German tourism remains on the road to recovery. In September, hotels, guesthouses and other lodging establishments in Germany recorded 47.2 million overnight stays by both domestic and foreign guests, stated the Federal Statistical Office. That was 4.7 percent more than a year earlier, but 1.1 percent less than in September 2019, the year before the Corona pandemic broke out.
According to the preliminary calculations of the Wiesbaden statisticians, there was a significant increase of 60.9 percent to 7.1 million overnight stays by guests from abroad.
However, cross-border tourism in Germany is still a long way from the pre-crisis level, the authority explained: The number of overnight stays by foreign travelers was still 12.7 percent below the level of September 2019.
In terms of domestic guests, the industry recorded a 1.3 percent decline in overnight stays to 40.1 million within the year. However, the pre-crisis level was exceeded by 1.2 percent.
Most overnight stays (60.8%) were in traditional accommodation facilities such as hotels, inns and guesthouses.
20.6% of the overnight stays were in holiday accommodation, 8.7% in campsites (23.3% more than in September 2019), and 9.9% in other facilities such as prevention and rehabilitation clinics and training homes.