Discover Germany’s Most Instagrammable Spots

Discover Germany’s Most Instagrammable Spots

Have you ever thought about visiting Germany, but you don’t know where to start? By having a look at a map of the country, you'll quickly realise that there are plenty of beautiful, extraordinary places that are definitely worth a visit. There is something for everyone from magnificent mountain peaks, picturesque old towns and wonderful coastlines. In Germany you will also find a range of unique photo backdrops that will enhance your Instagram account in no time at all. Get inspired by our helpful tips and discover our top 10 most Instagrammable places in Germany! The places below are not only fantastic for photographers, as they should be on everyone’s list of must-visit places.

1. Magnificent Instagrammable Places in Bavaria and Saxony

Bavaria is definitely one of the most beautiful regions in Germany. One of the reasons for this is the marvellous scenery that has so much to offer. You can visit the Bavarian Alps and the numerous idyllic mountain lakes. In addition, these are also great photo motifs for your Instagram account. Make sure you don’t miss out on the popular Instagrammable locations in Saxony, as they are both mystical and magical.

A well-known photo motif: Neuschwanstein Castle

Places to visit in Germany: a photo of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.

Most people will recognise a photo of the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau. It was built in the 19th century for the Bavarian King Ludwig II and has been one of the most famous buildings in Bavaria ever since. Here at ifolor, we are also big fans of this fairytale castle, as it looks like a castle that would be featured in a Disney film. This is why it attracts millions of visitors every year who want to take fantastic photos of this fairytale castle. For the perfect Instagram photo, we recommend going to Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke) and taking a photo from there.

Being at one with nature: Lake Königssee

Places to visit in Germany: a photo of Lake Königsee.

Lake Königsee is famous for its crystal clear water with beautiful mountains in the background. The lake itself is an amazing motif for pictures for Instagram. However, the spot has a lot more to offer! One of the absolute highlights is the ice chapel, which is an icy natural wonder of a very special kind. It is the deepest permanent ice field in the German Alps and it is the perfect picture motif for your individual photo book or your Instagram feed. As the ice melts in spring and summer, it creates a huge cavity that can be up to 30 metres high. Make sure to take a photo at the entrance to the ice field and don’t forget to add it to your must-visit list.  

Places to visit in Germany: a photo of the ice field at Lake Königsee.

The mystical Rakotz Bridge in eastern Saxony.

Places to visit in Germany: a photo of the Rakotz Bridge in eastern Saxony.

Few places are as magical as the Rhododendron Park in Kromlau, Saxony. This is where the Rakotz Bridge is located. It is an unusual yet beautiful construction from the 19th century. What makes the so-called ‘Devil's Bridge’ so special is its unique shape. It was built in a perfect semicircle, which is reflected in the water on the lake and thus visually forms a complete circle. There are pointed basalt stones at both ends of the bridge, which make the overall picture look even more mystical, and the dense greenery around the lake adds the finishing touch to this Instagram photo. Our top tip for the perfect photo, make sure to visit the bridge in autumn, as the colourful leaves add a unique touch to your pictures.

Natural wonder of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains: the Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland.

Places to visit in Germany: a photo of the Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland.

The rock formations in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxon Switzerland are a popular hotspot for great photos. Erosion has shaped the rocks into such an unusual and unique form that the Bastei Bridge has become the region's favourite place for a day out. So it's no wonder that numerous photographers are attracted to this unique panorama. The cherry on the cake of this Instagram spot is definitely the 76.5 metre long Bastei Bridge, which runs through the rock formation. From here, you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. To get a fantastic shot for your Instagram account, we recommend taking a short hike to the Ferdinandstein. From here you will have a splendid view of the iconic bridge.

2. The Best Photo Spots in North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia has a lot of picturesque photo spots. This region is the most densely populated region in Germany. The region shows its best side, especially from an architectural point of view such as Düsseldorf's historic city centre and Cologne’s Cathedral. They are both popular photo motifs for Instagram. Below you can find more fantastic places in North Rhine-Westphalia for stunning Instagram photos:

Something very unique: Bonn during the cherry blossom season.

