Germany has seen its highest number of visitors to date, according to recent statistics. Around 406 million tourists visited Germany last year - a large increase on the 394 million who visited the country in 2011.
It seems more people than ever are drawn to Germany’s diverse range of attractions that cater to all kinds of travellers. From its range of museums, offering both modern and classical art, to its cosmopolitan cities contrasted with natural attractions, it appears that Germany is ticking most boxes for tourists and holiday makers.
Germany currently holds second place in the list of most popular European destinations and it’s not just international visitors who are holidaying in Germany, with 30 per cent of Germans holidaying in their home country. Berlin and Munich are the most popular destinations to travel to in Germany, with people visiting for both business and pleasure, and Hamburg and Frankfurt are close behind.
Between the months of January and November last year the number of foreign visitors to Germany rose by 8 per cent. Chief executive of the German National Tourist Board, Petra Hedorfer, stated, “when foreign tourists travel, Germany is bound to be on their itinerary.”
It’s not just the country’s attractions and bustling cities that draw people to Germany, a growing number of events take place each year which are bringing in more and more tourists. Winter sports events, summer festivals, funfairs, art shows and Berlin Fashion Week all play a big part in enticing more visitors to the country each year.