More than 10 per cent jump in visitors from all over the world

Strongest November ever as tourists visit Berlin to mark 25 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin, 14 January 2015 With a leap of about ten per cent more visitors to Berlin, November posted the highest increase in visitors last year. For the first time, there were more than two million overnight stays in November, climbing 10.2 per cent.

Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin, remarks: “The anniversary of the Fall of the Wall has given Berlin’s tourism sector the strongest November ever. Many guests accepted our invitation to join in the festivities around the 9th of November. They joined with Berliners to experience an unforgettable weekend full of a celebratory, exhilarating spirit. The images of Berlin as a city of freedom that went around the world will continue to move many people to visit our city.”

Record growth from Israel, Brazil, South Africa and USA and strong interest from Germany’s neighbours

“We are particularly pleased with the strong growth in visitors coming from further away," says Kieker. The German capital saw record growth in visitors from many non-European markets such as Israel (+57.1% in overnight stays), India (+47.2%) and Brazil (+44.9%). There was also a significant increase in overnight stays by people from South Africa (+40%), the USA (+24%) and Japan (+12.7%). More guests came from Germany’s neighbours such as Denmark (+29.7%) and Belgium (+ 20.2 %) as well as the United Kingdom (+19%), all contributing to the sharp increase in November visits.