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
  • Saarbrücken - Keeping Saarbrücken warm: Römerbrücke thermal power station
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  • Cologne - City landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site: Cologne Cathedral
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  • Essen - Essen's monument to the industrial age: the Zollverein mine
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  • Munich - The measure of Munich: the Hofbräuhaus beer hall
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  • Kiel - Museen am Meer
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  • Karlsruhe - A touch of Egypt on the market square
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  • Berlin - A treasure trove of human history: Berlin's Museum Island
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  • Bielefeld - Bringing joy to the living: the Rudolf Oetker Hall
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  • Münster - Sculpture in public spaces
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  • Mannheim - Industrial architecture meets art nouveau: the water tower
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  • Dresden - Military History Museum
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  • Nuremberg - Germanic National Museum
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  • Düsseldorf - Centre stage: Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre
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  • Chemnitz - Older than the dinosaurs: the 'petrified forest'
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  • Frankfurt - Birthplace of a genius: Goethe's House
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  • Leipzig - Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig: sponsors, benefactors and patrons
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  • Augsburg - A world stage in miniature: Augsburg puppet theatre
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  • Stuttgart - Viniculture Museum
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  • Frankfurt - Liebieghaus
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  • Nuremberg - Renaissance style: the Albrecht Dürer House
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Vibrant Towns and Cities

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