Sunil Metcalfe

Germany Travel Expert

It’s not all fairytale castles and Bauhaus architecture in Germany – though there’s plenty of that to go around too. Instead, the hotels and resorts here take any number of guises, from wellness retreats in the Black Forest to canalside luxury in Hamburg and a touch of chic in Berlin. Journey through Germany’s past and present through its timeless properties.

Sunil Metcalfe

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Germany Highlights

Germany is home to a fascinating blend of medieval wonders and modern innovation. From the Alpine peaks, to the Black Forest, it is one of the most picturesque and charming countries in Europe and the perfect destination for an exclusive journey.

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In Wim Wenders’ 1987 fantasy film Wings of Desire, an angel – played by the impeccable Bruno Ganz – looks out over the humming vista of Berlin. He is filled with a humble love for a country that would, over the next thirty years, not only reunify its East and West, but would blossom into one of the world’s most developed and culturally rich economies. Germany – from Bavarian castles and black forest gateau to BMWs and Berghain – has it all, and in enviable heaps.

Luxury Holiday in the Black Forest


Pine forests, deep and rich and dark; romantic, turret-thronged castles, piercing the blue sky; and moody, snow-slicked mountains. This is the Black Forest, Germany’s own fantastical wilderness and one of Europe’s best haunts for a luxury family retreat – a layer-cake of mountains and pine-shrouded hills in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. A private chauffeur will be your tour guide up intoto this most scenic of regions, enjoying dinner at the rustic Bauernstube and visiting the largest walk-in cuckoo clock in the world.

Art in Berlin


From the stately mass of Berlin’s Pergamon Museum to the trendy artist-led spaces of hustling Hamburg, Germany is awash with some for the world’s most daring and darling art. Join a private tour across centuries of creativity in the homeland of Anselm Keifer’s corrugated landscapes, the experimental performance of Joseph Beauys, and the romantic dreaming of Kaspar David Freidreich – making it an ideal and restful pause, whether you’re traveling as an extended family or on a luxury European honeymoon.

Luxury Holiday in Munich


The capital of proud Bavaria, Munich, is best preceded by a private tour to the breathtaking Zugspitze – Germany’s snowbound and tallest mountain. The city itself – a buzzing compact of squares, churches, museums and eateries. At the Feldherrnhalle, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz, you’ll encounter the city’s most historically important monument – and one which played a decisive role in the country’s slide into fascism and war. You’re also only a short spin away from the unforgettable and surprisingly entertaining BMW Museum, where you’ll be able to test-drive some of the newest releases.

Germany Highlights

Germany is home to a fascinating blend of medieval wonders and modern innovation. From the Alpine peaks, to the Black Forest, it is one of the most picturesque and charming countries in Europe and the perfect destination for an exclusive journey.

Best Luxury Hotels in Berlin


Across its bustling cosmopolitan cities and fairytale mountain castles, Germany has an abundance of world-leading, luxury hotels from which to base your Germanic adventures.

Best Luxury Hotels in Berlin


Located onto a stone’s throw from the tranquil Tiergarten, this Patricia Urquiola-renovated former Danish embassy has become one of the city’s chicest boutique hotels. Das Stue (or, the ‘living room’) offers a heady dose of homelike comfort within the glamorous heart of the city’s diplomatic district. Its two avant-garde restaurants - the Casual and Cinco - are headed by Spanish Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez, if you’re looking for another reason to bed down here.

Best Luxury Hotels in Bavaria


Truly transporting yourself to another world, the beautiful Schloss Elmau is a family-friendly, luxury spa hotel set in the jaw-dropping Bavarian Alps - close by to the winter ski resort of Garmisch. Snow-capped mountains, luscious greenery, and immaculate Alpine-eating make it the perfect family base as well as an idyllic honeymoon retreat. You’ll love its laid-back Michelin-starred restaurant, Luce d’Oro.

Best Luxury Hotels in Hamburg


Deftly fusing the old world and the new, this grand, boisterous landmark in Hamburg gazes out over a glittering lake while its culinary offering lures in some of the world’s pickiest food lovers - and for good reason. This glamorous luxury outpost of the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is a true hub in this already buzzing city, and its style and comfort are well and widely known.

  • Population Population 82,000,000
  • Capital Capital Berlin
  • Language Language German
  • Currency Currency Euro
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  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    For car-lovers make sure to pay a visit to BMW's driving academy near Munich, where you can test drive the latest models.

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