Vibrant Towns and Cities

Culture and contrasts, lifestyle and leisure

Towns and cities – from big nights out to romantic old quarters

There is something for everyone in Germany's towns and cities – whether it's the big city buzz or the famous architecture, the historic sights or the packed shopping streets, the enchanting medieval houses or the scintillating nightlife.

Incredibly, there are more than 10,000 towns and cities in Germany between the North Sea and the Alps. And each one has a charm all of its own. In these vibrant destinations, you can look forward to concerts, cultural events, and high-calibre museums. There is also plenty to discover in the way of monuments and historical buildings. More information about Germany's big cities and its most popular towns can be found in the Magic Cities section.

Every day, Germany's big cities and romantic towns are just waiting to be discovered.
Highlights
  • Augsburg -
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  • Cologne - Art with a cult following: the Ludwig Museum
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  • Düsseldorf - NRW Forum Düsseldorf
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  • Berlin - Jewish Museum
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  • Saarbrücken - Saarland Museum
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  • Trier - Bread and Circuses: the amphitheatre
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  • Hannover - Seven themed lands in one: Hannover Zoo
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  • Munich - Pure driving pleasure: BMW Welt
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  • Leipzig - From cotton to culture: Leipzig's Baumwollspinnerei
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  • Magdeburg - Worldly wonders: the Art Museum in the Monastery of our Lady
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  • Kassel - Commendable cascades: Wilhelmshöhe Park
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  • Ingolstadt - Designers galore: Ingolstadt Village outlet shopping centre
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  • Duisburg - In with the new: Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park
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  • Regensburg - Prime location: the patrician towers
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  • Bremen - World Cultural Heritage with a wine cellar: Bremen town hall
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  • Bonn - Politics and aesthetics: the plenary chamber
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  • Bochum - An idyll in the Ruhr: the Dahlhauser Heide estate in Bochum
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  • Erfurt - An imposing fortification: Petersberg Citadel
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  • Wuppertal - Upside-down transport: the suspended monorail
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  • Ingolstadt - Simply a pleasure: Ingolstadt's old quarter
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