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According to Wikipedia, in 2012, Germany was the 7th-most visited country in the world, with a total of 407.26 million overnight stays, including 68.83 million nights by foreign visitors. The majority of foreign tourists came from the Netherlands, Switzerland, the USA, the UK, Spain, Austria, Italy, France, and Denmark. More than 30% of Germans spent their holiday in their own country that year. According to Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Reports, Germany is rated as one of the safest travel destinations worldwide. 

The German National Tourist Board, represented worldwide by offices in 29 countries, surveyed perceptions and reasons for holidaying in Germany; the results: culture (75%), outdoors / countryside (59%), cities (59%), cleanliness (47%), security (41%), modernity (36%), good hotels (35%), good gastronomy / cuisine (34%), good accessibility (30%), cosmopolitanism / hospitality (27%), good shopping opportunities (21%), exciting nightlife (17%), and good price / performance ratio (10%) (multiple answers were possible).