Statement from the German National Tourist Office
In Germany, an end to the flooding seems to be in sight.
In Dresden, the worst of the floods are over and the city is welcoming all tourists. Hotels and guesthouses, even those in the heart of the old quarter, have no flood-related restrictions and are open to all guests. There is no reason to cancel any trip and all cultural attractions are open as usual. Theatres are performing their programmes as advertised and business meetings and congresses are taking place as scheduled.
Elsewhere in Germany, the clean-up operation in the south and east of the country is well underway. Many of the towns and communities that had been afflicted by the floods have restored their tourism infrastructure and are gearing up for the arrival of holidaymakers as the summer season gets under way; in the district of Prignitz (Brandenburg) the situation is also steadily improving,
The clean-up operation in Passau, a town heavily affected by the flooding, is also advanced. According to Passau Tourist Information, travellers are able to visit the historical old quarter once more.
Travellers, however, still have to contend with restrictions in the flood areas along the affected rivers. The high waters are continuing to impact rail travel across the country and there is a possibility of diversions and cancellations to regional services in Saxony, Thuringia and Upper Bavaria. For rail travel contact Deutsche Bahn UK http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml
Tourists are advised to check websites for local tourism boards in Germany before they travel, for the latest updates.