Beyond Oktoberfest

Germany's a popular destination in fall and winter, thanks to Oktoberfest and the Christmas markets. But that's just the start, say the experts at hotel search site Trivago. Here are 10 cities to visit, plus reasons from Trivago for doing so.

  • Neuschwanstein (fairy tale castle)

  • Heidelberg (romantic old city)

  • Berlin (art, history)

  • Nuremburg (Christmas markets)

  • Moselle River Valley (wine)

  • Cologne (religious beauty)

  • Sylt (island getaway)

  • Dresden (restored treasure)

  • Munich (beer halls, gardens)

  • Hamburg (maritime capital)

    -- Linda Zavoral, travel@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow at Twitter.com/ buh_byetravel.