Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are among the country's big cities, with Berlin being the most modern and fashionable of the three. Other regions of note include the Rhine Valley, the Black Forest, and the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse). Of the many castles spread across the country, Schloss Neuschwanstein, conceived by Ludwig II with the help of a stage designer rather than an architect, is the world's best known.
Although the city is over 2000 years old, much of Frankfurt was restored and rebuilt after World War II.
There is a chic cosmopolitan ambience to the city. Munich has its fair share of grand museums, architecture icons, world-class shops and boutiques, restaurant and historical attractions.
Transportation within Germany is easy and comfortable but not necessarily expensive. The country's dense highway network - the famous "Autobahn" - is toll-free for passenger cars. Traveling by train or bus is also an easy and fun way to discover Germany's charm, history, or trendy hotspots. Check out rail passes and find inexpensive travel tips.