If you wanted the quick Westerwald experience, there is a definite answer to the question of "What should I see first?". With these three destinations, you will have experienced a bit of everything that the Westerwald has to offer.
Travel across Europe and you will learn many different tricks for navigating each country. From my experience in Germany, I can say that it's fairly easy and stress-free. However, there are still some things that might surprise you. Here are some points for optimizing your travel in Germany and making the best use of your time.
If you have never been to Germany before and would like to spend some time exploring the country, check this guide. I try to balance well-known destinations such as Neuschwanstein Castle with spectacular destinations off the beaten path such as Stralsund or Bamberg.
The Bergisches Land is today known for its pastoral landscapes and small villages of slate-covered homes. However, its mines powered Germany's rise as a great power. The landscape is covered in natural beauty and monuments to human ingenuity.
The people of Berg worked hard and needed a diet rich in protein. Along the way came into their own culinary traditions. Here I outline some of the most traditional things you can eat in this part of Germany.