Vacation Destination Germany

Murnauer Moos, Bayern Enlarge image (© picture-alliance / KPA) From the Black Forest to the techno temples of Berlin, Germany boasts astonishing diversity in a compact country at the heart of Europe.  So if your idea of a vacation is high culture in a European metropolis, a romantic journey back in time, outdoor adventure or all of the above - Germany is your destination.

Altstadt von Goslar

Quick facts about Germany

State System Democratic parliamentary federal democracy since 1949 Administration 16 federal states Capital City Berlin, about 3.4 million inhabitants National Flag Three horizontal stripes in black, ...

Dom in Köln

UNESCO World Heritage in Germany

The list of UNESCO-world heritage sites in Germany consists of outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and of nature: silent but eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena.

Hiking in Jasmund National Park

Hiking in Germany

Hiking is in. Around 34 million Germans go hiking in their free time. And that is no coincidence, because Germany has an excellent infrastructure for hiking with just less than 200,000 km of fully-developed paths leading through many kinds of landscapes, some of them quite spectacular.

Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer

A cycle tour along the former Wall

A dossier on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. In Part 10 we cycle the course of the former Wall and experience what is otherwise barely tangible today: Berlin as a divided city.

Das Benediktinerkloster in Füssen

Germany doing very well again in "The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013"

Student exchange and tourism both increased last year in Germany, indicating a rise in cultural interest. The World Economic Forum indicates that Germany ranks second on the travel and tourism competi...

Impressions From Germany

Castle Country

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Castles – the stuff of legend. Knights, epic battles and wild revelry. Even if life down the centuries wasn’t always that exciting, the ancient walls bring history alive. And the history of Burg Eltz, or Eltz castle on the river Mosel, has been very well preserved.

German National Tourist Board (DZT)

Germany - The travel destination

Tourist information on holidaying in Germany, conference venues, shopping or ideas for young people: consult the German National Tourist Board website for all this – and much, much more! online presents news, up-to-date event tips and an entertaining programme about sightseeing, culture, hotels, shopping. The English programme is the first internet TV station of a German travel destination.