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Numerous reasons why you should come to Germany in 2015

January 15th, 2015
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Germany is becoming increasingly popular with a whole range of tourists.  Art and music festivals top the reasons why people are choosing to visit.  Germany however, also has ample historical monuments, fascinating guided tours and a unique atmosphere to entice any tourist.

In 2014, 43 percent of visitors to Berlin were international tourists.  Katharina Zierenberg from Visit Berlin said that this was the highest proportion ever.  It is now not uncommon for hotel beds to become scarce.  Beds were particularly hard to come by in autumn 2014 when the city celebrated 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The same problem is likely to occur in 2015 when Germany celebrates the 25 years of Germany unity.

Numerous exhibitions, music events and cabaret shows during 2015 will be paying tribute to the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.  Some tour operators will be conducting nostalgia tours, which will offer visitors a glimpse into life in the German Democratic Republic.  The official ceremony for the festivities will take place in Frankfurt from October 2-4 2015.

Travelers will be spoilt for choice with most German cities offering different festivities throughout the year.  Tourists could visit Karlsruhe in Baden-Würrtemberg for a celebratory feast at the city castle or Hildesheim to celebrate the reopening of its much-famed cathedral.  

The city of Leipzig will be celebrating 1000 years in 2015.  The city is planning a huge program of events, including the Bach Festival, Wave Gothic Festival, a gala concert at the Gewandhaus Orchestra and an array of special events.  

Of course, classics in the German calendar will continue to be a huge attraction draw.  Munich’s Oktoberfest (September 19 to October 4th) and Cologne’s Carnival (February 12 – 17) are both huge events, which attract millions of tourists and locals alike.  Similar Germany’s flagship cultural events such as art exhibitions and music festivals will continue to be popular attractions.

2014 concluded with exceptional tourism figures said Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board.  The numbers were 5 percent up on figures from the same time in 2013.  The hope is that this trend will continue into 2015.

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