What do cities like Lübeck, Bamberg, Dresden, and Meersburg all have in common? Well, apart from the fact that they're all in Germany, they're also pretty romantic. Sure, they're no Paris, Barcelona, or Rome but they don't have to be in order to provide the perfect atmosphere for traveling couples and honeymooning newlyweds. There's something about each and every one of these cities that makes them utterly romantic. In Bamberg, for instance, it's the storybook appeal. And for Dresden, it's definitely the Baroque beauty of the city. The more you discover these lesser-known romantic cities in Germany, the more you'll fall in love with the country.
Let's start with Bamberg, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To don such a tag must mean this place really is worthwhile, right? Yes, it is! “Charming” doesn't even begin to describe this city! The Old Town district alone, with its timbered houses and cobblestone streets, look as if it never caught up with the 20th century, let alone the 21st. The storybook appeal reminds you of the fairytales you grew up with; stories where the prince or knight always saved the princess. It's within such a town like Bamberg that you get to feel that twinge of nostalgia that's so romantic.
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If there's one thing you'd immediately notice about Dresden, it's the opulence. Often hailed as the “Florence of The North,” this German city basks in such baroque glory. Every single corner looks fitting for a travel inspo Instagram post
. The kind that will inspire people to pack their bags and see this place for themselves. As for its romantic appeal, couples can't escape its old-world grandeur. As you explore it hand-in-hand, you can't help but feel like the entire city is the perfect setting for a classical German or even French romantic novel.
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Gabled houses in bright colors, the famous Holstentor gate, and the city's general Gothic aesthetic. One look and you can clearly see that Lübeck is one of the finest romantic destinations in Germany. The charm of the place is its historic appeal. Even if you don't know anything about the city, you can just tell that many great things happened here. As you explore this beautiful city with your special someone, you can't help but feel like you're following the footsteps of many amazing people. And if you want some seaside town, stunning Timmendorf Beach is pretty near here too!
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Meersburg is another one of those German towns where you can't escape the storybook appeal. Nor would you want to, anyway. There's just something so enchanting about the timbered houses, baroque palaces, and tree-lined cobblestone streets of this city. Even more so since the ever-so-imposing Alte Burg overlooks the entire place. With an awe-inspiring hilltop castle in the background, it only drives down the fairytale-like ambiance even further. Then there's Lake Constance, a serene escape of sparkling waters and colorful lakeside flora. As if borders both Switzerland and Austria, you can feel the wintry magic of the Swiss and French Alps
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Located just north of Frankfurt
, Marburg is another romantic German city that amplifies the fairytale-like vibe of the country. Just look at those timbered houses that line the narrow cobblestone streets! Don't you think that they belong in a Hans Christian Anderson
story? Imagine going on a stroll date and walking through such enchanting paths. Well, you'll hardly walk at all what with all the picture-taking you'll do here. And when you need a break, just head on over to a nearby cafe and enjoy their many delectable treats. What's not to love?
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Do you know what's so fascinating about the city of Trier in Germany? Firstly, it's one of the oldest cities in the world. The town has been around since the Ancient Roman Empire! The fact that it still even exists is mindblowing. Secondly and in relation to that, the city also offers both German and Roman influences for everyone to discover. There are many ruins throughout the Trier that'll make you feel like you made a wrong turn and ended up in Italy. Meanwhile, the colorful symmetric architecture will remind you that you're still, in fact, in Germany.
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Instead of asking what couples can do in Koblenz, Germany, you're better off asking what you can't do here! As far as beauty is concerned, the city's old-world appeal already makes it a romantic destination. But then there are the castles & fortresses, the wine-tasting, and the charming cafes that line the cobblestone street. Every single day can be an adventure for any lovey-dovey pair of travelers looking to spend some quality time with each other in this highly underrated German city. You won't ever get bored here!
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Germany might not be known as a romantic country, but there are countless cities here that are perfect for couples. You'll be surprised at how these magical places will help you and your special someone fall deeper in love!