This country is where Singaporeans are travel lusting over

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SINGAPORE - Vacations have taken a backseat amidst the global turmoils, and it seems that we're cautiously approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. 

According to a SafeTravel news release from ICA, the Singapore-Germany travel bubble, or Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), will start on 8 September 2021. This means Singapore citizens and permanent residents can fly to and from Germany without having to quarantine or serve SHN in either country from that date onwards.  

Of course, to travel, there are certain prerequisites to meet.

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With the VTL announcement, Tripadvisor shared data that shows the number of Singaporeans searching for German destinations has tripled. We may complain about it not being safe still, but it does not mean that we don't wish for travels to resume.

The top city search for Singaporeans? Munich. 

Munich's Old Town Hall against the Bavarian Alps. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Munich's Old Town Hall against the Bavarian Alps. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Munich is the third largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. The city enjoys a high standard and quality of living, similar to Singapore, while being a global centre for art, science, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism. With the Bavarian Alps viewable in the distance, it's a picturesque town that packs a modern punch. 

If you're considering a vacation there, these are some of the most popular accommodations and attractions that Singaporeans have been searching for based on Tripadvisor's data. 

Top 10 most popular attractions in Germany

Marienplatz (Photo: Tripadvisor)
Marienplatz (Photo: Tripadvisor)
  1. Yi-Spa – Berlin

  2. Marienplatz – Munich

  3. Zugspitze - Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  4. Europa-Park - Baden-Württemberg

  5. Pergamonmuseum - Berlin

  6. Schloss Neuschwanstein - Schwangau

  7. Ingolstadt Village - Ingolstadt

  8. Königssee - Schoenau am Koenigssee

  9. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumuenster - Neumuenster

  10. Eibsee - Grainau

Top 10 most popular accommodations in Germany

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden – Berchtesgaden (Photo: Tripadvisor)
Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden – Berchtesgaden (Photo: Tripadvisor)

1) Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden – Berchtesgaden

Things-to-do: Take a scenic walk through Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, or visit the oldest mine in the world at Salzwelten Salzburg.

2) Das Graseck - my mountain hideaway - Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Things-to-do: Experience the stunning nature and wildlife at Partnachklamm.

3) BEYOND by Geisel – Munich

Things-to-do: Shop at Munich’s largest and most famous marketplace Viktualienmarkt, or snap pictures of Marienplatz.

4) Le Meridien Munich - Munich

Things-to-do: Explore the historical St. Paul’s Church, or sip on cocktails at Boilerman Bar Munich.

5) Schloss Elmau - Elmau

Things-to-do: Observe breathtaking views at Wank Mountain.

6) Hotel Adlon Kempinski - Berlin

Things-to-do: Go on a sightseeing tour with SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Berlin.

7) Hotel Zugspitze - Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Things-to-do: Take up skiing classes at Garmisch-Classic, or visit the lookout at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

8) Regent Berlin - Berlin

Things-to-do: Pick out local souvenirs at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus.

9) Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa – Baden Baden

Things-to-do: Experience the artistic side of Germany at Museum Frieder Burda.

10) Roomers Munich, Autograph Collection - Munich

Things-to-do: Challenge yourself with an escape game at One Hour Left.

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