Find Vacation Rentals in Germany

Germany was once the dividing line between Western and Eastern Europe, but now sits at the heart of the new Europe.

November 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. When East Germany was reunified, five new regions in the north-east became part of Germany.

We have added German vacation rentals to Slow Europe. We searched to find agencies with vacation rentals in Germany and good directory sites with rent-by-owner listings for Germany.

New Section: Find Vacation Rentals in Germany

Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany

I found only a few agencies based in the US offering vacation rentals in Germany. This is surprising when you think of the hundreds of agencies for Italy and France. I found a few local apartments and some good directory sites with rent-by-owner listings.

If you know of any good resources for vacation rentals in Germany please post here or email me. I am going to continue searching and will be adding to our database.

More About Traveling in Germany

Too often we get distracted by national stereotypes and the recent history of the area and forget what an incredible country Germany is and how much it has to offer to the tourist – historic towns, beautiful countryside and exciting cities. A few things to do: explore the many rivers including the Rhine River which goes through some of the most historic areas, take the “Romantic Road” along the western edge of Bavaria, explore the National Parks. The Bavarian Forest is a popular destination for walkers and you can easily go into the Czech Republic from there.

Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany

Steve and I have been to Germany a few times. We loved the town of Constance (Konstanz) on Lake Constance in southern Germany on the border with Switzerland. We have friends near Stuttgart and have visited that area a few times. We love the historic towns and the walking trails. For me, because I am a vegetarian, the food can be too meat-centered and heavy, but we always find something good in restaurants. I still remember the incredible fresh salads served in Constance.

Read more about traveling in Germany on Slow Europe:


Photos are from my friend Joan who took a river cruise through Germany this summer.

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.

3 thoughts on “Find Vacation Rentals in Germany”

  1. Hi,
    Great article. I would like to recommend you a vacation rental website called I have used this website with great results. It offers a nice option called wanted ads that allows you to submit an inquiry to several properties in a destination depending on your needs. You just have to sit back and wait for offers from property owners which usually come really quickly. A time and money saver!

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