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
  • Berlin - Berlin Wall Memorial
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  • Jena - Starry skies: the Zeiss Planetarium
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  • Frankfurt - Liebieghaus
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  • Leipzig - Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig: sponsors, benefactors and patrons
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  • Karlsruhe - The Versailles of Baden: Karlsruhe Palace
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  • Munich - The ancestral home of the Bavarian rulers: the Wittelsbach residence
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  • Bremen - New life in an old district: Überseestadt
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  • Munich - The kingdom of illusions: Bavaria Filmstadt
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  • Stuttgart - A gastronomic paradise in the art nouveau style: Stuttgart's market halls
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  • Frankfurt - A small slice of paradise: the Palm Garden
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  • Frankfurt - Freedom and democracy: St. Paul's Church
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  • Kiel - The call of distant shores: Kiel cruise ship terminal
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  • Trier - Alternative and innovative: the TUFA arts centre
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  • Leipzig - Bach Museum, Leipzig
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  • Wuppertal - Revolutionary movements: Tanztheater Pina Bausch
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  • Düsseldorf - NRW Forum Düsseldorf
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  • Saarbrücken - Baroque splendour and a resident ghost: Saarbrücken Palace
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  • Freiburg - Typically Freiburg: the Bächle
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  • Freiburg - Museum of Modern Art
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  • Heidelberg - Palatinate Museum
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