You will find the romantic heart of Germany in its small towns. From the stunning vistas of Bavarian Alps to the scenic Rhine River, these small towns in Germany will charm the socks right off you.
SMALL TOWNS TO VISIT
1.WERTHEIM AM MAIN
Situated in southwestern Germany, the picturesque town has an outstanding medieval town center that is overlooked by an impressive 12th century castle on a nearby hill. Another landmark is the Pointed Tower which foundation have weakened over the centuries by floods, causing it to lean. If you’re looking for glass souvenirs, Wertheim am Main is famous for its glass-making.
The ancient town with towers and spires popping up against the skyline was once the home to the largest royal palace north of the Alps. The Blue Tower’s viewing platform offers stunning views of the medical town.Don’t miss the Talmarkt, a celebration of fun in July, and the traditional Christmas market that is considered one of Germany’s most beautiful.
Located on the island of Rugun in the Baltic Sea, this seaside town is dating back to the 14th century. It’s best known for its historic resort architecture and 370 meter pier that extends into the water. The former fishing and farming town has been a resort draw since 1875 when the first tourists arrived to swim in the sea. Old hotels and villas are filling the town center and beachfront.
The medieval building with color-laden window boxes, streetside planters with even more gorgeous flowers and a stream running through the town makes this town the Bavarian Alps most beautiful village. With the Alps in the background, it just doesn’t get much prettier than this. Strolling down the town’s main street, Obermark and see how prosperous the town used to be when it was an important stop on medieval trade routes.
5.TRIBERG IM SCHWARZWALD
Most known for its cuckoo clocks, the most visited town in the Black Forest is surrounded by green fields. You can also visit the Black Forest Museums, the Triberg Falls, one of the highest in Germany or go for a hike on one of the hiking trails.
The town is considered as one of the prettiest villages on the river. The town medieval half-timbered building sport touches of bright red accented with flower boxes. After a long day, you can rest those weary feet at the medieval market with a glass of Riesling.
This picturesque town’s with its multi-storied buildings and narrow cobblestone streets is one of Europe best preserved towns. You can walk through the ancient Collegiate Church, considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture or take a ride through the town on a horse-drawn carriage
Located in Bavaria along the Romantic Road, Dinkelsbuhl is one of Germany’s few remaining medieval walled cities. The town celebrates its rescue during the Thirty Years War with its annual “Kinderzeche” festival in July, Colorfully costumed residents impart an aura of pageantry. Also don’t miss the 15th century St. George’s Church with its 12th century tower. Don’t miss the summer heavy metal music festival.
Summer is the best time to visit Germany. Spring and autumn are also good options, particularly the months of May and September when there is little rainfall and the temperatures are agreeable.