Strong increase in UK visitor numbers to Germany in July

Strong increase in UK visitor numbers to Germany in July

The German National Tourist Office has announced that as the temperatures rose this summer, so did the incoming overnights for destination Deutschland. 

Latest statistics from Germany’s Federal Statistical Office show an increase by visitors from the UK (registered as overnight stays) of 5.7 per cent for the month of July, compared to 2017. 

This is the seventh consecutive rise in a row for the UK in 2018 and follows the recent announcement for Germany’s half year results (January – June 2018) of a 4.5 per cent increase in international overnights.

Germany’s holiday regions have risen particularly strongly this summer. 

Brandenburg - just 40 minutes from Berlin, a land of rivers, ancient forests and home to Europe’s unique largest water landscape - has shown an increase of 13 per cent in the first half of 2018. 

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Saxony attracted an increase of 12 per cent in overnight stays. 

Beatrix Haun, director of the German National Tourist Office, UK & Ireland, said: “The UK is one of the most important source markets for Germany, regularly achieving second place worldwide and we are delighted by the continuing increase in overnight stays by visitors from the UK. 

“Just when you think you know Germany, there is something new to discover, whether it’s on the coast, through Germany’s vast natural landscapes, a city you’ve never visited or exploring one of Germany 25,000 castles, parks and gardens - travel experiences in Germany can offer something new every time.”