If there is any hype surrounding Germany, we now officially know that it doesn’t deliver. In a new ranking, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg have been rated as some of the most overrated cities in the world.
The most overrated cities in the world
Some places are destined to live up to the hype. Anyone lucky enough to have visited the Big Apple will know that touching down is like walking directly into an episode of Seinfeld. Sadly, not all holiday destinations deliver…
Online analysis platform KingCasinoBonus recently published a table which ranks 86 popular but pitiful international destinations based on Trip Advisor reviews posted in December 2022. To compile the ranking researchers used “comprehensive analysis” and took a peak at 1.700 attraction reviews in the different cities.
KingCasinoBonus ranked the cities “based on a statistical calculation of the ratio between 5 and 4-star ratings and 3, 2 and 1-star ratings.” If a city received a TripAdvisor rating of four or five it was considered to be a “good experience”. One to three, on the other hand, made for a disappointing review. The percentage of reviews with using keywords like “disappointing” or “worse than expected” was then calculated and presented as “the odds of being disappointed.”
Munich’s Deutsches Museum leaves visitors despondent
So, of all the cities in the world, Munich was lucky enough to come in a very un-disappointing fourth place! Surpassed only by Bangkok, Antalya and Singapore, the capital of Bavaria and perhaps the international capital of beer was given 15,7 percent when it came to the odds of visitors feeling the city left much to be desired.
Within Munich, the Deutsches Museum was voted as the single most underwhelming attraction, despite it being the world’s largest museum for boring-old science and boring-old technology. Perhaps many bored guests at the Deutsches Museum were feeling so cheated that they decided to rest their wearied tourist feet, take a seat on an uncomfortable bench in the middle of the museum and hunker down to furiously type their chastising review right there and then.
Thankfully, Munich wasn’t alone and two other German cities were honoured with places 28 and 74 in the ranking. The capital of hedonism, Berlin, was given odds of 11,6 percent of visitors being disappointed. The result is somewhat unsurprising, given that they decided to spend their time at the Fernsehturm.
Hamburg came in at place 74, with the art gallery Kunsthalle Hamburg being named the most disappointing attraction. If you’re a glass-half-full-kind-of kind of person, let’s just say, at least the myth of cool Germany was deceptive enough to get them here so they could be disappointed in real life.
The 10 most disappointing cities for tourists
Here are the top 10 most overrated cities according to the KingCasinoBonus ranking:
- Bangkok, Thailand (16,6 percent chance of being disappointed)
- Antalya, Turkey (16,5 percent)
- Singapore, Singapore (15,8 percent)
- Munich, Germany (15,7 percent)
- Rimini, Italy (14,2 percent)
- Miami, USA (13,9 percent)
- Mumbai, India (13,9 percent)
- London, UK (13,8 percent)
- Paris, France (13,8 percent)
- Tokyo, Japan (13,6 percent)