Germany offers the modern and the historical

Germany has many things to offer the guest, be it a leisure tourist or a visiting professional.Germany houses the most modern architecture but also enchanting medieval villages.It has something for everyone. So say officials of the German National Tourist Board, who held a press conference in the Capital recently, presenting highlights of travel to Germany.

How to go - Take a visa from the German Embassy (it will take four weeks approximately for the first time visitor and comparatively less time for regular visitors). Lufthansa flies to many cities across Germany from different parts of India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune etc). There are 23 flights flying every week from India to Germany.

Where to go

Berlin The new capital of Germany is characterised by its dazzling modernity and breathtaking architecture. Few cities have been shaped to such an extent by history and undergone as major a transformation as Berlin. You can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries, the flea markets, and in the city’s 300 clubs and 7,000 bars and restaurants.

Hamburg has a wonderful location on the Elbe and Alster rivers, lively nightlife captivating musicals, unforgettable theatre and a beautiful harbour.

Dresden is known for its priceless art treasures, beautiful buildings and classical music ensembles amidst the charming Elbe landscape. Dresden’s pub and club quarter, is well worth a visit. Or you could head for the three palaces along the Elbe and the historical mountain railway in Loschwitz.

Frankfurt is a “city of contrasts”, it has the tallest building in Europe, the famous Zeil shopping street and an internationally renowned trade fair centre. The picturesque Römerberg square is lined with historical timber-framed buildings.