Worldwide travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes is on the increase. It is an important economic factor.
In 2015 European nations occupied three of the world's top five places in destinations.Germany has the largest outbound tourist trade in the world, with Germans spending about €80 billion (89 billion $) annually to travel abroad (the United States is second), in spite of Germany being fourth in world in GDP and fourteenth in population. Germany also has the eighth largest inbound tourist trade, with receipts of around €24 billion.
Despite the pandemic, Berlin keeps on evolving rapidly – so that even now there is a lot to discover. DW Travel guide Nicole Frölich takes you through the stunning new subway stations on the extended U5 line, which connects a number of the city center’s popular sights. She also visits the Natural History Museum and has a tip to experience the German capital online, with an app!