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.
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 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
Yi-Spa – Berlin
Marienplatz – Munich
Zugspitze - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Europa-Park - Baden-Württemberg
Pergamonmuseum - Berlin
Schloss Neuschwanstein - Schwangau
Ingolstadt Village - Ingolstadt
Königssee - Schoenau am Koenigssee
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumuenster - Neumuenster
Eibsee - Grainau
Top 10 most popular accommodations in Germany
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.