Germany Tourism and Travel Guide

Germany (/ˈdʒɜrməni/; German: Deutschland [ˈdɔʏtʃlant]), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, listen ), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. It includes 16 constituent states and covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) with a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. With 81 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state in the European Union. After the United States, it is the second most popular migration destination in the world.Various Germanic tribes have occupied northern Germany since classical antiquity. A region named Germania was documented before 100 CE. During the Migration Period the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation.The rise of Pan-Germanism inside the German Confederation resulted in the unification of many of the German states in 1871 into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the German Revolution of 1918–1919, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic. The establishment of the Third Reich in 1933 led to World War II and the Holocaust. After 1945, Germany split into two states, East Germany and West Germany. In 1990, the country was reunified.In the 21st century, Germany is a great power and has the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society. It upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education.Germany was a founding member of the European Union in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area, and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, and the OECD. The national military expenditure is the 9th highest in the world. Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential artists, philosophers, musicians, sportsmen, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors.
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Explore Germany the Right Way with Aakanksha

Globetrotter and popular content creator Aakanksha Monga made her way to the thriving towns and serene national parks of Germany, whilst keeping a count of her carbon footprint and mindfully choosing her experiences. Get inspired!

Green Experiences in Germany

Whether you're walking through the enchanting national parks or swimming with seaguls on remote islands, every corner in Germany warrants a spot on your grand holiday to the country. Given the current climate conditions, opting for these sustaintable experiences listed below are what will make a difference to the world.

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Sustainable Stays for the Conscious Traveller

Sustainability starts from your home, and there's no dearth of such properties in Germany. No matter which corner of the map you find yourself in, a certified sustainable stay will be around the corner.

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Best Time to Visit Germany: When to Travel?

Peak season: (Jul & Aug) There are a lot of tourists who visit Germany during this period of the year. The weather conditions are good if you want to explore different cities.

Shoulder season: (Apr–Jun, Sep–Oct) Not much crowded during these months, the prices are lower compared to the ones in the peak season. The weather is sunny most of the times, ideal for outdoor activities.

Off-season: (Nov-Mar) There is severe snowfall in most of the cities and the conditions are pretty cold. Travelling may get difficult during this period.

Budget for Germany: How Much You Need To Travel?

For Budget Travellers: INR 3000 - 4000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels: INR 2000- 3000
  • Food in shacks and street eateries: INR 500-800
  • Public Transport and buses: INR 150 - 200.

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 5500 to 8500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, villas and homestays: INR 3000 - 4500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 2500- 4000
  • Local transport in rapid transit and local taxis: INR 500 -700.

For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards a day

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 6000 and upwards (INR 9000 and upwards in the peak season)
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards.

Visa Information for Germany

Nationals of EU do not require a visa to enter Germany. Whereas, if you're travelling from countries like Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Canada, Isreal, Japan and the US, you will only require your passport which allows you to stay for 3 months within a six-month period.


If you are an India citizen, you can get Schengen Visa for a period of 90 days which will cost you INR 4,600. The entire process can be completed within 15 working days. Click on the link for more information related to Schengen visa.