The following places show that you do not have to wander from one of the German airports to the distance – even in the home you will find breathtaking landscapes like from the fairy tale book! Most beautiful places in Germany worth for a weekend trip or a short excursion, since the journey, is short and the accommodation options are diverse. The perfect destinations in nature are also for a spontaneous active holiday or hiking holiday. No matter what you choose, you should have seen these 20 beautiful places in Germany!
Not only in Venice you can stagger from A to B. This is also possible in the Spreewald, which is just 100 kilometers away from Berlin. As a result of the last Ice Age, the Spree branches into a maze of small watercourses and has been extended by the inhabitants to some navigable canals. Life took place here for many centuries on water. Today, 250 kilometers of the total 1550 kilometers of watercourses can be driven by boats. The most popular tours are the barges with the historical Spreewald.
Teufelsmauer, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt
Also, Germany has a Great Wall. North of the Harz is the devil’s wall, which stretches for 20 kilometers between the small towns of Ballenstedt and Blankenburg. In some places, only single rocks rise steeply, in others, for example in Neinstedt, the compact wall acts as created by supernatural powers. In reality, it was created as a result of the formation of the resin. Enormous tectonic forces were at work and moved rock layers from the horizontal to the vertical.
Königsstuhl auf Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
White Rocks, Blue Sea-these are the chalk cliffs on the island of Rügen. In the north of the largest German Baltic Sea Island, on the Jasmund peninsula extends over several kilometers a bright white chalk Coast. The most well-known formations are the Stubbenkammer and the 118 Meter high royal chair. According to tradition, the Swedish King Charles XII led a naval battle against the Danes in 1715. Today the National Park welcomes you very peacefully and invites you to hike through ancient beech forests.
Tip: If you continue a bit to the north you will find another natural wonder at the lake. Part of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea is the Höga Kusten/Kvarken archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Region between Sweden and Finland that looks truly spectacular.
Saalfelder Feengrotten, Tropfsteinhöhle, Thüringen
To experience fairy tales and fairies, you don’t have to drive to Disneyland. In the middle of Thuringia, you will find a fairy-tale dome with a grail Castle when you dive into the underground world of the Saalfelder Feengrotten. The caves created by mining activities in the Thuringian slate mountains hundreds of years ago. Over time, the huge underground spaces turned into colorful stalactites. In 1914, a show mine. You can be accompanied by a Grottenfee and visit with your children the fairy Wonderland.
Tip: in addition to the hall fields fairies ‘ cave, there are other extraordinary stalactite and stalagmite caves in Germany that are unique in the world. For example, you can participate in an underground treasure hunt!
Triberger Wasserfälle, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg
In the middle of the small town of Triberg, you will find the highest waterfall in Germany. Triberg stretches at an altitude of 600 to 1038 meters in the middle Black Forest. The falls fall down to seven steps 163 meters into the depth. It is best to start your trip to Triberg with the picturesque mountain railway. The 40 kilometers between Hausach, Triberg and St. Georgen are definitely the most beautiful route with 37 tunnels and great views.
Naturpark Hohes Venn-Eifel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Belgien
On the German-Belgian border, the unique nature Park Hohes Venn-Eifel is located. The area of almost 3,000 square kilometers offers a wide range of natural environments, which are characterized by high and peat bogs, Heath landscapes, forests, rivers, and lakes and extend over different altitudes.
In addition, there are more than 100 castles, castles, and monasteries. Medieval half-timbered towns like Monschau are also worth a visit; there you can then strengthen yourself again with hearty meals or sweet Monschauer Düchen (a specialty of the city of light egg Bisquite).
Bastei, Sächsische Schweiz, Sachsen
The Bastei is an impressive sandstone formation and a natural monument. If you want to get off the beaten track hiking through Saxon Switzerland to get there, then you should choose the path through the jaws of hell. Away from the marked trail, an old path leads down to rock steps into the gorge, which is framed by huge sandstone cliffs and rich Vegetation. Passing the Steinernen Bären you can then return to the hiking trail and enjoy the magnificent views from the Bastei over the Elbe Valley.
Nationalpark Hainich, Thüringen
Hainich is the largest contiguous forest area in Germany and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. On the territory of the National Park, Nature is mostly left to itself, so expect here a jungle in the middle of Germany. Absolute Highlights are the Treetop Trail, which offers wonderful views of inaccessible parts of the forest, as well as the special Fauna (with wild cats!). For a truly unforgettable stay, visit the Hainich in spring-a flower spectacle awaits you, which seems to come from a fairy tale.
Wurzacher Ried, Allgäu, Baden-Württemberg
Those who hear Allgäu think of the Alps, the lush meadows of the pre-alpine landscape as well as the world-famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, which attract tourists all year round. But in the Region, there are also quieter, just as attractive areas, as the Wurzacher Ried in the district of Ravensburg. Here, visitors will find a close proximity to nature and paradisiacal tranquility. This is accompanied by varied landscapes, the oldest Moorheilbad of Baden-Württemberg and the clear waters of the Haidgau Spring Lakes, which incidentally have the same temperature of about 15° C throughout the year.
Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Forest and beach don’t go together? In the northeast of Germany! The National Park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft is a truly unique landscape with dunes, steep coasts, lagoons, and windswept trees. The whole area looks like from another world, and you can meet here with a bit of luck both on seals and on deer and deer. The Name comes from the so-called’ Bodden ‘ – bays separated from the Baltic Sea, which can be explored partly by boat.
