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.
Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has defended its place as Germany's most popular tourist destination, according to a survey among foreign tourists.
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.
Germany's 39 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.
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
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.