Photo: Aerial view of Munich, Germany. (photo via jotily/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
A perfect add-on to a trip down the Main, Moselle or Elbe, Munich offers big-city culture but at a slower pace than some of the larger cities in northern Germany. The capital of the country's gorgeous state of Bavaria, you're sure to your time in the city's enthralling cultural sights, leafy English Garden and the local beer gardens. Then, if you have the time, head further south in Bavaria to relax beside alpine lakes, mountains and fairytale castles.