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

Germany's Top Tourist Attractions

Heidelberg Castle

View the Top 10 Top Tourist Attractions in Germany, as voted for by visitors to Germany. The 2016 list includes picturesque Heidelberg Castle and old quarter, Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa Park and many more.

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City Profiles

German City and Regional Profiles

Marina in the Media Harbor (Medienhafen) in Dusseldorf, Germany

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.

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World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

Collegiate church and Castle of Quedlinburg

Germany's 42 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.

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Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Germany

Peter-and-Paul-Festival in Bretten

Nurtured and passed on from one generation to the next, Intangible Cultural Heritage is a living and constantly evolving aspect of a country's national heritage. Safeguarded by UNESCO, Germany's inventory shines a light on "heritage in Germany" rather than "German heritage".

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Traditions, Customs

Holidays and Seasons

Happy Easter!

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.

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Music Festivals in Germany

Music festivals in Germany

Bayreuth Festival 2015 - Lohengrin

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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Make it in Germany

Should you be interested in working in Germany, there is a website designed to answer any enquiry you might have called “Make it in Germany,” which combines all the relevant information for how to structure a career and a life in Germany in one place.

German National Tourist Board


The official website of the German National Tourist Board has all you need to plan your next trip.

Germany's 16 Federal States

The historical town of Lorch on the banks of the river Rhine

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. The following is a brief introduction to the 16 Länder.

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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.

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