Beautiful German water towns for a trip


Beautiful water towns in Germany

There are more than 12,000 lakes and 900 rivers in Germany. Many pretty towns have sprung up near the shore over the centuries. The travel reporter presents seven particularly beautiful ones away from Hamburg and Co.

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Anyone who wants to travel by water in Germany probably thinks first of the holiday resorts on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea or the port cities such as Hamburg, Rostock and Cologne. But there are also many impressive coastal resorts that are less well known but are worth every vacation. We present seven particularly beautiful ones.

1. Monschau in North Rhine-Westphalia

Monschau, with around 12,000 inhabitants, is located in the Rureifel in North Rhine-Westphalia. The river of the same name flows through the medieval town near the Belgian border. Monschau Castle dominates the historic city center with its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets.

Not far from here is the Eifel National Park with breathtakingly beautiful hiking trails. Either way, a trip to the countryside is worthwhile, as unique natural wonders await you in NRW.

Monschau, in North Rhine-Westphalia, is known for its half-timbered houses.

2. Hannoversch Münden in Lower Saxony

In Hannoversch Münden, at the southernmost tip of Lower Saxony, only 24,000 people live. The picturesque urban landscape is mainly characterized by water. Hannoversch Münden is also known as the city of the three rivers, because it is there that the Weser rises from the confluence of the Werra and the Fulda.

Sports lovers can explore the city by canoe or bicycle. Well-developed trails lead through the Weserbergland to Bremen.

The urban landscape of Hannoversch Münden is characterized by the wooded area and the water.

3. Wismar in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The coast cannot be completely avoided on the list of the most beautiful water towns, because Wismar in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania simply cannot be missing. The Hanseatic city with around 44,000 inhabitants is located on the Baltic Sea coast in the Bay of Wismar. Wismar is best known for its well-preserved medieval old town.

At the old port you can watch the cutters and sailboats in a dreamlike atmosphere as they gently rock the waves. travel journalist Nicole gives tips for a perfect weekend in Wismar.

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Old ships that tell impressive stories continue to dock in the port of Wismar.

4. Bernkastel-Kues in Rhineland-Palatinate

There are many beautiful cities and towns along the Moselle, including Bernkastel-Kues. Located on both sides of the Moselle, the town of around 7100 inhabitants invites you to take a stroll through more than 2,000 years of history.