Why Germany Should Be On Your List For Holiday Travel

  • Viceroy Editorial Staff
  • Travel

Whether flocking to the very high-end molecular concept professional Dr. Barbara Sturm for exclusive skin treatments or to new, buzz-worthy fine jewelers, Germany is definitely the must-visit location for that special level of luxury.  The energy only ramps up for the holidays!

Indeed, for approximately five weeks, beginning the last week in November through the week of Christmas, intimate market squares and old towns across Germany will be filled with wooden pop-ups selling artisanal handmade toys, tree decorations and traditional arts and crafts. The aroma of grilled sausages and Glühwein (mulled wine) will fill the air as excitement for the holidays builds.

Such cities as Thuringia with its romantic flair is high atop the list of many as are Erfurt, Weimar, Schmalkalden or Eisenach during the winter season. Castles abound as well, and while Neuschwanstein Castle may be the most renowned, there are many others to be discovered during the winter season. St. Emmeram Palace in Regensburg and Hoenzollern Castle in Baden-Wurttemberg are just a few.  Advents concerts will be held in such castles as Thuringia's Wartburg and the historical Hambach Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate. 

Germany also offers some of the best sites for restoration and much-needed relaxation given the pace of holiday schedules. The country offers 350 high-rated health resorts and spa towns. Germany has one of the most comprehensive spa cultures in Europe. Whether a location by the sea or in the mountains or near snowy meadows or forests, a diverse portfolio of spas across the country combines traditional healing methods with modern medicine. The Caracalla spa in Baden-Baden, the Carolus spa in Aachen or the Kaiser Friedrich spa in Wiesbaden are just a few options to from which to choose. This is not so much about the luxury of pampering as it is about re-cultivating the luxury of true vitality and health at its root. For example, elegant, 19th-century property known as Brenners Park Hotel and spa in the town of Baden-Baden has an international clientele, including loyal visitors from Texas and California. One can consult with a doctor, dentist or get a delicious “massage sampler” from a strong Tunisian therapist who can put your body to rights in an hour. The glass-walled swimming pool is enriched with ozone to cut down chlorine. 

This and more awaits the discerning traveler in Germany for the holidays. A definite on one's list.  For further information please visit: http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html

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