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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
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12 culture shocks Americans have in Germany

by Genevieve Northup
7

10 German words we should all be using

by Morgane Croissant
6

10 steps to germanize yourself

by Morgane Croissant
1

How to Germanize yourself in 21 steps

by Barbara Litzlfellner

Berlin, then and now

by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
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6 Australian habits I lost in Germany

by Rachel Bale

Is Germany running out of Germans?

by Morgane Croissant

In Germany, DIY porn is the difference between East and West

by Emily Lodish
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21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates
139

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
62

10 extraordinarily useful German phrases

by Ellen Rabiner

17 of the best Airbnbs in Berlin [pics]

by Matt Hershberger
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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
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9 myths about Berlin that need to die

by Slow Travel Berlin
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What it takes to rent an apartment in Berlin

by Slow Travel Berlin
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Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
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