Europe is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians travelling overseas. Beyond the vast array of cultures and tours available, the chance to see so many countries in so little time is an exciting prospect. To put it into perspective, catching a plane from Sydney to Melbourne takes about the same amount of time as travelling from London, England, to Berlin, Germany.
So with all these countries, cultures and experiences, it can be hard to plan a European holiday. To work out how best to approach the continent, research country-by-country to find the must see destinations. To get our started, here’s a quick look at what Germany has on offer.
Germany has been the site of some of the world’s greatest historical moments and with monuments such as the Berlin wall, Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Cologne Cathedral. There is plenty of rich history and culture to embrace in Germany. Germany has a population of 81.89 million people, and the capital is Berlin, which is located in the North East of Germany.
One of the most famous events which you can’t miss when travelling to Germany is Oktoberfest. It’s one of the most recognised festivals and is the world’s largest fair. Every year Oktoberfest is held in Munich and it embraces the Bavarian culture.
Funnily enough, Oktoberfest is predominantly run in late September to early October, the 16 days prior to the first Sunday in October. In 2014 it commences on September 20th and ends on October 5th and in 2015 it runs from September 19th to October 4th. In 2013 there were over 7 million people who attended the event to embrace the German and Bavarian culture.
There are a huge range of different tours and travel or accommodation options during Oktoberfest. We recommend you get in early and book your accommodation and organise transport, as it can fill up quite quickly.