Both business and recreational travellers flock to Germany, a world leader in science, business and technology that boasts a stunning natural landscape and abundant tourist attractions. German-based airlines including Lufthansa and Air Berlin offer inexpensive options for international travel, so you can fly easily into one of the country’s major cities without breaking the bank. Flying between German cities can also be a low-cost method of travel, as well as the ever popular rail and road network. In this brief article, we explore some of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions and more importantly, how to find the best deals on flights to Germany.
The capital city of Germany has a world-class visual and performing arts scene with museums, art galleries, theatres and orchestras galore. Berlin is also one of the world’s leading convention destinations. Two airports, Tegel and Schoenefeld, serve travelers to the city. Tegel is the larger and busier of the two and is a hub for Air Berlin, which provides discounted fare offers from different cities around the world to various German airports. Lufthansa and a host of other airlines including British Airways also operate out of Tegel. Domestic airlines like Germanwings, a no-frills company owned by Lufthansa, and Air Berlin as well as international airlines like easyJet operate out of Schoenefeld. Given the convenient transport links from both Berlin’s Schoenefeld and Tegel airports to the city centre, it’s worth comparing prices and browsing the available last minute deals on flights to Berlin.
This historic city straddles the Rhine River and features stunning medieval and Renaissance architecture, vast bridges and significant landmarks like the Cologne Cathedral. The Cologne/Bonn International Airport is nestled beside the Wahner Heide nature reserve, and is a hub for low-cost Germanwings. Germanwings offers bargain airfare from many international and domestic cities to Cologne and other destinations within Germany. Domestic airlines like Air Berlin, Lufthansa and TUIfly also offer round-trip service as does international carriers like easyJet.
Known as the Jewel Box for its baroque and rococo architecture, Dresden is famous for its castles and palaces including the Dresden Castle and the Zwinger Palace. Modern and postmodern constructions also dot the landscape, one of the greenest in Europe with many parks and forests. Dresden International is the city’s airport and a few airlines operate out of it. Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Germanwings are the top carriers.
This city of skyscrapers is Germany’s financial centre and is home to the European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank. Frankfurt also contains many cultural attractions such as Saint Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Alte Oper (or the old opera house) and Saint Paul’s Church. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world’s busiest and Germany’s largest airport, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Condor Flugdienst. Air Berlin and a multitude of other domestic and international airlines service this airport, including British Airways and United Airlines.
This popular tourist town offers a pleasing landscape that features waterways with over 2300 bridges, gardens and architecture spanning several styles. The city also puts on many festivals and fairs throughout the year such as Hamburger Dom, a funfair staged three times a year. Many domestic and international airlines serve Hamburg Airport including Air Berlin, Lufthansa, easyJet and British Airways.
The capital of Bavaria is a popular destination for tourists, especially around September and early October, when they arrive to help celebrate Oktoberfest. Besides the abundance of local beer and the city’s culinary delights, Munich is also a cultural centre for art, literature and music. Germany’s second-largest airport is Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, a hub for Lufthansa. Domestic airlines including Air Berlin, Condor Flugdienst and TUIfly also offer service as does international carriers like easyJet and United Airlines.