Holidays in the country

Two of the main reasons for going on holiday are to enjoy yourself and to relax. It is not only Germany's towns and cities that offer ample opportunity to do so, but also the rural regions. And this is something that representatives from German government and industry want to highlight in 2012 with a project on the tourism potential in rural areas.

These regions, all with their own culinary specialities, offer a wonderful opportunity to discover a real taste of Germany – whether you are sampling wines at the vineyards where they are made or finding out where local produce is sourced. Farm holidays in rural areas are particularly popular with families. The beautiful countryside also provides the focus for walks and cycling tours, and there are plenty of opportunities to experience nature and get up close to the local flora and fauna in Germany's national parks and nature parks.