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
  • Bremen - Houses lined up like pearls on a string: the Schnoor quarter
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  • Karlsruhe - A touch of Egypt on the market square
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  • Ingolstadt - Designers galore: Ingolstadt Village outlet shopping centre
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  • Koblenz - Romanticum
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  • Cologne - Excellence in entertainment: Cologne Musical Dome
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  • Düsseldorf - An emotional experience: Düsseldorf's old quarter
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  • Munich - Fatherly pride: Nymphenburg Palace
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  • Augsburg - Handsome homes for the poor: the Fuggerei
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  • Hamburg - A beautiful harbour and thick ancient walls: the warehouse district
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  • Braunschweig - Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel
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  • Cologne - Cologne at its best: the Millowitsch Theatre
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  • Karlsruhe - Enjoying the good life: in the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe
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  • Frankfurt - Music to the ears: the Alte Oper concert hall
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  • Hannover - Civic splendour under a lofty dome: the New Town Hall
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  • Saarbrücken - Cool Saarbrücken: Nauwieser Platz/Chinese quarter
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  • Münster - Prinzipalmarkt shopping arcades
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  • Hamburg - Hamburg's most famous landmark: St. Michael's Church
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  • Frankfurt - Liebieghaus
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  • Nuremberg - 500 years of childhood dreams: the 'city of toys'
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  • Kiel - The greatest sailing event in the world: Kiel Week regatta
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