Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286

Tourism industry in Germany - Statistics and Facts

Germany is one of the most visited countries in Europe. Its sixteen states are all distinctive in their own way, differing in terms of population, landscapes, architecture, history and even local dialect. Both for domestic and international arrivals, Germany is well-connected in terms of travel routes and options. On a national level, the German GDP benefits from travel and tourism as well, with figures increasing in recent years.

In general, Germans go on a variety of holidays both in and outside of the country. The most popular types of travel include summer holidays and going away with family. While the trip itself is the end goal, planning for it is considered a serious activity in itself, with travelers usually devoting time and attention to pre-holiday organizing and booking. In most cases, holiday components taken care of in advance involve booking a package or customized tour, as well as arranging accommodation. Making travel plans has changed enormously because of the internet. In Germany, 70 percent of the population go online to research their vacations. An increasing number of people also book their holidays on the internet. Based on the share of bookings made, some of the leading online travel agencies in Germany are and

The rising use of various online travel websites among consumers, both for research and for bookings, has contributed to losses for traditional travel agencies. The modern traveler can often circumvent an agency entirely and plan the whole trip independently, since virtually any travel activity, tickets and accommodation can be booked online.

The German travel accommodation industry has been recording encouraging growth levels year after year. As of 2019, total revenue from tourist accommodation in the country amounted to 33 billion euros. That same year, 51,229 establishments for tourists to stay in were open in Germany. When looking at overnight stays by accommodation and visitor origin, most domestic travelers stayed in hotels, which was also true for guests from abroad.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 42 most important statistics relating to "Tourism industry in Germany".

Tourism industry in Germany

Dossier on the topic

All important statistics are prepared by our experts – available for direct download as PPT & PDF!

Important key figures

The most important key figures provide you with a compact summary of the topic of "Tourism industry in Germany" and take you straight to the corresponding statistics.

Travel operators and agencies

Travel accommodation


Get in touch with us. We are happy to help.
Statista Locations
ContactHadley Ward
Hadley Ward
Sales Manager– Contact (United States)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)

ContactZiyan Zhang
Ziyan Zhang
Customer Relations– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 10pm (IST)

ContactKisara Mizuno
Kisara Mizuno
Customer Success Manager– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm (JST)

ContactLodovica Biagi
Lodovica Biagi
Director of Operations– Contact (Europe)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm (GMT)

ContactCatalina Rodriguez
Catalina Rodriguez
Key Account Manager - LAC– Contact (Latin America)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)