GermanyEurope’s Vividly Bustling Rhineland
Spoken LanguageGerman (95.0%)
Largest CityBerlin (3.6 million)
Largest BorderAustria (801 km)
Germany sets the scene with a wistful wonderland of vivid vistas and historical presences. Walk freely through The Brandenberg Gates that once historically separated east and West Berlin (the Iron Curtain). Climb the winding steps of Germany’s countless medieval castles (schlosses) that inspired Walt Disney to construct his centerpiece at The Magic Kingdom! Amaze at Cologne’s magnificent city centerpiece Cathedral and stone constructed urban architectures. Experience the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers in Koblenz – Germany’s home of superbly crafted wines. Walk the wondrous Black Forest (Schwarzwald) and encounter vast expanses of hills, valleys, and forests stretching from the splendid Spa-town of Baden Baden to the Swiss border. Bratwurst, schnitzels and strudels never tasted so good in the fascinating land where they are created!
Berchtesgaden and the Eagle’s Nest
Up, Up and Away in Friedrichshafen
The image of a colossal silver airship invariably brings to mind the name Zeppelin. And the town of Friedrichshafen in southern Germany is where these amazing aircraft are designed, built and flown. And today you have the unique opportunity to take to the skies in unparalleled luxury and safety aboard a modern spacious Graf Zeppelin airship voyage.
The overall sensation of a Zeppelin airship flight is more akin to floating serenely, and often silently in sublime contrast to noisy conventional aircraft travel. This very aspect truly enhances your enjoyment of unhurried aerial views of Frierichshafen and the surrounding area’s glorious countryside.
Munich, the Beer Capital (or Oktoberfest)
Probably the most frequently heard word in and around Munich is “prost,” the gleeful German greeting for cheers! Universally recognized as the beer capital of the world, Munich is Germany’s fun-filled, bustling capital city of Bavaria.
And although Oktoberfest is undoubtedly the year’s signature festival of all things beer, Munich also proudly celebrates its festive foaming finery all year round with their very popular “Beer Challenge Tour” which guides you through an array of the city’s revered beer halls, beer gardens, and eagerly shares its time honored brewing heritage and beer culture every evening of the week starting at 6pm.