Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa-Park Rust and Cologne Cathedral take front row in this year’s list of the 100 most popular sights for foreign tourists in Germany. This list is the result of the third survey about the Top 100, conducted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) between August 2013 and April 2014. More than 11,000 Germany travelers took the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
For the first time, events were incorporated into the Top 100 in addition to the sights. The Oktoberfest in Munich received most votes (rank 10), but also the Christkindelsmarkt in Nuremberg, the Dresden Striezelmarkt and the Frankfurt Christmas Market found a spot in the ranking.
Significant buildings and architectural ensembles were present among the Top 100, just as well as landscapes, testimonies of intellectual and cultural history, or theme parks. The most important attractions for visitors are spread all over Germany. 21 of the 39 UNESCO World Heritage sites are listed among the Top 100.
The online survey’s ranking is incorporated as an update into the GNTB app, Germany TOP 100. The mobile application has been available in German and English for iOS and Android devices since 2012.
The German National Tourist Board, www.germany.travel