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The TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany

The most popular sights for 2016!

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. More than 40.000 travelers to Germany from 66 countries named their personal favorite.

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Island of Juist

The people of Juist call their island Töwerland, which means 'magic land' in the low German dialect. With 17 kilometres of beach straddling the Wadden Sea and the wild North Sea, Juist's nickname is understandable. It really is a special place!

32
Speyer Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)

The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town's most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany's largest and most important Romanesque buildings, and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030.

33
Karl's Village of Discovery

Karl's Village of Discovery is an all-weather, year-round destination for the whole family, offering farm-themed fun in Rövershagen near Rostock on the Baltic coast. Suitable for children aged three and over.

34
Old town of Goerlitz

Görlitz – the most easterly town in Germany and for many the most beautiful. Perhaps not surprising when you consider the town has over 3,500 architectural monuments spanning 500 years. Most have been lovingly restored and are a real visual treat for visitors. Among the grand old churches, mighty fortifications and ornate facades, there is a wonderful, vibrant and friendly town just waiting to be discovered.

35
Schwerin Castle

This romantic fairytale fortress, with all its many towers, domes and wings, is reflected in the waters of Lake Schwerin. It was completed in 1857 and symbolised the powerful dynasty of its founder, Friedrich Franz II.

36
DDR Museum Berlin

The DDR Museum is the only museum dedicated to life in the former GDR and gives an extended insight into coming to terms with everyday life under the Stasi and the wall. The permanent exhibition takes the maxim "history you can touch" quite literally: Information and exhibits are hidden away behind drawers, cabinets and doors. The exhibits can be handled and used, the kitchen still smells original as in the GDR, and the Trabi invites you on a virtual tour. The DDR museum is perhaps the most interactive museum in the world and the exhibition is something to experience. With over 500,000 visitors annually, the DDR Museum is one of the top 6 most visited museums in Berlin.

37
Schloss Dankern holiday resort

The baroque moated castle of Schloss Dankern offers a variety of leisure activities for all the family and is the centrepoint of this exceptional holiday resort in Haren, at the heart of the scenic Emsland region.

38
Old town and cathedral 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.

39
The Berlin Wall

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.

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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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