Germany, a country filled to the brim with history, art, medieval towns, culture, city high-life, and surprises awaits you. With the economy helping to really stretch your dollar rubber band, Germany gives you the most bang for your money more than most other destinations worldwide. Private jet Germany is one of our most popular routes.
Must See: Germany is renowned for its castles and manors, and perhaps the best is Schloss Neuschwanstein. Appearing through the misty mountaintops like a mirage, this is the world's most famous castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein looks as if it came from a fairy tale; no wonder Walt Disney used it as a model to create his own. Next, even teetotalling tourists will usually gravitate to the Hofbrauhaus. Built in 1644 and the world's most celebrated beer hall, tourists enjoy the sterling interior, where dainty twirled flowers and Bavarian flags adorn the medieval vaults.
Lodging: Germany has a large assortment of Five Star luxury hotels to offer private jet charter to Germany visitors. One of the highest ranked in the country is the Park Hyatt Hamburg. Featuring a coveted location in the heart of the city center, this luxury hotel overlooks the vibrant Monckebergstrabe shopping promenade, only steps from popular attractions such as Alster Lake, the Jungfernstieg area, St. Pauli Quarter, and the enchanting Harbor warehouse district. As you would expect, the dining and nightlife experiences at the hotel are also marvelous, and the hotel also offers exquisite pampering treatments at their Hyatt Club Olympus Spa & Fitness.
Ground Transportation: German transportation runs with German efficiency, and getting around the country is a snap - although you'll need to pay top price for top speed. The most popular options by far are to rent a car, or take the train. Germany has a world-famous network of excellent roads and Autobahn (motorways) with no toll or fees for cars, though gasoline prices are kept high by taxation. Germany offers a fast and, if booked in advance, affordable railway system that reaches most parts of the country.
Recommended Books: The Man Without Qualities, written by Austrian Robert Musil (written as three books, from 1930 - 1943), is regularly cited as the best novel written in and about Germany, and is considered to be one of the most important modernist novels. The unique novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's last days. With an intricate plot, the book is seen as a very significant literary achievement that foresaw the impending disaster in Europe after the First World War.
Currency: The Euro is the local currency
Calling Code Germany: 011 + 49 + phone number (may begin with 0; land lines are 5 to 11 digits including area code, cell phones are 10 or 11 digits)
Best Travel Dates and Packing Tips: Any time is a good time to be somewhere in Germany, but the best time to visit depends on what type of holiday you envision. Summer is fabulous because skies are sunny, much of life moves outdoors, beer gardens are in full swing, and festivals and outdoor events enliven cities and villages. Hiking, cycling, swimming and outdoor pursuits are popular during these months.
The shoulder seasons (from March to May and October to November) bring smaller crowds and often pleasant weather. In April and May, when wildflowers brighten meadows and fruit trees are in bloom, it can be mild and sunny. With the exception of winter sports, activities between November and early March are likely to focus more on culture and city life. The ski season usually starts in early to mid-December, moves into full swing after the New Year and closes down again with the onset of the snow melt in March.
Legendary Oktoberfest, which actually begins in mid-September, draws visitors worldwide to Munich for this famous beerswilling party. Walpurgisnacht is celebrated on 30 April throughout the Harz; a festival of pagan origin has villages roaring to life, as young and old dress up as witches and warlocks and parade through the streets.