The TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany

The most popular sights for 2017!

Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany has plenty of fantastic tourist attractions and unique sights to offer. Visitors from all over the world travel to Germany to see architectural treasures and fascinating places of natural beauty. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is interested in gathering the most popular attractions and has its international visitors name their German favorites. Almost 32,000 travelers to Germany from over 60 countries named 2017 their personal favorite.

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1
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Miniature Wonderland, Hamburg – a small world that makes a big impression
2
Europa-Park
Europa-Park in Rust – Germany's number 1 theme park
3
Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany's fairytale castle.
4
Lake Constance with Mainau Island, Monastic Island of Reichenau (UNESCO World Heritage)
Lake Constance with Mainau Island and Monastic Island of Reichenau
5
Old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
A trip back in time to the Middle Ages: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
6
Old quarter of Dresden with Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and Cathedral
Dresden: a synonym for culture.
7
Heidelberg Castle and old quarter
Heidelberg Castle. The epitome of German Romanticism.
8
Phantasialand
Phantasialand – 'phantastic' theme park fun for all the family
9
Hellabrunn Zoo Munich
Hellabrunn Zoo – for globetrotters and animal lovers alike
10
The Moselle Valley
The Moselle Valley: between vineyards and knights' castles
11
UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral
12
Old quarter of Erfurt with Cathedral and Krämerbrücke
Erfurt: a city confident in its beauty.
13
Black Forest
Black Forest National Park – wild and untamed
14
Ravensburger Spieleland theme park
Ravensburger Spieleland: fun, games and adventure near Lake Constance
15
Roman monuments and Church of Our Lady in Trier (UNESCO World Heritage)
Roman monuments, the Cathedral and Church of Our Lady in Trier
16
Speyer Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)
Speyer Cathedral
17
Berchtesgaden and Lake Königssee
Berchtesgaden National Park – a summer and winter wonderland
18
Karl's Village of Discovery
Karl's Village of Discovery, Rövershagen – educational and entertaining
19
Bad Mergentheim wildlife park
Bad Mergentheim wildlife park. Face to face with bears and wolves
20
Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz
Back in the days of the Kaiser: Deutsches Eck
21
Marienplatz square in Munich
Marienplatz : Munich's magnificent main square
22
Rügen Island with chalk cliffs
Rügen Island – seaside resorts and world-famous views
23
Harz National Park with Mount Brocken
Harz National Park – mountains steeped in legend
24
Regensburg old quarter with the Cathedral district (UNESCO World Heritage)
Old Town of Regensburg and Stadtamhof
25
Eltz Castle
Eltz Castle
26
Saxon Switzerland National Park with Bastei rocks and Königstein Fortress
Saxon Switzerland National Park region – 100 million years of nature
27
Wartburg Castle in Eisenach (UNESCO World Heritage)
Wartburg Castle
28
Romantic Road
Romantic Road – The name is like a promise
29
Maulbronn Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage)
Maulbronn Monastery Complex
30
Schloss Dankern Holiday Resort
Schloss Dankern holiday resort, number one for leisure and recreation
31
Eifel National Park
Rugged and teeming with wildlife – Eifel National Park
32
Old town and cathedral of Bamberg (UNESCO World Heritage)
Bamberg Old Town
33
Hanseatic town of Lübeck with the Holsten Gate (UNESCO World Heritage)
Hanseatic Town of Lübeck
34
Loreley rock in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO World Heritage)
The Loreley
35
Cochem Castle
The majestic Cochem Castle: exciting history in the charming Moselle landscapes
36
The Sauerland
The Sauerland: tales of dwarfs and the land of 1,000 mountains
37
Brandenburg Gate
A passageway to history: Brandenburg Gate
38
Mount Zugspitze and Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Mount Zugspitze and Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
39
Sanssouci Palace Potsdam (UNESCO World Heritage)
Palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin
40
Ulm Minster
Reaching for the skies: Ulm Minster
41
English Garden in Munich
English Garden Munich: a haven of relaxation in the big city
42
Town hall and Roland statue in Bremen (UNESCO World Heritage)
Town hall and Roland statue in Bremen
43
Old town and Minster of Freiburg
Freiburg: a city with a sunny disposition.
44
Wilhelmshöhe Palace and Park in Kassel (UNESCO World heritage)
