After two years of the pandemic, tourism in Germany has recovered. Compared to previous years, Germans go on holiday in their own country more often. Travelers from abroad, on the other hand, are still a long time coming.

Tourism in Germany recovered in May almost to pre-crisis levels. According to the Federal Statistical Office, 43 million overnight stays were registered that month. That was three times as many as in the lockdown May 2021 and only 3.4 percent less than in May 2019, when nobody suspected anything about the corona pandemic.

Tourism from abroad continues to falter

The numbers from spring 2019 were even exceeded by 0.5 percent for residents, as the authority reported on Friday. The guests from abroad, on the other hand, were still a long way off, so that their number was 21.9 percent lower.

However, the different accommodation types with more than ten beds did not benefit equally from the return of the guests. Hotels, guesthouses and inns still reported 7.4 percent fewer guests than three years ago. Overnight stays in holiday accommodation have now returned to the pre-crisis level (1.1 percent compared to May 2019). The number of overnight stays at campsites was even more than a third (37.3 percent) higher.