Berlin hosts the world Facts and figures

Current figures

Berlin is the most popular city break destination in Germany and a top European destination. The German capital is holding its own excellently against international competition. After Corona, we are experiencing a noticeable recovery in Berlin tourism.

Between 2015 and 2019, Berlin was in the league of metropolises with over 30 million overnight stays in hotels and guest houses. This secured Berlin third place in Europe after London and Paris, also despite a pandemic-related drop in visitors. Through our comprehensive marketing activities, we ensure that Berlin remains one of the top city break destinations.

Top rankings for meetings and congresses

Berlin is also ranked among the world’s leading locations for meetings and congresses. For over ten years, the German capital has been one of the top 5 cities for international association conventions and ranked among the world’s leading cities for meetings and congresses. Since 2002, visitBerlin with its Berlin Convention Office has been actively promoting Berlin as a congress city – developing this market into one of Berlin’s major economic factors.

Global city rankings

Berlin takes top ICCA ranking

With 176 association conventions, Berlin is currently ranked fourth in the highly competitive European congress market.

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Tourism and conventions as an economic factor

Creating jobs and sales for Berlin

Benefitting our city

  • up to € 16.9 billion in tourism consumption (2019)
  • up to € 9.4 billion gross value added (2019)
  • 227,900 people live from Berlin tourism (2019)
  • € 173.50 is the average spend of each hotel guest
  • (Values from 2019, lower in 2020 due to pandemic)
Foto: Berlin, Ludwigkirchplatz ©  visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Tourism is good for Berlin

Berlin thrives on tourism

Berlin's visitor economy and event industry make it clear: Berliners and companies benefit from tourism.

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Corporate results

A look at our company figures from marketing, communication and budget

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Data on Berlin Tourism

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