German bloggers share their favorite spots in Germany – all outdoors and socially distant! (Part 1)

Author Carina Klein
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We asked German travel bloggers for their recommendations on Covid-friendly, outdoor, and socially distant destinations. Part 1: Northern Germany – Lower-Saxony, Hamburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein

We are bursting with anticipation for travel to start again soon. We plan to travel in Germany as soon as possible and we want to be prepared. So we asked insiders from all over Germany to tell us their favorite spots in their home region - everything being outdoors and socially distant!

Northern Germany

We go for a hike on the Herman Löns hiking trail in Lower Saxony with Victoria from Guide your Travel , Nicole from newplace.newstory shows us the urban Gängeviertel in Hamburg, Nina from Erlebe Schleswig-Holstein takes us on a getaway to the island of Helgoland in Schleswig-Holstein, and Lara from 1000km Reisen introduces us to cute little pigs in Bremen.

Highlights of Northern Germany
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Suhani Bora

14.04.2021, 15:54

Germany is a Beautiful country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and Sea beaches. Awesome list of spots!, I enjoyed reading your post and thanks for sharing such interesting post.

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Kajal Bobade

06.04.2021, 13:23

I personally liked the enchanting and very different style of graffiti on the walls of Gängeviertel Township. The hiking trails are all very beautiful, especially the coastal ones. Those spotted pigs in Bürgerpark are absolutely adorable! Burger park…surely not a tongue-in-cheek name for this park? Coz of the pigs? Overall, lovely pictures, lovely places and a definite must-visit. Thank you for sharing.

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06.04.2021, 15:01

Bürger is the German word for citizen. You can't possibly imagine the amount of words plays in burger joint names. Burger amt - citizen office, burger meister - mayor, you name it - it exists!

Bernie and Jess Watt

05.04.2021, 15:34

These sort of posts reveal elements of the people as much as the country. I think Germany would be a great place to just drive freely to explore and appreciate the surroundings off the autobahns.

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

06.04.2021, 14:54

Thank you! When I do roadtrips in Germany I always try to avoid the autobahn because you can stumble on so many hidden gems. But then again I learned driving on the autobahn so it's not a novelty for me ;)

Stefan (BerkeleySqB)

30.03.2021, 11:06

Eine tolle Kollaboration. Muss zu meiner Schande gestehen, dass ich bisher kaum einen der beschriebenen Orte besucht habe. Wird langsam Zeit, mehr Urlaub in Deutschland zu machen, wenn wir die Pest ueberstanden haben. :-)

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

30.03.2021, 21:58

Das geht uns ähnlich und wir sitzen noch an der Quelle. Obwohl wir gerade natürlich auch gar nichts dürfen...


25.03.2021, 17:53

Interesting recommendation, detailed information for a future trip to Germany. Saving it for future travel ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

25.03.2021, 23:44

Thank you so much for your feedback!

Ross Moore

25.03.2021, 17:39

Germany, and its countryside, is somewhere we must visit. Great ideas for quiet, if energetic, days out.

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

25.03.2021, 23:47

It's true. Must outdoor activities need some kind of energy - whether it's hiking or cycling... It's mostly not like a movie or a play where you can just sit down and be entertained.

Wendy White

25.03.2021, 01:55

What interesting places to visit in Germany. I must admit that I haven't heard of these. Thank you for putting them on my radar and a great collaboration.

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

25.03.2021, 09:46

My plan was to highlight off the beaten path places in Germany to support social distancing!


24.03.2021, 20:08

Wow, I've never heard of these places in Germany before. An off-the-beaten-path.

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25.03.2021, 10:06

That was my aim :)

Jennifer Nilsson

24.03.2021, 18:52

What a beautiful collection of locations! I know this one is a bit hard to visit, but I think it's an important place to go:

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25.03.2021, 09:56

Thank you so much for sharing this post! It's so close to my hometown Berlin and yet I had never heard of it...


23.03.2021, 22:35

What a great idea for recommendations from the people who know the area best. I’ve been to Bremen before for the Christmas markets - if I go again I’m definitely visiting that park!

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 22:39

Bremen is the only federal state of Germany I have never visited. I wanted to go in late 2020 but than Germany went into its recent lockdown...


23.03.2021, 22:28

What a great way to encourage travel to areas that many people visiting Germany would never know about. Fun to read each contributors recommendation. Great read

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 22:34

I thought post COVID this might come in handy :)


23.03.2021, 21:04

So many great places! I can't wait to go back to Germany and explore.

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 21:35

Great to know that you've been here before! Which areas did you explore?

Jane Frith

23.03.2021, 20:43

I would love to return to Germany and your post got me hitting up Google to check exactly where Schleswig Holstein is. My very first trip abroad at the age of 19 was to Germany and I visited an island, Norderney, off the north coast. I don't think it is particularly close to the area described here, but I would love to visit. I also feel that I have unfinished business with the area around Hannover, especially when I read this. I think I may be paying Germany an early call when travel restrictions ease!

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 21:34

Germany is an interesting choice for your first trip abroad and especially Norderney. It's actually rather close to the areas described as I concentrated on the north-west in this post! I was in Hannover a lot when I was younger but I think I only really understood the beauty of it last year...

Steven Jepson

23.03.2021, 20:07

It's fun to read about these off-the-beaten track places in Germany. When we were last in Germany, we stayed in a small town south of Munich called Bad Tolz rather than in Munich itself because I wanted to experience quieter Germany.

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 21:51

It's such a great idea to stay in a smaller town to experience a quieter version of the country. This could be particularly interesting in the aftermath of COVID...

John Quinn

23.03.2021, 19:24

Some really different places here. Helgoland looks cool, I’ve been to the Baltic in Poland and its gorgeous. But rarely top of lists. A trip to see those little pink piggies would be so fun too.

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 19:35

There will be a blogpost about the German Baltic Sea too. It's my favorite getaway from Berlin! The piggies seem to be a fan favorite :)

Chalk and cheese travels

23.03.2021, 19:13

Great insight into some places i know very little about. And very well put together.
Love the street art

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 19:15

Thank you for the feedback. The street art is one of my favorites too because it reminds me of Berlin :) I need to go to Hamburg again and check it out myself!


23.03.2021, 18:32

Hello Carina,
that's a nice idea from you. There are really great tips there. Greetings from Biebesheim Tanja

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Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 18:42

Thank you so much for your feedback and your participation in the upcoming parts of this series!


23.03.2021, 18:15

Great post. Gotta get to Germany and know I have some places to go.

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 18:18

I can totally recommend it!

Smalltownplussize Tom

23.03.2021, 17:39

We have road tripped through southern Germany and loved it. We often talk about going to the north so we enjoyed reading about it. Can’t wait to come back!

Carina | Bucketlist2Life

23.03.2021, 17:42

Once I have collected all the guest posts there will be a Southern Germany part too! But Northern Germany just is my home...


23.03.2021, 14:17

Love this list! I’ve spent a lot time in Germany but never made it to these places. (Oh and the little piggies!). Looking forward to part 2!

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23.03.2021, 14:21

The plan for this blogpost series was to highlight lesser known places in Germany to make social distancing easier!

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20.03.2021, 21:47

I love this idea! I feel like the pandemic has really forced us all to re-visit local sights and appreciate them in a new way. It also is forcing us to get outdoors more! I am looking forward to exploring more of the Boston area and New England this summer after being gone from the area for many years. There's so much I still haven't seen even though I grew up here.

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21.03.2021, 13:06

I've only been to New England once and thought it was super beautiful. I bet it's a great place to explore !