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
  • Dresden - The Protestant answer to St. Peter's Basilica: the Church of Our Lady
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  • Essen - In Essen's leafy suburbs, Part I: Villa Hügel
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  • Dortmund - Dortmund for fans of the beautiful game: the German Football Route
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  • Berlin - Museum of Natural History
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  • Mainz - Isis and Magna Mater Temple
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  • Bochum - An idyll in the Ruhr: the Dahlhauser Heide estate in Bochum
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  • Bonn - Bonn's back garden: Rheinaue Park
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  • Stuttgart -
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  • Leipzig - GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts
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  • Mainz - State Museum
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  • Munich - A haven of relaxation in the big city: the English Garden
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  • Nuremberg - Germanic National Museum
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  • Dresden - Germany's strangest-looking cinema: the UFA Kristallpalast
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  • Weimar - Buchenwald Memorial Site
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  • Hamburg - Bucerius Kunst Forum
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  • Berlin - DDR Museum
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  • Oberhausen - The centre of Old Oberhausen: Altmarkt square
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  • Münster - Sculpture in public spaces
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  • Frankfurt - Experiminta
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  • Chemnitz - An art experience to remember: Gunzenhauser Museum
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