Popular Cities in Germany

Top cities in Germany, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Berlin #1 most popular location
Berlin is the capital of Germany, and the largest city by population. It has an international reputation for being an extremely tolerant and liberal hub of modernity, with a wide variety of m…
2,537travelers 589reviews 318blogs
Munich #2 most popular location
It might not be Germany’s capital, but Munich is certainly Bavaria’s, and that comes with its own revered role. Reveling in its place as the heartland of its own traditions, where Lederho…
1,366travelers 286reviews 183blogs
Cologne #3 most popular location
Cologne – Köln or Kölle, depending on how native you’ve gone – is Germany’s oldest city, dating back over two millennia. Dominated by the towers of its rustic, soaring cathedral, Co…
461travelers 107reviews 46blogs
Frankfurt am Main #4 most popular location
Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is the fifth-largest city in Germany. Situated on the Main River, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the large…
598travelers 147reviews 80blogs
Hamburg #5 most popular location
Despite being quite obviously inland, Hamburg has a hefty maritime bent to it, with huge hunks of floating iron drifting in and out daily, and rivers interspersing the city-center streets. It…
690travelers 70reviews 38blogs
Dusseldorf #6 most popular location
It may be a relatively small regional capital, but no one told Dusseldorf’s residents. With an architecture, arts and nightlife scenes that would do much larger cities proud, you’ll get a…
256travelers 71reviews 93blogs
Dresden #7 most popular location
A heartland of industrial Germany, Dresden recently celebrated its 800th birthday, and is full of suitably ancient, crumbling buildings that make for an impressively ornate city centre settin…
157travelers 139reviews 36blogs
Stuttgart #8 most popular location
If Stuttgart has one fixation, it’s cars. Home to huge museums showcasing two of the world’s most well-known sports car brands, Mercedes and Porsche, the city has a deep love of mechanica…
404travelers 41reviews 20blogs
Heidelberg #9 most popular location
A glorious and charming old university town. The striking, red roofed landscape of Heidelberg, with its picture postcard bridges and fabulous green backdrop (on the edge of the legendary Blac…
164travelers 44reviews 32blogs
Nuremberg #10 most popular location
108travelers 21reviews 8blogs
Hannover #11 most popular location
Hannover, the capital of German state Lower Saxony, has gained international reputation as location of industrial fairs (Hannover Fair) and computer expos (CeBIT). With a population of ove…
146travelers 15reviews 4blogs
Bremen #12 most popular location
Belonging to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, along with Bremerhaven, Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany. In 2006, the city’s population was cal…
115travelers 30reviews 13blogs
Leipzig #13 most popular location
Since the Middle Ages, Leipzig has been a cultural and economic center of Central and Eastern Germany, with a university and many important fairs.
104travelers 11reviews 11blogs
Garmisch Partenkirchen #14 most popular location
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a market town in Bavaria, southern Germany. Originally two separate towns that were merged for the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. It is the administrative centre of the …
16travelers 29reviews 4blogs
Bonn #15 most popular location
The city of Bonn is located in the Cologne/ Bonn region in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the former capital of West Germany from 1949 - 1990 and the official seat of government …
145travelers 9reviews 1blogs
Essen #16 most popular location
For more than 100 years, Essen has been considered being the industral heart of Germany, because it was the headquarter of steel producer Krupp. Many furnaces have been shut since the 1980s, …
57travelers 31reviews 7blogs
Rust #17 most popular location
6reviews 1blogs
Trier #18 most popular location
Trier is Germany's oldest town, founded in or before 16 BC. Located astride the Mosel River about six miles from the Luxembourg border, Trier is little known to most tourists who vacation in …
63travelers 23reviews 14blogs
Potsdam #19 most popular location
Capital City of Brandenburg/Germany, home of the largest World Heritage site of Germany: palaces of Sanssouci. Attractions: The Sanssouci Palace:(Schloss Sanssouci) a brilliant rococo p…
32travelers 17reviews 14blogs
Winterberg #20 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Baden-Baden #21 most popular location
The healing powers of the hot springs were already known to the ancient Romans who named the place "Aquae" - waters. In the 19th century Baden-Baden became the summer capital of Europe where …
20travelers 18reviews 4blogs
Karlsruhe #22 most popular location
Karlsruhe was founded in the 18th Century, planned by margrave Karl-Wilhelm. Therefore it has the typical fan-shaped structure of an absolutistic city with a palace in the middle. Behind th…
117travelers 32reviews 7blogs
Rothenburg ob der Tauber #23 most popular location
