Germany’s appeal is so varied that no two trips here are the same. Whether it’s trekking through the Black Forest’s sweeping mountain ranges, partying hard on Hamburg’s world-famous Reeperbahn or delving into the country’s chequered past in Nuremberg, this European powerhouse ticks all kinds of boxes. With the whole country less than two hours away from the UK by plane, Germany’s a top pick for European city breaks, and they all conjure up something different.
July is the most popular time to visit, with the average day sitting in the region of 25-30°C, but that dramatically drops in the evenings to a sometimes chilly 8°C. Germany is known for having changeable daily weather conditions, so come equipped with sunglasses as well as a raincoat when visiting.