• No. 1 Attraction in Germany: SchlossNeuschwanstein
    No. 1 Attraction in Germany: SchlossNeuschwanstein
  • No. 2 Attraction in Germany: Europa-Park
    No. 2 Attraction in Germany: Europa-Park ©Europa-Park GmbH & Co - Freizeit- und Familienpark Mack KG
  • No. 3 Attraction in Germany: Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)
    No. 3 Attraction in Germany: Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • No. 4 Attraction in Germany: Brandenburg Gate
    No. 4 Attraction in Germany: Brandenburg Gate
  • No. 5 Attraction in Germany: The Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall Park, Berlin Wall Trail, etc.)
    No. 5 Attraction in Germany: The Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall Park, Berlin Wall Trail, etc.)
  • No. 6 Attraction in Germany: Loreley rock in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO World Heritage)
    No. 6 Attraction in Germany: Loreley rock in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • No. 7 Attraction in Germany: Black Forest’s Nature Parks
    No. 7 Attraction in Germany: Black Forest’s Nature Parks ©Erich Spiegelhalter/STG
  • No. 8 Attraction in Germany: Heidelberg Castle
    No. 8 Attraction in Germany: Heidelberg Castle ©Andrew Cowin
  • No. 9 Attraction in Germany: Lake Constance with Mainau Island, Monastic Island of Reichenau (UNESCO World Heritage), Lindau, prehistoric pile dwellings, Meersburg Castle
    No. 9 Attraction in Germany: Lake Constance with Mainau Island, Monastic Island of Reichenau (UNESCO World Heritage), Lindau, prehistoric pile dwellings, Meersburg Castle
  • No. 10 Attraction in Germany: Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage)
    No. 10 Attraction in Germany: Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage) ©2009 BTM/Scholvien
  • No. 11 Attraction in Germany: Tropical Islands resort
    No. 11 Attraction in Germany: Tropical Islands resort
  • No. 12 Attraction in Germany: Heidelberg old quarter/Old Bridge
    No. 12 Attraction in Germany: Heidelberg old quarter/Old Bridge
  • No.13 Attraction in Germany: Sanssouci Palace (UNESCO World Heritage)
    No.13 Attraction in Germany: Sanssouci Palace (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • No. 14 Attraction in Germany: Olt town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    No. 14 Attraction in Germany: Olt town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • No. 15 Attraction in Germany: The Reichstag
    No. 15 Attraction in Germany: The Reichstag ©2010 Scholvien
  • No.16 Attraction in Germany: Lake Königssee & St. Bartholomew’s Church
    No.16 Attraction in Germany: Lake Königssee & St. Bartholomew’s Church
  • No. 17 Attraction in Germany: Church of Our Lady in Dresden
    No. 17 Attraction in Germany: Church of Our Lady in Dresden ©Susann Städter
  • No. 18 Attraction in Germany: Island of Rügen and chalk cliffs
    No. 18 Attraction in Germany: Island of Rügen and chalk cliffs
  • No.19 Attraction in Germany: Mount Zugspitze
    No.19 Attraction in Germany: Mount Zugspitze ©Oliver Farys
  • No. 20 Attraction in Germany: Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mine & National Park of Berchtesgaden
    No. 20 Attraction in Germany: Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mine & National Park of Berchtesgaden

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. 15,000 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 also share the same ranking position. The app is available on our website for both Apple and Android devices.

TOP 100 – the FIRST mobile travel guide to Germany created by visitors for visitors!

With our TOP 100 German attractions and sights mobile app, you can discover the best rated and therefore most popular attractions in Germany. This application is the first to provide you with additional information about these great places to visit. This information includes a brief description, opening hours, admission prices, as well as directions. The app also contains mobile vouchers granting discounts on admission tickets, guided walks and rental cars. Moreover, the app provides free daily updates on news and events concerning the fascinating destination Germany!

The most popular sights for 2014!

The results of the rankings for the TOP 100 for 2014 are updated. Voting was possible worldwide on our website and also via the TOP100 App. We just announced the results of the ranking. Find out more in our press release.

The content of this side will be updated and the new Voting for 2015 is going to start soon.

The TOP 100 sights

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Nature reserves in the Black Forest

Use it or lose it' is the motto of the Black Forest's nature parks. With a total area of 7,450km², they are the two largest nature reserves in Germany, and there are so many different ways to discover the scenery and landscape.

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Mount Zugspitze

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.

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Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage)

A UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the city, Berlin's Museum Island is a hugely popular attraction both with locals and international tourists. One of the world's most important museum complexes, it is home to priceless cultural treasures. Collections at the Museum of the Ancient World, New Museum, Old National Gallery, Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum take visitors on a fascinating journey through art and culture from the cradle of civilisation in Mesopotamia through Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, Byzantium, the Islamic World and the Middle Ages right up to the modern age and 19th century Romanticism.

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The Reichstag

The route along Wilhelmstrasse right through the old and new government quarter and embassy district heads towards Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. The ministerial buildings and the Federal Chancellery, in particular, reflect the successful synthesis of the old with the new through prestigious yet modest elegance. From here, your gaze is immediately drawn to the Reichstag, one of the most famous sights in Berlin. Its glass dome by leading British architect Norman Foster has become a hugely popular attraction for visitors from far and wide.

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Old Town of Bamberg, UNESCO World Heritage

A centre of imperial and episcopal power for almost a thousand years, and often referred to as the Rome of Franconia, Bamberg stands on seven hills surrounded by beautiful countryside. Dominated by its imperial cathedral, the town is a unique and superbly maintained masterpiece of urban design, uniting medieval and baroque architecture.

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Eagles´s Nest, Salt Mine & National Park of Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden National Park is one of the oldest nature reserves in the Alps. Located in southern Bavaria, this is a particularly beautiful part of the Berchtesgaden Alps, with majestic mountains, fantastic walking trails, scenic lakes and dense forests.

18
Church of Our Lady in Dresden

Dresden's restored Church of Our Lady represents the pinnacle of Protestant ecclesiastic architecture and is a prime example of the European baroque style. For over 250 years, this masterpiece created by the city's master carpenter and architect George Bähr has reflected the prosperity and faith of Dresden's citizens. Built between 1726 and 1743, the badly damaged church became a war memorial after 1945 and is now a symbol of reconciliation. Its re-consecration was broadcast live to the world in 2005 and a series of prestigious concerts, church services and free sightseeing visits are currently giving visitors the chance to marvel at its glory.

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Drosselgasse, Niederwald Monument, Cable car and the vineyards in Rüdesheim

Idyllic Rüdesheim am Rhein is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Wine-growing has a long tradition in Rüdesheim and has established the town's reputation as a producer of acclaimed riesling and pinot noir wines. A stroll through the vineyards to the Germania monument or to Ehrenfels castle ruins offers fantastic views of the Rhine Valley.

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Lake Königssee & St. Bartholomew´s Church

It is no exaggeration to describe the Berchtesgadener Land region as a mecca for health-conscious holidaymakers. The region comprising the five communities of

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UNESCO World Heritage Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam

The beautiful city of Potsdam is part of an extraordinarily rich and attractive landscape: expansive parks, majestic tree-lined avenues and some 150 buildings from the 18th to the 20th century all combine to make an outstanding cultural treasure. Extended to include architectural monuments in neighbouring Berlin, they have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1990.

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