Germany stretches from the North Sea to the Alps, is home to great cities, such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, as well as rolling countryside. On the following pages you can find a hand-picked collection of popular tourist destinations, world heritage sites, traditions.
View the Top 10 Top Tourist Attractions in Germany, as voted for by visitors to Germany. The 2016 list includes picturesque Heidelberg Castle and old quarter, Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa Park and many more.
Looking to visit somewhere new on your next trip to Germany? Check out our city profiles - whether you prefer tucking into Currywurst in Berlin, or dancing in a carnival parade in Düsseldorf, you're bound to find something for you. Updated each month.
Germany's 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites range from historical buildings and cathedrals to exceptional natural landscapes and even whole towns. You can find a wealth of information on the sites in Germany.
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Nurtured and passed on from one generation to the next, Intangible Cultural Heritage is a living and constantly evolving aspect of a country's national heritage. Safeguarded by UNESCO, Germany's inventory shines a light on "heritage in Germany" rather than "German heritage".
Many traditions and customs are limited to either the whole country, or a particular region of Germany, whereas others are celebrated throughout western Europe or even parts of the world. Have a look at some holidays and the traditions that accompany them.
Music Festivals in Germany
No matter what kind of music you like, among Germany’s many festivals there will certainly be an option for you! Most of the festivals take place during spring and summer, but be sure to bring an umbrella and a waterproofed tent as well as sunscreen.