With nearly 80 large cities spread over 16 states, Germany is a land with many conurbations and cultures. Each city has its own story, which visitors can be seen in the architecture, the cultural offers or told from the citizens themselves. No matter the difference, if it’s the loving mentality of the Cologners or the historic beauty of the old town in Dresden – each city is exceptional in their own way, which should be discovered. Start your journey in one of the ten Magic Cities Germany has to offer.

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    The regional capital of the Free State of Saxony covers an area of 328 square kilometres. Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe as forests or green spaces account for 62% of the area. Like a blue-green ribbon, the Elbe flows through the urban area and wide meadows and lush vineyards surround the river. Dresden is not only a young and attractive city with numerous artistic and cultural treasures but also an extremely dynamic place for business and scientific research.

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    Düsseldorf is the shopping metropolis in Germany. Over 800 showrooms are located throughout the entire city, but mainly in Golzheim and in the MedienHafen. This is the place, where purchaser and style icons get together and discuss the newest trends for the upcoming season. Furthermore, the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital is also commonly known for its high quality of living, outstanding infrastructure, modern architecture and their variety of cultural offers. These can be found in the heart of the city, which is the Königsallee or the ‘Kö’. Moreover Düsseldorf also has a beautiful old town, which provides both, classic and exceptional shops in all price categories. 





    With more than 690,000 inhabitants, Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the state of Hessen and the fifth largest in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. Approximately 2.2 million people live in the immediate metropolitan region of Frankfurt/Rhine-Main and 5.5 million people live in the entire metropolitan area of Rhine-Main.

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      No city offers such varied and appealing leisure activities as Hanover: Whether it's the Herrenhausen Gardens, the Maschsee Lake or Hanover zoo, Hanover is rightly regarded as the greenest city in Germany. Visitors from all over the world are fascinated by the lively city, the picturesque Old Town and the arts and culture on offer. There is an international feel to Hanover as it is an exhibition/event/sporting city. Every year visitors flock to the Maschsee Lake Festival, the largest marksmen's festival in the world or the international fireworks competition. Discover what's on offer!

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      Cologne is Germany’s oldest city. Although the majority or large parts of the city centre was destroyed during the war, the historic past is still visible in some places. Moreover, the 157m high Cologne Cathedral and the twelve Romanesque churches are a reminder for the most influential time of the Rhine metropolis. Nowadays, the city is known for its high-class events and the joyfulness of its citizens. Therefore, open-mindedness, kindness, tolerance and a passion for celebration are very important for the Colgoners - especially during the Carnival. 



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        Bach, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Goethe and Schiller were just a few of Leipzig's many distinguished residents. The exhibition and university city was shaped by events such as the Reformation, the Battle of the Nations and the Peaceful Revolution. The Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Opera and the world-renowned St. Thomas' Choir, amongst others, are there for your cultural enjoyment. A lovingly restored network of passageways with chic boutiques, exciting museums, the Spinnerei cultural centre or the zoo all invite you to come and discover. Here history meets the present day - Leipzig is livelier than ever!

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          Well-groomed and laissez-flair form the fundamental principles of the inhabitants of Munich. Whoever spends the night or even wants to live in this city has to anticipate high prices. Nevertheless, the city offers a high quality of living, cultural and sporting events and of course a lot of nature. Countless lakes, parks and entertaining beer gardens make Munich into a dream destination for tourists and business travellers during the summer.




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            Nuremberg - historic city


            From the city of the imperial diets in the middle ages and the city of party rallies to the city of human rights. Learn from history and respect it - the Document Centre Party Rally Grounds reveals this inescapable part of our history and sheds light on the context and consequences of Nazi ideology. The story of the Old Town filled with historic buildings and modern architecture stretches back 1,000 years. The Christmas market makes Nuremberg THE Christmas city.

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              Have you ever danced the tango in the middle of Stuttgart's Schlossplatz during the summer festival? Have you enjoyed the unparalleled views of the Swabian Alb from the world's first television tower? Or have you experienced first-hand the fascinating history of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche...?

              Cannstatter Volksfest and Stuttgart's Christmas market, vibrant night-life and outstanding culture, relaxing thermal springs and award-winning architecture: Stuttgart is always worth a visit. We look forward to welcoming you!

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