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Welcome, or Willkommen, to the land of Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall, and lederhosen (knee-breeches). Although relatively small in size, this European nation boasts the second-largest population on the continent, making it a lively and bustling place to visit. Known to natives as Deutschland, Germany has a plethora of tourist attractions, museums, festivals, art galleries, and architectural sites. This Web guide offers resources to help you plan a German holiday.
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The country of Germany is well-traveled by families, tour groups, historians, and students. This, combined with the power of the Internet, gives new tourists the advantage of reading about fellow travelers' experiences before they book their own trip. The Web is the best place to get fast and free advice through blogs, chat forums, reviews, and trip ratings.
- Many low-budget vacationers enjoy visiting Germany because the country has many inexpensive activities and travel accommodations. The "Eurotrip" link in this section is a great resource for discovering Germany on the cheap.
- Remember that every traveler has a different experience. While chat rooms, forums, blogs, and reviews can be helpful, they are not always picturesque and accurate. Try not to rely on one Web site's forum or one blogsite for all of your information.
- Travelogues are the public online version of a travel diary. They are best used to avoid repeating mistakes other travelers have made.
For traveler insight ...
gives travelers neutral reviews of German destinations, posted by other travelers like you. Visitors to the site can join forums and ask questions about Germany's hot spots.
's section on Germany travel blogs is a wealth of helpful information provided by fellow travelers. The well-rounded blogs cover everything from major destinations (Berlin, Munich) to lesser-known cities (Dusseldorf). Here you can read about renting a car, mapping out the subway, and experiencing Germany's famous Love Parade.
contains travelogues that provide impartial information and insightful stories from tourists who have been to Germany. Read about visits to Berlin, the Rhine Valley, and Munich, along with lesser-known cities and destinations.
is a frequently visited site that offers over 2,000 blogs on vacations and explorations to Deutschland. Stop at this spot to brush up on German basics and read about travelers' trips. While you're visiting, browse the "German Travel Forum" and check out the "German Travel Photos."
's free online forum is home to over 17,000 users, making it the largest community of Internet travelers. From the main page, visit the "Eurotrip Forum" link to find discussion after discussion on European destinations, including plenty on Germany. Signing up for the free Eurotrip newsletter isn't a bad idea, either.
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