Germany is one of the most exciting travel destinations in Europe. Now that U.S. travel to Germany is allowed and COVID-19 restrictions have eased, it's time to start planning for your next trip!

In case you need answers to your bugging question, "Why should I travel to Germany?," we've got you covered. Enjoy Germany's tourist attractions such as hiking in the Bavarian Alps, exploring the Berlin nightlife, going on scenic drives or shopping at some of Europe’s best markets.

Here we compiled the top reasons to finally get on the next U.S. to Germany flight.

Famous Historical Sites

german-castles Germany is home to key historical places.

Germany is home to more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are 43 cultural sites and three natural sites. From historic cathedrals, museums, churches and castles, there's so much to see in Germany.

Here are some of our recommendations:

1. Frontiers of the Roman Empire

The Upper German-Raetian Limes is a 550km stretch that runs between the Rhine and Danube rivers. Construction of this huge wall began in the 2nd century as Rome's military expanded its borders, building forts around it to serve as bases to control its territory. The Antonine Wall can also be seen here which was built under Emperor Pius to invade parts of northern Britain after a successful expedition up north.

2. Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura

The arrival of modern humans in Europe roughly 43,000 years ago was a result of the last ice age. One of the areas they decided to reside in was the Swabian Jura located in southern Germany. Excavations in this area in the 1860s have uncovered more than six caves that revealed items from the past such as figurines of cave lions or mammoths, as well as musical instruments like flutes. 

3. Magravial Opera House Bayreuth

Built between 1745 and 1750, the Margravial Opera House has been restored extensively. The opera house was designed by architect Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and has been greatly used for pageants and celebrations.

Fun German Festivals

oktoberfest Enjoy one of the biggest festivals in the world.

With more than 30 million annual international visitors, Germany's tourist spots aren't the only reasons you should visit the country. If you want to immerse yourself in German culture the fun way, here are German events you should watch out for:

1.Oktoberfest, Munich

Before it became known as the largest folk festival in the world, Oktoberfest started as a royal wedding celebration. Today, more than 7 million people celebrate Oktoberfest by consuming millions of liters of beer, eating traditional German food, singing and dancing. Dress up for the occasion with your Lederhosen and Dirndls.

2. Carnival, Cologne

This festival originated in Venice but is now celebrated all over the world, reaching even cities like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. While each country has its unique take on the celebration, the Cologne Carnival is also a favorite, bringing in visitors from all over the world for a week of festivities.

Part of the celebration is 'Rose Monday,' a parade that features more than 74 decorated floats, tractors and Ford trucks with performers dressed in the wackiest costumes. Expect lots of drinking, dancing and definitely lots of fun.

3. Reeperbahn, Hamburg

Widely known as Europe's largest club festival, Reeperbahn is a music festival celebrated in the beautiful port city of Hamburg. What makes the event special is it hosts more than 800 concerts over the course of 4 days. Usually held in September, it is where multiple music labels debut their newest stars. Regardless of your taste in music, you'll definitely have a great time at Reeperbahn.

The German Experience

hamburg Germany is home to some of the most friendliest people in the world.

Another reason why should you make that trip is the culture. The food, the people and the experiences you'll get from this beautiful country will be unforgettable. 

1. Food

One of the great things about Germany is the rich and diverse food you can get.

Fun fact: there are more than 1,500 types of sausages in Germany. These are frequently served with sauerkraut, potato salad or stew. In every place you go, you'll always get the infamous hefty German serving that will keep you full the whole day.

2. Board Games

It may not look like it, but Germany is one of the world's biggest producers of board games. They are responsible for the invention of many of the biggest names in the market. Some of the crowd favorites include Carcassonne, The Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. Most German households have multiple games at their disposal, so if you want to make friends with the locals try offering a round of board games! Also Germany draws plenty of tourists and visitors for its scenic beauty and historic sites, but fans of casino games such as slots and roulette have more than 50 casinos to choose from throughout the country.

3. Football

There is allegedly one thing that truly unites everyone in Germany: their love for football. Football fans based in Germany are believed to be some of the most loyal and devoted fans you will ever meet.

If you're a huge sports fan, especially of German teams such as the Borrussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, don't miss out on the chance to watch them play in their home stage!