitzel.
  • 5,000 different kinds of beer are made by 1,300 different beer breweries in Germany. Germans are the world's second biggest beer drinkers after Czechs.
  • Sports brand Adidas was founded by the Bavarian, Adolf (Adi) Dassler. Adi-Das.