The best of Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany is an open-minded country that is split between tradition and modernity. With 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most highly populated country in the European Union. It offers a wide range of leisure and recreational activities, and is home to countless culinary delights. Join us on a tour of Germany’s highlights and whet your appetite for this fascinating country. Discover the heart of Europe. Let’s go!
Famous Berlin – worth a trip
With countless sights to see, the federal capital is always worth visiting. Stroll along Kurfürstendamm, visit world-famous museums, or explore the city by boat on the Spree. A few Berlin highlights that shouldn’t be missed are the Brandenburg Gate and the Alexanderplatz. The latter, located on the thoroughfare between the city’s eastern and western sides, is one of the city’s most colourful districts and a major transportation hub. When the city was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin, Alexanderplatz was the most important city square in the German Democratic Republic.
The legendary Alexanderplatz is just a 20-minute tram ride away from the Berlin Weißensee Dialysis Centre.
Want a 360° view of Berlin? Then a visit to the iconic TV tower, Germany’s highest building is an absolute must. From the so-called panorama level, you’ll enjoy the best view the city has to offer. The restaurant inside turns full circle twice an hour, giving its patrons a stunning look at the old and new capital and its magnificent sights.
Munich says ‘Grüß Gott’
Munich unites big city life with stunning natural surroundings and Bavarian lifestyle. The city’s most famous landmark is without question the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), though it is just one of many attractions the busy urban centre has to offer. Also worth seeing are the impressive neo-gothic Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) on the centrally-located Marienplatz, the lively, vibrant outdoor market known as Viktualienmarkt, gorgeous Nymphenburg Castle and its gardens, the Allianz stadium in the city’s northern corner, and the countless high-calibre museums.
Come summer, the Olympic Centre, the English Garden and many natural lakes in the area invite residents and visitors alike to take time out to relax. The beer gardens scattered throughout Munich and its vicinity are the perfect places to enjoy a touch of Bavarian tradition in a relaxing outdoor atmosphere.
Oktoberfest – tradition of Munich
If you’re travelling to Munich, don’t miss out on an essential part of Munich culture: The Oktoberfest. On 20 September 2014, the 181st Oktoberfest kicks off on the Theresienwiese. The boisterous and colourful festival offers something for all ages. Children enjoy the various rides, while pretzels and beer are perhaps the most famous culinary attractions. These days, traditional dress has made a comeback and you’ll see many women donning a dirndl and men wearing lederhosen. Munich keeps you well connected. From the NephroCare dialysis centre, you’ll reach the city centre in next to no time with the S-Bahn, the city’s network of suburban trains. Travelling to the airport is also easy via S-Bahn. Visit Munich and experience a cosmopolitan city with a prominent cosy side.
Hamburg – tradition meets modern
Whether you want to explore the traditional port, visit an inspirational museum, or simply enjoy authentic culture, Hamburg is the place to be. One must-see is Hamburg’s fish market. Every Sunday morning from 5.00h – 9.30h the traditional market bustles at full speed – and has done since it opened in 1703.
The Speicherstadt, or the warehouse district, is an icon of Hamburg and one of the city’s biggest attractions. The warehouses are built on oak timber piles and the area is intersected by canals that ships navigate during high tide.
Time for a stroll
The Jungfernstieg station is the ideal place to go for a stroll and enjoy the water of Inner Alster Lake. Shopping enthusiasts will feel at home on the nearby high streets while those who love nightlife and novelties should head over to Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. The St. Pauli district is teeming with bars, pubs and drag queen shows, but you really ought to see for yourself what the neighbourhood has to offer. The NephroCare dialysis centre in Hamburg- Barmbek is centrally located near the idyllic Hamburg city park. The centre is easy to get to and just a short ride away from the airport, which, by the way, connects directly to Hamburg’s Central Station by S-Bahn.