Germany is one of the most visited by tourists’ country in Europe. Germany is also considered as one of the safest countries for tourists. One of the common tourism volume indicators is the number of overnight stays in hotels. According to statistics, in 2010, the number of overnight stays in hotels of Germany was about 380.3 million. It is one of the best in Europe.
Most often Germany is visiting by tourists from neighbor European countries, as well as tourists from the United States. Germany, like most countries, seeks to attract to the country more tourists. German National Committee on Tourism has offices in many countries. It is monitoring the situation in the tourism industry. According to experts tourists attract to Germany culture, leisure in the countryside, cities, security, good hotels and good opportunities for favorable shopping.
The most visited cities in Germany
There are many Interesting events and places in Germany. Each region, each city has something attractive for tourists. The most visited by tourist cities in Germany are listed here.
Berlin. Berlin is the capital city of Germany. One of most known event here is a world-renowned Berlin film festival. It is most popular by tourists’ city in Germany.
Munich. Oktoberfest is the most famous event held annually in Munich.
Hamburg. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, a large seaport.
Frankfurt am Main. There are many interesting events in Frankfurt. Most famous event here is the Frankfurt International Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung).
Cologne. Cologne Cathedral is the most visited tourist attraction in Germany.
Dusseldorf. In Dusseldorf take place world’s biggest annual fashion show of women's clothing, accessories, furs, beachwear, footwear “Collections Premieren Düsseldorf” (CPD).
Dresden. Dresden Gallery has one of the largest collections of paintings in the world.
The most interesting annual events in Germany
There are a lot of interesting events in Germany every year. In all major cities are organizing a variety of exciting holidays, festivals, exhibitions, carnivals and competitions. Here are the many interesting annual events in different places of Germany. When and where are held most popular events?
Oktoberfest. Beer Festival “Oktoberfest” takes place in the Munich city annually in autumn. It is the largest beer festival in the world. Beer festival in Munich is very popular event for city residents and tourists.
“Kiel Week” Maritime Festival. “Kiel Week” is the largest sailing event in the world, and also one of the largest festivals in Europe. Festival main event is regatta. These days to city of Kiel come a lot of sea and sailing lovers from around the world.
The Berlin Marathon. This competition gathers to Berlin fans of sports and healthy lifestyle from many cities of Germany. When: September.
Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt is one of the most famous automobile exhibitions in the world. It is held once in two years.
“CeBIT” computer technology exhibition. The largest international exhibition devoted to information and telecommunication technologies. It is held every year in spring in Hanover.
How to get to Germany
The most convenient and fastest way to get to Germany is a plane. All major cities in Germany have airports. One of the most significant airports in Germany is the airport of Frankfurt. It is busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, the third busiest in Europe, one of the major hubs in Europe. In the second place in terms of passenger traffic is the airport of Munich. These airports serve a much of the international flights. You can use the internal German aircraft airlines to get to other cities in Germany. A large number of aircraft also serve airports in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart.
Europe and Germany have developed network of railways. Regular passenger rail service makes possible the rapid movement between many European countries. High-speed rail trains connect Germany with Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria. To get to Paris or Brussels by train is possible for several hours. A little more time take a trip to
London. Travel to more distant cities (Beijing, Moscow) will take you much longer.
Germany is maritime country. Ferry service connects Germany with many ports in Europe. Modern passenger ferries provide extra comfort for travelers. Sweden, Norway and Finland are the most popular destinations for travel by ferry. Using the ferry you can go to Germany from the cities of Helsinki, Stockholm, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Riga, Malmo.
Port cities, to which come ferries from Europe: Travemünde, Lübeck, Sassnitz, Kiel, Rostock, Puttgarden (Fehmarn).
Highways are connecting Germany with all neighboring countries. Sometimes it is more convenient to use the car for the trip.
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