German tourists: Albanian nature, food and hospitality are impressive

Small harbor in Saranda

Not only the coastal area, but also the rest of Albania is very desirable by foreign tourists although the transport remains a challenge for tourists.


Albania is one of the favorite destinations for tourists from Germany. Young people from Germany have started to choose Albania to spend the summer holidays and to enjoy the features this country offers. Albania is a place where German vacationers find a variety of tourist attractions, which differ from those of other European countries.

"Traveling in minibus through those winding roads was a very special experience for me," says Moritz, a student from Cologne. He told to DW that he was quite happy with his break in Albania and that he had no negative experience, despite the fact that he saw the means of transport in Albania as a challenge for foreign vacationers.

Zogu Zi roundabout in Tirana

Christin from Eseni visited Albania two years ago in September, when the influx of tourists is smaller compared to summer months. She says to DW: "The first time I was driving in Tirana was difficult, but I managed to adapt even though the traffic rules were not respected." The issue of traffic has also surprised Michael from Boni, who says: "In Central Europe I have never seen such a car driving in the roundabouts of traffic in Albania. There were special rules in Tirana."

Cultural and sports attractions - one more reason to visit Albania

Vacationers from Europe are amazed by Albanian history and culture. Kruja, Berat, Apollonia and the National Museum in Tirana are the favorite tourist spots. Xiengong in an interview to DW says: "I would suggest to rest in Albania to all those who are interested in cultural diversity and European history." The presence of many religions that characterizes Albania was singled out as the value of the respondents.

Block zone in tirana

Tirana as the capital is very attractive for German vacationers. They point out the festivals organized in this city and the folk of Albanians have a festive character. Christin  points out further  that the "Block" in Tirana impression her with all the pubs as well as the young people she met around.

Albanian cuisine - larchy in price and incomparable in flavor

In Albania, recent positive changes have been noted in food preparation, which makes Albania a country even more popular to foreign tourists. According to Bobb, who visited Tirana two years ago, Albanian cuisine is at the level of Italian and Spanish. All DW respondents have been quite satisfied with food in Albania, also expressing surprise at prices that are significantly cheaper than in many other European countries. Sea food remains the favorites, among other things.

Albanain restorant table in Tirana

German tourists expressed an admiration towards Albanian hospitality. They all stress the care Albanians are doing to provide a high level of comfort to vacationers.

"I am positively surprised by the fact that in Albania, even in the smallest premises, there was Internet connection, which is not even found here in Germany," says Bobb for DW./Oculus News

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