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Tourism industry in the capital region

With its central location in Europe, the city offers companies in the tourism industry outstanding potential for development.

After pandemic-related restrictions in previous years, tourism in 2022 recovered significantly from the previous year. With 10.4 million guests, twice as many visitors came to Berlin as in 2021 and, with 26.5 million overnight stays, booked 90 percent more overnight stays than in the previous year.

By January and February 2023, around 1.5 million guests had already visited the German capital, 34 percent of whom came from abroad. That was 140 percent more than in the previous year. The increase in domestic visitors was 89 percent higher than in the previous year, with over 980,000 visitors. A total of almost 3.6 million overnight stays were booked during the same period. 

Tourism in numbers 2023

more than 29 million overnight stays (+ 12 % compared to previous year) corresponds to 40 % international, 60 % national approx. 12 million visitors (+ 16 %) of which international approx. 4.3 million (+ 22 %), national approx. 7.8 million (+ 13 %) Most foreign visitors came from the UK, USA, Netherlands (Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office 2024)
2019 2022 2023
  • 14 million visitors
  • 34.1 million overnight stays
  • Overnight stays from abroad: 45.4 %
  • 10.4 million visitors
  • 26.5 million overnight stays
  • Overnight stays from abroad: 38.2 %
  • 12.1 million visitors
  • 29.6 million overnight stays
  • Overnight stays from abroad: 40.3 %

In 2023, Berlin welcomed 4.3 million guests from abroad. That was 22 percent more than in the previous year. Most of the foreign guests came from the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. The number of domestic guests was 7.8 million, an increase of 13 percent compared to 2022.

Sustainable destination Berlin

Berlin ranks sixth among the world’s most sustainable cities in the “Global Destination Sustainability Index 2023”, the most important international sustainability ranking for the tourism and events industry. The sustainability index evaluates ecological, social and economic criteria in large cities with more than 1.5 million inhabitants. The result confirms the German capital’s commitment to becoming one of the most climate-friendly and livable destinations in Europe.

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