With fairy-tale castles, Bavarian beer gardens, lush countryside and Berlin’s world-famous historical attractions, the Germany of today is diverse, progressive and welcoming. Its residents know how to perfectly blend history with modern innovation and creativity. City breaks in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Cologne offer world-famous museums, majestic cathedrals and historical landmarks, along with warm hospitality and no shortage of local beer.
Best time to visit: June to September.
Tegel International Airport (TXL), 8 km northwest of the city centre. Schönefeld (SXF) is situated 20 km southeast of Berlin. The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open in 2016.