If you’re itching to get away with your loved one, you needn’t look further than Germany! For that perfect couples weekend, it ticks all the right boxes on the wish list. Sparkling sea? Check. One visit to Rostock makes that as clear as the Baltic. Adrenalin-fuelled adventures? It’s time to jump into a street kart in Hamburg. Romantic evenings out? Natürlich – a night at the opera house in Dresden delivers the goods. Here are some ideas for memorable weekends out in Deutschland, sure to set those hearts pulsing.
- For the history buffs
- For the view seekers
- For the adventurers out there
- For the art lovers
For the history buffs
Cologne old town: historical tour in German
With its medieval Old Town, Cologne is the ideal place to travel – in time. On this tour through its illuminated buildings, there’s romance in the air and history in every alleyway. Following a night watchman in traditional costume, you’ll delve deep into the secrets of this fascinating city. And you’ll take away some great stories as souvenirs. Exactly why were stray dogs so well-fed in medieval days, anyone?
Dresden: Semperoper guided tour
There are few experiences more glamorous than a trip to the Opera. And for that matter, few Opera Houses more elegant than the Semperoper in Dresden. With its Renaissance-style architecture and ornate auditorium, it’s worth seeing regardless of any performances happening.
Hamburg: Cap San Diego Ship Museum
Hop onboard a unique experience as you explore the largest civil museum ship in the world. Cap San Diego started life as a cargo ship in the early 60s. Nowadays, the only people in its engine room are visitors to the museum! While navigating the ship, you’ll also take a – simulated – voyage to South America as you relax in its saloon!
For the view seekers
Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour
With so much to see in the capital, walking will – literally – only get you so far. The best way to absorb the sights is on two wheels. Through glitzy Prenzlauer Berg, across Museum Island, and along the wall, this cycling tour covers quite some ground!
Berlin: City Tour by Boat
For those looking for a more sedate exploration of Berlin’s highlights, this is just the ticket. Take the weight off your feet as you enjoy the sights from the comfort of a river cruise. Passing highlights such as the Parliament and Berlin Cathedral, the journey is picture-perfect. Just try not to drop your camera in the Spree!
Dresden: River Sightseeing Boat Cruise
Seeing three palaces in one day – now that’s a pretty memorable day out. And cruising gently down the River Elbe, you’ll also pass under four famous bridges! Admire the majestic engineering of the ‘Blue Wonder’ – the Loschwitz Bridge – as you glide downstream. Marvel at the beauty of Albrechtsberg Palace, Eckberg Palace, and Lingner Palace. All with a drink in hand, of course.
For the adventurers out there
Hamburg: Street Kart Tour
It’s time to shift things up a gear, as you experience the highlights of Hamburg in a unique way. Driving around the city in a street kart, you’ll absorb fantastic views across its harbor – at speed. Revel in the scenery as you steer down the scenic Elbe dike, and accelerate your enjoyment of the city.
Munich: Bayern Munich Tour
Whether you’re a football-fanatic or not, it’s hard not to be impressed by the might of the Allianz Arena. And while we might not all be top league footballers, on this tour we can at least pretend. Come face-to-face with the trophies of one of Europe’s most successful clubs, as you learn about its rich history.
Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light
Being in Dresden – that’s thrilling in itself. But listening to spooky tales being told by a Night Watchman at dusk? That’s spine-tingling stuff. As the streets hit nightfall, you’ll hear gripping anecdotes by lantern light. Meanwhile, you’ll be surrounded by the atmospheric backdrop of sights like the Semper Opera House, and the Zwinger.
For the art lovers
Any culture-vultures out there should make Munich’s prestigious Kunsthalle a must on the to-do list. With an art collection spanning paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, and photography, it’s sure to please. And with constantly changing exhibitions, its extensive galleries are worthy of a repeat visit. You’ll need time – there are 1200-square meters of artworks to peruse!
Berlin: Street art tour
Street art in the capital is everywhere – on bus stops, on front doors. From the art on the wall in the 60s onwards, graffiti has been a permanent fixture of Berlin life. But this tour takes you to the colorful corners where the best artworks are hidden. From giant murals to secret stencils, you’ll get a glimpse into the alternative culture that makes Berlin so special.