If a daily high temperature of 45 degrees isn’t a disqualifier, traveling to Germany during off-peak times in the winter can have serious benefits. Over Christmas vacation, our family of three enjoyed a two-week vacation there for under $3,000.
Some benefits of off-peak travel:
– Deep discounts on flights and lodging
– Short lines and discounts at popular museums and attractions
– Charming festivals designed (and frequented!) by locals to break up the winter doldrums
Many towns in Germany host unique Christmas markets. We experienced the culture while avoiding high prices and tourist gimmicks surrounding popular events like Oktoberfest.