Germany’s top 100 tourism destinations for 2022

Europa-Park in Rust

Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland and Rust’s Europa-Park ranked as the two most popular destinations for a second consecutive year in Germany’s top 100 tourist spots for 2022, according to the German National Tourist Board (GNTB).

Miniatur Wunderland received the most votes across all categories, with Europa-Park taking second place, and a new entrant for third place going to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Neuschwanstein Castle, Phantasialand Brühl, the capital Berlin, the Black Forest National Park, the Rothenburg ob der Tauber Criminal Museum, Dresden, and the Moselle Valley rounding out the Top 10.

The rankings are the result of more than 15,000 travellers from 30 countries voting between December 2021 and June 2022.

Petra Hedorfer, chairwoman of the GNTB, said: “The Top 100 ranking shows tourists’ favourite destinations and sights across Germany, providing a snapshot of international awareness and popularity online. This provides us great insights into trends and what we should focus on going forward – as well as highlighting some destinations that perhaps are lesser known.”

Launched in 2012, visitors have been voting annually via the website to name the tourist destinations they consider particularly recommendable. From this, the GNTB develops the ranking of the Top 100. In addition to the overall rankings, the survey results are structured into clusters: Unesco World Heritage Sites, cities, urban highlights, natural highlights, leisure and animal parks, museums, national parks, regions, castles, and palaces.

The current rankings in the Top 100 categories 2022 at a glance

Top 10

Overall top 10 section:
1 Miniatur Wunderland
2 Europa-Park
3 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
4 Neuschwanstein Castle
5 Phantasialand Brühl
6 Berlin
7 Black Forest National Park
8 Rothenburg ob der Tauber Criminal Museum,
9 Dresden
10 Moselle Valley

Unesco World Heritage section:
1 Unesco World Heritage Cologne Cathedral
2 Unesco World Heritage Museum Island Berlin
3 Unesco World Heritage Speyer Cathedral
4 Unesco World Heritage Baden-Baden
5 Unesco World Heritage Palace Sanssouci, Potsdam

1 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
2 Berlin
3 Dresden
4 Hamburg
5 Munich

City Highlights:
1 Miniature Wonderland Hamburg
2 Cologne Cathedral
3 Berlin Wall
4 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
5 Dresden Zwinger

Natural Highlights:
1 Romantic Road
2 Rhine
3 Koenigssee
4 Zugspitze
5 Lake Constance

Leisure and Animal Parks:
1 Europa Park, Rust
2 Phantasialand, Bruehl
3 LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, Günzburg
4 Heide Park Resort, Soltau
5 Tripsdrill adventure park with wildlife paradise, Tripsdrill

1 Criminal Museum Rothenburg ob der Tauber
2 Museum Island Berlin
3 Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart
4 Museum of Technology, Sinsheim
5 German Museum, Munich

National Parks:
1 Black Forest National Park
2 Berchtesgaden National Park
3 Saxon Switzerland National Park
4 Eifel National Park
5 Harz National Park

Regions section:
1 Moselle valley
2 Island of Ruegen
3 Mainau Island
4 Bavaria
5 Sylt Island

Castles & Palaces section:
1 Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau
2 Eltz Castle
3 Heidelberg Castle
4 Hohenzollern Castle, Bisingen
5 Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam – TradeArabia News Service