7 Most Beautiful Villages In Germany - Updated 2024

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Chandana
Chandana 
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With rolling hills and lush woods, the German countryside is known for its pastoral beauty. This country is home to some of the most beautiful villages in the world. Many of these date back to the Middle Ages and still retain the old-world charm, with their cobblestone pathways, quaint houses, and stately public buildings. While the southern part of the country is home to hamlets tucked at the foothills of the magnificent Bavarian Alps, the northern hamlets are often set by the beautiful lakes of Germany. If you want to try the local brews, you can head to Franconia as it is known to have plenty of beer breweries. Other stunning destinations include Ramsau, Miltenberg, and Schiltach. Plan an enjoyable trip to one of these picturesque villages on your next visit to Germany. Scroll down for the most beautiful villages in Germany, for more options.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Tüchersfeld, Bavaria (from USD 67)

Most Beautiful Villages In Germany
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This picture-postcard village is located in the Püttlach Valley in Upper Franconia, Bavaria. Its sheer beauty has led it to be featured on German postage stamps. The lovely village is home to a cluster of 17th- and 18th-century Jewish buildings, including a synagogue, that have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. There is also a beautiful church in the hamlet that showcases colorful ceiling murals and exquisite statues. Staying in a vacation rental in this gorgeous hamlet can let you experience the best of the region at your own pace. You can check out this one-bedroom unit that is perfect for solo travelers or a couple. A beautiful balcony offering splendid views is just one of the highlights.

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95.2 km (59.2 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen
19 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

2. Osterheide, Lower Saxony

Osterheide
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The quaint village of Osterheide can offer a glimpse into the history and culture of the Lower Saxony region. Apart from the charming houses and stunning landscape, the hamlet is home to a war cemetery, where there are thousands of Soviet soldiers who were prisoners of war during World War II. A wooden church, serene chapel, and neolithic dolmens are some of the local attractions. You can also make this your base for explorations to nearby cities and other prominent landmarks.

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3. Caputh, Brandenburg (from USD 141)

Caputh, Schloss
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The upscale village of Caputh was once the summer destination of Albert Einstein. The 17th-century castle, Caputh Castle, is a must-see. You can also check out The Einstein Summerhouse. An exhibition chronicling the life and achievements of Einstein can also be found in the wooden house, the only preserved residence of the scientist in the country. The basilica-style village church presents some excellent photo opportunities. Landhaus Haveltreff is just one of the comfortable accommodations available here. You can expect an enjoyable stay at this waterfront property that sits along a busy waterway, where yachts of all sizes cruise to and from Berlin.

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Apart Hotel Haveltreff

Wifi Available

Address: Weinbergstr. 4
279.23 km (173.6 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

4. Keitum, Schleswig-Holstein

Keitum
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Abhoefer used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The scenic village of Keitum is situated on the North Sea island of Sylt in Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. The 13th-century Romanesque church of St. Severin, the megalithic tomb of Harhoog, and museum houses that date back to a couple of centuries are some of the main attractions here. Keitum harbor is popular among tourists. With magnificent views, the village offers a smattering of hotels and rentals. Kontarhaus Keitum can welcome you with spacious suites and is located on the outskirts of the village. During your stay, you can enjoy beautiful pastoral views and explore cafes in the vicinity.

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Kontorhaus Keitum

9.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Siidik 15
518.29 km (322.1 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen

Parking Restaurant Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Free parking

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5. Gimmeldingen, Rhineland-Palatinate (from USD 54)

Gimmeldingen
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Friedrich Haag used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Gimmeldingen is located in the country’s second-largest wine-producing region of Rhineland-Palatinate. This beautiful village is famed for its annual festival that marks the blossoming of almond trees. The start of the festival also heralds the beginning of the wine festival season. Vacation rentals are a good choice if you are planning to stay in this picturesque region. This cozy studio apartment has sleek interiors perfect for solo travelers and couples. It comes with a kitchenette and is located near forest hiking trails and vineyards.

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Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
200.29 km (124.5 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen
89 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location clean studio apartment with all the amenities you need and finally friendly hosts
Cleanliness:
wonderful place and lovely people clean cosy apartment and relaxing atmosphere
it was a super nice stay very comfortable and clean
Location:
beautiful area great for walks winetastings visiting small medieval towns
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6. Irmelshausen, Bavaria (from USD 54)

Irmelshausen
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dietrich Krieger used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Irmelshausen is located in Bavaria, along the erstwhile border that divided the country into East and West Germany. An imposing five-sided castle and a Gothic church stand out in this village with just a little over a thousand inhabitants. Cycling is a great way to explore the hamlet and its scenic surroundings. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites within easy reach like the town of Bamberg.

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Landgasthof "Zur Linde"

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Kirchplatz 1
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Hiking Cycling

7. Achkarren, Vogtsburg (from USD 75)

Achkarren Schlossberg
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kiu77 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Achkarren is located on the outskirts of the town of Vogtsburg. Set in a valley, the region is considered to have the best vineyards in the whole of Germany. The rich volcanic content of the soil is believed to be conducive to growing grapes. The charming village is home to a museum dedicated to the art of winemaking. It is also famed for its wine trail that provides visitors a glimpse into the history of winemaking in the region. The nature preserve of Buechsenberg is located nearby and offers plenty of hiking trails.

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Achkarrer Krone

Wifi Available

Address: Schloßbergstraße 15 - 17
330.29 km (205.3 mi) from Freilandmuseum Behrungen

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking

Enjoy an immersive experience in Germany

It is said that the best way to travel is to experience the local culture and cuisine. Explore the most beautiful villages in Germany to get the most of the countryside experience. You can even stay at any of the quaint accommodations available in these stunning villages, so you can enjoy touring at your own pace.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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