From fairytale castles nestled below snow-capped mountains to boisterous Bavarian beer halls, cosmopolitan cities to charming countryside villages exuding an old-world charm, Germany is a country with a compelling and confronting history and global influence belying its size, that both intrigues and entertains. A host of unforgettable experiences await: grab yourself a stein and a plate loaded with pork knuckles, crackling andsauerkraut and revel in the beer hall festivities at Munich's Oktoberfest, the largest festival in Europe; grasp a warm gluhwein (mulled wine) and stroll snow-covered cobblestones through the twinkling winter wonderland of a Christmas market; ride in a horse-drawn carriage up the winding road to Neuschwanstein, the castle that inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom; visit what remains of the Berlin Wall, a potent symbol of the turbulent Cold War era. Whatever your adventure, Germany will not disappoint.