Solo Female Travel in Germany

Germany, situated in Central Europe, boasts a rich tapestry of culture, history and natural beauty. Known for the Berlin Wall, fairy-tale castles along the Rhine river, the iconic cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest region, it also hosts the world-renowned Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, attracting millions of visitors each year. From the bustling finance hub of Frankfurt to the ancient Roman structures in Trier to the modern artistic buzz of Berlin, Germany is a unique blend of the old and new. Characterized by dense forests, towering alps, sparkling lakes and bustling metropolitan cities with innovatively designed infrastructure, Germany archaeologically spans from the ancient times to the cutting-edge contemporary landmarks.

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Is Germany good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Germany is generally a very safe destination for solo female travelers. The crime rate is low and local citizens are typically courteous and helpful. Public transportation, including trains and busses, is widely available and secure. Nevertheless, previously would be wise to respect general safety guidelines as in any other place, such as avoiding isolated areas late at night and being aware of your belongings. German people usually speak English, which makes communication easier. Remember, always trust your instincts.
Transport:

Transport:Very easy

Navigating through Germany is quite manageable. With a well-knit network of trains, subways, trams, and buses, traveling from one city to another is easy and affordable. Pedestrian-friendly cities make for pleasant walks, while bike rentals offer another mode of transport. You can also use smartphones for GPS and online maps, which contribute to the ease of movement.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Germany is a treasure trove of various activities and things to do, offering a mix of cultural, historical, natural, and modern attractions. As a solo female traveler, you can explore the fascinating history and architecture of cities like Berlin and Munich, or lose yourself in the beauty of the Black Forest and Saxon Switzerland National Park. Contemporary art scenes thrive in hipster neighborhoods, and the cuisine and coffee culture are worth experiencing. Heaps of museums, galleries, castles, and World Heritage sites are scattered all over, serving as indicators of its rich past. Shopping enthusiasts can spend hours in everything from stylish boutiques to quirky flea markets. Despite its dynamic city life, Germany also provides ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, which makes it a perfect destination for active travelers.
Food:

Food:Above average

Germany's culinary scene is impressively diverse and delicious. From hearty meat-based dishes in the south like sausages and pork roasts, to the fresh fish dishes of the north, you'll enjoy a variety of tastes and flavors. Germany's multiculturalism also brings a great fusion of international cuisines such as Turkish, Italian, and Asian. However, vegetarian and vegan options are still slightly less common, but are steadily increasing with demand.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Germany offers a balance when it comes to budget-friendliness. While it is not the cheapest destination in Europe, it is certainly not the most expensive either. Costs can vary greatly depending on the region, with cities like Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich being pricier than smaller towns or rural areas. However, there are plenty of affordable options for accommodation, transport, and food as well as numerous free or low-cost attractions, particularly museums and historical sites.

Is Germany worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 12 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

4.2/5
Dani

Dani (28)

Norway

Solo travel experience

I was in Berlin and Hamburg for two weeks and they are very big cities and there is a lot to visit and learn. They are very active and international cities. you never get bored. There are areas where you can feel a little unsafe since there are many people on the streets and most of them are drunk or on drugs, but you can avoid them and stay away from that.

Posted: June 29, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 2/5
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I was travelling alone multiple time even tho I have a boyfriend whom I also love to travel with. I travelled alone to Europe, mostly Germany, staying in hostels &friends places and I was feeling safe all the time. I never had any difficulties or conflicts. I don't like to worry to much instead of having a great time but also I am aware of the potential dangers and I am being careful (don't hitch hike alone:)) I was using flixbus (also during night to skip paying accomodation:)) also Regio jet train and normal flights of course. I could recommend to visit famous galleries &try every food possible & be open minded also coushsurfing events/meet ups could be amazing. I have a good friend from couchsurfing meet up. +In Praga I could really recommend Travel&joy Backpackers hostel. Cool location, services, stuff.

Posted: May 28, 2024Experienced: October, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I've travelled a lot in my life, and felt welcomed at many places, but Germany is one of those places that make me feel welcomed the most. Of course, it is necessary to keep your common sense and be aware of strangers (because dangerous people are everywhere), but most of people you meet is very nice. As for the transportation, you can buy a monthly ticket called Deutschlandtricket. It costs €49 and applies on all types of public transport, except long-distance transport (ICE, EC or AG trains). It provides you of unlimited amount of travels, which can save you a lot of money! Food is of great quality (comparing to eastern Europe).

