Events in Germany have often dominated the Central European stage, especially during the two world wars. Travelling through the country, you’ll feel the weight of history in places like Berlin, Weimar, Dachau and beyond.
Oktoberfest in Munich is perhaps the world’s biggest party, and it’s just one of the country’s many festivals. At less celebratory times of year, check out the pulsing club scene in cities like Berlin.
The Bavarian culture, from oompah bands to beer halls, is enough reason to visit. You can also shop for cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest, or just admire the Teutonic half-timbered buildings as you go.