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Germany Cruises

Germany’s history helps to explain the rich diversity you’ll find throughout the country. Just a loose collection of states until 1871, each German region still retains a certain unique character. 

Despite its relative youth as a unified state, Germany’s history is much, much older. From Roman ruins to mediaeval timbered houses, Renaissance-era architecture to the birth of Modernism, the country has seen and retains the evidence of many historical changes.  

If you want to explore more recent 20th century history on your cruise to Germany, there’s plenty to discover on that front too. Museums and artefacts related to the two world wars as well as tours around old concentration camps help to bring home the complexities and tragedies of the previous century. 

Sampling some of Germany’s hearty cuisine is also a must on any visit here. There are street stalls selling bratwurst and chips, including a relatively new variation called currywurst, which is a sausage topped with spicy sauce and dusted with curry powder. It’s a must!

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Germany was first established as a state in 1871. 
  • The country shares its borders with nine other countries. 
  • Composers Bach, Handel, Beethoven and Wagner were all born here. 
  • Germany is home to the tallest church in the world. 
  • Germany’s Oktoberfest has been celebrated annually since 1810. 
 

Highlights

Maritime museum

Hamburg, Germany’s busiest port, sits on the banks of the River Elbe, a fair way inland from the country’s western North Sea coastline. In the city itself you can admire spectacular architecture, learn about the process of beer-making and sample a drop or two at local breweries. You can also explore Hamburg’s Jewish history or stroll around one of the city’s many beautiful parks. 

There are lots of museums and arts venues around the city, including the International Maritime Museum, the Kunsthalle gallery and the Hamburg State Opera House. You’ll also find great restaurants, excellent shopping districts and some picturesque mediaeval towns within easy reach too. 

Port of Kiel

Located on the Baltic Sea, Kiel is an exciting destination with a long maritime and military history to explore. The German Baltic fleet, including warships and submarines, is highly visible around the harbour. You can also see the only surviving U-boat of its kind from World War Two, as well as visiting the Maritime Museum with its interesting naval exhibits. 

Kiel’s famous canal is ideal for a gentle stroll, or you may fancy some shopping in Holstenstraße, Germany’s first every pedestrianised precinct. 

 

History and food

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Germany’s history helps to explain the rich diversity you’ll find throughout the country. Just a loose collection of states until 1871, each German region still retains a certain unique character.  

Despite its relative youth as a unified state, Germany’s history is much, much older. From Roman ruins to mediaeval timbered houses, Renaissance-era architecture to the birth of Modernism, the country has seen and retains the evidence of many historical changes. 

If you want to explore more recent 20th century history on your cruise to Germany, there’s plenty to discover on that front too. Museums and artefacts related to the two world wars as well as tours around old concentration camps help to bring home the complexities and tragedies of the previous century. 

Sampling some of Germany’s hearty cuisine is also a must on any visit here. There are street stalls selling bratwurst and chips, including a relatively new variation called currywurst, which is a sausage topped with spicy sauce and dusted with curry powder. It’s a must!

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Germany

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