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a Bavarian town overlooking the Tauber River and an important stop along the Romantic Road. Translating to "Rothenburg above the Tauber", Rothenburg has a long hi…
13travelers 6reviews 6blogs
Freiburg im Breisgau #24 most popular location
Freiburg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany situated on the western edge of the southern Black Forest. Freiburg im Breisgau is situated in the immediate vincinity of France (3 km distan…
70travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Lubeck #25 most popular location
UNESCO recognized Lübeck as a city with a great historical heritage. Indeed, the city is full of medieval buildings and edifices. Holstentor is one of the old city gates became one of the …
24travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Dortmund #26 most popular location
Dortmund is one of the largest cities in the Ruhr District. It grew from a small town into a huge industrial city in the wake of the industrial revolution, with coal mining and steel mills. S…
76travelers 10reviews 2blogs
Fussen #27 most popular location
Füssen is a charming town located in southern Bavaria, only 5 km from the Austrian border. Lying amist the Alps, Füssen is mostly visited for its proximity to both Schloß Neuschwanstein a…
6travelers 2reviews 8blogs
Regensburg #28 most popular location
Located on the Danube river in Bavaria, this medieval town contains many buildings of exceptional quality that testify to its history as a trading center and to its influence on the region as…
63travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Cochem #29 most popular location
Cochem is a small town situated in the Moezel area. It's famous for it's Castle. The castle was build in the 12th and 13th century.
2travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Mannheim #30 most popular location
Mannheim is a city in Baden- Württemberg, Germany. It has approximately 328,000 inhabitants, which makes it the second largest city of this Bundesland. Mannheim is located at the confluen…
97travelers 10reviews 4blogs
Rostock #31 most popular location
Located on the southern coast of the baltic sea Rostock remains a popular hub for ferries to all major baltic countries. If you are planning to go to Denmark you can take a ferry from he…
25travelers 15reviews 5blogs
Aachen #32 most popular location
Aachen is one of those cities that cries out beautiful even on a rainy day. The city's main focus is religion, with amazing churches around every corner covered with colored stained-glass wi…
107travelers 10reviews 5blogs
Bamberg #33 most popular location
Bamberg is a reasonable sized town, nearly 70,000, in the northern part of Bavaria. Reputedly the inhabitants of this place drink more beer per head of population than anywhere else in Germa…
49travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Oberstdorf #34 most popular location
Oberstdorf is known as a hiking village, a sunny holiday paradise embedded in the Alps of the Allgau. Oberstdorf is a premium-class climatic health resort and spa resort. The village is loca…
1travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Erfurt #35 most popular location
Erfurt is a city in central Germany. It is the capital of the state of Thuringia or Thüringen with a population of ca. 202,619. Erfurt is located 100 km SW of Leipzig, 113 km SE of Kassel …
23travelers 5reviews 4blogs
koblenz #36 most popular location
Koblenz is one of the greatest Rhine cities. Everything is beautiful here, beginning with the railway station, the river embankment, the city architecture and meeting the affable people. Enj…
34travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Willingen #37 most popular location
1reviews
Wiesbaden #38 most popular location
Wiesbaden, the current capital of Hessen, is described as the "Nice of the North", the gateway to the Rheingau, or the city of villas. The city has a rich history as a health resort due to it…
59travelers 2blogs
Munster #39 most popular location
Munster is a small town in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany almost equidistant from Hamburg and Hanover. The town is home to the German Army's largest garrison and is situ…
8travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Quedlinburg #40 most popular location
Quedlinburg is a historic city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, which is designated as UNESCO World Heritage site because of it's beautiful Altstadt (Old Town), it's Rathaus (Town Hall) …
2travelers 3reviews 6blogs
Mainz #41 most popular location
Mainz is the regional capital of Rhineland-Pfalz right across the Rhine River from Wiesbaden in Hessen. There is a bit of rivalry between the two cities regarding which is the more beautiful…
63travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Cuxhaven #42 most popular location
2travelers 11reviews 4blogs
Dachau #43 most popular location
Dachau is located at about 10 miles away northwest of Munich. Here, lies the first Nazi Concentration Camp that opened in March 1933. It initially detained all polical prisoners during the re…
4travelers 12reviews 13blogs
Schwangau #44 most popular location
4travelers 13reviews 6blogs
Reit im Winkl #45 most popular location
1reviews
