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Budget Travel Guide to Nuremberg

Budget Travel Guide to Nuremberg

Situated in the heart of Bavaria, the city of Nuremberg is one of the most important cities in Germany. This is a city that’s brimming with history, and being the second largest city in Bavaria - after Munich, the Bavarian capital - Nuremberg is a place that has been at the forefront of Germanic events since the days of the Holy Roman Empire over a thousand years ago. Nuremberg has a beautifully preserved medieval centre, but the city is perhaps best known for hosting Nazi rallies in the 1930s and the infamous Nuremberg Trials at the end of World War II. It’s a fascinating city to explore, and for budget travellers, there’s a lot to do, given the great value entrance fees to museums and historical sights within Nuremberg. Of course, this is Western Europe though, and budget travel can be difficult when you factor in the relatively high costs…
Budget Travel Guide to Munich

Budget Travel Guide to Munich

Munich, the Bavarian capital and one of the largest and most historic cities in Germany is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling through Europe. But is this a city that can actually be visited on a budget? With one of the highest costs of living in Germany - higher even, than Berlin - and with peak season travel in both summer and over Christmas pushing prices for accommodation and transport up throughout most of the year, it would at first glance seem that Munich could never be a cheap travel destination. But there are ways to save costs and to stretch your hard-earned cash further when it comes to exploring Munich. Travel outside of peak season, and avoid Oktoberfest and the Christmas Markets, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the difference in costs. There are also many free tourist attractions, and you can find cheap eats and accommodation if you…
20 Things to do in Heidelberg - That People Actually Do!

20 Things to do in Heidelberg – That People Actually Do!

Inspiring creatives for centuries, the small city of Heidelberg is best known as the home of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious university. Since the 14th century, this quaint little student town has been a hub for the Rhine-Neckar region’s artists, writers and academics. Located on the banks of the picturesque Necker River by the Odenwald Mountains, Heidelberg’s romantic and scenic landscape is only enhanced by its charming castle ruins and medieval Old Town. Heidelberg may be a top destination for students, but what attracts travellers and tourists to the city? Wonder no more, as you’re about to learn about 20 fun and fascinating things to do in Heidelberg, Germany. Plan your trip to Germany Need data for your trip to Germany? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget…
Where to stay in Fussen

Where to stay in Fussen

The area around Fussen is so beautiful that King Ludwig II chose to build one of his castles here and yet, most people now visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a day trip from Munich. This is a shame because there is so much more to explore besides the castle. Whether you are staying in Fussen for one night to get a head start on tourists visiting the castle, or staying longer to explore this stretch of Bavarian Alps, we can help you decide where to stay in Fussen.  We will cover off all types of Fussen accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Fussen hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Fussen, the best Fussen hotels, best places in Fussen to visit, the best places to stay in Fussen, hotels near Fussen attractions, Fussen neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or…
23 Things to do in Dresden - That People Actually Do!

23 Things to do in Dresden – That People Actually Do!

Are you planning a trip to Germany and interested in exploring outside of tourist hotspots like Berlin and Hamburg? Along the Elbe River in the German state of Saxony is Dresden, a city of elegance and resilience. Dresden's idyllic location earned it a reputation as ‘the Florence of the North’ and ‘the Venice of the River Elbe’. Although heavily destroyed by World War II, many of the city’s infamous Baroque buildings have been restored to their former beauty. In addition to the monumental architecture, Dresden is also loved for its many fascinating museums and historic galleries. Armed with a prepaid Dresden City Card, you can explore the city’s numerous points of interests with ease. Read on for 23 interesting things to do in Dresden, Germany. Plan your trip to Germany Need data for your trip to Germany? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Heidelberg

Ultimate Travel Guide to Heidelberg

Heidelberg Germany, a lovely town located in Southwestern Germany on the Neckar river, is a wonderful place to visit for a couple of days when traveling throughout Germany.  Students, couples, and solo travelers alike will enjoy the many beautiful landmarks and destinations that Heidelberg has to offer. Although the city is known for the infamous Heidelberg University, there are plenty of things to explore ranging from church tours to day trips to open markets. Check out our travel guide highlighting various points of interest to help make this trip one to remember! This ultimate travel guide to Heidelberg will show you all the most beautiful places in Heidelberg, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Heidelberg and things to do in Heidelberg which will help you in planning a trip to Heidelberg. Plan your trip to Germany Need data for your trip to Germany? We use Tep Wireless…
Where to stay in Hamburg

Where to stay in Hamburg

Germany’s second largest city is one of Europe’s largest ports. With several canals, access to the North Sea via River Elbe, and maritime history, Hamburg offers a different side of Germany from other popular cities like Munich or Berlin. There are many Hamburg neighborhoods, so deciding where to stay in Hamburg can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the city has excellent public transportation for easy access to all of the various neighborhoods of Hamburg. We’ve broken down the best Hamburg districts for visitors, found some cool places to stay in Hamburg, and will recommend several Hamburg hotels for every budget. We will cover off all types of Hamburg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Hamburg hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Hamburg, the best Hamburg hotels, best places in Hamburg to visit, the best places to stay in Hamburg, hotels near Hamburg attractions, Hamburg neighborhood…
Where to stay in Dresden

Where to stay in Dresden

So you are planning a visit to the “Florence of Germany.” While Dresden Germany is perhaps best known for the total devastation incurred during WWII, the city has been rebuilt and has much to offer travelers who come here. Most of the best attractions in Dresden are closely centered around the Old Town area, making it a very walkable city. Should you choose one of the Dresden hotels outside of the city center, the public transportation system in Dresden includes 12 tram routes and 27 bus routes, so you’ll be able to get around easily, no matter where you stay in Dresden. Using our guide to the best areas of Dresden, we can help you decide where to stay in Dresden, Germany. We will cover off all types of Dresden accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Dresden hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Dresden, the…
Where to stay in Heidelberg

Where to stay in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Germany is a beautiful destination that is a bit off the beaten path for travelers to Germany. Located on the River Neckar in southwest Germany, Heidelberg is famous as the home of Heidelberg University and Heidelberg Castle, as well as the world’s longest continuous shopping street. In addition to the history, architecture and shopping, Heidelberg is surrounded by expansive forests and hills, and offers many day trip opportunities to nearby towns and villages. With our guide to Heidelberg hotels and the best neighborhoods in Heidelberg, you can easily decide where to stay in Heidelberg. We will cover off all types of Heidelberg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Heidelberg hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Heidelberg, the best Heidelberg hotels, best places in Heidelberg to visit, the best places to stay in Heidelberg, hotels near Heidelberg attractions, Heidelberg neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb…
Where to stay in Berlin

Where to stay in Berlin as a first time visitor

Berlin is a city packed to the brim with culture, politics, innovation and science. A place where its world-famous, tangible history fills the streets, fueling what the city means today. Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the Rivers Spree and Havel, the capital and the largest city of Germany is home to 3.7 million people, making it the second most populous city proper in the European Union behind the city of London. As well as the locals, Berlin attracts tourists by the thousands every year and keeps them coming back for more. A modern multicultural metropolis, Berlin somehow maintains its charm as an international village, a city that caters for start-ups and freelancers and anyone that lives by the mantra ‘live and let live.’ In fact, if you walk anywhere in Berlin, the laid-back vibes of the city and its residents are almost palpable! Full of world-renowned universities,…