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
  • Leipzig - Bach Museum, Leipzig
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  • Bochum - Form or function? Bochum's Jahrhunderthalle
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  • Trier - Karl Marx House
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  • Kiel - A natural habitat and biosphere: the Baltic information centre
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  • Berlin - The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe
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  • Lübeck - St. Anne's museum quarter
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  • Heidelberg - The ideal place for a leisurely stroll: Heidelberg's old quarter
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  • Munich - Fatherly pride: Nymphenburg Palace
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  • Würzburg - Easy on the palate: the Bürgerspital wine-growing estate
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  • Cologne - Excellence in entertainment: Cologne Musical Dome
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  • Munich - The ancestral home of the Bavarian rulers: the Wittelsbach residence
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  • Leipzig - Luther, Bach and St. Thomas's choir: St. Thomas' Church
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  • Leipzig - Forum of Contemporary History
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  • Düsseldorf - A green ribbon on the blue Rhine: Düsseldorf's parks and gardens
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  • Berlin - Down the ages: the Jewish Cemetery at Weissensee
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  • Augsburg - Jewish Culture Museum and Synagogue
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  • Trier - Bread and Circuses: the amphitheatre
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  • Rostock - The perfect place to make a splash: Warnemünde beach
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  • Bochum - An idyll in the Ruhr: the Dahlhauser Heide estate in Bochum
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  • Cologne - When a city goes wild: Cologne carnival
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