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Grand and Gastronomic Delights on Your German Holiday

Put that map down; the best way to tour Germany is to visit its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Allow us to be your guide.

Taking grandeur to a completely different level are the palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin, created by some of the greatest artisans for the nobility of Brandenburg and Prussia. These were constructed within 4 centuries, and include gardens, a Marble Palace, and a hunting lodge.

On the 7 hills of Bamberg's Old Town lies a miniature replica of the Roman empire, filled with medieval and baroque architecture. You can gaze upon the imperial cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, a rose garden, and the fisherman's village, "Little Venice." Here, Pope Clemence II lies in eternal sleep, as well.

Other German gems include the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz by the Elbe and Mulde rivers, St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim, and the Monastic Island of Reichenau in Lake Constance.

Now, put your feet up and let your jaws do all the work. It’s time to wine and dine! Have a slice of Black Forest ham or some Munich weisswurst. For a sweet snack, try the gummy Haribo gold bears, the spiced Nuremberg gingerbread, or the world-renown Lübeck marzipan. Who cares about pot bellies, when you get to gulp down some of the globe’s finest beers? Veltins, Königpilsener, and Paulaner are just some of these, ranging from browns to golds, and every variant in between. Try "German herb liqueur," Jägermeister, too. Let your cup overflow and spend your Germany holiday from mid-September to early October – when it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest in Munich!

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