Germany Travel Guide
The wealth of historic art and culture, breath-taking scenery and hearty cuisine make any short break to Germany a truly beautiful and fulfilling experience.
Visit Germany with DFDS Seaways and you can sail on the ferry to Holland
with your car, then take the road South and discover all this gorgeous country has to offer.
Alternatively you can take one of our ferries to France and drive to Germany from Dunkirk.
There are a multitude of opportunities for fun, relaxation and exciting new experiences when you arrive:-
Germany has some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe, so touring the exquisite countryside should be a priority; visit enchanting medieval villages and fairytale castles in the world famous Black Forest, or feast your eyes on the stunning Alpine vistas of Bavaria.
If you’re looking to flex your muscles on your short break, then there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking, sailing and skiing here, with unbeatable foot and cycle trails running nearby Germany’s scenic rivers; the Rhine, the Elb and the Danube.
There’s a wealth of arts and cultural heritage to see too; fascinating historical attractions like Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, the World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral and the University of Heidelberg, first established in the 14th century.
German cuisine is hearty and healthy and guaranteed to surprise you with its variety; ranging from traditional German bread and potato delights to tasty fish and seafood delicacies. The true connoisseur praises German wines, some dry and some sweeter; but always smooth and filigree like nowhere else in the world. German wine country has many small vineyards which welcome visitors. The main wine-growing regions are around the rivers Rhine, Moselle and Neckar in the west of the country and, further east, near the Saale, Unstrut and Elbe rivers.
If you want to travel in Germany during your short break there’s also the baroque architecture of Munich and the beautifully reconstructed Dresden Frauenkirche – originally destroyed in World War 2. Driving isn’t the only way to get around; cycling is one of the best ways to experience the beauty and diversity of Germany's countryside while enjoying a great form of exercise. Germany is criss-crossed by more than 200 long-distance cycle routes covering over 70,000 kilometres as well as countless other well-signposted cycle paths.
Camping, caravanning and touring by motorhome are becoming an increasingly more popular way of discovering Germany whilst covering a lot of ground. There are no tolls on German motorways and pitch fees are below the European average.
Whatever draws you to this diverse and fascinating nation, we can ensure that the start of your holiday will be enjoyed in comfort and style as you set sail in one of our modern cruise ferries.
Information on taking our ferries to Germany
Trains to Germany from Amsterdam