Nov 29, 2021
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The worldwide Corona pandemic continues to make travel difficult. Despite all this, international tourism is coming back. Which tourist sights and natural beauty spots are particularly popular among international guests in Germany? This is precisely the question that the German Tourist Board asked 14,000 or so participants from all over the world. The survey results for the most popular attractions in Germany include breathtaking natural highlights such as the Black Forest, as well as buildings such as Neuschwanstein Castle and amusement parks such as Europapark near Rust. Tourism Review presents the top 10 destinations not to be missed in Germany.

10. Crime Museum Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In the middle of the picture-postcard idyll of the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, there is a museum that enjoys a unique reputation worldwide and welcomes over 110,000 national and international visitors every year. In 2020, the museum celebrated its 100th anniversary.

In addition to Bavaria's most curious criminal cases, numerous medieval instruments of torture illustrate the sinister and gloomy facet of German criminal history. But one thing is for sure: crime fans and amateur detectives will definitely get their money's worth here!

9. The Black Forest National Park

Have you ever thought about a trip to the Black Forest? If not, you should definitely make up for it. Because a vacation in the Black Forest is a real experience. You can expect picturesque landscapes, magnificent mountain panoramas, spectacular waterfalls, relaxing spas, and delicious Black Forest gateaux. Whether in winter or in summer: you will certainly not forget a vacation in the Black Forest in a hurry.

8. Berlin

Berlin is always worth a visit. As the capital of Germany, it has been a very popular destination offering a number of interesting tourist sights. The moving history of the once-divided capital is still alive in many corners. But in addition to its special past, the German metropolis also has a lot to offer culturally and culinary-wise, such as the snack classic par excellence: the currywurst.

7. Dresden

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Semper Opera House or the Dresden Zwinger: the Saxon capital is almost unbeatable in terms of culture. World-famous magnificent buildings of baroque art, unique cultural treasures and no less than 19 castles attract millions of people every year to the glamorous city with the glamorous nickname Elbflorenz.

6. Romantic Road

One is not surprised that the Romantic Road has made it among the most popular sights in Germany. After all, the 400 km long route from Würzburg to Füssen has everything to offer that Germany is famous for abroad: medieval towns, dreamy fairy-tale castles, and picturesque natural landscapes.

5. Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber may be a small town, but it is nonetheless known all over the world. After all, time has stood still in this town in central Franconia. In no other German town, there are so many preserved medieval buildings. Anyone who has ever strolled through the old town with its winding alleys, fountains and half-timbered houses will immediately fall under the spell of the medieval town.

4. Phantasialand in Brühl

An amusement park needs to be included in the list of the most popular German tourist sights. The amusement park is even more popular with foreign visitors than Cologne Cathedral. Considering the wide range of attractions on offer, the bones of the Three Wise Men look quite old in the truest sense of the word. From fantasy-themed worlds to winter magic – Phantasialand simply has something up its sleeve for every taste.

3. Neuschwanstein Castle

Third place goes to the classic of all German attractions par excellence – Neuschwanstein Castle. Once built by the Bavarian fairy-tale king Ludwig II, today it is not only the most photographed building in Germany, but also breaks all records with visitor numbers of over 1.8 million a year. But a look inside is also worthwhile. The staterooms should definitely be explored on a guided tour. But the view of the fairy-tale castle itself is also worth a trip in any case. The many hiking trails in the surrounding area are particularly suitable for this.

2. Europapark Rust

It's hard to believe, but the Europapark in Rust is as popular with local and international visitors as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. An amusement park is on a par with the most famous French sights – at least that's what a survey by Internet giant Google claims. But the result doesn't seem all that surprising. After all, the theme park offers a very special flair with its 15 different themed areas. But anyone looking for impressive and unique attractions will also get their money's worth here. It is therefore logical that it is one of the most popular amusement parks and tourist sights in Europe.

1. Miniature Wonderland Hamburg

For the fourth time in a row, the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg was voted the most popular German attraction by international travelers. This is a minor sensation, as never before has a tourist attraction won the title so many times in a row. The fact that the amusement park in miniature format is so popular with international guests comes as no surprise. After all, the world's largest model railroad layout takes young and old on a journey of discovery into a completely different world. A single afternoon is not enough to explore all the replicated countries and fantasy worlds.

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