There aren’t many countries with a wider array of landscapes than what you’ll be able to witness in Goethe’s homeland. Rough, wild coastlines in the north, emerald forests with picturesque river valleys and glorious castles in the centre and stunning ice-covered Alps in the south, near the border with Austria, all seem perfectly complimentary postcards taken from an album, only that, in this case, nature is the supreme artist. No wonder that the Brothers Grimm always set their stories in thick, mysterious forests or gothic castles, when inspiration was just one step away. Hop on a river cruise on the Rhine and Maine for a unique perspective on the German countryside, go hiking in one of the 16 national parks and, of course, embrace the vibrating life in the celebrated Berlin, a city that never sleeps. Judging by the variety of options available, neither will you.