Germany is well known for its beautiful and varied natural landscape, a fantastic local cuisine and hospitable people, which are all important elements when visiting a new country. Those who have come in search of a cultural experience here will find more than ten thousand cities offering centuries-old history and a host of cultural landmarks, museums and attractive sites. The country offers the possibility of even combining its wonderful culture with the beautiful nature for a perfect family holiday in Germany. Embrace romance at the seaside here at places like Usedom, one of the largest islands, situated in the Baltic Sea, with a holiday home in Germany. Here at Peenemunde, during World War II, the V-1 and V-2 rockets were tested. Now the lovely beach and the spa here in the "Bathtub of Berlin" are the equivalent of relaxation and pampering for many. All in all, you just can't go wrong with a holiday home on the Baltic Sea Coast this year!
One is free to enjoy ancient traditions and customs like the world-famous Oktoberfest in this always surprising country. And then there is also the woodcarving and lace-making of the Ore Mountains, the Onion Market Festival in Thuringia, Rummelpottlaufen on New Year's Eve in the North Frisian Islands, and much more you can enjoy with a holiday in Germany. If you're still not completely hooked, you should know that you can also admire castles, museums attractions, events during your holiday in Thuringia for example, you will surely not be disappointed. To top it all off, this country is also a land where the cuisine varies from region to region, another reason to love the place. Nevertheless, there's always the opportunity to grab "a cold one" at a local beer garden or the chance to sample the local wines as you work your way along one the famous wine routes such as the Saxon Wine Route, from your holiday home in Germany. On the other hand, the Berlin Zoo, Munich's Fairytale Forest, Zirkus Krone, a summer bobsled run in the Bavarian Forest, are quite fascinating as well, and not only for the little ones.
Winter is a favorite season for many, yet somehow, sometimes, when it gets cold outside, you realize that the night gets longer and everything around you is frozen, and you kind of miss a cozy place to warm your heart up, or maybe even an all yours winter wonderland. Well, if you recognize yourself as being "guilty" of these chilly feelings, you'll be happy to know that a country like Germany makes winter that much more fun. A first to mention to this extent would be a dynamic ski holiday here that will warm up the atmosphere in a second. The country has three regions that are ideal for a ski vacation, the first is the resort of Winterberg in the Sauerland; the second is Feldberg, situated in the Black Forest; and the third is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located in southern Bavaria. These areas have plenty of natural snow in winter but the use of snow canons ensures a successful winter sports experience when on holiday in Germany. The Black Forest region for example gives access to some really good value, easy to drive to, uncrowded resorts. Early booking is essential if you want to enjoy a carefree time in the snow. Venues like Snow Dome Bispingen won't even have you waiting until winter to enjoy skiing or snowboarding! And while enjoying yourself here, you must try the Dresdener Stollen, Germany's most famous Christmas treat that will make your German experience even more complete.