Share the German peoples' obsession with white asparagus in springtime, chanterelle mushrooms in summer and game in autumn. Indulge in Black Forest cake, doner kebab, Spaetzle or Michelin-starred haute cuisine. Sample not just famous beer but also world-class wines, most notably the noble Riesling, while exploring ancient cellars. Experiencing the country through its food and drink will add a rich layer to your memories (and possibly your belly!).
There's something undeniably artistic in the way the scenery unfolds – the corrugated, dune-fringed coasts of the north, the moody forests, romantic river valleys and vast vineyards of central Germany's backbone, and the off-the-charts splendour of the Alps, carved into rugged glory by glaciers and the elements. All are integral parts of a magical natural matrix that's bound to give your camera batteries a workout. As much fun as it may be to rev up the engines on the autobahn, getting off the highway lets you soak up the epic scenery that makes each delicious, slow, winding mile so precious.