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Are you looking for some Germany travel tips or traveling to Germany for the first time? Germany is one of the best places to visit in December as it has many Christmas markets spread throughout the country. Contrary to what you may think, Germany is cheap, especially if you move through rural areas as is our case. The ideal is to enter some Gästehaus (tavern) of some town. Traveling to Bonn can be a fantastic plan for a weekend getaway.

The former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany until 1990 is a town with a lot of cultural activities, which delights all those who decide to visit Bonn. The hometown of Ludwig van Beethoven has some museums to better know the genius of classical music.

The churches and German castles are one of the main attractions of tourism in Bonn. The museums of modern art, natural history or the Egyptian museum are also some of the places in the city that you can not miss. The Siebengebirge (Seven Hills), 10 km from Bonn has the largest National Park in Europe. Königswinter is a city of wine and tourists, located at the foot of the Seven Hills.

There is nothing like it to fill with illusion and spirit, strolling through rows of well-lit stalls and looking through the shop windows. And all this surrounded by the fragrance of Christmas, such as roasted almonds, cotton candy, and of course the glühwein and gingerbread cakes, which are everywhere.

During the Christmas holidays one of the most beautiful is undoubtedly the Striezelmarkt in Dresden that is also the oldest in the country. Let yourself be delighted by Saxon folk art, such as Lausanne pottery, basketry and lace, as well as different wood carvings if you are looking for some German Christmas market souvenirs. One of the key points is the Stollenfest, where a huge cake weighing around 4 tons is cooked, which moves from the Zwinger Palace, beyond the Semperoper, through the Frauenkirche cathedral in Dresden and up to the Striezelmarkt.

In a dream enclave in the heart of the Black Forest lies the traditional Baden Baden Christmas Market, one of the most endearing in Germany. The approximately 100 wooden stalls with Christmas decoration and gastronomy invite you to a most festive walk, but this is not all. Apart from the Christmas market, the town also has a street that could have been taken from a fairy tale. It is called Märchenstrasse where images tell the story of Christmas.

Travelers who have already visited the Cologne Christmas market will agree with me that it is a true wonder. Ice lovers can also find an ice skating rink in Cologne during the Christmas market season. As in each of the Christmas markets, I recommend you to visit it hungry. There is a wide gastronomic variety of the area, and you cannot miss the traditional Kölsch beer of Cologne.

The popular Christmas markets that spread throughout Bavaria just before Christmas, have their epicenter in the great Munich. An enchanted forest and even a human advent calendar are some of the attractions that they like the most.

In the middle of spring, Hershtrasse becomes a small corner of Japan. Thousands of people come here every day to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Many prefer to admire the trees at night, as they are even more unusual in the light of the street lamps. Typically, trees bloom for up to 10 days. It is very difficult to predict when the alley will bloom next spring.

Shopaholics are recommended to visit Muenster during Christmas as during this period the shops of the city present scale sales. The city also invites its guests to visit numerous festive open markets. The most popular boutiques and shopping centers are on Prinzipalmarkt street. This is the final destination for those looking for some memorable gifts and memories.

Tourists must follow the food preferences of the local population. If a eating house is avoided by local people, then the restaurant has gained a bad reputation or features rather high price tags. Muenster is considered a safe and quiet city. Its central streets are safe for tourists even late at night while both the remote areas of the city should not be visited by tourists alone. These areas should be visited only accompanied with a guide.

Have you booked a flight to Berlin, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne or Hamburg for a visit to the Black Forest area? Are you wondering now how to get from the airport to the city center at the cheapest and without unnecessary additional costs? The major airports in Germany are served by many different means of transport.

It is sometimes not so easy to find out which option is the fastest and cheapest. However, this article explains exactly how travelers can best reach the city center from each airport. The various options are clearly displayed in the respective illustrations.

From Berlin Airports (TXL and SXF)

The federal capital Berlin has two airports: Tegel and Schonefeld. There are various options to get to the city center from Tegel Airport with a variety of attractions and sights. By taxi, you can get to Alexanderplatz in less than half an hour, but the approximately 12-kilometer drive is not quite cheap at around 32 euros.

Much cheaper, namely for only 2.70 euros, travelers can reach the center by public transport. Two bus lines go within 35 minutes to Alexanderplatz, and an express bus puts the route back at the same price even faster.

Slightly further away from the city center is Schoenefeld Airport. It also offers excellent access to the public transport network. Travelers can also choose to use the taxi as a means of transport. You can go at much less than 50 euros in the approximately 23-kilometer route if you take the bus or the S-Bahn instead.

For the 45-minute the bus ride rate is 3.30 euros. The same price is payable for the S-Bahn, which, however, only takes 35 minutes to Alexanderplatz. The regional train Airport Express offers the fastest connection to the city center with a travel time of only 30 minutes.

From Dortmund Airport (DTM)

Dortmund Airport is only about 14 kilometers east of the city center. The quickest way to get to the center is by taxi, which takes only 20 minutes for the ride, but with 30 euros, is not the cheapest option. For just 8.50 euros, but almost as fast, travelers can cover the route to the Dortmund main station directly with the Airport Express.

5 Major Airports in Germany

From Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)

Only about 10 kilometers north of Dusseldorf is the airport of the city. A ride to the center takes about 12 minutes by taxi and costs 23 euros. S-Bahn as a means of transport costs 2.60 euros only and at a fraction of the price you can still arrive just as quickly at the main station.

Cologne city center is also within easy reach with about 45 kilometers from Dusseldorf Airport. Travelers to the center of Cologne can travel for only 2.60 euro in an hour and eleven minutes by suburban train. The regional train backs the route a bit faster: for 11.30 euro Cologne Central Station can be reached in just 55 minutes.

From the Frankfurt airports (HHN and FRA)

Frankfurt am Main offers excellent international connections through two airports. Frankfurt am Main airport is one of the largest airports in Europe. It is located southeast of the city and is easily accessible by public transport. To get from the airport to the city center, you can take the S-Bahn, which covers a distance from Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt city centre of about 23 kilometers to the main station for 4.55 euros in just 15 minutes.

For the same price, but 5 minutes longer, you are traveling by train. A taxi ride to the center takes 16 minutes and is the most expensive option with a price of around 30 euros. You can book cheap flights to Frankfurt now.

A little further away from Frankfurt am Main is Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. It is located 124 kilometers west of the city center and is also well connected to the public transport network. You can travel by bus for 15 euros that take 1 hour and 45 minutes from the airport to Frankfurt main station. The trip to the city center is a little faster by taxi, but it is not the cheapest option with around 220 euros.

Best Way to Get From Munich Airport to City Center

Munich Airport has already been voted the most popular airport in Europe six times and is one of the best airports for a stopover during flights cancelled due to weather. If you want to see the many attractions in the Bavarian capital, there are several ways to get into the center. After your flight in the Lufthansa A350 premium economy class, the best way from Munich airport to city centre for the 35-kilometer route is best traveled by Lufthansa airport bus for 10.50 euros or by taxi for 70 euros. The journey takes only half an hour.

Only for a few minutes longer, you can take the S-Bahn train from Munich airport to city center, with which you can reach the main station for 10.80 euros within 45 minutes.

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