|Frankfurt am Main||C$ 451|
|Markt Taschendorf||C$ 451|
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.
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.
(prices quotes are from London)