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Saving $$$ on Activities in Germany

hiking in Saxony, Germany
If you want to get away from the cities and are looking for a wealth of beautiful, unspoilt, natural landscapes, Germany offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Explore Germany's marvelous natural landscapes - on foot, by bike or by boat!

A miracle of nature with its sandstone formations is "Saechsische Schweiz" (Saxon Switzerland) close to Dresden. Discover the German Alps and Germany's highest mountain; the "Zugspitze" in the state of Bavaria.
Or make a trip to popular
Luneburger Heath in the northern part of Germany. Traditionally, the heath can be seen at its best in late summer from mid-August to late-September when it is usually in full bloom. Some, however, prefer springtime when the yellow gleam of rape fields or the bright colors of leaves create an atmosphere of serenity.

A gem, and free of charge as well, is the historical trail of the clock carriers and the
Black Forest cuckoo clock history experience.
Also worthwhile is a trip to the Black Forest open-air museum "
Vogtsbauernhof" in Gutach for $9. Between 4.30 and 5 pm museum ticket are reduced to just $6. Experience the Black Forest from the 16th to the 20th centuries as you walk through the open air museum.

Or why not hop on a bike and enjoy Germany's beautiful landscapes, lakeshores and cities along one of the many safe, easy and free of charge cycle trails throughout the country. Millions of visitors to Germany have already discovered that exploring the country by bike can be both relaxing and exciting.
For example the
Romantic Road with its ever-changing scenery makes an ideal bike trip. Local tourist offices usually keep lists of companies where it's possible to rent bikes at reasonable prices.

Hot Tip: Wine Festivals

Germany has around 1,250 wine festivals each year. Village squares, vineyards, ancient castles or city streets are the setting for these lively events where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate the harvest of the grapes. Find love of life, wine, good old-fashioned 'Gemütlichkeit' and award-winning cuisine, all in celebration of the grape.
Taste local wines and other culinary delights at reasonable prices - for example along the German Wine Route.