Located in western Europe, just north of France, Germany is a mix of forests, mountains, rivers, and the Baltic coastline. It has a varied climate that draws visitors worldwide.

Germany has a history dating back 600,000 years and the country has been at the center of many wars. With all of the conflicts, there have been a lot of other cultural influences still evident today. There are 3 major port cities: Kiel, Warnemunde which is the port for Berlin, and Kiel.

Most of the large cruise ship companies make calls into the German ports including AIDA, Cunard, MSC, Fred Olsen, Costa, Royal Caribbean, P&O, Holland America, Seabourne, NCL, Viking Ocean, Princess, Phoenix Reisen, Cruise and Maritime, Saga, Pullmantur, TUI, Oceania, and Celebrity.

The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 to separate East and West Germany and the memorable toppling in 1989. There is a wide variety of architecture ranging from the ultra-modern such as the Elbe Philharmonic and its striking crown shape to the Bavarian lattice-style buildings to the historical Hohenzollern Castle. Music has deep roots with big names coming from Germany including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. Check out our Germany excursions for your Germany cruise in Europe!

Tourist is a huge part of the German industry. There are several "tourism routes" such as the Romantic Road that take guests to various sights. Topping many lists is the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Heidelberg Castle. There are many massive cathedrals such as the Cologne Cathedral.

There is so much to see, do and experience in Germany...get out and enjoy our Germany cruise shore excursions!