Germany's Top 100 2023
Usedom - a sun-dreamed island in the Baltic Sea
Usedom combines the traditional spa resort feeling with stunning nature. To be precise, holidaymakers can expect to find 42 kilometres of fine white sandy beaches and beautiful natural landscapes featuring footpaths and cycle paths covering several hundred kilometres.
Baden-Baden: for the finer things in life
Once the summer capital of Europe during the Belle Époque, Baden-Baden is now famous worldwide as a spa and culture town and a top-class reputation for healthcare. With its glamorous festivals, elegance and mild climate, Baden-Baden excels in everything it does.
Christmas market in Bernkastel-Kues
The atmospheric Christmas market in Bernkastel-Kues is set against the historical backdrop of the old town with its medieval squares, narrow streets and magnificent town hall. Other highlights are a giant Advent calendar, swimming with flickering torches in the Rhine and St. Nicholas tours.
Large, imposing and steeped in history: high above the town of Eisenach sits Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999. One of the best-preserved medieval German fortresses and almost 1,000 years old, it is possibly Germany's most famous castle, and certainly one of its most important.
Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church
The Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour at the foot of the Alps is considered a perfect example of Bavarian rococo architecture. Around one million visitors come here every year from all over the world – to look, marvel, pray, attend services, enjoy the summer concerts and, of course, for quiet contemplation.
German.Local.Green. A region full of legends
Enchanting mountains, picturesque landscapes and the second longest river in Germany: Welcome to The aesthetic Rhine region. Since the start of the 19th century this area has been a popular tourist destination, where untouched nature can truly be enjoyed. The rugged Rhine promises an exciting adventure of numerous castles, palaces, world cultural heritage sites, and delicious local wines.
Berchtesgaden National Park - the only German national park in the Alps
Stunning mountain scenery, picturesque lakes and lush green forests are the hallmarks of the Berchtesgaden National Park, one of the oldest conservation areas in the Alps.
UNESCO Spree Forest Biosphere Reserve
A landscape unique to Central Europe can be found 100 kilometres to the south-east of Berlin – the Spree Forest, a water meadow setting that has managed to stay largely natural despite centuries of human intervention.
The Teutoburg Forest/Egge Hills Nature Park
The Teutoburg Forest/Egge Hills Nature Park, the largest nature park in North Rhine-Westphalia, features picturesque highlands, tranquil nature, remarkable landmarks and no end of cultural and historical highlights.
Ahr valley - a red-wine paradise
The Ahr River meanders through the bizarre rocky landscape with sudden twists and turns, past vineyards clinging to the barren stone. Even the Ancient Romans were wise to the favourable climate of this wild and romantic valley.
Bayern Park Leisure Paradise
Located between the Bavarian spa resorts of Bad Füssing, Bad Griesbach and Bad Birnbach, Bayern Park Leisure Paradise in Reisbach promises hours of fun for all the family whatever the weather with more than 80 attractions to choose from.
Oktoberfest in Munich
Not long to go now until it’s party time in Munich! The Oktoberfest in Germany will once again open its doors and welcome countless visitors from around the world. Will you be one of them? Throw on a dirndl or lederhosen and you’ll be ready to go. #germanytourism
Historic Highlight: Würzburg
Würzburg is a pleasant harmony of history, culture and wine. This university city and former royal seat is idyllically situated on either side of the Main River and offers a vibrant atmosphere and an endearing charm.
BMW World Munich
Explore the BMW brand from every angle at four locations right by the BMW Group's HQ. A tour reveals all there is to know about the past, present and future visions of the big automotive name.
Schwerin Castle and Gardens - a bright and shining gem
This romantic fairytale castle is reflected in the waters of Lake Schwerin in all its glory – complete with countless towers, domes and wings. Frederick Francis II had the building converted into an impressive symbol of his dynasty back in 1857.