Flights to Germany: practical information
Cheap airlines to Germany
Searching for cheap flights to Germany? Ryanair and EasyJet offers are most likely to be what you're after if you're on a budget and don't want to dish out for the extras on such a short flight. EasyJet covers Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne while Ryanair will take you to Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. They're not the only two low cost airlines to offer cheap flights to Germany from the UK, airberlin and germanwings are also good choices. Otherwise, Germany's national airline Lufthansa has good flight connections from all over the UK.
When to book flights to Germany
History, art and entertainment are all good reasons to book flights to Germany but if it's the price of the tickets that's holding you back, consider visiting during the off-peak season. Berlin is busy all summer long, in the fall all eyes are on Munich for Oktoberfest, Christmas brings the seasonal markets all over the country and spring wakes the entire country out of hibernation.
- Peak season: Spring, summer, Christmas and Oktoberfest.
- Low season: Cold months, except for national and local holidays.
Flights to Germany vary from as little as 1h 15min to Frankfurt to almost 2 hours to Berlin.
Experience Germany: what to see, what to do
There really is a lot to see and do in Germany and when you visit really depends on where you'd like to go and what you'd like to do there. Autumn is the best time to visit Bavaria's castles and towns as they celebrate their beer-making traditions in October. Spring and summer mean Berlin is alive and everyone is out in the garden cafes, roof terrace bars and parks. The Baltic Sea beckons those looking for a beach holiday in Germany.
Essentials in Germany
Berlin: Berlin isn't as spectacular as other European capitals but it has been reinvigorated with culture and class since the wall came down. Today, its neighbourhoods each offer something different. The city's parks, wide avenues and sights like the Brandenburg Gate and the East Side Gallery will impress.
Baltic Sea: The Baltic Sea coast offers miles upon miles of sandy beaches and resort towns that are spilling with charm. The islands off the coast are destinations all on their own. Rügen is just one example, the largest island in Germany that is famous for its beaches and cliffs. Take your Germany car hire to Rostock for the summer sailing regatta, the "Hanse Sail".
Bavaria: There is a lot to love about Bavaria. The Bavarian Alps in particular will no double impress. This is where you'll find the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. In winter, the best skiing and snowboarding in the country is found here and in the summer, the snow-less slopes are ideal for trekking and hiking trips.
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Accommodations in Germany
Regardless of which part of the country you plan to visit, Germany is well-equipped on all sides to host tourists with different budgets and different tastes. Hotels in Germany are easy to find but the cheapest rooms get booked up early. If you're visiting during a holiday or popular season, ensure you have your hotels booked as early as possible. Don't leave it till the last minute!