Discover Germany

Traditional timber-framed buildings in Michelstadt

Destination Germany

Germany stretches from the North Sea to the Alps, is home to great cities, such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, as well as rolling countryside. On the following pages you can find a hand-picked collection of popular tourist destinations, world heritage sites, traditions.

Top Attractions

Neuschwanstein Castle has been voted Germany's top sight

Germany's Top Tourist Attractions

Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has defended its place as Germany's most popular tourist destination, according to a survey among foreign tourists.

City Profiles

Düsseldorf's waterfront as seen from the Rhine Tower

German City Profiles

Looking to visit somewhere new on your next trip to Germany? Check out our city profiles - whether you prefer tucking into Currywurst in Berlin, or dancing in a carnival parade in Düsseldorf, you're bound to find something for you. Updated each month.

World Heritage Sites

Collegiate church and Castle of Quedlinburg

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

Germany's 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites range from historical buildings and cathedrals to exceptional natural landscapes and even whole towns. You can find a wealth of information on the sites in Germany.

Traditions, Customs

Easter eggs

Holidays and Seasons

Many traditions and customs are limited to either the whole country, or a particular region of Germany, whereas others are celebrated throughout western Europe or even parts of the world. Have a look at some holidays and the traditions that accompany them.

Music Festivals in Germany

Bayreuth Festival in July 2013

Music festivals in Germany

No matter what kind of music you like, among Germany’s many festivals there will certainly be an option for you! Most of the festivals take place during spring and summer, but be sure to bring an umbrella and a waterproofed tent as well as sunscreen.

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Wine regions

The Rhine at Bacharach

Germany is well known for its delicious white wines, especially Riesling, but there is much more to it. Few know, for example, that Germany also produces a great variety of red wines. Here is an overview of Germany's thirteen wine growing regions.

Bundesländer - The Federal States

Stuttgart-Rotenberg

Germany consists of 16 federal states, or Bundesländer, which have very different landscapes stretching from the North and Baltic Seas to the Alps. Historically a variety of dialects and traditions have evolved, which make each and every state individual.

Hotspots Blog

On this interactive blog, you can look at a diverse range of destinations, shops, bars, activities, events, nightclubs - and much else besides! Take a look at what other travellers to Germany have recommended, and share your own favourite experiences.