To me, Germany is one of the most underrated countries in the world. Most people think that Germany is mainly Bavaria and the popular Oktoberfest and although these are of course fixed and important parts of Germany, Germany has a lot more to offer. If you’re searching for the best or most interesting things to do in Germany, want to explore this country a bit more off the beaten path and yet not miss the famous sights, then this post is for you since it’s basically my very own Germany bucket list.
I admit that even though I was born and grew up in Cologne, I still haven’t visited a lot of places in Germany and honestly discovered some incredibly cool cities only recently. This post is updated regularly so that you can also find random finds that I consider Bucket List-worthy.
Cities you need to visit when in Germany
Big City Love
☑ Berlin – Read more about it here.
☑ Cologne – Read more about my hometown here.
☑ Düsseldorf – Read more about it here.
☐ Frankfurt am Main
☑ Munich – Read more about it here.
Small Fairytale Villages
☑ Monschau – Read more about it here.
☑ Monreal – Read more about it here.
☑ Bacharach – Read more about it here.
☐ Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Castles & Palaces
☑ Eltz Castle | Burg Eltz – Read more about it here.
☐ Neuschwanstein Castle | Schloss Neuschwanstein
☑ Drachenburg Castle | Schloss Drachenburg – Read more about it here.
☑ Benrath Castle | Schloss Benrath – Read more about it here.
☐ Hohenzollern Castle| Burg Hohenzollern
☐ Lichtenstein Castle | Schloss Lichtenstein
☐ Schwerin Castle | Schloss Schwerin
☑ Cherry Blossoms in Bonn – Read more about it here.
☐ Christmas Markets in Nuremberg
☑ Christmas Markets in Munich
☑ Attend the Oktoberfest in Munich – Read more about it here.
Nature & Hiking
☐ Explore the Black Forest
☐ Kuhflucht Waterfalls | Kuhfluchtwasserfälle
☑ Hiking in the German Eifel – Read more about it here.
☐ Hike the Drachenfels
☐ Saar Loop | Saarschleife
☐ Red wine hike through the Ahr Valley
☐ Lüneburg Heath in late summer
☐ Moselle Loop | Moselschleife
☐ Chalk Cliffs on Rügen
☑ Mudflat hike in the North Sea | Wattwanderung in der Nordsee
☑ Suspension rope bridge Geierlay – Read more about it here.
☐ Königssee and Berchtesgaden
☐ Fall in the Harz
☐ Triberg Waterfalls
☐ Mecklenburg Lake Plateau
Do you have anything else you would like to add to this bucket list? Then please leave me a comment.