Senior Citizens Travel to Germany

Jan 24th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

So let’s go visit Germany, Seniors.  Whether you’re searching for new and exciting travel ideas, special offers, or practical information, the official website of the German National Tourist Office has all you need to plan your next trip to Germany and experience a vacation of a lifetime. The picturesque countryside is perfect for walking or simply relaxing in. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism are found throughout the country.

I do remember well the ‘Schwarzwald’ (Black Forest) and the huge barns on each farm.  It is is essentially known for three distinctive features: its highlands, scenery and woods.  The success of the typical Black Forest Gateau (‘Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte’) is based on tasty cherry schnapps and the traditional cuckoo-clock.

Want to know more about the 13 major cities?  There are city guides and 6 regional guides to help you get a feel for Germany.  Everything about Germany provides a one-stop-shop for information on this beautiful Country. Their goal is to provide you with accurate, free information on the Bundesrepublik Deutschland from the point of view of an American living and working in Germany. 

One of the country’s most significant draws is Oktoberfest.  The Oktoberfest isn’t just for Germans anymore. People have flocked to Germany from all parts of the globe to participate in the world’s largest annual festival for nearly 200 years. In addition to the two-week celebration in Munich, the Bavarian capital where the tradition began, Oktoberfest is enjoyed in one form or another in cities and towns worldwide. Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich. It is the largest (public) festival in the world, each year attracting over six million visitors (72% Bavarians and 15% tourists). Traditionally, the festival begins on the first Saturday after September 15th and ends on the first Sunday in October. If the first Sunday in October is October 1st or 2nd, then the festival is extended to October 3rd to include the German Reunification Day.

Planning a trip to Germany and want some advice on what to see and do first? Here is a list with the top ten attractions and sights in Germany that no traveler should miss, starting off with the world’s most famous castle, Neuschwanstein, Bavaria. Here is an additional listing of castles and palaces not to be missed.

Looking for things to do in Germany? Look no further. Read about all the wonderful things to do in Germany. You’ll find information on some of the most exciting things the country has to offer, from river cruising and spa experiences to many other recreational activities.  There are many other great events like the Christmas Markets, New Year at Brandenburg Gate, Carnival, The Bach Festival in Leipzig and others to check out prior to your visit. 

So pack your bags and check out Trip Advisor’s listing of hotel and air deals to Germany.  Here’s a good map of Germany, and another map I found on Google.  

And Berlin.  Yes, Berlin.  One of my daughters spent a summer working in the Berlin Zoo. Now she’s a vet.  Worked out well.  Ten things to do in Berlin include checking out (Berliner Tiergarten) which is Europe’s biggest Zoo.  It became very famous through the birth of Knut, a polar bear cub and now Knut has became a media star.  

And being concerned for elderly seniors with a disability, Germany welcomes you.  Everywhere in Germany you will find accommodations, transportation and cultural attractions with facilities that are adapted to the needs of travelers with disabilities. This website provides a variety of information on things to do and useful links to service centers, organizations and facilities that cater to disabled visitors to Germany. And it is nice to know that Germany offers senior travelers over age 60 a 50 percent discount on the Bahn Card 50. Seniors pay 110 Euros for the BahnCard. This card gives you a 50 percent discount on train tickets as well as a 25 percent discount on standard train fares in the 30-country RailPlus network and that’s a good deal folks. 

Auf Wiedersehen – Gute Reise!  jeb



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  1. Senior Citizens Travel to Germany | Senior Citizen Journal…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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