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
  • Hannover -
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  • Düsseldorf - A shopping street of distinction: Königsallee
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  • Bochum - An idyll in the Ruhr: the Dahlhauser Heide estate in Bochum
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  • Düsseldorf - A green ribbon on the blue Rhine: Düsseldorf's parks and gardens
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  • Münster - Friedenssaal
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  • Wuppertal - Wilhelminian exterior, high-tech interior: the historical Stadthalle
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  • Freiburg - Typically Freiburg: the Bächle
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  • Cologne - The world's oldest art fair: Art Cologne
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  • Leipzig - Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig: sponsors, benefactors and patrons
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  • Dresden - A marvel of design and sound: Semper Opera House
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  • Munich - Lenbachhaus
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  • Essen - Essen's monument to the industrial age: the Zollverein mine
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  • Kiel - The greatest sailing event in the world: Kiel Week regatta
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  • Frankfurt - Frankfurt's friendliest corner: Sachsenhausen
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  • Hannover - Mediterranean flair in Germany's north: Lake Maschsee
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  • Berlin - All the way up: Berlin's TV tower
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  • Mannheim - Mannheim²: the city centre
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  • Nuremberg - Germanic National Museum
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  • Hamburg - Geometry brought to life: Dockland
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  • Bonn - Bonn's back garden: Rheinaue Park
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