Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world. It is visited by German people (more than 30% of Germans choose Germany for holiday destinations) as well as by international tourists. In 2014, more than 33 million international travellers visited the country. The foreigner visitors often come from European countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. Over 2 million holidaymakers come also from the United States. The most frequently visited cities are Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. The most visited states in Germany are Baden-Wurttember with the capital in Stuttgart, Bavaria with the capital in Munich and Berlin with the capital in Berlin.
The symbol of the city
While being in Germany, it is worth to visit the capital city of the country and enjoy amazing view from 203.78 metres where is placed the observation deck of Berlin TV Tower. If you are not afraid of height, you are able to have lunch at the restaurant which is placed at 207,53 metres. The tower has been situated in the Berlin city centre near Alexanderplatz since 1969. The tower is a symbol of the city and it is the most popular tourist attraction – it is visited by over 1 million visitors annually. It is 368 metres high and it is the tallest free standing structure in Germany and the second in the European Union.
The Berlin TV Tower is a great place for everyone who wants to see the city from bird's-eye view. There is a possibility of seeing the landmarks of the city such as Parliament Building, Olympic Stadium, Potsdam Square and many more. The tower is open daily from 10am to midnight.
The most important building in Hamburg
Travellers who make a decision and stay in Hamburg have to visit the calling card of the city centre – Hamburg Rathaus, The City Hall which was built in neo-renaissance style. It is 112 metres tall. The building was built after the previous town hall was destroyed in fire in 1842. The present building was opened for the public on the 26th of October 1897. Nowadays, it is a house of government of Hamburg and it can be visited by every traveller because it is available for the tourists. The history of the building is very interesting. Nowadays it has 647 rooms but some experts claim that there can be more 'secret' rooms because it was renovated during the Nazi Germany time. At present, only some parts present the original decorations.
The landmark of Munich
Munich is not only a city where tourists drink beer and visit a car manufacturer. It is a city which has breath-taking town hall. The full name of the institution is the New Town Hall Munich. It is located in the central part of Munich, in Marienplatz. At present, it is the most significant building in the city from political point of view. There is situated city government. The building has impressive dimensions – the tower is 80 metres tall and the facade is over 90 metres long. Inside, holidaymakers will find more than 400 rooms. Some of them are used during official meetings.
Germany is a country located in the heart of Europe. What is more, it is also one of the most developed countries in Europe. When it comes to transport – there are well-developed ground transportation as well as airports. In Germany more than 20 airports are located. A lot of holidaymakers who make a decision to visit Germany choose planes because in every country are available flight tickets to Germany. The biggest airports located in Germany are Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf.
The biggest, the best
The busiest and the biggest airport in Germany is Frankfurt Airport. The airport was designed to serve 65 million passengers a year. In 2015, the airport served 61,032,022 travelers. The airport is also the fourth busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport. What is more, it is also the 17th busiest airport in the world.
Passengers have a possibility of flying to 275 destinations located in 111 countries, in the fifth inhabited continents (it does not serve flights to Australia). The flights are served by 107 airlines. There are 1,365 flights a day. Some example are Berlin, Warsaw, Paris, Washington, New York, Shanghai and Seoul. The number of destinations increase during the summer and winter time when there are provided additional flights to the most popular summer and winter destinations. Some excellent examples are Ibiza, Corfu, Izmir and Thessaloniki.
At the airport are located two terminals which provide various facilities for travelers such as restaurants, cafes, duty-free shops, exchange office, cash machines and a lot more. The airport is situated only 12 kilometers from Frankfurt's city center. There are provided various ways to get to the city center quickly. The most recommended is traveling by train. It leaves airport every 15 minutes and the journey to the city center lasts about 10 minutes.
The intentional airport in Bavaria
In the capital of Bavaria, in Munich is located the second busiest airport in Germany, the seventh busiest in Europe and 32nd busiest airport in the world. In 2014, the airport served 39,700,515 passengers. The airport provides flights to 228 destinations, to 66 countries and to 5th inhabited continents (it does not operate flights to Australia). The busiest routes are to London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Barcelona. The airport is situated 28.5 kilometers from Munich city center. Passengers who would like to visit the city can travel by train which leaves the airport station. The journey to the city center lasts about 45 minutes.
The airport in Dusseldorf
The third busiest international airport in Germany is located in Dusseldorf. The airport is situated 7 kilometers from city center. In 2014, the airport served 21,850,489 passengers. The airport operates flights to European cities, North America, Asia and to the northern regions of Africa. The busiest routes served by the airport are to Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Berlin, London and Antalya.
Germany main cities
Germany is a country located in the western Europe. The population of the country is 81,459,000. It is the most populous member of the European Union and 17th most populous country in the world. There are 2059 towns and cities in Germany. The biggest are Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
The capital of Germany
The capital city of Germany and the most populous city in Germany is Berlin. In Berlin live 3,562,166 people. Berlin is placed in the north-eastern Germany by Spree and Havel Rivers. Today, Berlin is a leading city not only in Germany but also in Europe. The city is modern and it is a centre of culture, politics, media and science. In this city high-technology is used in every field. As a result, it is nothing uncommon that the city is visited by various tourists who purchase cheap plane tickets to Germany to see the city.
The history of the city started in medieval times when the city was established. Berlin took part in various battles and wars, including the Thirty Year's War in 17th century, First and Second World Wars in 20th century. Berlin was a border between East and West Germany during Cold War. It was not only a symbolized border, in 1961 citizens of East Germany started to build the Berlin Wall. The wall was placed there almost 30 year. The wall was 155 kilometers long. The wall started to be demolished on the 9th of November 1989 after Cold War and on the 3rd of October 1990, two parts of Germany become one country.
The city with the port
The second largest city in Germany is Hamburg which is located in the northern part of the country by Elba River. In Hamburg 1.7 million people live – it is also the eight largest city in European Union.
Hamburg is a centre of banks, media and martitime transport. It is a headquarter of the second oldest bank in the world bank – Berenberg Bank. It is also a place where are located significant media such as Der Spiegel – the famous newspaper. Finally, there is also the Port of Hamburg which is an important part of Hamburg's economy. The port is the second largest port in Europe after Rotterdam and the ninth biggest in the world.
While visiting Hamburg, it is noteworthy to visit The Port of Hamburg, Hamburg Rathaus, St. Michael's Church and Hamburg State Opera. What is more, Hamburg is a perfect place for every traveller who want to spend some time there.
A city in the mountains
The third biggest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg is Munich which is located in the southern part of Germany in Bavaria state by Isar River and Bavarian Alps.
The city is twelfth biggest city in Europe. It is a centre of culture, finances, education, car industry and sport. In this city are located well-known companies such as BMW and Siemens. Tourists who love football will also love the city because there is located Alianz Arena, a place where play two significant football clubs in Germany – FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. Munich is place where many tourists come to drink beers, especially in October where is held Oktoberfest.
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