First visit: July 1988
Subsequent visits: July 1993, July 1994, August 1994, January 1995, February 1995, April 2000, January 2001, June 2001, July 2001, June 2002, August 2002, September 2004, January 2005, March 2005, August 2005, September 2005, May 2007 (twice), October 2007, December 2007 (twice), June 2008, May 2009, August 2009, November 2009, January 2010, May 2011.
Visited: Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Muenster, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Saarbrucken, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Dresden, Lubeck, Stendal, Schwerin, Frankfurt an oder, Mainz, Bonn, Aachen, Dortmund, Menden, Trier, Busingen.
As is obvious, I have been to Germany many times, and not only for good connections of Lufthansa. Every time I feel safe and in a civilised place, which in many ways is a wonderfully liberal, open society where everyone is polite and courteous. But in other ways, things here seem sterile and boring, and most cities are like copies of each other. I did love Trier, and Munich in Bavaria does have its own special atmosphere.
Highlight: Berlin, where I have been more than 6 times, probably my favourite European capital.