Infographic: the ABC of German destinations
Classification of German destinations
The Fairmas Hotel Report regularly highlights Germany’s most important A and B destinations. But what actually characterizes an A or B destination? If we look for classification criteria, we will encounter a variety of possible interpretations, the most important points of which are very similar or even identical. Important distinguishing features for classifying a location are, for example, its population, infrastructure, industry and trade, culture and education, administration, as well as the location’s regional, national or even international significance.
People travel from all over the world to cities such as Berlin, Hamburg or Munich; they are lured by tourist attractions just as much as by business meetings or international trade fairs. The hospitality industry is booming. We also examine some B destinations on a regular basis. There are also many other large cities that are of great importance for their respective region.
Most important centres:
- Population: 500,000 and more
- National and/or international significance
- Large functioning markets in all segments
- Culturally interregional or international importance
Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf und Stuttgart
- Population: 100,000 and more
- Large cities with a major economic and cultural significance that is mainly interregional or national
Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Essen, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mannheim, Münster, Nuremberg und Wiesbaden.
- Multifunctional large cities
- Of regional and limited national significance
- Important impact on the immediate surroundings
Aachen, Augsburg, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Erfurt, Erlangen, Freiburg (Breisgau), Heidelberg, Kiel, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Mainz, Monchengladbach, Mulheim (Ruhr), Offenbach (Main), Osnabruck, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken und Wuppertal.
Important regional cities:
- Population: up to 100,000
- Multifunctional medium-sized and small cities
- regional focussed cities with significance for the immediate surroundings Low market volume and revenue
Albstadt Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Bergisch Gladbach, Bottrop, Brandenburg (Havel), Bremerhaven, Chemnitz, Coburg, Cottbus, Dessau, Detmold, Düren, Eisenach, Flensburg, Frankfurt (Oder), Friedrichshafen, Fulda, Fürth, Gelsenkirchen, Gera, Gießen, Görlitz, Göttingen, Greifswald, Gütersloh, Hagen, Halberstadt, Halle (Saale), Hamm, Hanau, Heilbronn, Herne, Hildesheim, Ingolstadt, Jena, Kaiserslautern, Kassel, Kempten, Koblenz, Konstanz, Krefeld, Landshut, Leverkusen, Lüdenscheid, Ludwigshafen, Lüneburg, Marburg, Minden, Moers, Neubrandenburg, Neumünster, Neuss, Oberhausen, Offenburg, Oldenburg, Paderborn, Passau, Pforzheim, Plauen, Ratingen, Ravensburg, Recklinghausen, Remscheid, Reutlingen, Rosenheim, Salzgitter, Schweinfurt, Schwerin, Siegen, Solingen, Stralsund, Suhl, Trier, Tübingen, Ulm, Villingen-Schwenningen, Weimar, Wilhelmshaven, Witten, Wolfsburg, Würzburg, Zwickau.
A quick overview in our infographic: