It’s that time of year again, a few weeks off from work, ready to relax and unwind, wanting to travel and discover other countries, cultures and beautiful nature. But in the corner of your living room sits your little fur baby staring at you with wide eyes, ready to give you all the love in the world. You cannot leave them behind, can you? Luckily for you, we have some great tips and suggestions for a perfect holiday destination that will please you and your little munchkin.
Germany is considered one of the most dog-friendly countries in Europe. Dogs are allowed almost everywhere (except in supermarkets and grocery stores), and it’s rare to find a sign that says, “No dogs allowed”. This pet-friendliness is because dogs are very well behaved in Germany, as they are properly trained early in life.
Spotted by our local spotters in Germany, here are a few spots you can enjoy together with your dog:
Amelie’s Wohnzimmer is a cosy and beautiful little restaurant in the heart of Sachsenhausen. The team serves coffee, fresh homemade cakes and even other small dishes, but breakfast is a popular meal here… and breakfast is served until 5:00 pm!
The service is friendly and attentive, taking care of you and coming back with little extras when needed. It is a perfect place for a meal with your dog. Dogs are immediately treated to a bowl of water and a small slice of sausage as a special reward. This place always offers its visitors a nice atmosphere.
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This bar is considered a popular meeting place in the Eppendorf district. The nice seats, cosy lighting, and friendly staff make it a hidden gem for people who just want to relax and take a step away from all the fancy-schmancy usually found in Eppendorf.
On the menu, you will find cakes, tea and coffee variations, hot chocolate, wine and much more. This place gives you the feeling of serenity, time stands still, and you feel welcome and appreciated. The staff is super friendly, not only to the guests but also to the furry guests (who can blame them?).
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Grunewald is located in the west of Berlin and on the east side of the Havel River. It’s easily accessible via the Grunewald S-Bahn station. There are many hiking and biking trails where you can enjoy nature.
If you feel like something adventurous, the famous Teufelsberg (a non-natural hill of rubble covering an unfinished Nazi military-technical college) is just minutes away, in addition to the Grunewald Tower.
Grunewaldsee, a lake reserved exclusively for dogs, is a real treat if you bring your dog. Yes, it’s one of those things. It’s worth a visit even if you don’t have a dog. However, it is surely guaranteed to leave with a few paw prints on your clothes.
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The Wittelsbacher Bridge spans the Isar River, not far from the city centre. It is a popular place in Munich. Sitting here in this little corner, watching the people below, chatting with a friend, watching the surfers below, watching the sun set and rise.
From here, you can hear the revellers as the sun goes down and the music starts playing, you can smell the smoke of people barbecuing further down the river in the summer.
Everything and nothing can happen when you sit here. It’s as if you are in the middle of the action but have stopped. It’s a place where you can rest, let everything sink in, and feel like you are in Munich.
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The Gremberger Waeldchen, a piece of history, is one of the older forests in Cologne – one of the oldest trees in the city grows here, a copper beech from the 18th century. In summer, it is quiet and peaceful here; a small café in the forester’s house from 1912 entertains the walkers, runners and dog owners who come here every day.
But from 1942 to 1945, there was a Nazi forced labour camp for people from the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Poland and France. On 04.08.1945, men of the Volkssturm surrounded the camp and fired rifles through the barracks windows. After that, they burned down the barracks to “eliminate the centre of an epidemic”, as the commanding officer explained.
Today there is a small memorial in the woods with a statue on a memorial stone with an inscription referring to the 74 prisoners buried here – both victims of the destruction of the camps and prisoners who died before 1945. Behind the rock is an open area of flowerbeds, now all green and framed by a path of rough stone slabs.
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