Kempinski Blog Article
In recent years, Germany has always been a popular travel destination due to the continual growth of its capital and largest city, Berlin.
There is a lot more to Germany than you may at first think – with multiple regional identities there is something to meet all expectations and tastes, whether that’s breath-taking architecture and beautiful scenery, seasonal festivals and nightlife, or even just the delicious food and beer.
Trying to visit all of Germany in one trip would require long hours on the road or railways. Here we detail our recommended route to sample as much of what Germany has to offer as possible, without compromising on comfort.
Hamburg - Port of History
Known as the green city on the water, Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. From the historic Port of Hamburg to St. Michaelis Church, there is lots of traditional architecture and history to explore.
The luxury five-star Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg provides a grand yet welcoming residence for your stay. A luxury oasis in the heart of Hamburg, and on the shores of lake Alster; you could not be better placed for a truly Hanseatic experience.
To see why Hamburg is called the ‘Gateway to the World’, a visit to Europe’s second largest port is a must. From paddling down the canals in the gothic Speicherstadt warehouse district built in 1883, to the legendary bustling Hamburg Fish Market, there is plenty of history to see and absorb here.
If you enjoy visiting impressive buildings, then look no further than Hamburg’s great landmark, St. Michaelis Church. Hamburg has many churches, however only one has a 106-metre-high platform with a view of all of Hamburg, the port and countryside! Rebuilt three times between 1641 and 1912, this 350 year old monument offers panoramic views, an insight into Hamburg’s 1,000-year history, and an impressive backdrop for concerts year-round.
From the nautical city of Hamburg, it’s time to discover some of the best cultural attractions in Germany by taking the Intercity Express Train to Berlin.
Berlin - Capital of Culture
Staying at Hotel Adlon Kempinski positions you perfectly for a visit to the German capital. Located inside the Pariser Platz Square next to the most famous landmark of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate, Hotel Adlon Kempinski really is in the heart of the city, allowing you to relax in luxury in the German capital, while seeing iconic sights.
Berlin has always been involved in history, so a visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without visiting Checkpoint Charlie. Once the symbol of the East and West division, you can now visit the world’s most famous checkpoint and relive tales of those who tried to cross the Iron Curtain. Commemorating an important part of Germany’s history, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews is another sombre yet vital part of the Berlin experience.
If time allows, buy a three-day Museum Island Pass and immerse yourself in history, culture and art. UNESCO heritage Museum Island contains five museums, including the controversial Pergamon Museum which shows Ancient Near East and Islamic art.
Once you have fully explored in the culture and history of Berlin, take the Eurocity Train direct to Dresden, the capital city of the Eastern state of Saxony.
Dresden - A Glimpse of Royalty
Enjoyed by travellers and artists for years, the attractive city of Dresden on the banks of the Elbe river is an impressive sight to behold. Rebuilt after World War II, this city is one of Germany’s finest offerings.
As this city is known for impressive architecture and royal history, don’t miss some of its best examples during your trip. First take a visit to the Baroque 19th century Zwinger Palace, featuring exquisite art, pavilions, galleries and courtyards.
Next, visit the royal treasury, Grünes Gewölbe. Built in the 18th century by August the Strong, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, this is one of Europe’s most guarded chambers where you can view priceless diamonds, coins and other treasures.
To continue the love affair with grand architecture, spend a few nights at Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden. Built in the 18th century by August the Strong for his mistress, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski combines historic glory, contemporary elegance and luxurious relaxation with its pool and spa. It even has an ice rink during winter.
If you would like any more information about Kempinski hotels in Germany, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to you visiting this historic country and experiencing everything Germany has to offer.