Preparing a route through Germany? Don't miss any of the cities I mention in this article! It is true that you will have to travel many kilometers because it is a relatively large country, but I am convinced that it will be worth making an effort to visit them all.
Before starting the review I want to make it clear that the most beautiful towns in Germany are also essential, so I hope you have scheduled a trip of more than ten days so that you can see everything.
The capital of Germany cannot stay off that route for anything in the world. Surely it is not the most beautiful of all, but it has emblematic buildings and monuments that cry out for a photo. I mean the Reichstag Building, the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate ...
Population: 3.5 million inhabitants.
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Munich is a city where you would stay and live without hesitation. It combines the modern with the traditional and it has several parks where you can escape from problems for a few hours. You have to visit the Hofbräuhaus brewery to feel like a true German and you cannot forget to visit its main point of interest: the Marienplatz, where its beautiful town hall is.
Population: 1.5 million inhabitants.
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To speak of Cologne is to speak of a city that we quickly associate with its majestic cathedral, the highest in the world of all those that are Gothic in style. It is 157 meters high and you can go up to a very high point to enjoy privileged views of this city, which is also well known for the Hohenzollern Bridge, where the padlocks that symbolize the love of many couples who have passed through are accumulated.
Population: 1.05 million inhabitants.
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The second largest city in Bavaria is walled, which reminds us that it was an important enclave during medieval times. It is crossed by the Pegnitz river and is famous for its spectacular Christmas market, something that we talk about in the article that we recommend below.
Population: 500,000 inhabitants.
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One of the main cities in northern Germany is Hamburg. It does not enjoy the same popularity as other German cities when it comes to tourism, but the truth is that it is worth visiting for several reasons. It has one of the largest ports in Europe and it is not surprising that it is considered "The Venice of the North", since there are several canals and routes in which you can navigate.
Population: 1.8 million inhabitants.
Frankfurt is the financial center, the place where companies come to grow. In fact, such important events are held there as the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is one of the most renowned on the international calendar. Apart from that, it has several points of interest such as the Collegiate Church of Saint Bartholomew or Römerberg, which is in the old town of Frankfurt and is where the town hall is located.
Population: 750,000 inhabitants.
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It is the smallest city on this list, but I think it deserves to be for reasons that are obvious. The city of seven hills, which is as it is known for being located on seven hills like Rome, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Visiting it is like traveling back in time, since many buildings from hundreds of years ago they are kept in perfect condition. Its old town hall is simply amazing, worthy of a photography session on the banks of the River Regnitz.
Population: 80,000 inhabitants.
If you plan to visit the Neckar River Valley, you cannot miss Heidelberg, a fairytale city that has the privilege of having the first university in Germany, which was founded in 1386. This makes the university atmosphere noticeable in places such as the Charles Teodoro Bridge, the Market Square, the Heidelberg Castle or the Paseo de los Filósofos, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the city.
Population: 160,000 inhabitants.
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