Art & Culture

Symphonies, Styles & Stories
Booking Period: Today - 9/6/2024
Travel Period: 2023 - 2024


Immerse yourself in Germany's captivating art and culture, where centuries of tradition intertwine with contemporary expression. Wander through renowned museums like Frankfurt's Städel Museum or stand before Cologne's awe-inspiring cathedral, a testament to time's influence on art and architecture. Dive into Düsseldorf's modernist galleries and Bremen's maritime heritage, then feel Hamburg's musical heartbeat at the Elbphilharmonie. Germany’s Magic Cities are living galleries, inviting you to traverse history and modernity, experience diverse artistic perspectives and find inspiration at every turn. Keep reading to discover what you might find.


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Museum Embankment Festival, Frankfurt ©#visitfrankfurt/Holger Ullmann


Frankfurt is an international city and the gateway to Germany. But it’s not just about the hustle and bustle. It’s also a place of great history and tradition, cozy comforts, lush oases and festive celebrations. Frankfurt's dynamic art scene and rich cultural tapestry, thriving in its juxtaposition of historic landmarks and modern architecture, offer a captivating exploration of the city's diverse creative spirit.

Must See:

  • Städel Museum: Delve into the artistry of the Städel Museum, where a vast collection spans centuries of creative expression, from Old Masters to contemporary works. 
  • Museumsufer: Embark on an artistic odyssey along the Museumsufer, the "Museum Embankment," where a multitude of cultural institutions lines the banks of the river Main.
  • Römerberg: Step onto the historic Römerberg square, Frankfurt's medieval heart. The iconic Römer building stands as a symbol of the city's heritage, offering a glimpse into its storied past.
Kölner Dom, Cologne ©Andrey Krav


Cologne is the oldest city among Germany's metropolises. Home to Cologne Cathedral, the nation's most-visited tourist attraction, the biggest city on the Rhine river also boasts contemporary galleries like Museum Ludwig and immersive experiences like the Schokoladenmuseum. With a rich blend of historical landmarks, modern artistic hubs and unique cultural attractions, Cologne beckons travelers to experience a dynamic marriage of creativity and tradition.

Must See:

  • Cologne Cathedral: Admire the Gothic splendor of Cologne Cathedral, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site and testament to architectural brilliance.
  • Museum Ludwig: Immerse yourself in modern and contemporary art at Museum Ludwig, housing a diverse collection by renowned artists like Picasso and Warhol.
  • Schokoladenmuseum (Chocolate Museum): Explore the Schokoladenmuseum for a sensory journey through chocolate's history, from bean to bar.


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MedienHafen, Düsseldorf ©Pebbles


Equal parts modern metropolis and charming, cozy village, the heart of Düsseldorf is the Old Town, home of the traditional Altbier, a top-fermented beer. Luxury shopping and hip neighborhoods intersect with modern art and a thriving creative scene. Architectural highlights such as MedienHafen alternate with wide meadows and fantastic Rhine River views. Underpinning it all is the city’s burgeoning gastronomy, best experienced via a stroll through Carlsplatz food market.

Must See:

  • Altstadt (Old Town): Düsseldorf's charming Old Town, with its traditional architecture and vibrant atmosphere, invites exploration of local culture and lively dining. Home of the Altbier, a truly local Düsseldorf specialty.
  • MedienHafen: Discover the modern architectural marvels of MedienHafen, a revitalized harbor district where futuristic buildings blend with industrial heritage.
  • Königsallee: Königsallee stretches along a beautiful canal lined with chestnut trees. The iconic boulevard affectionately known as "Kö" is lined with designer boutiques, perfect for luxury shopping and a scenic stroll.


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Town Musicians, Bremen ©Carina Tank


The Hanseatic city of Bremen is located in the vibrant heart of northwest Germany and is home to the Bremen Town Musicians. It’s a city where unique aspects of history, tradition, science, nature and culture converge.

Must See:

  • Market Square, Bremer Rathaus & Statue of Roland: Explore the heart of Bremen, where the stunning Town Hall and the iconic Statue of Roland stand as testaments to the city's historic significance.
  • Town Musicians of Bremen: Encounter the whimsical spirit of Bremen through the bronze statues of the Town Musicians, characters from a famous fairytale that capture the city's playful charm.
  • Schnoorviertel: Wander through this enchanting historic quarter of narrow lanes and medieval houses that exude an Old-World atmosphere.


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Speicherstadt Historic Warehouse District © Vallbracht


Maritime character and history make Hamburg one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From the UNESCO World Heritage Speicherstadt to the new Elbphilharmonie concert house with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the harbor and the largest model railway in the world, the city offers many ways to explore its multifaceted creative identity.

Must See:

  • Speicherstadt: Explore this historic warehouse district with its distinctive red-brick buildings and intricate canals, showcasing Hamburg's maritime heritage in a picturesque setting.
  • Elbphilharmonie: Marvel at the iconic concert hall that graces Hamburg's skyline. Its fusion of modern design and captivating acoustics offers a symphonic experience within an artistic masterpiece.
  • Miniatur Wunderland: Embark on a whimsical journey where intricately detailed miniature landscapes span continents and eras, captivating visitors of all ages with its immersive charm.
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