Germany. Photo: Trodel

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If you think of Germany the first place that pops into your head is probably Berlin, capital city and home to all things creative and cool. The city has a kicking nightlife to suit all tastes, a ton of museums and galleries – such as the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site – and loads of public art, all combined with a tolerant, easy-going vibe.

Cologne, with its historic cathedral (also a UNESCO site) and Kolsch brewery taverns, is another wicked city; the port of Hamburg’s city center is situated on the shore of Lake Alster; and Munich is jumping off point for the alps, and home to the Oktoberfest beer festival.

Germany is also famous for its spa towns such as Baden-Baden, with its hot mineral springs, and is home to numerous national parks, with the Bavarian Forest and the Bohemian Forest National Parks together forming the largest unbroken area of protected woodland in Central Europe.

Matador has loads of articles on Germany. Check out our articles below for the low-down on festivals like the Oktoberfest and the Extreme Unicycling Championship, how to hike the Zugspitze peak, which castles you can spend the night in, and how to make the most of your nights on the town.

Germany Articles

9 American habits I lost when I moved to Germany

by Vanessa Van Doren

26 signs you were born and raised in Germany

by Barbara Litzlfellner

19 signs you learned to drink in Germany

by Barbara Litzlfellner

11 things that will happen when you move to Germany

by Vanessa Van Doren

Mini-guide to German slang

by Barbara Litzlfellner

10 differences between a normal friend and a German friend

by Vanessa Van Doren

11 lies about living in Berlin

by Ailsa Ross

Amazing video asks, “what if we lived the way we travel?”

by Matt Hershberger

Are tourists ruining Berlin’s legendary club scene?

by Jason Overdorf

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

10 extraordinarily useful German phrases

by Ellen Rabiner

17 of the best Airbnbs in Berlin [pics]

by Matt Hershberger

5 essential tips for budget travel in Germany

by Richard Stupart

6 baller crash pads in Berlin [pics]

by Thrillist

These pools would be a frat party’s wet dream

by Thrillist

9 myths about Berlin that need to die

by Slow Travel Berlin

What it takes to rent an apartment in Berlin

by Slow Travel Berlin
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