A symbol of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate welcomes pedestrians to the tree-lined Unter den Linden.
Fairy tale settings, sublime music, beautiful coalmines, history, beer...and the list goes on when it comes to packing our bags and heading out to Germany.
For a Wanderer, the beauty of Germany is all about savoring the land of contrasts - should I explore the magic of Berlin or Munich?
Should I savor the magic of the fairytale castle or club?
Should I ski or hike?
And the choices just go on...but the Wanderers' appeal to the gorgeous country is all about reveling in the contrasts.
Best time to go:
Summer is fabulous because skies are more likely to be sunny, the outdoor beckons you.The beer gardens are in full swing, and festivals and outdoor events enliven cities and villages. Hiking, cycling, swimming and outdoor pursuits are popular during these months.
Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in Flames) Huge fireworks festival in Rhine villages; May to September.
Oktoberfest Legendary beer party, enough said. Actually starts in mid-September; Munich.