Posted: February 10, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Sheeda

Sheeda

Malaysia

Solo travel experience

Safe, friendly people and clean..I really enjoyed travelling there.. I have a few different opinions. Firstly most are always amazed by the Sky Scrapers firstly. As I am very centrally located I can walk to town - the easy distance between areas by train. Westend to town just 1 stop. Each area has its own different appeal. Bergersstrasse is full of restaurants, clothing stores and just friendly people. Leipzigerstrasse very busy and popular street more for grocery shopping with organic stores, health shops and clothing stores, surrounded by different restaurants in the area as well. I think the food most surprises people. The dull greens and potatoes you think you will find on every corner surprisingly is filled with different experiences throughout the city, from amazing sushi, doner / falafel to indian, fresh and vegan. Germans are very into vegan. Most restaurants have at least one vegan meal on their menu. So food is a definite YES!!! Frankfurt is not your typical city in Europe as it was bombed during the war and most of those beautiful building are surrounded by newer versions so you don't feel like you walking down history lane, or the same feeling as you get in Paris by the architecture from before WWII.

Posted: January 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Saadia

Saadia

France

Solo travel experience

I felt safe I recommend visiting not only one city Transport was easy to access, and the cities were walkable. I stayed in guest houses which were amazing, it felt like home at Lotte- The backpackers in Heidelberg. I am persco-vegetarian and it was easy for me to find options without meat. The overall trip was affordable.

Posted: November 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I traveled alone to Germany and felt safe and comfortable. I walked by myself, got lost, and everyone was wonderful and helpful. I got lost in Munich at 3 in the morning, returning to my hotel from a food and beer tour, and I felt safer going back there than walking around many cities in my home country.

Posted: April 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Travel Itinerary: Lindau (2 nights) Salzburg (2 nights) Regensburg (2 nights) Munich (2 nights) Safety: I travelled alone in Germany and I felt safer everywhere in Germany than I do in most cities in the USA. Recommendations: Munich is really nice, beer and food at every corner.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: 3 days in Munich 2 days in Leipzig 3 days in Berlin 1 day in Cologne Safety: I felt incredibly safe. Recommendations: Munich is a really nice city and it has many interesting places. It is a really old and traditional city.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: 4 days in Berlin 3 days in Munich Safety: I felt safe the whole time Recommendations: Berlin is a really cool city, but the history is one of my favorite aspects of this place. I really liked it.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: Day 1: Frankfurt Day 2 and 3: Munich Day 4: Berlin Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Berlin is a multicultural city that offers pretty much everything, and people are usually very friendly.

Posted: September 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Germany safe for women?

Safety rating

3.6 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.4 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Germany is a very safe country as I have lived here for 6years and so far I haven’t encountered any danger or threats as a lady. So for solo travelers be rest assured it is a safe country that you can explore with beautiful historical buildings.

Posted: July 4, 2024
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Depending on where you live, the level of safety varies a lot. I am currently staying in a student city which is why it is relatively safe and I have no worries about my safety even walking alone late night !

Posted: May 17, 2024
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Meet locals in Germany

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Kerstin

Kerstin

About Me

I am a happy little girl in an old body ;-)... no , joking. I love travelling, but also being in my cosy apartment. I love singing and dancing, but also reading books and hiking. I am a logical thinking technical engineer, but also a dreamer. So, what should i say... just try to connect ;-)) if I have got time maybe we see us and I can host you.

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Ibiso

Ibiso

About Me

I’m Ibiso, I live in Frankfurt but I am originally from Nigeria and I love to travel, learn about new cultures and meeting new people. I have successfully hosted quite a number of travel sisters in my apartment and made some Nigerian dishes for them. I love spicy food and love to try new dishes. I am open and passionate about helping others. I love Afrobeats music and also love to dance 🎶💃🏽 Happy to connect with you! 😊 Ciao

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Local tips

I lived in Germany for 2 years. The country is super safe both during the day and at night. The best way to travel around the country is by DB train, FlixBus, or a shared car (Blablacar). Berlin is very busy, it's not dangerous, but be careful on the eastern side of the city in the evening.

Posted: April 15, 2023
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Stay with locals in Germany

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Kerstin

Kerstin

Berlin

Can host for:

2 days

About me

I am a happy little girl in an old body ;-)... no , joking. I love travelling, but also being in my cosy apartment. I love singing and dancing, but also reading books and hiking. I am a logical thinking technical engineer, but also a dreamer. So, what should i say... just try to connect ;-)) if I have got time maybe we see us and I can host you.

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Ibiso

Ibiso

Frankfurt

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I’m Ibiso, I live in Frankfurt but I am originally from Nigeria and I love to travel, learn about new cultures and meeting new people. I have successfully hosted quite a number of travel sisters in my apartment and made some Nigerian dishes for them. I love spicy food and love to try new dishes. I am open and passionate about helping others. I love Afrobeats music and also love to dance 🎶💃🏽 Happy to connect with you! 😊 Ciao

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Upcoming visitors to Germany

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Anya

Anya

About Me

Hi, I'm Ania and I'm interested in art, books, business, culture, dancing, events & social, languages and skiing

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Emilia

Emilia

About Me

Im a positive person looking for new experiences! I won the pass to the discover EU program. Im travelling with my group of friends looking for a place to sleep. I want to get to know other cultures and make some great memories.

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