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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastiiiiiiiiic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Was very nice!!! The ubicarion was perfect. Near to the station and the flat was very clean. Thank you for this. The only thing is 3 rolls of paper wasnt enough for 3 people hahaha. Thanks for the drinks and the food (salt, sugar and these things that you leave us) was a fantastic time! Dani, Shana and Cristina.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment with fantastic location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This very comfortable apartment was lovely. Lots of light, clean, with up-to-date furnishing. Plenty of storage space, hot shower, clean kitchen with plenty of workspace. The doormen in the lobby were friendly and helpful. The location is wonderful for the EFM. My only niggle would be the pillows on the beds which were not very firm (the pillows, that is). Otherwise thought this place was great.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic property, modern.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property is fantastic, it was presented to us professionally by the owner, who was very friendly and accommodating. The property is very up to date with modern facilities, nicely decorated and the environment is very comfortable due to the air recirculation system. The local area is great for amenities, Alsterdorf Markt is under 10 mins walk where you can stock up on groceries and other items. The U Bahn is just over 10 mins walk. U1 Sengelmannstraße (City Nord) with services direct to the city centre and Hauptbahnhof. Alsterdorf is a great area for walks and cycling, there is alot of woodland between Alsterdorf and Ohlsdorf which makes for a nice walking atmosphere as well as the Alster river. If you fancy something different, take U1 towards Norderstedt Mitte and change onto the AKN rail service and explore the area north of here, take a summer lunch to Haslohfurth and enjoy the forest area here. A great place with so much to do, we will be back during the summer.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016