Germany has emerged from turbulent centuries of history to become the powerhouse of modern Europe, a global hub of finance, business and industry. Visitors who book into one of Germany’s world-class hotels will discover that German business acumen is backed up by a love of music and the arts – this is, after all, the land of Bach and Beethoven.
Whether your German hotel sits in a bustling city, or a laid-back mountain village, you will be confronted by the juxtaposition of history and modernity – the sweep of a modernist building in Dusseldorf against the gothic glory of Cologne cathedral, or the futuristic glass cupola topping Berlin’s palatial Reichstag, where the German Parliament presides over Europe’s largest economy.
For a change from the urban, strike out from your hotel to Germany’s prized green spaces, from the beauty of the Black Forest to well-kept walking and cycling routes that snake through landscapes of rolling fields, coastal cliffs and castle-crowned mountains.
Distances are easily navigated using Germany’s famous autobahns and high-speed rail network, though those who like the journey to be the destination may prefer to travel by vintage steam train, disembarking at picturesque villages for a tankard of German beer.