Istria: the Favourite Region of German Car Drivers


Istria has become the most popular regional destination of German car drivers for the third time in a row. According to the latest research of the famous ADAC automobile club published by the end of October, Istria also increased its attractiveness by 1% in comparison with the previous year.

Such results significantly contribute to the better perception of Istria as a destination in Germany, the most important target market of the Istrian tourism. Likewise, diversification in relation to the other regions contributes towards reinforcement of the Istrian brand and its media presence in German as well as the Western European region.

Every year, ADAC is conducting a research about the holiday journeys with personal vehicles among 1, 7 million routes made by ADAC experts for their members. After Istria, the German car drivers prefer journeys to South Tirol, Lago di Garda, Upper Bavaria and Venice-Friuli.

In the countries category, Croatia as a destination for cars is at the 3rd place, behind Germany and Italy. It won the same place on the list of the favourite destination for German mobile homes.

Research results are published in ADAC Motorwell magazine, released in over 13 million issues, as well as on the website


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.