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Good idea to visit Germany alone?

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1. Posted by miuamiu (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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Hello-
Can someone tell me if it is a good idea to visit Germany alone?
Where would one go? I like nature stuff, wonderful scenery like Hawaii.
Any suggestions? It really doesn't have to be Germany, but I've always wanted to visit for a month or so. Then to another country close by. Prague or Netherlands perhaps?
Please help!!!

Thanks a bunch.

A

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Hi Miuamiu,

If you are visiting for a month, I would not stay in Germany, you would have a lot of options. Also because flying is cheap in Europe, you can fly (almost everywhere, fast and cheap). From Germany, you have excellent options to go to the South. (Greece, Italy, Spain).

You can go hiking in the mountains of Austria of Switzerland. (Austria is a cheaper), maybe you can do a tour of Scotland (some amasing scenery). A lot is possible.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 26, 2007, at 3:10 PM by Herr Bert ]

3. Posted by ayust (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

A month is a long time to spend in any single area. If you are in to nature and do go to Germany, definitely check out Triburg. There are also a number of beautiful areas along the Rhine, depending on what you want to do. Also, the Swiss, Austrian, Italian and French Alps all have something different to offer. If you go in the winter, skiing is amazing. In the summer, there are a lot of nice hiking and cycling trails in the different areas. I also went white-water rafting in Austria which was pretty sweet!

4. Posted by ayust (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Also, I would encourage you to travel with a group. Germany is a very social country and you would definitely have an amazing experience with a group of friends. If you can't find anybody to travel with you, look into mixing in set tours with solo travel!

5. Posted by G-trotter (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Hello A

Its fine to travell alone in Germany, I think you'll finde quickly some people there for a chat or more...
In the northern part the people are more openminde than in the south, my opinion. The most beutifull landscape you'll find at the east and northsea, the Reinland between Köln and Frankfurt, the "Sägsische Schweiz" and the highlands of Bavaria. But Germany also has intressting Citys, first of corse Berlin wich is one of my favorit Citys in the world, lots to discover and a rich history! Hamburg is nice too. In the south maybe Augsburg, Munich and Freiburg would by nice to visit.

If you like the mountains I rec. a trip to the Alps in Switzerland, Austria or Italy, there you'll find really emazing scenerys, as well as good fun adventure sports in all kinds.

Of corse a trip to Nederland is it worth too, especialy Amsterdam is a place like no other on that planet, but is depence what you would like to doo...

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Germany is about the size of California and has a very diverse landscape. You got the Waddensea in the north and the Alps in the south, the Spreeforest wetlands in the southeast and the Rhine in the west. In between there are many lakes and smaller mountain ranges, making for lots of places with beatiful scenery.

Depending upon the season, you've got lots of options on things to do too - hiking, watersports, skiing (but not this year, ha!). You can also party the night away in the cities. Its all up to you!

Check out these sites:

http://www.skyscanner.net
http://ricksteves.com/plan/tips/tips_menu.htm

http://www.germany-tourism.de
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harzer_Schmalspurbahnen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quedlinburg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadden_Sea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreewald

7. Posted by assie1980 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi there,

I have to say that I love Germany and have travelled around there by myself with absolutely no problems.

Though I would agree with everyone else and say that a month is way too long to spend. I would recommend taking the route from Munich, to Salzburg (Austria), then down to Ljubljana (Slovenia), then finally to Venice. The train ride from Austria to Slovenia was alone worth it.

Cheers