Planning a trip to Germany has been made easier with the updated German National Tourist Board
app called Germany Top 100. The Top 100 app has been available in both German and English for both iOS and Android devices since 2012.
International visitors were surveyed between August 2013 and April 2014 and asked to name their favorite attraction. Their choices were spread throughout Germany and the 100 most popular choices were included in the app.
Perennial favorites Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa-Park Rust, Cologne Cathedral, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Berlin Wall were the top 5 in this year’s list of Germany's Top 100 most popular sights for foreign tourists in Germany. Twenty of Germany’s thirty-nine UNESCO World Heritage sites were also on the list.
For the first time, events were also included in Germany's Top 100. Landscapes and significant buildings were also listed. Munich’s Oktoberfest topped the list at #10, followed by Christkindelsmarkt in Nuremberg, the Dresden Striezelmarkt and the Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board, commented on the high level of feedback in the online voting: “More than 11,000 Germany travelers took the opportunity to vote for their favorites. At the same time we asked users to rate our website: 75% gave us a good or very good – proof of our well-received online presence.”
Information on all of Germany's Top 100 sights is quickly accessible through a list or interactive map. There are short descriptions of the selections, information on accessibility, entrance fees, opening hours, arrival options whether by car or public transport, as well as links and suggestions for other tourist highlights in the area.