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Germany


Description

Germany is a destination where every monument tells us a story. You could visit its charming villages, sites that were either preserved or rebuilt after the war as well as Germany’s diverse landscape. This country has so many fascinating things to discover. Visit its magnificent churches and museums. Discover the country’s capital Berlin. Admire the century-old buildings of the capital of Bavaria, the city of Munich. Also known for its breweries and its popular Oktoberfest, Munich will impress beer lovers. Finally, what would a trip to Germany be without discovering the modern city of Frankfurt and the attractive port city of Hamburg?


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What to do in Germany?


Visit its unique heritage

This European country is filled with architectural and historical wonders not to miss during your stay. In particular, the city of Munich is without a doubt a must-see because of the balance between its traditional and cosmopolitan style. Berlin is also rich in history due to its touching past. The Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag Building are just a few examples of important monuments to visit. Germany is renowned for its impressive castles, so don't forget to add the visit of the castles of Louis II, Nuremberg, Heidelberg and Mannheim on your list. Several cathedrals also stand out for their architecture and are visited each year, including the Aachen Cathedral and the Cologne Cathedral.


Relaxing on the beach

Several regions of Germany are famous for their relaxing beautiful beaches. Head to the shores of the Baltic Sea to visit the Bay of Lübeck, where you will find fine sandy beaches perfect for some R&R. The North Sea is the perfect place for a German beach holiday. Don't miss the beach on Sylt Island with its beautiful landscape, the Sankt Peter-Ording 12-km beach or the natural beaches of Amrum Island.


Explore its inviting nature

Germany also consists of beautiful nature parks scattered across the country, 16 of which are national parks. You will be amazed by the scenery of these places, especially the Wadden Sea, Jasmund, Saxon Switzerland, the Black Forest and Berchtesgaden. Nature lovers will be delighted with this European country as it offers diverse landscapes: mountainous panoramas, seashores, dense forests, quiet rivers, islands, and much more!


Discover its local gastronomy

Traditional German cuisine offers an array of diverse flavorful and mouth-watering dishes. You've probably already tried one of their specialties. You can find close to 1,500 varieties of the country’s famous wurst sausages. Sauerkraut is a very tasty dish made from cabbage, regularly served with meat. For people with a sweet tooth, taste some of their well-known desserts such as the Black Forest cake or the delicious German cheesecake. No one can resist!


Party time!

Does Oktoberfest mean anything to you? This festival, originally from Germany, is celebrated in Munich from the end of September until the last Sunday of October. Oktoberfest represents the world's largest celebration and allows millions of tourists and locals to party while learning about local beers. Expect to taste beer in huge mugs! Dressing up in traditional Bavarian outfits makes the whole experience a lot more fun! Cheers!


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

5

-2

66

Feb.

7

-2

53

Mar.

11

1

56

Apr.

17

5

53

May

20

9

113

Jun.

24

12

109

Jul.

26

15

110

Aug.

26

15

97

Sep.

21

11

64

Oct.

16

6

64

Nov.

10

3

63

Dec.

6

0

87


Currency

Germany's official currency is the Euro (EUR).

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Official language

Official language is German.

Voltage

You will need a power adapter and a converter. Electrical outlets in Germany are not the same as in Canada. Voltage is 230V.


Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.