Wilhelmshöhe Park
45
ChocolArt chocolate market in Tübingen
ChocolArt chocolate market in Tübingen
46
Michelstadt townhall
Michelstadt. Germany’s most original town hall
47
Hamburg´s Speicherstadt warehouse district (UNESCO World Heritage)
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district with Chilehaus
48
Berlin Museum Island (UNESCO World Heritage)
A treasure trove of human history: Berlin's Museum Island
49
Old quarter of Düsseldorf
Where can I find the longest bar in the world?
50
Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg
Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg
51
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Music of the future: the Elbe Philharmonic Hall
52
Ozeaneum aquarium and museum Stralsund
Ozeaneum aquarium, Stralsund
53
Würzburg Residenz Palace (UNESCO World Heritage)
Würzburg Residenz Palace and Court Gardens
54
Schwerin Castle
Schwerin Castle and Park. The jewel of Lake Schwerin.
55
Aachen Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage)
Aachen Cathedral
56
Rüdesheim with Drosselgasse
Rüdesheim with Drosselgasse, Niederwald Monument, Cable car and the vineyards
57
Teutoburg Forest Nature Park
Teutoburg Forest / Egge Hills Nature Park – where nature and culture come together
58
Wadden Sea (UNESCO World Heritage)
Wadden Sea
59
Germany Fairy Tale Route
German Fairy Tale Route – Sometimes fairy tales come true
60
Munich Octoberfest
A beer festival for the world: Oktoberfest
61
Hohenzollern Castle
Hohenzollern Castle. The height of neo-Gothic architecture.
62
Hamburg HafenCity and fish market
Hamburg's new city centre: HafenCity
63
Nuremberg Christmas Market
Nuremberg Christmas market
64
Collegiate Church and Old Town of Quedlinburg (UNESCO World Heritage)
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
65
The Saar Bow
The Saar Bow – strength in serenity
66
Christmas market in Monschau
Christmas market in Monschau
67
Autostadt Wolfsburg
Autostadt Wolfsburg
68
Old town and cathedral of Mainz
Mainz: city of Gutenberg and Germany's wine capital.
69
Triberger Waterfalls and Christmas Market
Triberg: deep in the Black Forest with towering waterfalls.
70
UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
71
The Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
72
UNESCO World Heritage Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
73
UNESCO World Heritage Classical Weimar
Classical Weimar
74
Allgäu holiday region
Allgäu – a natural high
75
Hofbräuhaus beer hall in Munich
The Hofbräuhaus beer hall: the measure of Munich
76
Medieval Crime Museum Rothenburg
Medieval Crime Museum, Rothenburg
77
Wernigerode townhall
Wernigerode
78
Suspended monorail Wuppertal
Wuppertal: the city with the suspended monorail.
79
Golden Hall in Augsburg
The Golden Hall in Augsburg
80
Bavarian Forest National Park
A vast, unspoilt forest wilderness – the Bavarian Forest National Park
81
Prinzipalmarkt Münster
Prinzipalmarkt shopping arcades
82
Linderhof Palace
Linderhof Palace – Ludwig II's highest flight of fancy.
83
Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church (UNESCO World Heritage)
Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church
84
Town of Beilstein in the Moselle Valley
Beilstein: idyllic but by no means in a deep slumber
85
Lake Chiemsee & Herrenchiemsee Palace
Herrenchiemsee Palace – a fairytale refuge for the fairytale king.
86
Fuggerei Augsburg housing project
Handsome homes for the poor: the Fuggerei
87
Legoland Germany Resort
LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort: the sky's the limit when it comes to Lego!
88
Hainich National Park
Hainich National Park – ancient woodland in the heart of Germany
89
Harbor Worlds Museums Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven Harbour Worlds: Harbour life from a new perspective
90
The Reichstag
The elegance of power: the government quarter in Berlin
91
Town of Bernkastel-Kues with Christmas Market
Christmas market in Bernkastel-Kues
92
Karlsruhe Palace
The Versailles of Baden: Karlsruhe Palace
93
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Bauhaus sites in Weimar and Dessau
Bauhaus sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
94
German Alpine Road
German Alpine Road – A magical tour of the peaks
95
Geierlay rope bridge
Spectacular views: Geierlay rope bridge now open
96
Island of Helgoland
Heligoland – an offshore oasis of relaxation
97
Müritz National Park
Lakes as far as the eye can see – Müritz National Park
98
Stuttgart's market halls
Stuttgart's market halls: a gastronomic paradise in the art nouveau style
99
Berlin Zoo
The zoo in Germany's capital Welcome to one of the most bio-diverse zoos in the world.
100
Island of Sylt
The island of Sylt – Queen of the North Sea