Given the fact that Europe is a favorite travel destination of mine, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I have spent practically zero time in Germany. That’s right, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and arguably the most important country in Europe and I have spent barely three nights there. Frankfurt and Munich are the sum total of my travel experience there, but that is an oversight I’m about to correct.
Starting tomorrow I’m leaving for ten days in Germany, where I can use my poor language skills and hopefully eat lots of schnitzel. The first part of my trip will be focused on Berlin, a city I’ve long wanted to visit, but to which I just haven’t made it before now. While in Berlin I’ll be seeing the normal tourist sights, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, but that’s not all. I’ll also be exploring the quirky aspects of the city as well as discovering its incredible foodie side. Currywurst – I have you in my sights!
After Berlin I travel to Leipzig for a special event, The Social Travel Summit. The summit, which is hosted by an organization I’ve long been involved with – Iambassador – is a chance to bring professional travel bloggers together with key members of the travel industry. Through presentations and workshops, some of the top bloggers in the world along with innovative thought leaders in the travel and tourism industry will share best practices, ways of doing business and ideas for the future. It should be an energetic, fun-filled experience and I can’t wait.
The conference is co-hosted by the German National Tourism Board and involves several post-conference trips, during which time I will travel to Hamburg; another new city for me. Hamburg may be the second largest city in Germany, but there’s a lot more to discover than just a big city. Hamburg has an incredible history and is well known for being a world-wide leader in the arts and culture. I’m really looking forward to seeing what makes this famous city tick for myself.
Berlin – Leipzig – Hamburg – all great cities for me to explore and I can’t wait to share photos and stories from these beautiful German destinations.
Do you have any tips for me before I leave for my German adventure?