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Are you Curious about Germany? We Are!

Recently, I wrote an article about the 25 year reunion of East and West Germany, a historical moment that was epitomized by the Berlin Wall coming down. My research about this monumental anniversary opened my eyes to the beauty of Germany – a beauty that I was unaware Germany had to offer.

From stunning natural forests to villages, hikes, soothing rivers and intricate architectural buildings in the heart of some of the oldest cities… I was blown away. It inspired me to place Germany in my travel bucket list.

Take a look – I’m sure you will join me in the inspiration!


It’s interesting to see that Germany has created an exciting touristic plan based around the 25 year reunion. Their #germany25reunified campaign is smart – it involves opening touristic spots that were significant to the divide between East and West Germany as well as the reunification: places like villages that were split or forests that were inaccessible to civilians… what a fascinating experience to walk through it all and share in the many stories!

We can’t all travel to Germany, but we CAN all experience it online through this playlist of #germany25reunified videos that were created in honor of the campaign.

As you watch, think about a few reasons why you absolutely must to go to Germany:

  • It has an incredibly rich history that goes back thousands of years
  • You can enjoy a unique culture that needs to be experienced in person
  • Forests, hikes, and utter peace away from the hustle of urban life
  • Experience the most wonderful classical music from famous German composers in concertos in the heart of Berlin
  • Christmas in Germany is… unreal…
  • German people are some of the kindest I have ever met – and quite the lookers.
Christmas in Germany (Photographer: Rene Schwietzke)
Christmas in Germany (Photographer: Rene Schwietzke)

I wouldn’t be a good frugal lady unless I showed you frugal options to help you keep your costs down on a trip to Germany:

  • Cheap flights through airlines like Ryan Air
  • Plenty of hostels that will host you for fair rates
  • Alternatively, try couch surfing – at your own risk
  • Public transportation in Germany is known for its efficiency! You can get wherever you need to go without private car rentals.
  • Try your luck whenever there’s a #germany25reunified trip competition held by the Ministry of Tourism (here’s hoping!)
  • Buy Groupons – pay less, eat more. Or eat market food – it’s delicious and cheap!

Have you ever been to Germany? Would you like to? Please share with us!

 

About Ronnie E.

Ronnie is the frugal Latina of the group. Hailing from the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bolivia, she lives and breathes frugality. She loves to figure out how to spend less money and takes on the challenge of finding great deals and cheaper options every day.

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  • malia p

    I would love to visit Germany during Christmas Time! Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  • Ronnie- I actually have visited Germany (back in 2000, pre-kiddos). It is definitely quaint and picturesque. My favorite thing was going to the flea market. The antiques there are amazing. I love how they barter on prices too! This post makes me want to go back!

  • I visited Germany when I was 15, 42 years ago. I was living with a French family for the summer, and they took me to Freiburg to visit family for a weekend. It was a beautiful trip.

  • Germany has so much beauty and history. My husband is German-American and always wanted to go visit the “fatherland”. Thanks for the virtual tour.

  • Mireille Green

    I spent several years in Germany and loved every minute. Specially around this time of year, buying chesnuts or spiced wine as we walked in the streets of open air markets was really great. Makes me melancholic to think about it.

  • Catheryn Cervantes

    Went several years ago pre kiddo and loved everything about it. It can be pricey so like you said planning is everything from lodging to your flight but so worth it!

  • Katherine Bartlett

    I have always wanted to go to Germany. It sounds so gorgeous!