History up Your life!

Historic Highlights of Germany is representing 17 of the best alternative cities for short breaks and itineraries and would like to help travelers to get to destinations off the beaten track.

Aachen, Augsburg, Bonn, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lübeck, Münster, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Trier, Tübingen, Wiesbaden and Würzburg.

Each city has played a major role in changing the course of German, European and sometimes even world history. Our aim is to suggest tours with a rich cultural experience, friendly environment and a relaxing time.

We believe that our walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.


Things to Do during your Quality Time

Wherever your interests lie, and however you like to travel, the inspiration you find here is just a taste of what’s possible. You might want to feed a passion for culture or culinary delights, discover a country by boat or train, or this could be your first time to discover a new country.

Germany´s Heritage cities is where your wanderlust be quenched. Discover cobbled streets, grand architecture, incredibly impressive cathedrals, unique monuments and museums.

Get your slice of Germany with less of the crowds. The headline activities in our cities, such as visiting and shopping, get most of the limelight. Yet there are plenty of other things to see and do. Some of our secret spots to get a taste of the locals’ life?

Historic Highlights of Germany’s charming university towns are beautiful places to take a few days out, eat like a king, do some wine or beer tasting and buy local products.

Understanding Germany’s historic cities often means more than just visiting its buildings. It’s also about understanding its traditions.


When it comes to our advice we’re proud to say we’re different. We offer something a little more special.

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“Once you travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

Pat Conroy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

© Image Rights: Augsburg – Regio Augsburg, Aachen – ATS, Bonn – Bonn Information/Michael Sondermann, Heidelberg – Heidelberg Marketing, Koblenz – Koblenz Tourism, Lübeck – LTM, Münster – Münster Marketing, Osnabrück – Tourismusverband Osnabrücker Land, Potsdam – Sanssouci Palace/SPSG, Regensburg – RTG, Tübingen – Barbara Honner, Wiesbaden – WICM, Christmas Market – TTM, Draft Beer – Riegele Brewery, European Hanse Museum – LTM/Olaf Mahlzahn, Two Women in Freiburg – FWTM