A whole host of international stars, including Michael Jackson, have visited Phantasialand, the multi-award-winning, family-friendly theme park in Brühl, some 20km from Cologne.It also opens for a winter season that features a programme of unmissable shows.The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is interested in gathering the most popular attractions and has its international visitors name their German favorites.
The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Karl's Village of Discovery is an all-weather, year-round destination for the whole family, offering farm-themed fun in Rövershagen near Rostock on the Baltic coast. You won’t get this close to wild animals almost anywhere else.
Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo opened in 1911 in the Isar floodplains conservation area.
With more than 19,000 animals in around 40 hectares of grounds, it is one of the biggest and most bio-diverse zoos in Germany and was the world's very first 'geo-zoo'.
The 25-hectare park is located in Upper Swabia between Ravensburg and Lake Constance.
Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 16 BC, Trier is Germany's oldest town and a true monument to history.