Germany is oozing with lesser known travel destinations that are just waiting to be discovered.

More than just beer, bratwurst and fairytale castles, Germany has so many hidden gems that any trip will only leave you wanting more.

Get off the beaten track – even within the more popular tourist areas and cities – and you’re sure to be delighted and surprised.

Sunset at Vogelball Hamburg festival

Why visit Germany:

Just when you think you know Germany, she will surprise you.

Germany is the kind of country that seems pretty straightforward from the outside. Scratch a little deeper below the surface, though, and you’ll find all kinds of unexpected communities, unique events and unforgettable experience waiting for you.

Germany is good at keeping its treasures on the down low, but you’ll be addicted once you begin to discover them. It’s for this reason that it’s hard to not keep going back to Germany. Luckily, there are endless towns and cities to explore.

If there’s one country that has an equal amount to offer wherever you go, it must be Germany. Many travellers flock to the international airport cities of Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. But don’t overlook the cities you might not have heard much about – you never know what you might find there.

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