Instagrammable places in Germany: Bonn during spring.

Every year in spring, the city of Bonn is transformed into an enchanting place with a very special charm. The numerous cherry trees in the old part of the city centre start to blossom and the streets turn into brightly coloured flower avenues. This is definitely worth a visit and not only just for Instagram! The best time to take photos in the city are in the early hours of the morning, as there are fewer people out and about and the morning light gives your pictures a very special touch.

Freudenberg with its fairytale setting.

Instagramable places in Germany: a photo of a couple with the famous houses in Freudenberg as a background.

Freudenberg used to be considered a sleepy little town near Siegen, but now it is one of the top Instagrammable locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. This is due to the unique half-timbered houses, which create an extraordinary motif from the town's spa gardens. The houses are simply magical and provide a wonderful backdrop for successful Instagram photos. However, Freudenberg is not only perfect for photographers, but also for outdoor enthusiasts, as there are numerous hiking and cycling trails in the surrounding area.

Tiger and Turtle in Duisburg: an architectural masterpiece.

Instagrammable places in Germany: a photo of the Tiger and Turtle sculpture in Duisburg.

The ‘Tiger and Turtle’ sculpture in Duisburg is one of the most photographed subjects in Germany and is therefore an absolute must for your Instagram account. The spectacular landmark resembles a rollercoaster and you can even climb up to the top of it. Those who make it to the highest loop are rewarded with a magnificent view. At nighttime the Tiger and Turtle sculpture is lit up with around 900 LEDs, which makes it stand out wonderfully. This is also an impressive background for a picture for your Instagram. You will definitely not be disappointed if you visit this architectural masterpiece.

3. Popular Instagrammable Places in Rhineland-Palatinate

The region of Rhineland-Palatinate also has lots of breathtaking spots that are ideal for special Instagram pictures or motifs for photo posters, canvases and more. The region is renowned for its beautiful castles, but also for the Moselle Loop and the Devil's Table. These are also among some of top places to visit in Rhineland-Palatinate. When visiting Germany make sure to not miss out on any of these Instagrammable places.

Our personal favourite in Rhineland-Palatinate: Eltz Castle.

Instagrammable places in Germany: a photo of Burg Eltz.

Have you always dreamed about going back in time to the Middle Ages? By visiting Eltz Castle you can do just this! The castle was built in the 12th century and it has survived every war to this day and has been owned by the same family ever since it was built. This definitely makes it one of the most impressive photo motifs in the whole of Germany. The castle is wonderful in both summer and winter. It is very picturesque and it exudes a unique charm all year round that should definitely be captured in a photo.

4. The Best Instagrammable Spots in Nothern Germany

If you’re going on holiday in the north of Germany, you will discover several beautiful places perfect for a photo for Instagram. You will be spoilt for choice for fantastic photo motifs in Berlin or other big cities, as there are so many interesting places and locations just waiting to be explored. Below we will show you our favourite places for snapshots in Hamburg and Bremen.

The beautiful Warehouse District (Speicherstadt) in Hamburg at night.

Instagrammable places in Germany: a photo of Hamburg at night.

‘’Moin’’, Hello, as the locals say in Hamburg. The city is a paradise for fantastic photo spots, especially at night. The (Speicherstadt) Warehouse District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015. It not only looks great in photos, but it is also definitely worth a visit, therefore, make sure you visit the Warehouse District during your stay in Hamburg! It’s recommended to visit at nighttime when the buildings are illuminated, as the area exudes a lovely atmosphere. This is also the perfect place for a relaxed evening.

The picturesque Schnoor area in Bremen.

Instagrammable places in Germany: a photo of Schnoor in Bremen.

The oldest area of Bremen, ‘Schnoor’, is one of the city's top highlights. Medieval houses in bright colours adorn the narrow streets of this magical part of the city and are therefore an ideal backdrop for snapshots in the Hanseatic city. There are also plenty of lovely cafés, boutiques etc. here, which give this part of the city a special flair. Prepared to be wowed when strolling through the quaint little streets and make sure you don't forget your camera for some fantastic shots!



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