Northeast Germany’s Brandenburg region recorded a record result in 2016 with nearly 12.9 million overnight stays, an increase of 2.9% compared to the previous year. “This is a great result,” said Albrecht Gerber, Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs. “It proves that Brandenburg is becoming increasingly attractive as a tourist destination thanks to modern infrastructure, sustainable offers and the hard work of all stakeholders.” This is despite some uncertainty regarding security in this and other German regions in 2016. According to a 2016 Brandenburg tourism survey by market and consumer research organization, GfK, 69 percent of the guests questioned rated their Brandenburg stay “very good”, an increase of 3%. Half of the guests said they would “definitely come back” (+2 percent). And 72 percent will definitely recommend their holiday in the Brandenburg region (+3%). Within Brandenburg, the fertile waterways of the Elbe-Elsterland (+9.5%), the Spreewald (+9.2%) and the Dahme-Seenland (+7.9%) recorded the strongest growth in visitor numbers, while Spreewald (+8.7%) also recorded one of the highest rises in overnight stays