Auto Europe has released what it believes are the top seven self-drive destinations in Germany for North American tourists exploring by car. Destinations are based on the pickup location of reservations made from late 2016 and early 2017 and consider reviews of global travel data in the analysis.

“Germany has always been one of the top destinations for our clients,” said Imad Khalidi, CEO of Auto Europe. “It is a welcoming country with rich history and beautiful castles that are easy to explore by car.”

Topping the list:

#1 Munich 
The gateway to some of the most stunning landscape in the world, the Bavarian capital of Munich is host to the world’s largest Oktoberfest. The self-drive adventures are virtually limitless from Munich on a journey through the awe-inspiring Bavarian Alps, or to the area’s storybook villages & castles are all within an easy days drive.

#2 Frankfurt 
Located along Germany’s acclaimed Fairy Tale Road, Wine Route and one of the oldest touring roads in the world the Romantic Road, it’s no surprise North American travelers choose Frankfurt as a top self-drive destination!

#3 Berlin 
A global city of politics, media, culture and science, Berlin is home to some of the world’s most fascinating historic attractions, culturally significant monuments, and modern amenities.

#4 Dusseldorf 
Recognized as the center of German advertising and fashion, Dusseldorf has a lively energy that offers an exciting nightlife, fun carnivals, shopping, and trade fairs. From Dusseldorf, travelers can easily drive to explore Belgium and the Netherlands as well as other locations along the Rhine River.

#5 Hamburg 
This charming port town and Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg offers travelers much to do & see and its location makes it the perfect launching off point for a European road trip.

#6 Stuttgart 
Stuttgart is a top-notch European city filled with amazing architecture, culture, dining, and art. It’s also home to the Cannstatter Volksfest an ideal spot to enjoy traditional German Oktoberfest celebrations with less tourist traffic.

#7 Nuremberg 
The city is known for malty red-beer and a maze of sandstone cellars, Nuremberg’s now revived urban center is perfectly situated between Frankfurt & Munich, making it an easily accessible driving destination.