2018 experienced record number of visitors in Germany

Published on : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Once again Berlin has topped the list when it comes to European visitors.


Almost half of the tourists came from other countries, like Britain, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands along with the US.


With a total of 13.5 million visitors with 33 million overnight stays, Berlin for another time succeeded in consolidating its position as the third-placed destination in Europe.


From 1992 to 2017, the number of tourists doubled and Berlin’s tourism planners are at present keeping no stones unturned to use an app that would channel the rush of visitors to its outer districts.


Astonishingly, the state of Saxony scored high in terms of foreign tourists. For the first time, it greeted over a million international visitors, who booked under 2.2 million overnight stays.


To quote Hans-Jürgen Goller, managing director of tourism marketing in Saxony, “With this, Saxony again had higher growth in the number of overnight stays than Germany as a whole.”


The boost up in tourism for Germany as a key holiday destination was present in 2018. The exceptionally warm and sunny summer gave ideal conditions. With balmy temperatures and perfect swimming weather, quite a lot of Germans expressed their enthusiasm on a staycation – holidaying in their own country, on the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas.


Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in particular became popular among Germans. As per the Federal Statistics Office, the number of overnight stays between Sylt and the Alps reached about 477 million, an increase of four percent and an all-time high.


The number of foreign visitors accounted for 87.7 million of the overnight stays. That was 3.8 million more than in 2017.


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