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
  • Mannheim - Reiss Engelhorn Museums, Mannheim
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  • Leipzig - 'Runde Ecke' Stasi Museum
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  • Munich - Lenbachhaus
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  • Koblenz - Middle Rhine Museum
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  • Nuremberg - 500 years of childhood dreams: the 'city of toys'
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  • Freiburg - Gothic grandeur: Freiburg Minster
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  • Essen - In Essen's leafy suburbs, Part II: Margarethenhöhe 'garden city'
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  • Heidelberg - Carl Bosch Museum
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  • Cologne - The cathedral is not alone: Romanesque churches
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  • Weimar - The epitome of high culture: Weimar Classicism
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  • Potsdam - Art meets commerce: the Schiffbauergasse
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  • Munich - Home advantage: the Allianz Arena
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  • Saarbrücken - Saarland Museum
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  • Hamburg -
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  • Munich - Century-defining works: the Brandhorst Museum
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  • Bremen - World Cultural Heritage with a wine cellar: Bremen town hall
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  • Koblenz - Back in the days of the Kaiser: Deutsches Eck
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  • Oberhausen - The centre of Old Oberhausen: Altmarkt square
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  • Cologne - Rautenstrauch Joest Museum – Cultures of the World
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  • Düsseldorf - The musical planetarium: Tonhalle concert hall
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