Germany is on Top Four of the Best Places to Live
Sunday 21, February 2010
InternationalLiving.Com recently released their rankings for this year's best places to live and Germany takes the 4th spot, just a few points shy of the top three: France, Australia, and Switzerland. This position is truly deserved as Germany has a lot to offer, both for its residents and visitors.
With picturesque towns of half-timbered houses, and average employees earning an annual income of $61,433 on top of their paid 30-day annual holiday, living in German cities is to be envied.
And the benefits don't stop with only its residents. Germany also takes care of its guests.
The attractions in most German cities are undeniable, as the culture and history of this proud country are one of the most known in the world. With its innumerable contributions in music, literature, the arts, and architecture, Germany offers everything that a visitor might want, no matter what it is.
You can visit the Fairy Tale Museum in Bad Oeynhausen, get a map and follow the trail of the Brothers Grimm, from their hometown of Hanau, then go along the Wesar River through forests that will bring to mind Little Red Riding Hood and then to towns of half-wood construction like Hameln (Hamelin), where the Pied Piper did his thing. Or, drop by the Frankfurt Book Fair and feast on the works of literary geniuses, from Germany or any other place in the world.
As home of musical prodigies such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Germany has countless tours and activities for musically-inclined tourists. And, of course, don't forget the 33 World Heritage Sites in multiple thriving German cities.
Historically, Germany is also home and has held the spotlight because of its famous and infamous personalities. Countless sights and tours cater for those who want to get a taste of history, both recent and ancient.
And for those who want to feel and enjoy the most famous part of Germany's culture, a visit during the Oktoberfest is just right for you. With beer tents and fairground rides, traditional music and costumes, wurst, pretzels, and an endless supply of the finest beer in the world, this two-week festival will make you want to come back every year.
So if you've always wanted to travel and have been looking for reasons to pack your bags and immerse yourself in a different culture, a trip to Germany is just the answer. And if you're looking for information on where to stay, which town, festival, or tour is perfect for you, or just want to read up on this wonderfully fun country, MyGermanCity.Com has all the information you need.
Filled with detailed articles on culture, geography, business, and politics, a frequently updated blog on anything new about Germany, a live cam that gives you a look on most German cities, and a monthly newsletter, MyGermanCity.Com has everything - and we mean everything - for everybody interested or passionate about Germany.
Maintained by its dedicated owner, and a passionate traveller himself, Marcus Hochstadt, MyGermanCity.Com has been a valuable help to tourists and enthusiasts everywhere. So if you ever feel the need to visit Germany, don't forget to stop by your ultimate guide, MyGermanCity.Com.
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