Magic Cities Germany e.V.
Welcome to Germany’s Magic Cities
The Magic Cities was first established in the 1950s as a marketing association representing 10 major city destinations in Germany. Its objective is to raise the profile of these cities internationally as destinations for holidays and business travel.
These fabulous destinations have everything your heart could desire: a relaxing atmosphere, exciting festivals, fascinating history and delicious regional cuisine. Enjoy a warm welcome wherever you go and meet new friends in Germany’s favorite cities.
Cologne’s Cathedral and famous Carnival, the city by the Rhine that is famed for its sense of fun.
The spotlight falls on the fine arts in and around Dresden. Discover its world-famous baroque cityscape.
Luxury and lifestyle take center stage in Düsseldorf with its Königsallee and spectacular MediaHarbour.
Captivating contrasts await you in Frankfurt, the home of Goethe and German young wine (“Ebbelwei”).
Maritime charm, the ever lively Reeperbahn and the new HafenCity make Hamburg impossible to resist.
From the adventure zoo to Herrenhausen Gardens: Bremen, the dynamic heart of north-west Germany and the home of the Bremen Town Musicians, offers something for all ages.
Being the hometown of many great composers like Johann Sebastian Bach or Richard Wagner, Leipzig’s musical heritage is truly unique and can be experienced up until today. Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Saxony region.
Bayern Munich, BMW World and the Oktoberfest – Munich on the River Isar is first-class in every respect.
In Nuremberg history is alive: visit museums, explore art galleries or join the historic Christmas Market.
Wines, cuisine and 130 years of automotive history have brought Stuttgart to the world’s attention.
Cultural Highlights in 2019/2020
- Bremen Music Festival (24 August to 14 September 2019)
- Bremen Freimarkt (18 October to 3 November 2019)
- Offenbach Year 2019 (all year)
- Cologne Carnival (February 20 - 26 2020
- Royal State Apartment Augustus the Strong (From Sept 2019)
- Splendor. Tears. Disasters. Closer than ever. ( Autumn 2019)
- 585th & 586th Striezelmarkt plus 17 more Christmas markets (27 Nov - 24 Dec 2019, 25 Nov - 24 Dec 2020)
- Old Masters Picture Gallery and Sculpture Collection in a new guise in the Zwinger Semperbau (Opening 7th Dec 2019)
- Bellum et Artes (March to June 2020)
- Mythos August – Augustus the Strong 350 years on (From 1st April 2020)
- 50th International Dixieland Festival (17th – 24th May 2020)
- Zwinger Xperience. Power. History. Dimensions. A journey through time. (Opening 2020)
- Biggest funfair on the Rhine (July 12 – 21 2019)
- Highlights of the Rhenish Carnival (Feb 20 – 24 2020)
- Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival (Aug 09 – 18 2019 / Aug 14 – 23 2020)
- Museum Embankment Festival (Aug 23 – 25 2019 / Aug 28 – 30 2020)
- Rheingau Wine Market (Aug 28 – Sep 06 2019 / Sep 02 – 11 2020)
- Making Van Gogh (Oct 23 2019 – Feb 16 2020)
- Frankfurt Christmas Market (Nov 25 – Dec 22 2019 / Nov 23 – Dec 22 2020)
- Luminale (Mar 12 – 15 2020)
- “Wäldchestag” Forest Fair (May 30 – Jun 02 2020)
- Opera Square Festival (Jun 24 – Jul 03 2020)
- 150 years Hamburger Kunsthalle (Aug 23 – Nov 10 2019)
- 831st Hamburg Port Anniversary (May 08 – 10 2020)
- Wagner Festival at Leipzig Opera (May 20 – 24 2020)
- Leipzig Bach Festival (June 11 - 21 2020)
- Octoberfest (Sept 21 - Oct 6 2019)
- Octoberfest (Sept 19 - Oct 6 2020)
- Classics on Odeonsplatz (July 13 - 14 2019)
- Classic Open Air (July 21 - Aug 3 2019)
- Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt (Nov 29 - Dec 24 2019)
- 43th Stuttgart Wine Village (28th of Aug. – 08th of Sep 2019)
- Glanzlichter Stuttgart, Light installation Palace Square (27. Nov. – 28. Dez 2019)
The Blockland district is a green idyll on the outskirts of Bremen.
The Bürgerpark is one of Germany’s best-maintained landscaped parks. Together with the adjacent Stadtwald woodland, it covers an area of 202 hectares
Saxon Switzerland – visit fascinating rock formations, a miracle of nature between Dresden and Prague. Saxony’s Wine Route – enjoy wine tours with tasting at wine estate Schloss Wackerbarth. Moritzburg Castle – pass by the picturesque landscape.
Ludwig Tour: Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace and Oberammergau.
Bavarian Alps with the Zugspitze, Lake Schliersee, Tegernsee and Lake Starnberg.
Franconian Lake District - For swimming at the Altmühl-, Brombach – or Rothsee.
Franconian Jura-Ruins, castles or idyllic villages.
Baroque Castle in Ludwigsburg.
Medieval former free imperial city of Esslingen.
Barrier free city feelings
Each city offers visitors with disabilities a broad range of services. From packages of specific information on travel to the chosen city and accommodations to numerous restaurants, sights, sightseeing tours and shopping options designated as “disabled-friendly” or “wheelchair-accessible.”Streets and places of each city as well as the public transportation system can easily be used and discovered.Enjoy an untroubled stay in Germany's Magic Cities!
Here you find further information for planning your individual stay.
Welcome to the Magic Cities Germany
There’s a lot to see in Germanys ten biggest cities. Create your own sightseeing tour with the Welcome Cards of every city and enjoy for example a great meal in a restaurant, a drink in a popular bar or visit the most interesting museums or galleries.
These special tickets offer you free and unlimited use of the city’s public transportation system and discount on admission to various museums and further institutions.
This is a great way to discover the most beautiful sights of each city.
For further information visit the homepage of each city.
ErlebnisCard (discovery card) Bremen
Dresden Welcome Card
Simply discover Munich: With Munich Card and City Pass