The north of Germany includes the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Bremen, and Hamburg. Each of these has a spectacular number of attractions that will have you on the go.
The north is where you get a piece of sea-side activity, and though not as sunny as those in the Mediterranean, it more than makes up with the stunning natural beauty and silver sands that entice you to relax.
The Baltic Coast in north Germany is ideal for exploration, especially a number of islands that hold great potential for personal tours and experiences. The coast has a number of hidden bays and inlets as well as dramatic visual beauty in the form of majestic bridges across blue waters outlined against rugged cliffs. Islands such as Baltrum are mostly pedestrian only zones which ensure you have a whole new experience exploring and strolling at your own pace.
The Fehmarn Island lies strategically between the exciting cities of Lübeck and Kiel, has the fascinating Wallnau Aquatic Reserve and a magnificent bridge taking you to it. You can have a great time flying kites which is the main pastime here. Kite-flyers of all ages and levels of expertise gather here to let it rip.
The coast has its share of historical architecture in the form of castles and cathedrals that are of an astounding beauty and majesty, surrounded as they are by the stunning landscape.
In the north of Germany, you’ll find the Frisian Islands (Friesische Inseln). This group of islands brings you the wild and the beautiful in its natural elements.
Sylt is an island in the Northern Frisians, meant to pamper your senses. Unblemished beaches of powdered silver with deck chairs strewn around welcome you to put your feet up or get them wet. Thatch-roofed cottages add to the charm while the towns of Kampen and Westerland cater to all the excitement a tourist might look for. What a treat! :-)
Some important cities in the region would be the modern city of Kiel, the historic city of Lübeck which is also said to be the birthplace of marzipan, the port city of Hamburg with a wealth of history and exciting events, and Rostock known as the gateway to the North.
The state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is also known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes. This should give you an idea of the picturesque vistas that await you in this region. In addition to the lakes and rivers are the hills, meadows, and forests that make this land one of the most charming.
The historic city of Bremen in northwest Germany is certainly worth spending time in. This quaint city is a strange combination of modern technology and medieval grandeur that make it impossible to slot in any one category.
About 1,200 years old, it houses the Universum Science Center and the International Space Station along with Renaissance architectural specimens such as the Rathaus and UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Market Square, Schnoor, and Bottcherstraße. Perhaps the most disarming of all would be the monument Town Musicians dedicated to the Brothers Grimm.