Travel guide to Eastern Germany


Local name
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Thüringen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Sachsen.

Travel preparation


Best time to visit

You can go to former East Germany all year, but it is most charming in summers, though.

Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 13.00 in former East Germany.

Culture and entertainment

There are plenty of opportunities to experience music festival and the so-called "festival games", which are large performances with resemblance to musicals. Furthermore, you can visit the old Hanseatic towns, which have many newly renovated buildings in Gothic style.

Accommodation / Hotel

Most cities in this region have several accommodation opportunities in all price ranges and of all standards. Book your hotel in Eastern Germany here

Local transport



It is easy to get a taxi in major cities. They all go by taximeter.

Other transport

Trains connect most cities. If there is not a train, there is often a bus instead.
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