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The best cities in Germany to visit from Singapore

Need an introduction to some of the country's hippest cities?

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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With news of Singapore piloting quarantine-free travel lanes to Germany and Brunei, all eyes are on the two destinations. Germany, especially, is a popular option for those hoping to cure their serious case of wanderlust. It's an incredible travel destination with diverse experiences, too. You can appreciate the vibrant art and music scene of Berlin, hike in beautiful forests in the west and marvel at the Gothic cathedrals of Cologne. We round up the best cities you can consider visiting if you're planning a trip to Germany. 

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Berlin
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Berlin

Who should go? Art and music lovers 

Equal parts gritty, quirky and diverse, this German capital is a welcome break from mundane life. Berlin is perfect for arts and culture lovers – where you'll be surrounded by international art, design and a thriving music scene. The spirit of the city is alive, too, with open-air museums, parties, a strong biking culture and dance halls on every corner. And there's also the ever-elusive Berghain nightclub – which you can try getting into. 

But there are many facets to this city. You'll be surrounded by not just art, but also history. From The Reichstag to Museum Island and Holocaust Memorial, the city's monuments remind you of its past everywhere you turn. 

Ulm
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Ulm

Who should go? Medieval history geeks 

This ancient imperial city situated on the left bank of the Danube River is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Albert Einstein. However, it's also known for its Medieval history. At the heart of the city is the massive Ulm Münster, an evangelical church that is unusually ornate and home to the world's tallest church tower. 

It also boasts a unique cityscape of lovingly restored buildings contrasting against modern skyscrapers alongside world-class museums and collections, various theatres, gardens and parks. 

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Munich
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Munich

Who should go? Those serious about their beer 

There's a reason why Munich is famous for Oktoberfest, it is one of the world's greatest beer and brewing capitals of Europe. Hang out the many beer gardens in the city or visit the Baroque and Renaissance cathedrals and opulent royal palaces dating back between the 12th and 18th centuries.

Munich is a great place to walk or cycle, and there are public squares where you can sit back and indulge in delicious German delicacies, pastries and coffee after a day of sightseeing.  

Lübeck
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Lübeck

Who should go? Architecture fans 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, Lübeck was one of the great mercantile cities in the Middle Ages. The old town of Lübeck, while considerably damaged during the Second World War, has survived Medieval times and has retained its original spirit. 

Here, you'll find Germany's finest examples of "brick Gothic" architecture. The stunning buildings were built using locally available brick as opposed to proper stone. Don't miss the iconic seven spires that form Lübeck's medieval "skyline", a testament to its unique architecture.  

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Leipzig
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Leipzig

Who should go? Aspiring artists and techno music fanatics 

Leipzig is Germany's alt city, one you'll find revitalised by artists. The city boasts a strong DIY attitude, with empty factories being transformed into studios and exhibition spaces, installation spaces attracting experimental artists from all around the globe, pop up art exhibitions and more. 

It also is a major centre for music, where you'll hear everything from classical to darkwave genres. But techno is one it's synonymous with – and you'll find various techno clubs like East Germany's oldest techno club Distillery. 

Düsseldorf
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Düsseldorf

Who should go? Sophisticated and stylish urban dwellers 

Düsseldorf is an underrated city that often falls under the radar of travellers. But beyond its cobbled riverside Old Town home to bars and beer taverns and beautiful modern and postmodern architecture like the Frank Gehry-designed Neuer Zollhof buildings in Düsseldorf harbour, it's also Germany's answer to the Upper East Side. 

The city is home to a breed of sophisticated and chic hotels, contemporary art and designer labels. It's definitely one you should bookmark. 

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