The most popular European destinations for German travelers are Spain, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Benelux, France and the United Kingdom, according to research by ADAC, a German automobile club that studies local travel trends.
Outside of Europe, Germans like to visit the United States, Far East countries like China and Thailand, the Caribbean islands, Egypt and Canada, to name a few.
Perhaps one reason why Germans spent so much on travel is because they like to take fairly length vacations — ADAC found that 75 percent of German travelers spend eight to 21 days on holiday.
Interestingly, the majority of Germans — 74 percent — also prefer to travel without children. (Proving Germans are a very smart people.)