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Cheap flights to Germany

Whether you’re here for Oktoberfest, the quirky culture in Berlin, or a good hike through the Black Forest, you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised by German culture.

Germany is the biggest country in Central Europe, with a population of over 80 million and comprised of 16 constituencies. It’s probably best known for it’s bratwurst, beer, and troubled past – but they’re past that now. You’ll be able to find memorials and the remains on concentration camps in areas like Berlin, where you can learn of their history, but it’s not something that’s discussed or prominent in modern day Germany.

They’re now a modern and vibrant country with several cities worth exploring, including Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Essen, Hanover and Koln (to name a few). Berlin is oozing with the hipster vibe, pouring from it’s flea markets, dinky bars and cool restaurants, whereas Munich (Bavaria) hosts the biggest beer festival in the world every October. Lager louts descend on the Bavarian capital every October to drink gallons and gallons of the good stuff (they managed 7 million litres in Octoberfest 2007!).

Naturally, German cuisine pairs up pretty well with beer. After a few drinks you might find yourself craving a bratwurst (sausage with sauerkraut), Knodel (bread dumplings) or Kasespatzle (cheesy noodles). They certainly know how to do stodge, but you’ll also find chic restaurants around the country, serving up fresh and local produce.

Berchtesgaden and Nuremberg are filled with the picture perfect snow capped mountains and quaint villages you find on post cards, but your family back home would probably prefer it if you bought them back some gingerbread from the Hauptmarkt.

What you need to know

You can fly into a variety of airports around the country direct from Dublin, including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bremen, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and many more. There are also a few direct flights from Shannon and Cork going into Berlin, Munich and Memmingen.

Currency

They use the Euro in all of Germany.

Visa

EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany

Laws

Cycling whilst drunk is a punishable offence, and it’s verboten to make noise on Sundays, or tune your piano at night. The Germans like their peace and quiet.

Best time to visit

Bavaria gets extremely busy (and costly) over September and October, but other areas remain cheap and temperate over this time. April and May are also good times to visit, as you’re avoiding high season, but the weather is just starting to pick up.

Whilst it might be cold in winter, it’s the best time to see the Christmas markets in all of their winter wonderland glory.  

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