Most people’s idea of the ultimate traditional German experience involves ordering a stein of beer from a busty Bavarian barmaid while men in lederhosen play comically cliched oompah music in the garden of a centuries-old beer hall. If this is your bag, Germany won’t fail to disappoint. However, Germany is not all beer-gardens and bratwurst! Modern Germany is a place of state-of-the art trains and glistening city skylines as well as world-class museums and restaurants offering a slew of cultural wonders and culinary delights. You can spend one day exploring half-timbered medieval towns and spectacular baroque palaces in Bavaria, and the next immersing yourself in uber-cool Berlin’s historic sites such as the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the Berlin wall. Whether you are looking to explore fast-paced cosmopolitan cities, cultural and historical sites or pristine Alpine pistes, Germany always makes for inspiring, fascinating and invigorating travel.