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10 Most popular destinations for German tourists

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS FOR GERMAN TOURISTS TOP 10 MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS FOR GERMAN TOURISTS Date 04.04.2016 Article in pdf The German Research Institute (FUR) analyzed and published the data for leisure trips made by German tourists in 2015. The research revealed several changes in the list of the most popular destinations. German tourists may not have lost their desire to take a holiday last year, despite the increased security risks, but the countries and regions they favor were much closer to home. There is also a clear desire for sun and sea over colder climes as large numbers of holidaymakers aimed for the coast and the Mediterranean and left the mountains behind. Many, however, don't even leave their home country at all. Tourism-Review.com brings the top 10 destinations visited by German tourists last year.
1. Bavaria – Exploring German Traditions The announcement of the top destination for German tourists may seem a little anti-climactic, but most preferr..

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A weekend in Coburg, Germany – castles and royal connections

The pretty town of Coburg, like many others in Germany, offers picturesque medieval buildings, a charming town square and cosy cafés to while away a weekend. But Coburg’s palaces and castles tell another tale, of an ambitious noble family that spread its influence by marriage through most of the royal courts of Europe. The town is best known as the birthplace […]

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What’s New in Germany, Vienna, and Prague for 2018

The burgeoning HafenCity district and its spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall are revitalizing Hamburg's riverfront. (photo: Rick Steves) A statue of Martin Luther stands tall in his hometown of Wittenberg, which, along with the rest of Germany, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. (photo: Rick Steves) The big event in Germany this year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation began in 1517 when Martin Luther, a priest and professor of theology, wrote and published his 95 theses, questioning the corrupt ways of the Catholic Church. Throughout Germany, visitors will find events and exhibits honoring this anniversary, highlighted by three special exhibitions that will be on display from April until November in three visit-worthy cities.
In Berlin, the “Luther Effect” exhibit, presented by the German History Museum and on display at the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition space, will examine the global effect of the Reformation..

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What Not to Miss if You Visit Berlin

18/08/2015 16:01 Travel to the German capital, Berlin; it can be one of the best choices. If it is your first visit, and you have the ability to do so, we suggest you take advantage of all that this beautiful city offers.
Each trip to Berlin is always exciting, attractive in terms of obtaining new knowledge, fun and of course relaxation that you'll find there. If you decide to spend a few days or even just a weekend in Berlin, we help you with a small itinerary so as not to miss anything important among what Berlin has to offer.
To explore this important German city we will begin in the heart of it, so if you stay at one of the downtown hotels in Berlin this will be a very positive thing for your trip.
Kurfürstendamm
Among the best ways to discover this attractive city, the capital of East Germany until reunification in 1990, which brings together both the luxury and decadence of the former German Democratic Republic, we will start with a walk along this famous bouleva..

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The City of Cologne in Germany ‒ its Cathedral, Tourism and Other Attractions

03/02/2016 17:29 Germany is known for its great tourist potential, which certainly hardly anyone doubts. However, it is not exploited as a destination for tourism and is more powerful at this level than such as Spain, France or Italy.
Many people think that this sleeping giant of tourism and culture should wake up from its lethargy, which it may already be doing, and become a major competitor in tourism for travels across Europe by those who seek not only beaches but also submersion in culture, in the broadest sense of the word.
This time we visit Cologne, a city on the River Rhine possessing one of the most famous and oldest universities in Europe. However, the city where famous people would someday be mayor, such as Konrad Adenauer, the founder of the party of the current government in this Teutonic country, was completely destroyed during the Second World War.
Life in Cologne is happy; it is not a typical German city as we imagine as to the seriousness of the inhabitan..

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Neuschwanstein. The Exceptional Place of Germany. Don´t Miss It.

25/06/2015 23:04 One of the most visited places in Germany and a favourite destination of tourists who decide to make their travel across Europe. It was built by the Bavarian King Ludwig II and is located near the city of Füssen between the Bavarian mountains and forests. Here you can see the place with the most fantastic architecture: Neuschwanstein Castle.
We will not write about its history, because you can discover it directly in the castle or read it in any other article talking about Neuschwanstein. Let's concentrate about more interesting things that will surely inspire you and help you relax to the maximum.
Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited castles in Europe and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. If you have not yet visited, doubt no more. Awaiting you is a true story in which you are at its centre. Walt Disney himself was so fascinated by its beauty that he used it as a model for the design of the castles in Disneyland.
For a visit to Neuschwanste..

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