@highjump I started in Frankfurt, then visited long-lost relatives in a tiny town called Schwäbisch Hall close to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (very touristy but very cute, worth a few hours but not much more), ventured down to Konstanz, right on the border of Switzerland. It was BEAUTIFUL. If I'm ever old, retired and rich, that's where I'm moving. Munich was good to see, but Berlin's museums were amazing. Hamburg was really cool, too... I would definitely go back to all these places and more. LOVED IT.
I just spent two full weeks traveling solo in Germany. It was amazing - beautiful cities, safe and clean, easy to navigate - everyone speaks perfect English and loves to travel themselves, so they love to meet new people and help visitors get around. Hostels were all new and clean, surprisingly quiet and really welcoming - all for $30/night. I loved every city and town I visited, and can't wait to go back!