Posted by Linda Davidson
People with Vaillant caravan water heaters considering going a bit further a field next time they hit the road have been urged to consider Germany.
According to the German National Tourist Office, Hamburg is a "rising star" in terms of visitor destinations.
Klaus Lohmann, UK and Ireland director at the German National Tourist Office, said that out of the most popular cities visited by tourists, Hamburg has "been hugely underestimated".
He said that the city is very green and very vibrant, an excellent choice for tourists.
Figures recently published by the German Federal Statistical Office reveal that the country is becoming a firm favourite for tourists.
It found that the number of overnight stays in Germany by visitors from abroad totalled 60.3 million last year, the first time Germany has seen the figure exceed 60 million.
As well as Hamburg, Mr Lohmann said that Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne were popular with tourists.