Germany is one of the ten top countries for the world-famous travel guide “Lonely Planet” next year.
In the new book “Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2019”, which was published on Tuesday, Germany ranks second, behind Sri Lanka. Most recently, Germany was among the top 10 countries nine years ago.
The reasons why Germany was to be visited in 2019 are the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and above all the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus.
“For one year, the Anniversary of this midwife of the modern age – founded in Weimar in 1919 and after a heyday in Dessau – virtually forbidden by the Nazis in Berlin in 1933 – is celebrated”, it says about the architecture and design school Bauhaus, which has unleashed an aesthetic movement whose vibrations are still felt worldwide today. “Brilliant new museums are opening up in the three cities, and there are plenty of accompanying events and exhibitions throughout the country.”
The upcoming Bauhaus anniversary had become a major topic in recent days: The Bauhaus Dessau had canceled a planned by the ZDF concert of the left punk band fine cream fish fillet, after the Internet had called rights to protest against the appearance.
“Best in Travel 2019” recommends a “travel plan” of two weeks in its chapter on Germany with a concert “in the dazzling Elbphilharmonie” in Hamburg, parties in Berlin clubs as well as stations in Dessau, Weimar, Munich and the Middle Rhine.
A visit from cities such as Cologne and Frankfurt worthwhile, because they are very peculiar, but yet united in the diversity of the offer in terms of culture, cuisine and history. “Germany enchants and surprises – even those who live here.”
In the category “Do not miss” the clashes between the rocks of the Saxon Switzerland National Park near Dresden and the Bavarian royal palaces Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are mentioned.
“Lonely Planet” awards ten “best” countries, regions and cities each year. “Every place, every region, every country stands for itself, celebrates something unique or simply was overlooked for too long,” explains Uta Niederstraßer from “Lonely Planet Deutschland” at the publishing house MairDumont in Ostfildern near Stuttgart.
“Best in Travel” is one of a number of editorial lists that allegedly choose trendy travel destinations of the year. Also known is the list “52 Places to Go …” of the prestigious “New York Times”.
“Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2019” is the 14th edition of the travel book. Germany was rarely represented. For 2018, Hamburg was in fourth place in the cities. In 2016, Bavaria ranked eighth in the regions. For the year 2010, Germany was already second in the countries, behind El Salvador at that time.