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 - In Essen's leafy suburbs, Part I: Villa Hügel
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  • Freiburg - Museum of Modern Art
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  • Frankfurt - An unparalleled wealth of art and culture: the museum embankment
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  • Berlin - Quiet contemplation in the pleasure garden: Berlin Cathedral
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  • Freiburg - Museum of Natural History and Ethnological Collection
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  • Kiel - The call of distant shores: Kiel cruise ship terminal
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  • Potsdam - Leistikowstrasse memorial and cultural centre
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  • Düsseldorf - K20 Kunstsammlung NRW
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  • Trier - Alternative and innovative: the TUFA arts centre
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  • Krefeld -
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  • Frankfurt - Freedom and democracy: St. Paul's Church
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  • Cologne - Germany's most beautiful park: the Rhine Park
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  • Oberhausen - A steel colossus: the Oberhausen Gasometer
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  • Nuremberg - Documentation centre at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds
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  • Frankfurt - Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main: modern art at its best
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  • Cologne - National Socialist Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne
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  • Berlin - Two thousand years of German-Jewish history
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  • Schwerin - From another time: the historic Schelfstadt quarter
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  • Dresden - A feat of engineering in the Bürgerviertel: the 'Blue Wonder'
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  • Berlin - Topography of Terror
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