'There is a new Germany', say tourism board
Those planning adventure holidays in Europe may wish to visit Germany, as the country is "more than beer and Oktoberfest", according to the tourism board.
Klaus Lohmann, UK and Ireland director at the German National Tourist Office, noted that the country offers a vast variety of attractions and activities.
"Of course we have attractive landscapes, we do have vibrant cities, and there is the best value for money that I can think of," he said.
"We do have a diversity of offers which makes it sometimes difficult where to start. We have a central location in the heart of Europe and there are many new flight connections."
Mr Lohmann added that Germany "changed" in 1989, when the Berlin Wall - dividing east and west - came down.
More than 60 million visitors stayed overnight in the country last year, with 73 per cent of those coming from other European destinations, according to the German Federal Statistical Office.