Germany is a nation rich in cosmopolitan charm, picturesque villages and time-honored tradition. Known well for its stately cities, spectacular countryside and hearty food and beer, this nation invites you to explore and enjoy.
From the beautiful ski resort village of Hinterzarten to nearby Stuttgart, a vibrant metropolis in the heart of one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions, the variety of landscapes is endless. Visitors to Missen-Wilhams can go to nearby Augsburg, one of Germany's oldest cities, and if your travels take you to Gemüend Schleiden or Mitterfels, neighboring Dusseldorf, Koln, and Bonn are a short drive away.
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Rhine Tower in Dusseldorf (Gemüend Schleiden). Enjoy dinner in the sky at this popular Düsseldorf landmark. Savor excellent cuisine and splendid wines as the restaurant rotates, offering a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city and the Rhine.
Bauerntanz in Augsburg (Missen-Wilhams/Oberstaufen). Tucked amid tight quarters in the heart of Augsburg's Altstadt, this old world establishment features waitstaff in period dress and traditional German dishes-savor some jegerschnitzel and sip a Hasen Brau.
Franco-German Cuisine in Strasbourg (Hinterzarten).
Bordering France and Germany is this cosmopolitan city whose memorable cuisine is delectable blend of delicate French and bold German flavors. Visit a local winstub and try Baeckoffe, a spicy meat and potato stew, or Coq au Riesling, a rich chicken dish served over fresh-made spaetzle noodles.
Beer tasting in Amberg (Mitterfels). Known for its hearty beers, this medieval and Baroque town still ringed by walls, towers and gates is home to six breweries.
Augsburger Puppenkiste in Augsburg (Missen-Wilhams/Oberstaufen). Children-and adults-will love this famous puppet theater featuring classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, often with modern-day adaptations.
Loebbecke-Museum and Aquazoo in Dusseldorf (Gemüend Schleiden). Take in the many animal shows, scientific collections and extraordinary exhibitions housed in finely designed architecture-and don't miss the Gentoo Penguin exhibit.
Zurich Toy Museum in Zurich (Missen-Wilhams/Hinterzarten). This intriguing museum showcases the most captivating toys from long ago as well as today. Discover over 1,200 antique toys collected from across Europe, from French dolls to doll houses, from tin to wooden toys and from children's books to paper.
Wiesner's Beeriland in Basel (Hinterzarten). This berry-picking farm, open from June to September, is a fun way to get fresh air and fresh berries!
Cultural center of Köln/Cologne (Gemüend Schleiden). The magnificent Koln Cathedral towers over Germany's oldest city. This major historical and cultural center is home to a vibrant arts scene, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries.
Historic Regensburg (Mitterfels). The Dom Cathedral is pure German Gothic, and the knights of the second and third crusades walked over the medieval Stone Bridge to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land.
Zeppelin-Museum in Friedrichshafen (Oberstafen). See this dramatic tribute to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who invented the aircraft that bore his name. The re-creation of the historic Hindenburg includes a full-scale replica of its passenger cabins.
Old Town Hall on Marktplatz in Bonn (Gemüend Schleiden). This historic structure is a brilliant jewel in the three-cornered market place. Charles de Gaulle and President John F. Kennedy have delivered speeches from its famous flight of golden grated stairs.
Konigsallee in Dusseldorf (Gemüend Schleiden). Seekers of high-end fashion will appreciate the wide array of upscale stores and restaurants found here, reflecting the city's well-to-do reputation.
Luxury shopping in Zurich (Missen-Wilhams/Hinterzarten). Find luxury and international brands on Bahnhofstrasse, trend and tradition in the picturesque Old Town, and sophisticated Zürich labels in Zürich-West and Aussersihl.
Hitting the stores in Basel (Hinterzarten). In this city it's easy to combine shopping with sightseeing. Here you will find everything from department stores to purveyors of books and other specialties, to small boutiques and antique shops.