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The TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany

Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany has plenty of fantastic tourist attractions and unique sights to offer. Visitors from all over the world travel to Germany to see architectural treasures and fascinating places of natural beauty. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is interested in gathering the most popular attractions and has its international visitors name their German favorites. Travelers to Germany from over 40 countries named their personal favorite. The 100 most mentioned were put together into Germany’s top 100 attractions in our new app. Attractions and sights that received the same number of votes share the same ranking position.

With the TOP 100 app, you can find out about the most popular attractions in Germany. It is packed with information about these great places to visit, including a brief description, opening times, admission prices and directions. The app also includes mobile vouchers offering discounts on admission tickets, guided walks and rental cars. Moreover the app provides free daily updates on news and events in Destination Germany!

The most popular sights for 2015!

The results of the rankings for the TOP 100 for 2015 are updated. Voting was possible worldwide on our website and via the TOP 100 App. We just announced the results of the ranking. Find out more in our press release.

Viktualienmarkt food market in Munich

Nowhere else in Munich city centre offers a more exclusive and varied selection of specialities than the huge Viktualienmarkt. Visitors will find a whole host of stalls selling spices, game, fish, local and exotic fruit, flowers and plants, and much more. And it all looks as good as it tastes. Viktualienmarkt is also home to the city's most central beer garden where you can enjoy local beer and traditional Bavarian fare together with people from all walks of life. A number of traditional events such as the raising of the maypole, the brewer's day, summer festival and the 'Dance of the Market Women' are also held here.

Heide Park Resort

There almost aren't enough superlatives to describe Heide Park Resort, which opened in 1978. Set within a beautiful landscaped park near Soltau in Lüneburg Heath, this is one of Germany's biggest theme parks.

Marienberg Fortress Würzburg

Towering over the river Main, well-fortified and yet full of charm, Marienberg Citadel is a fine example of a medieval castle. Originally built as a Renaissance palace and later converted into a baroque fortress, it is one of Germany's oldest ancestral seats. A Celtic fortified refuge stood here in 1000 BC, a Church of St. Mary was consecrated here in 706 and the castle was founded in around 1200. The Fürstenbau Museum can be visited in the innermost ward of the medieval fortress which, in addition to exquisite furniture, tapestries and paintings, also houses the Prince's Hall and the prince-bishops' treasury and vestry.

Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig

With its striking silhouette and its height of 91 metres, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, one of Leipzig’s most well-known landmarks, ranks among Europe’s largest. The monumental construction is gigantic and sprawls across four hectares at the authentic location: it gives spectacular insights into the events of the devastating battle with Napoleon in October 1813, in which over 600,000 soldiers participated and more than 100,000 died. In the foundations, there is a crypt full of depictions of mourning soldiers, whose heavy eyes symbolise their struggle with death. On the second level, there is the Hall of Fame for the German people, and rising above this is the dome. Situated in front of the cenotaph is the “Sea of Tears”, symbolising all the tears shed for victims of the brutal battle. For a phenomenal panorama view, you can climb the 364 steps from the foundation to the top.

Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in Brühl ( UNESCO World Heritage)

In Brühl, a small town in the Rhineland, architecture, sculpture, painting and garden design have been brought together to create a first-class work of art. A fine example of a German rococo ensemble, Augustusburg Palace and Falkenlust hunting lodge, along with their baroque gardens, have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1984.

Neustadt on the Wine Route

Located in the Palatinate region on the German “Wine Route”, Neustadt and its wine villages will capture your heart. Surrounded by a sea of grapevines, the city is a centre of German viticulture. As well as for its wine culture, Neustadt became famous for Hambach Castle, which was the scenery of the Hambacher Fest in 1832.

Pinakothek galleries in Munich

The Alte Pinakothek is one of the world's biggest and most important museums for art from the Middle Ages to the mid-18th century. Directly opposite, the Neue Pinakothek features works from the 19th and early 20th centuries, while the Pinakothek der Moderne next door features collections of contemporary art from various genres.


Experience the thrills of the track at the Nürburgring in the Eifel region, one of the longest and most beautiful circuits in the world.


Oberammergau the “Passionsdorf” is a village in Upper Bavaria. It is traditional and idyllically situated as an open-air resort and winter sports destination in the Ammer Valley, surrounded by the foothills of the Alps, approximately 20 km north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Oberammergau is world-famous for its Passion Plays, which take place every ten years.

Deutsches Museum in Munich

Offering around 73,000 square metres of exhibition space, the Deutsches Museum is one of the world's biggest museums of science and technology.

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