Helmestausee, Naturpark Kyffhäuser, Thüringen
In the shadow of the legendary Kyffhäuser Mountains lies the Golden Aue. It used to be a huge swamp area and was built in the 12th century. It was laid dry in the 19th century. The approximately 600-hectare water area of the Helme reservoir, which was built to protect against the annual floods, offers ideal conditions for over 300 bird species. Every autumn thousands of cranes raced here to the south before they flew on. If you want to watch the’ lucky birds’, Meadow breeders or other birds close up, pack your binoculars and use one of the many birds watching towers.
Altschlossfelsen, Eppenbrunn, Südwestpfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz
The red-wooded rock formations are not located in the southwest of the USA, but in the southwest of the Palatinate, in the immediate vicinity of the municipality of Eppenbrunn on the border with France. However, you must first fight through the Pfälzerwald to reach this colorful group of rocks of Buntsandstein. For a particularly intense color experience you should make your way in the spring, since then no foliage is standing in the way of the sun and the rocks are fully illuminated.
Königssee, Berchtesgadener Land, Bayern
The Königssee is in the South-East of Bavaria, in the Berchtesgaden area, with its crystal clear water and it bends like a Nordic Fjord. And yet, you are in the Alps and on the Shores of the lake, steep rock walls to protrude. With an electric boat, you can quietly translate to the peninsula of St. Bartholomä and visit the pilgrimage church from the Baroque with its characteristic red onion towers. In the nature reserve on Lake Königssee, you can discover with some luck golden eagles, deer or marmots.
Tip: not far from Lake Königssee, Salzburg is located in the middle of the Austrian Alps. Salzburg has several awards – winning hiking trails and some of the most beautiful accommodation in the Region-including views of the Alps.
Felsenmeer, Lautertal, Hessen
Seas consist of water, everyone knows. However, in the Odenwald, there is a sea of rocks. According to legend, there used to live two giants, one on the Hohenstein, one on the Felsberg. In the quarrel, they threw boulders against each other, and one of the Giants was buried under a sea of rocks. In the valley of the stream louder, on the slopes of the Rock Mountain, you can still admire this spectacular natural monument today and inform yourself in the Information Center about the UNESCO-Geopark Bergstraße-Odenwald.
Externsteine, Teutoburger Wald, Nordrhein-Westfalen
The Externsteine are among the most impressive natural monuments in Germany. They are also exciting because their cultural-historical significance is still not fully understood. It is known that the mountain range originated about 80 million years ago. The lower chalk sandstone was placed vertically in the area of the external stones and since then formed by Erosion. Today, the stones can be climbed through two stairways. You should definitely go up as you get out of 40m height with a great view over the Teutoburg forest and the wiembeck pond.
Morsum-Kliff, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein
The Morsum cliff is a cliff that stretches along the eastern coast of Sylt, close to the Hindenburg dam, for a length of about 2000 meters. The picturesque, protected area is a unique Geotope in Europe. Earth layers from the last 10 million years have not deposited on top of each other but side by side, which is related to the last Ice Age and pressure exerted by the glaciers. The surrounding area can be with Heath and the Wadden sea and invites you to stroll and explore.
Lusen, Naturpark Bayerischer Wald, Bayern
The Lusen is the third highest elevation in the Bavarian Forest and a popular hiking destination since the 1373m High Peak offers panoramic views in all directions. In particular, its completely covered with granite boulders is the work of the devil. He has accumulated all the treasures of the world and then covered them with rocks and stones to protect them from other long fingers. In fact, the tip of the luscious is a geological feature, which is due to Erosion, which does not detract from the beauty of the Sage.
Müritz, Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
With 116 square kilometers, Müritz is the largest lake in Germany. It is located in the middle of the country of the Thousand Lakes in the Mecklenburg Lake District. A paradise for water sports enthusiasts, water hikers, and nature lovers, because the eastern shore of the lake is part of the Müritz National Park with its unique wildlife. The largest city on the banks of the Müritz lake, where every year in may, the Müritz Sail, a large inland sailing event, takes place, Because the Müritz is also an ideal place for sailing, with beautiful little ports and good anchor points near the shore.
Blautopf, Schwäbische Alb, Baden-Württemberg
The blue karst spring in Blaubeuren, Germany, on the edge of the Swabian Alb is a magical, legendary place. Eduard Mörike even dedicated the fairy tale of the “beautiful Lau” to her. This melancholic Nixe was banished into the blue pot but learns to laugh again due to the cheerful inhabitants of Blaubeuren, which ultimately leads to her salvation. A Statue is also dedicated to her today. By the way, the intense color of the water does not come from the fact that ink is poured into the blue pot, but is due to the calcareous content of the water and The Associated light scattering.
Waldnaabtal, Oberpfalz, Bayern
The Waldnaab springs from the Upper Palatinate Forest, close to the border with the Czech Republic, flow after a few meters also immediately over and returns just 1.5 km later back to Bavaria. Between Falkenberg and Windischeschenbach, the River shows its full beauty. Water, granite rocks and Erosion have created a true natural wonder with the Waldnaab Valley, which is both romantic and wild. If you like hiking, you can be enchanted by a fairy-tale landscape of forest, water, and unique rock formations.