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
  • Darmstadt - A manifesto of colour and form: Hundertwasser's 'Waldspirale'
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  • Saarbrücken - Baroque splendour and a resident ghost: Saarbrücken Palace
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  • Saarbrücken - Off to the mines: Völklingen Ironworks
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  • Frankfurt -
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  • Weimar -
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  • Bochum - Starry skies over Bochum: the Zeiss Planetarium
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  • Ingolstadt - Simply a pleasure: Ingolstadt's old quarter
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  • Chemnitz - Theatre on a smaller scale: puppet theatre
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  • Cologne - Wallraf Richartz Museum
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  • Munich - Haus der Kunst
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  • Hannover - Better than GPS: the 'red thread'
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  • Cologne - The art of the Tiger: the Museum of East Asian Art
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  • Bonn - World-class hospitality: Mount Petersberg
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  • Frankfurt - Music to the ears: the Alte Oper concert hall
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  • Braunschweig - Architecture to smile about: the Happy Rizzi House
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  • Erfurt - An imposing fortification: Petersberg Citadel
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  • Würzburg - Main-Franconian Museum, Marienberg Citadel
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  • Bonn - Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany
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  • Rostock - The perfect place to make a splash: Warnemünde beach
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  • Kassel - Friedericianum Museum
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Vibrant Towns and Cities

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