Although the pandemic may have kept many international visitors away, many people still enjoyed Germany’s top attractions throughout 2021. Here are this year’s most popular tourist attractions!
Survey of the top 100 destinations in Germany
The Top 100 Destinations in Germany survey, created by the German National Tourist Board, lists the most popular attractions visited by foreign tourists each year. In 2021, more than 14,000 international visitors took part in the voting, which took place from January to July 2021.
The survey named Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg as the winning attraction for 2021. It is the fourth year in a row that the miniature railway, which is the largest of its kind in the world, has been named the most popular tourist attraction. popular in the country.
Europa-Park, Neuschwanstein Castle and Phantasialand Brühl are favorites
Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg, ranks second behind Miniatur Wunderland. The theme park is the largest in Germany and the second most popular in Europe, after Disneyland Paris.
Other popular attractions include Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and Phantasialand Brühl in North Rhine-Westphalia. Neuschwanstein Castle is visited by over 1.6 million visitors each year, while Phantasialand Brühl is often voted one of the best theme parks in the world, although part of the park was opened by Michael Jackson in 1996.
The top three for 2021 are the same as those that held the top spots last year, showing the continued popularity of Miniatur Wunderland, Neuschwanstein Castle and Phantasialand Brühl with overseas visitors.
Top 10 attractions in Germany in 2021
The 10 most visited attractions in 2021 are:
- 1. Miniature Wunderland, Hamburg
- 2. Europa-Park, Rust, Baden-Württemberg
- 3. Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schwangau, Bavaria
- 4. Phantasialand Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia
- 5. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria
- 6. Romantische Straße, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg
- 7. Dresden, Saxony
- 8. Berlin
- 9. Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg
- 10. Kriminalmuseum Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria
For the complete ranking, go to the website of the national tourist office.