Germany

Germany Travel Guide

If you're planning to ride Bavarian's famous Romantic Road past rolling farmland and half-timbered villages plucked from an illustration of Grimm's Fairy Tales, leave the driving—and high gas prices—to Europabus ($13

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The Call a Bike hotline connects you to a bike rental ride at any of a number of pick-up points near train stations or in the city center.

When he’s not working at Selbach-Oster, twentysomething Stefan Jakoby, along with his brother, Peter, run this precocious young winery.

Stay in the fashionable Mitte ("middle") district, since it's convenient to major sites including the Reichstag and Potsdamer Platz. Browse the area's many boutiques, including Bioladen, the organic-food store found throughout the city.

Fashionistas browse for Jil Sander, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana pieces while expats pick up English-language magazines.

Tables are cleared at 11 p.m. to make room for an epic dance floor between two-story-tall lighted pillars.

Tucked in the cavernous basement of the Bavarian National Museum are scores of crèches amassed by a local collector.

What to Expect: Nothing says Christmas like a four-ton fruitcake. At least, that's the fervent opinion of the citizens of Dresden, who parade their supersize stollen through the city in early December.

Within the Schloss Sanssouci, spend some time exploring Neues Palais, an 18th-century palace commissioned by Frederick the Great.

In addition to annual trips to her native Germany, Elisabeth Landry travels extensively to other European countries each year, allowing her to offer accurate, first-hand advice in regards to local hotels, restaurants, and tour guides.

Pioneering nightclub King Ka (as regulars call it) was first on the block and is still going strong— it's even spawned an outpost on Majorca.

Part church and part memorial, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church serves as a reminder of the destructiveness of war and the human will to survive.