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.

The German National Tourist Board, Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa are partner organisations of the Magic Cities association.

Towns, Cities and Culture

Cultural Highlights in 2020/2021/2022


  • Bremen Samba Carnival (Feb 2021)
  • Breminale (Jul 2021)
  • Bremen Music Festival (Aug - Sep 2021)
  • Bremen Freimarkt (Oct 2021)
  • Mahler Festival at Gewandhaus Concert Hall (May 13 – 24 2021)
  • Leipzig Bach Festival (June 11 - 20 2021)
  • Wagner Festival at Leipzig Opera (Jun 18 - 20 2021)

Nature and Active

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
Rhododendronpark - The month of May sees the Rhododendron Park in Bremen in its full glory. The park is one of the most beautiful and largest of its kind.
Bike it! - Bremen is famous for being a walkable and well-connected city. Cycling in Bremen with its many cycle paths is a true pleasure!

Sports and Activities – in one of the greenest cities of Germany
Cologne Zoo – one of the oldest and most popular in Germany
Königswinter / Drachenfels - including a fantastic Rhine valley view

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.

Historical Barbarossa Pfalz Kaiserswerth
Benrath Palace and Park
Düsseldorf by bike
Japanese Garden

Frankfurt's Green Belt is the most important natural feature of the RheinMain Regional Park
Wine region Rheingau with Rüdesheim and Monastery Eberbach
Taunus region with the UNESCO world heritage Saalburg museum
Forest of Odes with The Counts’ collections at Erbach Castle

Planten un Blomen
Elbe beach
Lüneburg Heath – heathland, forests & rivers and medieval towns.
North Sea Island of Sylt – 40 km of fine sandy beach.

Get active on Leipzig’s 200km of waterways
Castles in the Leipzig Region

The north-south passage - hiking across Munich
The west-east passge - hiking across Munich
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.

Wine hiking in Stuttgart
Wilhelma Zoo
Baroque Castle in Ludwigsburg
Segway Tour through the vineyards
Tripsdrill Wildlife Park
Neckar cruise on the Neckar-Käpt'n Stuttgart
other Hightlights in Stuttgart and the region:

Barrier-free Travel

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.











Social Commitment / Green Travel

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


Frankfurt Card

Hamburg CARD


Simply discover Munich: With Munich Card and City Pass




Magic Cities Germany e. V.
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D-60329 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: + 49 (0) 69/24 74 55 - 454
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