What are places in Germany -Hanover and some cities around it- that you recommend people to visit? Like this art museum in Essen.

EDIT: I don't have enough time, so I want to make sure it's worth it to visit before getting there. Better if it's where you've visited yourself.

  • It really depends on what you're interested in. Just art museums? – RoflcoptrException Sep 30 '11 at 22:27
  • @Roflcoptr: I believe there are places most people are interested in, don't you agree? I haven't heard of any popular ones in Germany, something like Eiffel tower in France. – Gigili Sep 30 '11 at 22:30
  • You never heard e.g. of the Brandenburg Gate or the Cathedral of Cologne or Checkpoint Charley? – RoflcoptrException Sep 30 '11 at 22:32
  • @Roflcoptr: Not really, I don't know much about Germany and its culture, plus I'll only stay 5 days there. – Gigili Sep 30 '11 at 22:36
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It really depends on what you're interested in. I suppose that you're looking for art museums like you mentioned in your example.

Therefore I really can recommend this list of art museums in Germany:


I don't know all of them, but I visited and can recommend:

  • Akademie der Künste in Berlin
  • Mies van der Rohr Haus in Berlin
  • Alte Pinakothek in Munich
  • Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität in Munich
  • Museum for Applied Arts in Cologne

If you really want to just visit the 2 or 3 most important sights in whole Germany, I would recommend first spend some days in Berlin, the either go to the area around Cologne and then to Munich or over Dresden to Munich.

In Berlin, there are really a lot of interesting sights, especially a lot of museums (e.g. the Museumsinsel, a island that is full of museums) and naturally a lot of places that remember the division of Germany (e.g. Checkpoint Charley) or the Holocaust. In my opinion also the TV tower is really worth a visit. You can also check out the Brandenbourg Gate, the Column of Victory (Siegessäule) or the Bundestag.

In Munich there is also a lot to do. You have the choice between some cultural activities like museums, or you can spend your time in the various beer gardens, especially the Hofbräuhaus are known worldwide. At the moment there is also the Oktoberfest that attracts many visitors. I personally would also visit the old Olympic Stadium with its famous roof designed by Günther Behnisch. There you can also climb a tower that will provides you with a great look over the city.

  • Thanks, I've found some of them in Google.But the problem is I don't have enough time and I just can visit a few places. So I asked the question to make sure that for example, this place is worth the time you spend. – Gigili Sep 30 '11 at 22:33
  • @Gigili I updated my answer – RoflcoptrException Sep 30 '11 at 22:42

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