So far, I have had two different trips to Germany. The first being in 2009 to a small village in Bavaria with my family and the second in 2017 independently to the university town Tübingen. As expected, the these were both two drastically different experiences, but they still held one thing in common: neither visit involved a big city whatsoever. And while I have been to plenty of small cities and towns (in some cases even villages) in plenty of other countries, Germany is still the only one where I haven't gone to a major metropolitan area. I actually like this fact a lot. Yes, I'm sure I would enjoy Berlin, and I've heard great things about Leipzig and Stuttgart, but there's something special about feeling like I've only gotten to see the country from a smaller, local perspective. Now, without further ado, here's what stood out so far.