Germany

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.

Highlights

Maritime Museum

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.

History and Food

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!