Weimar #46 most popular location
Weimar, located in the German state Thuringia, almost in the centre of the country and east of Erfurt, is one of Germany’s popular tourist centres and one of its most important cultural cit…
16travelers 3blogs
Konstanz #47 most popular location
Konstanz (in English formerly known as Constance), a university town, is situated on Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) which is in the South-Western part of Baden-Wurttemberg and borders Swit…
26travelers 10reviews 2blogs
Wurzburg #48 most popular location
Würzburg is a city in the region of Franconia which lies in the northern tip of Bavaria, Germany. Located on the Main River, it is the capital of the Unterfranken. The regional dialect is Fr…
25travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Duisburg #49 most popular location
22travelers 8reviews
Kiel #50 most popular location
For the people who are interrested in the sea and famouse habors. Here is the travel advice. Go and visit this beautiful city on the Baltic Sea. Its name is close to the legends and tales of …
54travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Kassel #51 most popular location
At almost 200,000 inhabitants, Kassel is the biggest city in northern Hesse. Known first and foremost for the contemporary art exhibition "documenta", which takes place every five years (next…
52travelers 1reviews 5blogs
Berchtesgaden #52 most popular location
Berchtesgaden is an old town in the South-East of Germany, on 3 sides bordered by Austria. It is a real tourist town now, with mountains rising up all around. The most famous is the Watzmann.…
12travelers 6reviews 4blogs
Oberstaufen #53 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Erlangen #54 most popular location
Despite its population of approximately 120.000 inhabitants, Erlangen seems to always stand in the shadow of its historically famous or infamous neighboring city Nuremberg, only about 20 Km s…
35travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Goslar #55 most popular location
The city centre of Goslar is designated as World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, silver mining made the city rich enough to be an independent city (Reichsstadt). Many houses were built…
4travelers 1blogs
Lindau #56 most popular location
Lindau (a town and island) is located in the Southern part of Bavaria at the Eastern part of the Lake Constance. It is situated near the borders of Switzerland and Austria. The historic cit…
1travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Oberammergau #57 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Wernigerode #58 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Westerland #59 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Friedrichshafen #60 most popular location
Friedrichshafen is located in the Southern part of Baden-Wurttemberg at Lake Constance. It is situated near the borders of Switzerland and Austria. Friedrichshafen is known for being a touri…
9travelers 4reviews
Saarbrucken #61 most popular location
Saarbrücken, a city with 177,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Saarland, a small German state. Neighboring France, which is just 5 kilometres away, has influenced local cuisine. Histori…
44travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Wuppertal #62 most popular location
Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. With 343,000 inhabitants, it is the 17th biggest town in Germany. In 1929, fi…
25travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Schwerin #63 most popular location
11travelers 9reviews 3blogs
Augsburg #64 most popular location
29travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Ulm #65 most popular location
Ulm's gothic Münster church has the highest steeple in the world with a height of 161 m. Despite ist size the Münster is no cathedral but simply the city's parish church. Unfortunately U…
30travelers 7blogs
Passau #66 most popular location
Passau is known as the City of Three Rivers because the Danube River is joined here by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North. But P…
24travelers 12reviews 4blogs
Halle #67 most popular location
Halle an der Saale is a much underrated destination, as it is one of few German cities which have largely preserved their historical cityscape. Once, it was the city of salt production. Later…
14travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Braunschweig #68 most popular location
Braunschweig - Brunswick to the English speaking world - is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located north of the Harz mountains at the farthest navigable point of the Oker river, which…
34travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Chemnitz #69 most popular location
Chemnitz is the third-largest city in Saxonia and has always been outrivaled by the neighbouring cities Dresden and Leipzig. Once the heart of an industrial area, Chemnitz was destroyed almos…
20travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Bielefeld #70 most popular location
Bielefeld lies in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia and is located between the western and eastern slopes of the Teutoburg Forest. The biggest sight is Sparrenburg Castle (the most…
42travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Darmstadt #71 most popular location
Darmstadt was once the residence city of a grand duke, and thus the capital of Hessen. As a former state capital, it provides a Technical University and some libraries, museums and theaters. …
45travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Kaiserslautern #72 most popular location
I been there before
70travelers 8reviews
Rudesheim am Rhein #73 most popular location
It's best not to take Rudesheim too seriously. There are plenty of things to see and do for even the most hardcore traveller – traditional German architecture, several vineyards and muse…
1travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Bochum #74 most popular location
Bochum, the green City right in the Middle of the Ruhr area and well known in Germany by Herbert Grönemeyer's Song "Bochum". From the Beginning of the 20th Century until the 1980's Bochum…
37travelers 2reviews
Bernkastel-Kues #75 most popular location
bernkastel-kues is picture percect town in the eifel area of germany situated on the mosel river. the town is famouse for its reiseling wine with wine hills sourounding the town on both sides…
2reviews 1blogs
Flensburg #76 most popular location
The germans say its in the cool north. And its true. Flensburg is situated in the north of the German state Schleswig-Holstein, on the German-Danish border. After Westerland on Sylt it is Ger…
16travelers 3reviews
Celle #77 most popular location
Celle is a small historical town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is situated in the southernmost part of the Lüneburg Heath on the banks of the river…
7travelers 2blogs
Oberwiesenthal #78 most popular location
At 914 m above sea level, Oberwiesenthal is the German town with highest elevation. It is located in the Erzgebirge (Ore) mounains, right on the Czech border, on the sunny, southeastern slope…
11reviews 2blogs
Wismar #79 most popular location
Wismar is a small city on the Baltic Sea Coast in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It s history is tightly connected with the Hansa, hence it is officially still named "Hansestadt…
3travelers 14reviews 2blogs
Magdeburg #80 most popular location
37travelers 2blogs
Schonau am Konigssee #81 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Eisenach #82 most popular location
Another location that is nowhere near where the map says it is. It is nowhere near Trier and the Belgium border. Eisenach is a city in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated between the north…
2travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Monchengladbach #83 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Speyer #84 most popular location
10travelers 9reviews 1blogs
Kempten im Allgau #85 most popular location
Kempten is located on the River Iller in the Allgäu, Bavaria and is the centre of a dairy region that is widely known for its cheeses. Among the city's manufactures are textiles, paper, and …
4travelers 15reviews 12blogs
Gottingen #86 most popular location
Göttingen is a university town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Göttingen. The Leine river runs through the town. In 2006 the population was 129,686. Like …
16travelers 1blogs
Ingolstadt #87 most popular location
Ingolstadt is 1200 years old, it was the residence of the Dukes of Bavaria in the late middle ages, then the seat of a renowned university, the birthplace of the Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) f…
15travelers 1reviews
Lorrach #88 most popular location
6travelers 1reviews
Sassnitz #89 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Oberhausen #90 most popular location
9travelers 4reviews
Feldberg #91 most popular location
2reviews 2blogs
Nurnberg #92 most popular location
Nurnberg is sometimes called "the secret capital" of Bavaria. Its population is 500,000 people which makes it the 2nd largest city in Bavaria. The city's crown and the city's landmark is the …
21travelers 4reviews 15blogs
Titisee-Neustadt #93 most popular location
1reviews
Freudenstadt #94 most popular location
Freudenstadt is a spa town in the West of Baden-Württemberg. It has a population of around 24.000 inhabitants. Freudenstadt was destroyed during Thirty Years' War and during World War II.…
2blogs
Furth #95 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Gorlitz #96 most popular location
Görlitz lies on the German/Polish border. Once a larger city, it was divided by the Neisse River after WWII. Görlitz is the German side, Zgorzelec is in Poland, and a bridge connects the …
3travelers 1blogs
Schweinfurt #97 most popular location
Schweinfurt is a small city in Germany with approximately 70,000 people located in the Lower Franconia region of Bavaria. It is a town most known for it's ball bearing production. The cit…
20travelers 8reviews 2blogs
Sindelfingen #98 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Meersburg #99 most popular location
Meersburg is located at the Bodensee, and is one of the oldest places in this area. Walking in Meersburg is going back in time. One of the famous person who lived in Meersburg was writer of …
1travelers 2reviews
Frankfurt #100 most popular location
93travelers 4reviews 4blogs