Basic Vacation and Travel Vocabulary in German – Part 1

Basic Vacation and Travel Vocabulary in German – Part 1

Vacation and travel is an interesting topic for all the hodophiles. A Hodophile is a person who loves to travel. Knowing basic German travel vocabulary is an additional advantage if you are visiting Germany for the first time.

Vacation and travel translates to ‘Urlaub und Reisen‘ in German. In this lesson, you will learn a few important and common vacation-related German words. Learning German travel vocabulary with the help of word clouds is an easy to remember way.

Below are 5 Useful Vacation and Travel Vocabulary Word Clouds

Places to Stay on a Vacation

German travel vocabulary- Places to stay on vacation

Before the vacation begins, deciding where to stay can be a time consuming task. In this word cloud, we have mentioned some places to stay when on a vacation. Clockwise from top left, the English translations of these words are as follows:

  1. Hotel 2. Inn 3. Log cabin 4. Caravan 5. Motel 6. Ski resort

Downloadable podcasts below. Click ‘Play’ to learn the correct pronunciations of these places.


das Hotel, die Hotels
der Gasthof, die Gasthöfe
das Blockhaus, die Blockhäuser
der Wohnwagen, die Wohnwagen / Wohnwägen
das Motel, die Motels
der Skiort, die Skiorte

Objects You Need While Travelling

Things used in vacation- Travel vocabulary in German

In this word cloud, we have mentioned some common objects you use on a vacation or while travelling. Just in case you are wondering what these words are called in English, here are the translations, clockwise from top left:

  1. Suitcase 2. Sunglasses 3. Camera 4. City map 5. Ticket 6. Money

Click ‘Play’ below to learn the correct pronunciations of these objects.


der Koffer, die Koffer
die Sonnenbrille, die Sonnenbrillen
die Kamera, die Kameras
der Stadtplan, die Stadtpläne
die Fahrkarte, die Fahrkarten
das Geld

Vacation Vocabulary in German

Vacation vocabulary in German- Urlaub word clouds- All about Deutsch

In this word cloud, we have mentioned a few must-have items and basic travel vocabulary in German. Clockwise from top left, the English translations of these words are as follows:

  1. Passport 2. Tourist visa 3. Room reservation 4. Toiletries 5. Rental car 6. Road trip

Click ‘Play’ below to learn the correct pronunciations of these words.


der Reisepass, die Reisepässe
das Touristenvisum, die Touristenvisen
die Zimmerreservierung, die Zimmerreservierungen
der Toilettenartikel, die Toilettenartikel
der Mietwagen, die Mietwagen
die Autoreise, die Autoreisen

Nature Travel Destinations

Nature travel destinations- Nature word cloud- All about deutsch

If you are a nature lover, you would hope for a vacation that offers you a chance to immerse in nature. In this word cloud, we have mentioned some common nature travel destinations in German.

As you can see, the English translations of the destinations are also mentioned in the word cloud. Click ‘Play’ below to learn the correct pronunciations of these words.


die Wüste, die Wüsten
der Berg, die Berge
der Hügel, die Hügel
der Strand, die Strände
die Insel, die Inseln
die Küste, die Küsten

Best Places for Nature Lovers

Places for nature lovers- German travel words- All about deutsch

Scenic lakes, majestic waterfalls and ocean are some of the beautiful places a nature lover would love to visit. In this word cloud, we have mentioned such natural treasures in German.

As you can see, the English translations of the natural wonders are also mentioned in the word cloud. Click ‘Play’ below to learn the correct pronunciations of these places.


der Wasserfall, die Wasserfälle
der Fluss, die Flüsse
der Bach, die Bäche
der See, die Seen
der Teich, die Teiche
das Meer, die Meere

Also check out our Urlaub flashcards here to learn more vacation and travel vocabulary in German.

Find Part 2 of this post here.

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