• Europa-Park
    Europa-Park ©Europa-Park GmbH & Co - Freizeit- und Familienpark Mack KG
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
    Neuschwanstein Castle ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)
    Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage) ©Köln Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Möltgen
  • Heidelberg- old town and castle
    Heidelberg- old town and castle ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. / Kiedrowski, Rainer
  • Olt town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Olt town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service/ Plönlein
  • Lake Constance- Mainau Island
    Lake Constance- Mainau Island ©Mainau GmbH
  • Mount Zugspitze
    Mount Zugspitze ©Oliver Farys
  • Berlin East Side Gallery: Gerhard Lahr (t) "Berlyn"
    Berlin East Side Gallery: Gerhard Lahr (t) "Berlyn" ©DZT/ East Side Gallery Berlin /Merten, Hans Peter
  • Hohenschwangau Castle on the Romantic Road
    Hohenschwangau Castle on the Romantic Road ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. / Foto-Design Ernst Wrba
  • Black Forest’s Nature Parks
    Black Forest’s Nature Parks ©Erich Spiegelhalter/STG
  • Lake Königssee with church St. Bartholomä
    Lake Königssee with church St. Bartholomä ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V./ Kiedrowski, Rainer
  • Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg
    Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. / Cowin, Andrew
  • Parade at the Munich Oktoberfest
    Parade at the Munich Oktoberfest ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V./ Büro Gaff Adenis, Pierre
  • Church of Our Lady in Dresden
    Church of Our Lady in Dresden ©Susann Städter
  • Moselle Valley: Moselle Bow near Bremm
    Moselle Valley: Moselle Bow near Bremm ©Merten, Hans Peter
  • The Reichstag
    The Reichstag ©2010 Scholvien
  • Autumn in the Berchtesgadener Land UNESCO-Biosphere
    Autumn in the Berchtesgadener Land UNESCO-Biosphere ©Biosphärenregion Berchtesgadener Land
  • Saxon Switzerland: Bastei bridge
    Saxon Switzerland: Bastei bridge ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. / Colorvision Uthoff, Hans R.
  • Island of Rügen: pier Sellin
    Island of Rügen: pier Sellin ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V./ Krüger, Norbert
  • Brandenburg Gate
    Brandenburg Gate ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V./ Lehnartz GbR Lehnartz, Klaus und Dirk
  • Munich Frauenkirche- The Cathedral of Our Dear Lady
    Munich Frauenkirche- The Cathedral of Our Dear Lady ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V./ Kiedrowski, Rainer
  • Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage)
    Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage) ©2009 BTM/Scholvien

The TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany

Name your personal highlight for your trip to Germany in 2017!

What are the must-visit sights and attractions in Germany?

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The most popular sights for 2015!

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. Attractions and sights that received the same number of votes share the same ranking position.

1
Europa-Park

If you haven't already been to Europa-Park in Rust, then what are you waiting for! Located in south-west Germany between Freiburg and Offenburg, Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in the German-speaking countries and one of the few that is open in winter.

2
Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein is known all over the world as a symbol of idealised romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner. After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairytales.

3
UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral

There have been churches on the site of Cologne Cathedral since the 4th century. However, it was not until 1248 that this city on the Rhine became home to one of the foremost cathedrals in the Christian world – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. When it was completed in 1880, it was the tallest building in the world.

4
Heidelberg Castle and old quarter

One of Europe's most famous landmarks, the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle have been attracting visitors since the 19th century.

5
Brandenburg Gate

No other monument in Berlin is as famous around the world as Brandenburg Gate, built between 1789 and 1791 to plans by C. G. Langhans on Pariser Platz in the heart of the city. After the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, Brandenburg Gate became impassable for 28 years. As a signature attraction and symbol of German reunification, it now represents the past and present of the German capital in exemplary fashion. The gate is supported by six Doric columns, forming five passageways with pedestrian-only access. The famous quadriga depicting the goddess of victory, Victoria, riding a four-horse chariot was added in 1794.

6
Old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a small town with a big reputation. Nowhere else will you find such a wealth of original buildings dating from the Middle Ages. You can't help but ask yourself whether time has stood still, as you amble past the beautiful old houses, secluded squares and tucked-away corners of the old quarter, where towers, taverns and town gates alternate with fountains, fortifications and former storehouses.

7
Lake Constance with Mainau Island, Monastic Island of Reichenau (UNESCO World Heritage), Lindau, Constance and Meersburg Castle

The Lake Constance region, where Germany borders Austria and Switzerland, is a holiday paradise set around Europe's third largest inland lake. The most popular excursion is to the Flower Island of Mainau, famous for its magnificent park and gardens surrounding the baroque family residence of Count Bernadotte. Discover an oasis of natural beauty, harmony and relaxation.

8
Mount Zugspitze and Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The Zugspitze is one of the most famous mountain peaks in the Alps. Measuring 2,962m, it is not only Germany's highest mountain, but also one of the most popular destinations for visitors from all over the world.

8
The Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall Park, Berlin Wall Trail, Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin)

From 1961 to 1989 the Berlin Wall divided the city in two. Most of this concrete structure has since been torn down, but fragments do remain a feature of the city. The Berlin Wall Trail, a route for walkers and cyclists split into 14 sections, follows the path of the former wall. Information panels installed at 30 points tell the story of the Berlin Wall. The colourful and recently restored East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain is a piece of the hinterland wall that in 1990 was painted by artists from 21 countries. On Bernauer Strasse, where there is a replica section of the Berlin Wall, you can also visit a memorial site, a documentation centre and the Chapel of Reconciliation.

10
Romantic Road

The Romantic Road whisks you away on a journey of approximately 400 km from Würzburg to Füssen in the Allgäu . Anyone visiting this route is greatly rewarded with treasures such as magnificent stately homes, palaces of courtly splendour and romantic medieval timber-framed houses following in swift succession. This route also lives up to its name when travelled by bicycle or on foot.

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