When travelers are searching for a hotel,
we want the obvious choice to be trivago.
In 2005, three university friends crammed into a garage in Düsseldorf, Germany and started building trivago. They were united by a passion for travel, an insatiable appetite for building better tech, and a determination to challenge the status quo. Today, those same forces unite hundreds of talents from 75+ different countries, serving over millions of daily users around the globe.
Who we are
We’re a team of creative and growth-minded entrepreneurs from all over the world united in Düsseldorf to build a search engine that is fast, intuitive and unbiased. Some of us write code, others write blogs, but we all have the same purpose – to empower millions of users and partners to get more out of their lives!
What drives us
trivago is built on entrepreneurial values that foster collaboration and individual development. It’s a place for people who want to grow and have a global impact – all with the support of an international community and working culture that empowers you to be your best.
How trivago works
Our metasearch engine helps you find your ideal accommodation in just a few simple clicks! You start your search with your destination, dates, number of travelers and accommodation type, narrow it down with our nifty filters, compare the best deals, and then find and book the one that suits you best on one of our partner websites. Find out more about how trivago works here.
The trivago idea is born
trivago is founded and goes live in Germany
First financing round
Price comparison is born
trivago goes live in Italy, Spain, and France
trivago reaches profitability
First TV campaign in Germany and Spain
trivago.com platform is launched
Launched new European platforms
First steps in the US
trivago goes live in Asia
Expedia acquires 62% stake in trivago through secondary purchase
54 localized platforms
Move to the new campus
5 million+ hotels and alternative accommodations, 190 countries
Acquisition of weekend.com