The new year has just begun, many people come back from vacation. But who is goals now in search of a new journey for the next twelve months, can be based on the current Ranking of the “New York Times”. “52 Places to Go”, is the name of the list, the newspaper, your Top destinations, together – one for each week of the year. The annually published Ranking is, together with the of the travel guide “Lonely Planet” the most well-known recommendations for travelers.

In the case of the “NYT” in Puerto Rico at the top of the list. In front of one and a half year hurricane “Maria raged there” – meanwhile, the island is recovering. As the specifics of the newspaper is called, among other things, the art scene in Puerto Rico, as well as a planned entertainment complex, office cinemas, a Restaurant and a large concert hall in San Juan (more about why it is the island made it to the top, you can read here).

On the following ranks, Hampi in India, Santa Barbara, California, and Panama. On space 5 of the first German tour follows the aim of the list is Munich.

Munich is outperform, with its combination of Theater (including the münchner kammerspiele in Munich and the Residenz theater), museums (Lenbachhaus), and the Bavarian state Opera as a cultural destination, it is called. The Opera was one of the “most exciting Opera houses in Europe”, the theatre were among the “most creative and most ambitious” in Europe. “The Theater. Art. Opera. What more do you want?”

in addition to Munich, there are in the travel ranking, two more German goals. On the occasion of the 100. Birthday of the architecture and design school the Bauhaus, the “NYT recommends” the Dessau (#26): in addition to events in Berlin and Weimar, Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, was “possibly the most attractive destination,” it says. A highlight for next September planned opening of the Bauhaus Museum, which describes the newspaper as a “glass-walled, minimalist rectangle”.

The third German travel recommendation are the Wadden Islands along the coasts of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands (place 30): you will be praised in the Ranking as a destination for sustainable tourism. The diversity of species in the Wadden sea, a Unesco world heritage site, one could explore on night safaris.

grey goose in the Wadden sea in front of Pilsum (lower Saxony)

The list of “52 Places to Go” appears in this year to 14. Time. The “New York Times” collects the suggestions of your correspondent and travel reporters from all Parts of the world. In 2018, the Western German länder have been recommended, 2017 Hamburg was listed.

last year, the newspaper sent out for the first time, a Reporter to visit all 52 places on the list, and to transform the recommendations into concrete plans and tips. The final report by Jada Yuan you can read here. Also for this year, many travel had fun competing for the Job, the newspaper opted this time for Sebastian Modak. He will start his journey in Puerto Rico.


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