|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||April||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 803||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 454||From Toronto to Frankfurt am Main|
|One-way from||C$ 328||One-way flight from Toronto to Frankfurt am Main|
From the port city of Hamburg and the quiet beaches of the Baltic Coast down through the capital Berlin and financial capital Frankfurt to Bavaria in the lush south, travellers booking airline tickets to Germany will be spoiled for places to visit.
Its exciting cities with world-famous museums and galleries have charming, and meticulously restored, old towns where they host the centuries-old Christmas markets. Its fairytale castles shine a light onto the time when an emperor and princes ruled. Germany’s snow-covered mountains, seaside resorts, nature reserves and national parks provide plenty of opportunities for recreation.
Germany’s different regions and shared borders with countries such as Switzerland, Poland, France and Austria informs its cuisine. In general, the fare is hearty and simple. Favourite snacks during Oktoberfest are sausage, chicken, käsespätzle, sauerkraut, and beer of course.
The German passion for perfection filters down to its favourite drink. It even has a Purity Law, that dates back to the 1500s, ensuring the very highest standards when it comes to the amber nectar.
The average flight duration from Canada to Germany is around 8h 10m when leaving from Toronto (YYZ) Airport. Passengers can find flights available from Lufthansa, Air Canada, and WOW Air, with arrival cities including Berlin, Essen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Munich, Hamburg, and others. Flying out of Canada, travellers can leave from Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and many other airports with various flights to Germany available. One-stop and multi-stop flights may extend travel times significantly, so that is something to be aware of.
There are multiple departure cities available for Canadian travellers booking a direct flight to Germany. Nonstop flights can be found in Toronto, with service to Berlin and Munich. Direct flights are also available from Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. Direct service typically flies into Munich or Berlin, with one-stop and multi-stop flights available to cities like Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Dresden. Toronto also offers indirect service to Germany via multiple airlines, with one- and multi-stop flights available. One-stop flights are most common, with fewer stops adding to the ticket price for most flights.
Germany is best travelled by car when going between major cities, as the Autobahn is easily accessible from most. The Deutsche Bahn, referred to as the DB by locals, is the German railway system that travels to almost every city in the country and offers beautiful scenic views along the way. In fact, Germany is best known to tourists for its beautiful train rides and scenic drives through quaint villages and sprawling countryside. When you are in the cities, you can find Flexbus routes and Linien Bus lines throughout, or take advantage of the integrated stations that offer U-Bahn (subway) and S-Bahn (suburban train lines) in the same network. Germans also love to bike, so if you want to tour like a local, rent a bicycle and start exploring.
Germany has a rich history and offers plenty of culture, outdoor activities, and city attractions. Berlin is a popular destination, where travellers can visit the Berlin Wall and Berlin TV Tower, along with the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. There are many World War II and Holocaust memorials and museums throughout the country, as well. The Cologne Cathedral is another popular destination, as is Neuschwanstein Castle, Museum Island, and Marienplatz. In major cities, including Berlin, travellers will find many fine dining restaurants and local pubs, as the country is known for its various cuisines and beers.
Germany is part of the Schengen area, which means that it is possible for Canadian citizens to travel to the country without the need for a visa unless they intend to stay beyond the allowed 90-day period. A valid passport is required for entry into Germany by all Canadian nationals. Passports and other travel documents must all have a minimum validity period of at least three months beyond the length of stay.
Searches for flights to Germany have seen a decrease of 85% this year.
Germany’s seasons have distinct characteristics. It’s cold and wet during the winter and temperatures drop from near freezing to well below freezing the farther east you travel. If you make it to April and May, you can see all the fruit trees and flowers bloom. Summertime is warm, although you will encounter the occasional cloudy, rainy day. It doesn’t get too hot though. Temperatures range between 20 C and 30 C. A visit in the fall will allow you to see the beautiful fall foliage.