The list of guests to the city is long and stellar: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mark Twain, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones - they were all in Heidelberg and enchanted by it.
With its language courses and cultural events, Germany's Goethe-Institut is reaching out to an ever increasing number of people worldwide. But according to its yearly press conference, it's not welcome everywhere.
The German National Tourist Board asked tourists from abroad to vote for their favorite attractions in Germany in 2017. Here are the Top 10 in 360-degree videos, presented by DW reporter Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg.
The only German museum outside of Germany remembers the famous poet, who spent some time here to take a break from his life in Weimar. His Italy visit has become symbolic for the German’s love of Italy.
Ultimately, Goethe got his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in Strasbourg. But he spent more time with his beloved in Sessenheim. The village in Alsace has been glad to reap the benefits.
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