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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

                                                                                                      Black Forest Bliss!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful weeks stay in this lovely house. Its warm (good central heating), its comfortable (everything you need) its quiet, it has great views and a lovely open garden perfect for children to romp around in (our grandson loved it) The house is on the edge of the town (great coffee and cake shop there) and right next to the forest. We went in Autumn and the colours were amazing. Lots of walks to go on from the house. We tried some of the local small towns which are very picturesque and visited three wonderful waterfalls, one just a few miles away. There is plenty of wine to taste from the local vineyards. We had a day in Baden Baden and tried the Spa which was great and quite inexpensive. Baden Baden itself is a lovely town. We can only recommend this house most highly and hope you have as nice a relaxing holiday as we and our family have just had. Best wishes Alan and Madeleine
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely modern apartment to stay in, as a family of 4 it was ideal. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby, many tourist attractions within walking distance and right next to the station for getting to other locations. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      An excellent comfortable property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very comfortable house convenient for shops and travel by tram into Heidelberg. The owners are very friendly and speak excellent English. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016