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The search for the most popular sights and attractions in Germany goes into the next round! You can now choose your personal favorite destination. The most frequently mentioned sights, leisure facilities, events, cultural sites, and natural landscapes receive the coveted Top100 seal. You can either type your suggestion in a form, or select a choice from our pre-existing list of highlights.

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Additionally, explore #HomeMadeGermany, sustainable travel destinations, "Sounds of Germany," planetariums, and streets filled with cherry blossoms. We also provide an outlook on the anniversary of 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany, which is going to be highlighted throughout the year.
Reach new boundaries
Jena: Zeiss-Planetarium (C) Zeiss Planetarium Jena - Sternevent GmbH
Jena: Zeiss-Planetarium
© Zeiss Planetarium Jena - Sternevent GmbH
Discover the stars
The Zeiss Planetarium Jena, which opened in 1926, is the oldest of its kind globally, and also the largest in Germany, thanks to its dome measuring 82 ft. in diameter. The ESO Supernova planetarium near Munich is a cutting-edge astronomy center, providing an immersive experience that will leave you in awe of the universe we live in.

Interested in discovering more? Embark on a trip through space by visiting the planetariums and observatories of Münster, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Hamburg, or Bochum.
Embark on a Space tour
What have the Lyoner pan, the Bavarian pork knuckle, or Hasselback potatoes in common? These are several of our new recipes we gathered for you to try out at home. Some of the culinary delicacies have a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Others are relatively "new" to the dinner table.

We also present some sweet delights, including Franzbrötchen (cinnamon rolls), Bremer Klaben, and Berliner (which, by the way, are called differently in the city of Berlin). Do not forget to try out our wine recommendations as well. Guten Appetit!
The Taste of Germany
Homemade Franzbrötchen and a cup of coffee (C) getty images, Westend61
Homemade Franzbrötchen © Getty Images, Westend61
Erfurt, Krämerbrücke at dusk © TTG, Martin Kirchner
Erfurt, Krämerbrücke at dusk © TTG, Martin Kirchner
1,700 years of Jewish life
Back in the year 321, Cologne, then the capital of the Lower Germanic province of the Roman empire, inspired an official edict that marks the earliest evidence of Jewish life in Germany. In 2021, the country will celebrate 1,700 years of Jewish culture and traditions.

From Augsburg to Trier, evidence of early Jewish life remains in many different German cities. Hence, commemorations are planned from Franconia to Thuringia, and online alternatives will be set up in case of additional or continued lockdowns.⁠
Jewish Culture in Germany
Cherry blossom magic
The Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden has a unique history: in 1985, it simultaneously opened with the newly restored Semperoper (which dates back to 1841).
The city of Dresden with Japanese supporters renovated the historic building, and created a public garden with Baroque and Japanese elements.
In spring, cherry and plum trees are blooming in full force. The garden leads directly to the Elbe meadows, offering a splendid view of Dresden's old town.
Where else to find cherry blossoms in Germany? Head to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dortmund, and Bonn for refreshing pops of color.
Germany in bloom
Dresden: Spring on the Neustädter Ufer with a view of the city © Dresden Marketing GmbH, Sylvio Dittrich
Dresden: Spring on the Neustädter Ufer with a view of the city © Dresden Marketing GmbH, Sylvio Dittrich
Frankfurt/Main: Opera House, cherry blossom (C) GNTB, Frank Blümler Photograph
Frankfurt/Main: Opera House, cherry blossom © GNTB, Frank Blümler Photograph
Enjoy the Sounds of Germany
Put on your headphones and enjoy the Sounds of Germany! Many influential composers have inspired Germany with their artisitic works, and various destinations in Germany are offering online concerts for you to enjoy.
Embark on a journey through Ludwig van Beethoven’s life, or discover Pop & Rock, DJ's, or "Schlager", a truly German phenomenon.
Let yourself be inspired by milestones in history, personal stories, outstanding events, innovative sound sensations and unexpected perspectives.
"Press Play!"
Sustainable travel
What have a hike in the wine region of Deidesheim (Rhineland-Palatinate), a cattle drive in the Allgäu (Bavaria), a donkey tour through Brandenburg, a night in a suspended tree tent in Saarland, and a heath ranger tour in Lower Saxony in common?

All these are some of the destinations and activities we have curated for your next sustainable travel experience. Additionally, we gathered a selection of environmentally friendly transportation options and included accommodations that offer sustainable stays.
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Lüneburger Heide: Totengrund © Lüneburger Heide GmbH, Markus Tiemann
Lüneburger Heide: Totengrund
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH, Markus Tiemann
#DiscoverGermanyFromHome (C) GNTO
#DiscoverBeethoven © GNTO
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