The German National Tourist Board is predicting that more people from the UK will be visiting Germany than ever before in the coming months: in 2012 the figure of overnight stays to Germany overall, rose to 4.5 million.
The highest recorded figure occurred during 2006 world cup, when visitor numbers from the UK reached 4,531,178.
Predictions up to 2020 show a forecast of five to 5.4 million international overnight stays.
The predictions are based on on-going analysis of visitor trends and the most recent visitor figures of overnight stays by UK visitors for November 2013 show a further increase of 7.3 per cent.
Klaus Lohmann, director of the German National Tourist Office for UK and Ireland explained: “There will be even more reasons to visit Germany for a holiday in 2014. Along with various high-profile institutions in the UK, we will be celebrating 300 years of UK-German Royal Connections with our Royal Heritage Route.
“Culture fans are spoilt for choice through our UNESCO campaign, which offers an enormous variety of cultural events and things to do throughout 2014.
“Germany presents itself on its ‘Green’ and environmentally friendly credentials, so we are highlighting sustainable tourism as well.
“Not to mention the 25th of the Wall!
“This started with the Cultural Revolution in Leipzig 25 years ago and opened up a fascinating area of Germany just waiting to be discovered”.
The GNTO also launched a new ‘Barrier-Free’ accessible tourism campaign last year, to highlight ease of travel within Germany for anyone with special travel needs – whether it be due to a disability, a sporting injury, for families or for the elderly for example.
“In Germany, we have a ‘can-do’ spirit, where everything is possible!” said Klaus Lohmann.
“It’s about confidence and choice and our campaign highlights how people can travel with ease.”