ibiza – where else german ppl spend their summ…

ibiza – where else german ppl spend their summer?

Germans (and Brits) are more likely to go to Mallorca, while Italians (and French) are more likely to go to Ibiza. Statistically, though, Spain is not quite as popular with German tourists anymore as it used to be in past decades as so many people have now already been there repeatedly.

In 2015, 71% of Germans tourists went abroad for their vacation and Spain still was the #1 foreign destination (after Bavaria and the Baltic Sea coast as 29% of people stayed in Germany) — in Spain, the popukar destinations still are mostly the Balearics (Mallorca) and the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura).

#2 international destination in 2015 was Italy, mostly Rome, Tuscany, Umbria, and Latium.

The Turkish Riviera was #3, internationally,

Austria #4, followed by Croatia at #5.

Greece #6 with mostly Crete and Corfu at #7.

France #8, and Poland #9.

Safari in Africa, bear-watching in Canada, exploring the South American rainforest or visiting the Great Wall of China – about 0% of Germans travel to faraway destinations. Of course, not all Germans can afford such travel: it’s about two-and-half times as expensive as a vacation in Germany.



Docu on the history of Germany, in English, 56 mins.


A pharmacy in Homburg

Homburg is a town in the Saarland, Southwestern Germany, near the French border. The medical department of the University of Saarland is situated here. The city is also home to the Karlsberg beer brewery. Major employers include the French Michelin Tires and the German Robert Bosch Electronics company. Hohenburg Castle, nowadays a ruin, stems from the 12th Century. In 1330 the village received the town rights.


Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany is a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). It’s known for its traditional Alemanic “fasnacht”, (“Fasend”), a kind of historically influenced celebration of carnival, where tradition is followed, from wearing costumes with carved wooden masks to clapping with a “Ratsche” (a traditional-classic wooden “sound-producing” toy). Gengenbach has a a picturesque, traditional, medieval town centre (“Altstadt”). The town has the world’s biggest advent calendar. The 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 “windows” of an Advent calendar. The town also hosts a department of The Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. The nearest cities are Offenburg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, and Strasbourg/France.

Haßloch (or Hassloch) is located in the Bad Dü…

Haßloch (or Hassloch) is located in the Bad Dürkheim district of Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany. It’s part of the Rhein-Neckar urban area, 25 km from Ludwigshafen or Mannheim.

Its beginnings stretch at least as far back as Roman times with settlement activity known to have taken place about AD 400. About 500, the Alamanni were driven out of the area by the Franks. The village itself started around 600. In 1186, Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa spent the night here. In 1621, during the Thirty Years’ War, Haßloch was laid waste by the Spaniards. In 1689, it met the same fate again, more than once, in the Nine Years’ War (known in Germany as the Pfälzischer Erbfolgekrieg, or War of the Palatine Succession), this time at the hands of the Spaniards and the French. In 1797 came an end to the joint rule by the Electorate of the Palatinate and the Counts of Leiningen. Haßloch – along with the rest of the region – was annexed to France. In 1815, as a result of the Congress of Vienna, it passed to the Kingdom of Bavaria, remaining Bavarian until the end of WW2. In 1945, it became part of the French Zone and the next year, part of the new German new state of Rheinland-Pfalz. The town is a Protestant/Lutheran community.