Tourism in Germany: Seventh record year in a row

Feb 15, 2017

Tourism is booming in Germany. Overnight stays by foreigners rose to 80.8 million. The number of overnight stays in Germany was three percent higher in 2016 than the year before.

According to new figures from the Federal Statistical Office, the number of overnight stays in Germany was three percent higher in 2016 than the year before, rising to a record 447.3 million.

The attacks in W├╝rzburg and Ansbach last summer and the attack in Berlin in December that killed twelve people and injured many more had raised concerns that visitors might stay away.

Overnight stays by foreigners rose one percent to 80.8 million. Germans accounted for the other 366.5 million. That figure was up three percent.

The numbers refer to stays in hotels and other commercial establishments with 10 or more beds and in tourist campsites

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Tourism in Germany: Seventh record year in a row

German tourism is booming