The Elbphilharmonie at the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg ©Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Aug 28, 2017

Germany's top 100 sights: a fresh selection for 2017

Since 2012, visitors from all over the world have let us know their personal highlight from their trips to Germany. The votes for 2017 have been counted, and we now know which attractions have made it into our top 100.

It's no surprise that Germany has captured the hearts of travellers from all across the globe – our architecture, our areas of natural beauty and our long-running traditions have made us one of the most popular travel destinations anywhere in the world. This year, nearly 32,000 visitors from more than 60 countries once again voted for their favourite attractions – located all the way from the North Sea to the Alps – as part of our top 100 survey. The results are in, and to give all you globetrotters and culture vultures a head start in your travel planning, we've gathered together some of the exciting highlights below.

A mix of time-honoured attractions and noteworthy newcomers

Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg held on to the top spot this year. It is joined by a number of newcomers, including the Ozeaneum aquarium in Stralsund, the Sauerland holiday region, the English Garden in Munich and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg. Among the new entries, you'll also find the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Classical Weimar and the historical town of Goslar. The Christmas market in Monschau, the Fuggerei in Augsburg (the world's oldest social housing complex) and the remote island of Heligoland have found a place in holidaymakers' hearts. Naturally, these all feature alongside undisputed classics such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Aachen Cathedral, the UNESCO-protected Wadden Sea and the Reichstag in Berlin. And while deciding where to go is never easy with so many fantastic places to choose from, rest assured: whichever region or attraction you end up visiting in Germany, it will be well worth discovering. For the full list of Germany's top 100 sights, click here.