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 2020/2021/2022
- Bremen Samba Carnival (Feb 2021)
- Breminale (Jul 2021)
- Bremen Music Festival (Aug - Sep 2021)
- Bremen Freimarkt (Oct 2021)
- Andy Warhol. Now (Dec 12 2020 - Apr 18 2021)
- KölnSkulptur #10 (Aug 01 2020 – Aug 01 2022)
- James Blunt Once Upon A Mind Tour (Apr 19 2021)
- a-ha Hunting High and Low Tour (May 06 2021)
- Photographs for Cologne and the world (Jun 19 2020 - Jun 19 2021)
- Zwinger Xperience. Power. History. Dimensions. A thrilling Journey through time. (New Opening in spring 2021)
- The Royal Palace. Saxony’s biggest art museum with more collections towards its completion (Opening of Rifle gallery in summer 2021)
- 587th (2021) & 588th (2022) Striezelmarkt (Germany’s oldest Christmas market) plus more Christmas markets. )
- Old Masters Picture Gallery and Sculpture Collection in a new guise in the Zwinger Semperbau with spectacular Vermeer exhibition (19 March to 27 June 2021)
- More openings, offers, events and inspiration
- Frankfurt Christmas Market (Nov 23 – Dec 22 2020 / Nov 22 - Dec 22 2021))
- Museum Embankment Festival (Aug 27 – 29 2021)
- Becoming Rembrandt - Städel Museum Frankfurt (Jun 10 2021 – Jan 30 2022)
- Chagall. World in turmoil (Nov 04 2022 – Feb 19 2023)
- Discover & Experience - Best of Frankfurt
- Prints from Warhol to Wool (Feb 26 – Jun 27 2021)
- The Hamburg Ballet on Tour (Sep 10 2021 – Jan 23 2022)
- 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)
- Spring Festival (Apr 23 - May 09 2021)
- May dult - traditional fair (Apr 24 - May 02 2021)
- Jacobs dult - traditional fair (Jul 07 - Aug 01 2021)
- Octoberfest (Sep 18 - Oct 03 2021)
- Kermis dult - traditional fair (Oct 15 - 24 2021)
- Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt (Nov 27 - Dec 24 2020)
- Places of interest in Nuremberg
- Museums in Nuremberg
- Culinary Highlights in Nuremberg
- Walls - Kuntmuseum Stuttgart (until Jan 31 2021)
- With all the senses! French paintings (Oct 16 2020 - Mar 07 2021)
- Fashion!? The elements of style (Oct 24 2020 - Apr 25 2021)
- Medieval Market & Christmas Market Esslingen (Nov 24 - Dec 22 2020 / Nov 23 - Dec 22 2022)
- Glanzlichter Stuttgart, Light installation Palace Square (Nov 25 – Dec 28 2020)
- Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (May 04 - 09 2021)
- 176th Canstatter Volksfest (Sep 24 - Oct 10 2021)
- Ludwigsburg Christmas Market (Nov 23 - Dec 22 2021)
- Stuttgart Christmas Market (Nov 24 - Dec 23 2021)
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!
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.
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
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
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: www.int.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/nature
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