Tourism in Germany : Wikis (The Full Wiki)


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Tourism in Germany : Wikis (The Full Wiki)

Tourism in Germany : Wikis (The Full Wiki)

Garmisch-Partenkirchen — Scenic view of the Bavarian Alps

With more than 133 million foreign visitors (2008) Germany is ranked as the 7th most visited travel destination worldwide. A total of 27.2 billion Euros is spent on travel and tourism, this is equivalent to 3.2% of Germany’s GNP. [???] The capital city of Berlin is currently ranked as the 8th most visited city worldwide. [citation needed ] Including camping sites and accommodation with 9 or more beds, a total of 369.6 million overnights were spent in Germany during 2008, this includes 56.5 million nights by foreign visitors. More than 30% of Germans spend their holiday in their own country. which shows that Germans love to travel within their own country. [?]

During 2008 the most visited states federal were:

  • Bavaria with 76.91 million nights, followed by
  • Baden-Wurttemberg 43.62 million nights and
  • Lower-Saxony with 41.52 million nights.

The majority of foreign tourists came from the Netherlands with 9.69 million nights, the United States 4.45 million nights and the UK with 4.22 million nights. [?]

The history of tourism in Germany traces back to cities and landscapes being відвідали for education and recreation. From the late 18th century onwards, cities like Dresden. Munich. Weimar Berlin and were major stops of a European Grand tour. Spas and resorts on North and Baltic Sea, as well as along the Rhine valley particularly developed during the 19th and early 20th century and since the end of World War II tourism has expanded greatly as many tourists visit to Germany experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel. Some tourist towns in Germany include: Bamberg. Berlin. Hamburg. Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Heidelberg. Wurzburg. Munich. Тюбінгена. Calw. Goslar. Lubeck. Aachen. Schwangau. Dresden and Quedlinburg .

Popular and perceptions reasons for holidaying in Germany are: culture (75%), outdoors/countryside (59%), cities (59%), cleanliness (47%), security (41%), modernity (36%), good hotels (35%), good gastronomy/cuisine (34%), good accessibility (30%), cosmopolitanism/hospitality (27%), good shopping opportunities (21%), exciting nightlife (17%) and good price/performance ratio (10%) (multiple answers were possible). [?]

Forthcoming highlights for Germany are: 20 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. the Passion Plays in Oberammergau (Bavaria) in 2010, Ruhr 2010 European capital of culture and the 2010 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships .

The official body for tourism in Germany is The German National Tourist Board, represented worldwide by local National Tourist Offices in 29 countries.

For the USA the official website for tourism is to Germany and for the UK. Both websites offer a variety of information services and a selection of free brochures.

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