Top 3 cities in Germany for a city break
Over 6,000 people voted for their favourite city in August, where to go in Germany and shared their thoughts on the best activities in times of coronavirus. Here, we reveal the top three and our pick of the best tips.
Due to the pandemic, planning a holiday this year is different from the norm. Popular options are staycations or travelling within Europe. That’s why we set up an online survey in August to find out which are the most popular cities and where to go in Germany in 2020. Here are the results!
Where to go in Germany? The top 3 cities in Germany for a city break in times of coronavirus:
3rd place: Munich
As long as you are still able to sit outside, beer gardens in Munich are a hot tip if you want to get a feel for the Bavarian lifestyle. Culture fans take note: in addition to a trip to Nymphenburg Palace or BMW Welt, the community also recommends visiting the Hofbräuhaus beer hall. For nature lovers, cycling tours along the banks of the Isar or excursions into the foothills of the Alps to one of the many lakes are recommended – with breathtaking mountain views into the bargain. And for those who simply want to relax in the sunshine, the English Garden or the Olympic Park are the perfect spots. Both of our MEININGER Hotels in Munich are straight in the middle of the pulse of the city. You can easily reach the old town, Theresienwiese or the Olympiapark.
2nd place: Hamburg
Hamburg claimed second place in the rankings. Our community particularly recommends boat trips on the Alster and Elbe rivers, however a tour of the harbour and watching the ships are other outdoor highlights in the Hanseatic City. Back on dry land, a visit to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall is recommended, as is a trip to the Treppenviertel district in Blankenese or a walk through the famous Elbe Tunnel. If you’re looking for refreshments, our community points you in the direction of the fish market where you can find particularly tasty local delicacies, as well as the Strandpauli beach club and the Ahoi bistro. MEININGER Hotel in Hamburg has the perfect position, it’s right next to Altona train station, from where you can quickly reach all top attractions.
1st place: Berlin
Whether it’s Berlin Cathedral, Tempelhofer Feld or the Klunkerkranich rooftop bar – Berlin offers endless possibilities to soak up culture and experience the city. A large number of lakes (e.g. Müggelsee or Wannsee), forests and parks (e.g. Grunewald, Tiergarten, Körnerpark) in and around Berlin invite you to spend time exploring and provide that all-important holiday feeling. The food and drink options are also impressive: alongside Berlin classics such as Curry 36 or Mustafas Gemüsedöner, vegan concepts like those on offer at FREA or reinvented classics like Gazzo’s Craft Pizza are also popular. The vast scale of the city means that you’ll have no problems sticking to the social distancing guidelines. The most popular of all the capital’s attractions according to the survey: the East Side Gallery, situated right next to one of the six MEININGER Hotels in Berlin.
Last but not least: according to the results of the survey, the best way to explore the rich variety on offer in Germany’s cities is on foot, and a visit to the zoo is always worthwhile, especially for families.