Where to stay around Germany?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 82,949 holiday lettings near Germany. From 16,636 Houses to 1,361 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Germany is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Germany?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Germany. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Berlin: 848 holiday homes
  • Munich: 290 holiday homes
  • Black Forest: 4,377 holiday homes
  • Bavaria: 9,548 holiday homes
  • Hamburg: 517 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Germany! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Germany?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Germany with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Berlin: 848 holiday lettings
  • Munich: 290 holiday lettings
  • Hamburg: 517 holiday lettings
  • Cologne: 617 holiday lettings
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 475 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Germany?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Germany are:

  • Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN): 632 self catering accommodations
  • Munich International Airport (MUC): 162 self catering accommodations
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport: 1,057 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Germany?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Germany. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Constance Promenade: 944 holiday rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort: 483 holiday rentals
  • Europa-Park: 967 holiday rentals
  • Alexanderplatz: 1,077 holiday rentals
  • Oberstdorf Ski Resort: 693 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Germany listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental property or accommodation in Germany your home away from home

Germany is a magnificently diverse country to visit, and it is impossible to write a travel guide to Germany in such a small space. This article is barely a rough guide, scraping the surface of the sights, sounds and things to do in Germany. As a cosmopolitan yet traditional county, Germany has a huge wealth of unique entertainment, festivals, shopping, sporting attractions, world class restaurants and one of the warmest welcomes in Europe. Which ever corner of Germany you choose for your holiday, there is self catering accommodation in Germany to suit.

Popular destinations in Germany for holidays

Things to do on holiday in Germany

You could take many years travelling through the country and not see and do all the things on offer to do in Germany. Culturally speaking, taking accommodation in Germany could not place you in a better location to see several hundred defiant castles and luxurious palaces from all eras, beautifully presented museums, musical and theatrical performances and 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Germany also has some stunning natural resources, from the magical Black Forest to the long sandy beaches of the north. There are 16 biosphere reserves of precious landscapes of international importance, where canoeing, walking sailing are encouraged.

As for sporting heritage, there are very few sports unavailable in Germany. Ski resorts like Oberstdorf, Lenggries and Berchtesgaden are friendly, accessible and have retained their national culture, unlike many of Europe's busiest ski resorts. Water sports are becoming hugely popular in Germany, from wakeboarding to rafting, sailing to surfing. Walking, hiking, cycling and riding are massively popular activities across Germany, as there are huge tracts of unspoilt countryside and unsurpassed scenery. Taking rural accommodation in Germany is a huge treat, especially if you walk down the waterways with a fishing rod.

The towns and cities of Germany, especially the capital of Germany, have a huge number of interesting historical sites and international events. The cities of Berlin, Dresden, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Nuremburg are all internationally recognised centres of travel and tourism, each with a vast array of things to do and places to see.

Places to holiday in Germany

Mecklenburg, known as the 'land of a thousand lakes', is Germany's least populated region, home to the most beautiful natural landscapes, a perfect place to take accommodation in Germany for a peaceful yet active self catering holiday.

Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) is in the north-west of the country, a mixture of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and flats. Home to the city of Hamburg, with all of its heritage, and surrounded by lakes for water sports, numerous golf courses and some of the best walking and cycling country around, German property in Lower Saxony has become much sought after.

When you think of stereotypical Germany, it is most likely Bavaria you are thinking of; Lederhosen, exquisite beers, (I am yet to find better anywhere in the world), and colourful houses. This is personally my favourite destination in Germany, as the culture is so rich, and so proudly maintained. In this respect, the Black Forest is similar, and also has incredible walking, spas and some modest skiing in winter.

The Baltic Islands offer a unique place to take a holiday rental in Germany. Still very much undiscovered by the British tourist market, the Baltic Islands consist of picturesque sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, humbling historic ruins and virgin forests.

Weather in Germany

The weather in Germany is mild, ranging from an average of around 23°C in summer, to an average of around 2°C in winter.

Travel to Germany

There are a huge number of cheap flights to Germany, provided by a range of airlines. Depending on the exact location of your self catering property in Germany, Berlin (BER), Cologne (CGN), Dresden (DRS), Hamburg (HAM), Frankfurt (FRA) and many other airports receive direct cheap flights from the UK.