The Best of Germany
December 23, 2008
From north to south, there is simply no end to the beauty, historical traditions and grandeur of Germany.
Berlin has been the capital of united Germany since 1999. Since reunification, Berlin has become one of the most dynamic cities in the world, where spectacular modern art exhibits and architecture rival the dazzling nightlife and dining. Whether walking under the magnificent Brandenburg Gate topped by its triumphal chariot, or reveling in the groundbreaking art at Bauhaus Museum, Berlin will undoubtedly delight you at every turn.
Hamburg is dominated by lakes, canals, the river Elbe and Germany’s biggest harbor. Hamburg’s beauty has led it to be named the “Venice of the North.” This city also has an elegant side, with palatial department stores along its boulevards, art centers, international musicals, exclusive shopping arcades and the famous St. Pauli entertainment district.
Frankfurt serves as Germany’s financial center and transportation hub. The traditional and the modern, business and culture, big-city bustle and tranquil havens all exist happily in Frankfurt. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, offering acres of gourmet restaurants, fast-food joints, live music establishments and bars.
Munich manages to marry old Bavarian tradition with vibrant modern life. The city offers year round festivals, including the famous Oktoberfest. As Munich is the world capital of beer and beer culture, tasting the local brew is definitely of high priority. The other Munich is one of refinement and sophistication, with high-fashion boutiques and five-star restaurants. The city’s appreciation of the arts is celebrated throughout the year at museum, literature and musical performances.