Our favourite towns, villages, and accommodations in Germany
Germany is a diverse country with a wealth of special places to explore, offering unique experiences away from the tourist crowds. Here are some of the best places to stay and visit in different regions of Germany:
Berlin: The capital of Germany offers unique boutique hotels in trendy neighbourhoods like Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain. Luxury hotels are abundant near the Brandenburg Gate. Explore the Berlin Wall Memorial, visit the East Side Gallery, and experience the cultural diversity of Berlin's neighbourhoods.
Bavaria: Discover boutique hotels nestled in Bavaria's charming villages and towns, like Rothenburg ob der Tauber or Bamberg. For luxury escapes, consider hotels in Munich or Nuremberg. Explore the picturesque Bavarian Alps, visit the historic Nuremberg Castle, or indulge in the culinary delights of Bavarian beer gardens and traditional bakeries. Munich offers a mix of luxury hotels in the city centre and cozy boutique hotels in Schwabing. Enjoy a beer at the Hofbräuhaus, visit Nymphenburg Palace, and explore the English Garden.
Black Forest (Schwarzwald): Unwind in cozy Black Forest B&Bs or holiday homes surrounded by lush forests. Luxury hotels in Baden-Baden offer a pampering experience. Hike through serene forest trails, visit the charming town of Freiburg, or rejuvenate in the thermal baths of Baden-Baden.
Rhine Valley (Rheintal): Boutique hotels along the Rhine River offer stunning views. Check out charming B&Bs in villages like Bacharach. Cruise the scenic Rhine River, explore the medieval castles along the Rhine Gorge, and enjoy wine tasting in the vineyards of Rüdesheim. Within half an hour you can reach Cologne. Stay in charming B&Bs near the Cologne Cathedral or boutique hotels in the Belgian Quarter. Marvel at the stunning Cologne Cathedral, explore the Cologne Chocolate Museum, and stroll along the Rhine River promenade.
Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz): Find unique holiday homes and small inns in the heart of this stunning national park. Hike through the dramatic sandstone formations, visit the fairytale Bastei Bridge, and explore the charming town of Pirna. Within an hour you can reach the charming city of Dresden which offers luxury hotels along the Elbe River and boutique hotels in the Neustadt district. Admire the architecture of Zwinger Palace, visit the Frauenkirche, and explore the Green Vault's art treasures.
Northern Coast (Nordseeküste) - North Frisia: Stay in charming coastal B&Bs or luxury hotels in the historic city of Lübeck. Experience the tranquil beauty of North Frisia's islands and beaches, visit the picturesque town of Husum, and savor fresh seafood in local restaurants. Within a 1.5 hour drive you can reach the charming city of Hamburg. The port city offers a range of boutique hotels, especially in the trendy Sternschanze district. For luxury accommodation, consider waterfront hotels along the Elbe River. Explore the vibrant St. Pauli neighborhood, take a harbor boat tour, and visit the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district.
For a detailed list of accommodations, including boutique hotels, luxury hotels, B&Bs, and holiday homes in these regions, visit our selection of boutique hotels and holiday homes in Germany. Discover the most beautiful and authentic places to stay in Germany and embark on a journey to hidden gems off the beaten track.