For German holidaymakers, it’s hard to think of a destination more popular than Mallorca. For decades now, Germans have felt imperiously drawn to the sunny beaches of Mallorca - indeed, the fact that millions fly to this holiday gem every year during the summer months (and many during the winter months, too) has led to the island’s tongue-in-cheek designation as Germany’s 17th federal state. But what is it that actually makes Mallorca so extremely popular? Besides the well-known destinations like the Ballermann party mile, the capital city Palma de Mallorca or the well-known holiday resorts peppering the coast, the largest of the Balearic Islands has so much more to offer and appeals to everyone, with spellbinding attractions that can be considered a highlight of any type of holiday. And what’s more, it's just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Germany.

Destination airport: Palma de Mallorca (PMI)

For the majority of holidaymakers, the capital city of Palma de Mallorca represents the beginning and end of their Mallorca trip. Beyond that, however, you should embark on a day trip to explore the city in closer detail.

Authentic Mallorcan life takes place especially between the Sant Francesc Basilica and the city's landmark, Palma Cathedral “La Seu”. Narrow little alleys, small shops and pretty restaurants invite you to spend a relaxing day in summer style. Afterwards, engage in some hardcore shopping along Avinguda de Jaume III street. Here you can find big, well-known fashion brands as well as smaller shops typical to the island, housed in architecturally striking buildings all up and down the street.

Our tip for you: pay a visit to the Pueblo Español (Spanish village). Located west of the old town, this village is speckled with small-scale replicas of historic Spanish buildings, representing 15 regions of Spain. With an area of 25,000m² and no road traffic, this is a highlight to explore on foot. You'll quickly feel as though you've been transported back several centuries, looking thoughtfully at the many small houses, churches, walls and fortresses.

Mallorca’s landscape couldn't be more varied. While long, flat, sandy beaches characterise the coasts, where sun-seekers can bask in the warm rays before refreshing themselves in the cool sea, the interior of the island offers extensive mountainous hinterland just crying out to be explored. A popular excursion highlight is the mountain village of Valldemossa. Idyllically situated in a mountain valley, the village is more than 400m above sea level and offers a pleasantly warm climate - even in the height of summer. Winding through the little alleys, you can quickly reach the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa and the associated monastery gardens, an attraction many visitors swiftly fall in love with.

If you prefer a livelier setting - but not overcrowded - we recommend a trip to the coastal town of Sóller. This harbour town is especially renowned and lauded for its cultivation of olives and citrus fruits. Situated in the Serra de Tramuntana region, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this lovely town is very popular with visitors - who have the opportunity to travel there in a very special style. Our tip: take a ride in the Tren de Sóller to travel from Palma city to Sóller in an authentic way. The trip with the nostalgic train to Sóller takes about an hour and is an absolute must-do in good weather!

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