30 Things to Do in Germany This Summer

30 Things to Do in Germany This Summer

Summer is upon us, and it's time to find a holiday destination. We've given Germany a look-over and found its unique food and drink, its most beautiful spots and – you guessed it – the very best music festivals in the country.


1. Visit the Brandenburg Gate – Berlin


2. Experience the first ever European Lollapalooza


3. Try Riesling


4. Dance to some greats at PollerWiesen Minus – Leverkusen


5. Or climb aboard their floating party at Boot II – Cologne


6. Drink Kolsch in Cologne


7. Relax in the sun to Tom Odell and José González at c/o pop


8. Go to the beer garden in Munich's Englischer Garten


9. Step into a fairytale at Neuschwanstein Castle


10. Use Taubertal Festival as your excuse to see Rothenburg ODT


11. Tuck into a Pretzel


12. And some Currywurst


13. Get a free hug at Highfield festival


14. Take a tram up to Zugspitze


15. See Damien Rice perform in the woods at A Summer's Tale


16. Go to Melt! – because it's legendary, and its location is ludicrous


17. Party on Europe's biggest river island at MS Dockville


18. Visit the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg


19. Experience a proper German rave at Nature One


20. Or the sun-drenched equivalent at Ruhr-In-Love


21. Take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart


22. Keep it techno-focused at SEMF


23. Or go guitar-heavy at Southside


24. See the breathtaking southern lakes of Könningssee and Übersee


25. And go to Chiemsee Summer while you're there


26. Do some laps of the Nurburgring (in your own car)


27. Rock out like the Germans do at M'era Luna


28. Go nuts at Europa-Park – north of Freiburg


29. Relax by the Tunisee at Sea You Festival


30. See Bob Dylan, Sinéad O'Connor and Lionel Richie at STIMMEN


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