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Best natural wonders in Germany

Best Natural Wonders in Germany

Are you ready to discover a captivating blue aquatic abyss? Do you marvel at incredible rock formations that seem to rise out of the ground like the crest of a Stegosaurus? Will you have the courage to walk on the Devil's Bridge?

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities, to discover the best natural wonders in Germany.

 


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Lake Hintersee

Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

Just a few kilometres from the Austrian border, the Hintersee Lake is one of Germany's most beautiful natural wonders. During your stay in Bavaria be sure to visit the Hintersee and Königssee lakes. These lakes, nearly 200 m deep, are captivating blue. If you come there in summer or in autumn do not miss the sight of cows crossing by boat. They are transported from one end of the lake to the other to graze on the finest and tastiest grass in Germany.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Salzburg Airport in Austria (50 min by car) or to Munich (2h).

 

Where to stay: Gasthaus-Pension Seeklause” located on Lake Hintersee.

 

 


Best Natural Wonders in Germany - Devil's Bridge in Kromlau - Copyright Mike Mareen - European Best Destinations
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Devil's Bridge

Kromlau - Saxony

This incredible stone bridge is nicknamed "Devil’s Bridge". Satanists or simply those who want to scare themselves will sometimes travel thousands of kilometres to come and see this bridge. Is it located in the middle of an evil forest, a demilitarized zone, a radioactive zone or an old witch cemetery? Not really, this bridge is located in the middle of "Azaleen - und Rhododendronpark Kromlau", the Azalea and Rhododendron park of Kromlau, a charming little town near the Polish border.

 

Entrance to the park is free, with beautiful plants and flowers growing at any time of the year. Rather more prosaically, the Germans call it "The Shower Head Bridge" because its rounded shape resembles a shower head.

 

Book your flights to Dresden as well as your cheapest accommodation and tours and activities as a terrifying tour of Dresden.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dresden. Kromlau is located 1.5 hours by car.

 

Where to stay: “Ferienwohnung Schloss Kromlau” located near the Devil's Bridge.

 


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Bastei Bridge

Saxon Switzerland National Park - Lohmen

Located to the east of the very pretty city of Dresden, Saxon Switzerland National Park is one of the hidden gems of Germany. These incredible rock formations, called “Bastei”, attract travellers each year who follow unique destinations. This landscape is the natural result of water erosion over millennia.

 

Sensing the tourist interest of this site, already coveted by painters in the 19th century, the authorities have built a stone bridge that crosses the rock formations.

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your best tours and activities in Dresden, such as a "hike through the national park in Saxon Switzerland from Dresden".

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Dresden and drive 2 hours to Lohmen. You can also book your tour online from Dresden.

 

Where to stay: "Hotel & Ferienwohnungen Ettrich" offers a wonderful view of the Elbe and the Bastei rock formation.

 


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Schrecksee 

Bavaria

On the border with Austria, the Schrecksee is a magnificent lake located at an altitude of almost 2000 meters in the sublime region of Bavaria. The Schrecksee is certainly one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria, a place still little known to the general public but popular with hike enthusiasts.

 

Allow 7 hours for this trail which will take you through Austria and allow you to enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany. Do you want nature and wide-open spaces? This is the place for you.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Munich in Germany or Innsbruck in Austria and explore Lake Schrecksee (2.5 hours by car).

 

Where to stay: If you want to stay close to the lake, book your room at the best price at the “Biohotel Mattlihüs” with superb views on the Bavarian Alps.

 


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Lake Eibsee

Garmisch Partenkirchen - Bavaria

This incredible lake, which is often misty in the morning, is located a short drive from Garmisch Partenkirchen, one of Germany's best ski resorts. Want another great reason to visit this little corner of paradise? Lake Eibsee sits at the foot of one of the highest mountains in Germany, the Zugspitze (almost 3000m!).

 

8 very small islands emerge from this beautiful lake and, as amazing as it may seem, they are private just like the lake. In any case, you can visit it and get there by car or public transport. Daily buses leave Garmisch-Partenkirchen station to go to the lakeside in Eibsee.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Munich and drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1h30 by car)

 

Where to stay:  “Eibsee Hotel”, a 4-star hotel located on the Eibsee lake.

 


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Rügen Island

Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania

You long for a return to wild nature to recharge your batteries? Rügen Island is what you need. The largest of the German islands is fairly easy to access as it is connected to the rest of the country by the Stralsund Bridge. Rügen Island is a popular destination for travellers looking for endless beaches, nature, calm, and also architecture.

 

The houses in the cities of Bergen, Sasnitz, Garz and Sellin, are truly unique. Be sure to visit Sellin and take a stroll on the beach, which has been awarded one of the best beaches in Germany.

 

Its wooden pier is also recognized as one of the most beautiful in Europe. There are only good reasons to spend your vacation on Rügen Island.

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price and discover one of the most beautiful places in Germany.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Rostock (1.5 hours by car) or Hamburg (2.5 hours) and drive to Stralsund.

 

Where to stay: "Hotel Bernstein" offers a large spa and a gourmet restaurant. 

 


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Externsteine

Horn-Bad Meinberg - Westphalia-Lippe

Historians reckon that this site made up of incredible rock formations, may have been a pagan place of worship. It is easy to see why they were in awe of this fascinating miracle of nature. The place was occupied by Christians who set up a chapel there more than a millennium ago. A few centuries later, the Nazis took a special interest in the site because, Himmler for example, wanted to return to pre-Christian Germanic traditions and make Externsteine a symbolic place of Germanic identity.

 

During your visit to the park, however, you are more likely to come across squirrels and owls rather than Nazis and pagans. Book your flights to Bielefeld and your accommodation at the best price and discover one of the best natural wonders in Germany.

 

Opening hours: The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closes at 4 p.m. on weekends).

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Bielefeld Airport (40 min by car) or Hannover (1h30).

 

Where to stay: Vital Hotel” a 4-star hotel located 10 km from Externsteine.

 


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Königssee Lake

Schönau am Königssee - Bavaria

Located just 30 minutes by car, 3 hours on foot, from Hintersee Lake, Konigssee Lake is also one of the best natural wonders in Germany. In the south-east of Bavaria, near the Austrian border, come and bathe in a lake of abysmal depth and incredible purity.

 

There is nothing royal about its name "Konig" which means King in German, its name actually originates from the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew built on the shore of the lake. You can reach this basilica by taking a boat trip. Grazing cows make the same journey at the start and end of the year to graze the prettiest and greenest grass in Bavaria.

 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Salzburg Airport in Austria (50 min by car) or to Munich (2h).

 

Where to stay: Explorer Hotel Berchtesgaden” located in Schönau am Königssee.

 


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Blauthof

Blaubeuren

If you have been to Croatia, you may have seen the Glavas’ Spring, one of Croatia's best nature wonders with the same intense blue. The Blautopf, although shallower (21 m versus 130 m for the Glavas spring in Croatia), is just as impressive and just as intriguingly beautiful. Located north of the small town of Blauberen, near the "Klauster Blauberen" school, this captivating deep blue spring can be observed at any time of the year. We advise you to go there in spring or summer.

 

Book your flights to Stuttgart and your cheapest accommodation in Stuttgart or Blaubeuren and discover one of the most amazing places in Germany.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Stuttgart, Blaubeuren is only 1 hour by car or train.

Where to stay: The "Hotel-Restaurant Ochsen" is located in the historic centre of Blauberen.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Stuttgart, Blaubeuren is only 1 hour by car or train.

 

Where to stay: The "Hotel-Restaurant Ochsen" is located in the historic centre of Blauberen.

 


 

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