Have You Been to Germany?

Hello there! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Morgan’s little sister, Payton. I once posted a blog about a humorous family situation that occurred to the family (check Payton’s Space tab).

I plan on studying abroad in Berlin, Germany this summer for 5 weeks. I am so pumped! I decided to reach out to Morgan’s dedicated readers for suggestions as to where I should visit and what I should do. What are your experiences in Germany? Any advice?

Just a little background to it, I’m staying with 40+ students in a hotel while we study. I leave June 26 and return July 29. I will have a metro pass for the summer. Oh, I’m also spending a 4 day weekend in Poland. Also, I’m quite excited if I haven’t said that already!

Let me know all your feedback below! I hope to let you all know through guest posts how my summer goes. Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

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10 thoughts on “Have You Been to Germany?

  1. I’m a sucker for Munich. My fiancé’s family lives just outside the city so I get to visit often (ish). I definitely recommend visiting some of the touristy castles like Neuschwainstein.

  2. Such a beautiful country to visit! Carl and I lived there when he was in the military and then had a chance to visit on a trip (with Morgan) one Spring Break. There is plenty to see and do all around you. Definitely visit a castle if you have a chance.

  3. Germany is AWESOME! and like Britt above, I’m a sucker for Munich. I’m going again in a month or so with a stop in Salzburg, Austria. Definitely try to go down to Munich for a weekend if you have time and DEFINITELY visit a castle. They’re just magical over there. Try Turkish food, you’ll like it better than German food (I think). And if you dare, go to the sauna…

    1. Gosh I’m so excited! I’ve heard lovely things about Munich, so it’s totally at the top of the list. A few of the students I’m going with have already played around with the idea of spending a day at a spa or sauna, so maybe I will experience that. Thanks for the suggestions!

  4. Berlin was one of my favorite cities when I backpacked through Europe, what an amazing opportunity!
    Obviously check out the obvious places like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building. For me, the best way to see those touristy places was with a bike tour! I actually prefer exploring places by myself, I don’t like tours. But a bike tour in Berlin was absolutely delightful, plus the last destination is a beer garden. Don’t miss trying a Berliner Weisse with raspberry (Himbeere).
    The Pergamon Museum is amazing. You are just going to find so many things to do.
    Have a great time!

  5. Try and head down south at some point, munich, nürnberg and Rothemberg ob der taube are definitely worth checking out. Salzburg is really close and easy to get to if you’re already down south. Hope you have a fabulous time!

  6. Check out Dani’s blog. She’s German herself and I love her posts, especially the ones about Berlin –> http://globetrottergirls.com/category/destinations/europe/germany-europe-destinations/berlin-germany-europe-destinations/ . Depending on your travel style (squeeze as much as possible into a very short time or slow-travel) you might prefer just exploring Berlin in those 5 weeks, there’s so much to see and do. However if you’re keen to get out then I’d definitely recommend a trip to Dresden. It’s a young vibrant city with beautiful Baroque architecture and lots of history and it’s only 2 hours away. If you fancy white sand beaches then head up to the Baltic Sea (Rügen or Binz) where you’ll find amazing spas. Saw the sauna comment a bit further up – you might wanna check before you go as most saunas actually require you to be completely naked due to hygiene reasons (though I never understood why it’s supposed to be less hygienic if you cover your private parts…). Hope you have a great time in my home country 🙂

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