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
  • Essen - The best of the best in Essen: Folkwang Museum
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  • Munich - Century-defining works: the Brandhorst Museum
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  • Bielefeld - Culture in the park: Ravensberg spinning mill
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  • Munich - The ancestral home of the Bavarian rulers: the Wittelsbach residence
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  • Wuppertal - Art in Elberfeld: the Von der Heydt Museum
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  • Bochum - An idyll in the Ruhr: the Dahlhauser Heide estate in Bochum
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  • Potsdam - Villa Schöningen
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  • Cologne - Art with a cult following: the Ludwig Museum
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  • Trier - Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier
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  • Munich - A world of art in Maxvorstadt: the Pinakotheken galleries
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  • Dortmund - Dortmund's underground history: Zollern colliery
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  • Dresden - Magnificent architecture and shopping: Neustadt market hall
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  • Wuppertal - Revolutionary movements: Tanztheater Pina Bausch
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  • Frankfurt - Museum of World Cultures
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  • Wolfsburg - Wolfsburg Art Museum
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  • Halle - Handel House
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  • Bielefeld - The origins of Bielefeld: Sparrenburg Castle
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  • Essen - In Essen's leafy suburbs, Part I: Villa Hügel
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  • Lübeck - Lübeck's pride and joy: the Holsten Gate
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  • Dresden - Deutsches Hygiene Museum
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