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Magic Cities Germany e. V. (MCG)

The Magic Cities marketing association is representing 10 major city destinations in Germany. The city alliance comprising Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart was first established in the 1950s.

Its objective is to raise the profile of these cities internationally as destinations for holidays and business travel.

The German National Tourist Board, Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa are partner organisations of the Magic Cities association.

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Welcome to Germany’s Magic Cities
These fabulous destinations have everything your heart could desire: a relaxing atmosphere,exciting festivals, fascinating history and delicious regional cuisine. Enjoy a warm welcome wherever you go and meet new friends in Germany’s favorite cities.Cologne Cathedral and famous Carnival, the city by the Rhine that is famed for its sense of fun. The spotlight falls on the fine arts in and around Dresden. Discover its world-famous baroque cityscape. Luxury and lifestyle take center stage in Düsseldorf with its Königsallee and spectacular MediaHarbour. Captivating contrasts await you in Frankfurt, the home of Goethe and and German young wine (“Ebbelwei”). Maritime charm, the ever lively Reeperbahn and the new HafenCity make Hamburg impossible to resist. From the adventure zoo to Herrenhausen Gardens: Hannover holds an appeal for all ages. Musical heritage and enticing offers in Leipzig. Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Saxony region. Bayern Munich, BMW World and the Oktoberfest – Munich on the River Isar is first-class in every respect. In Nuremberg history is alive: visit museums, explore art galleries or join the historic Christmas Market. Wines, cuisine and 125 years of automotive history have brought Stuttgart to the world’s attention.

Cultural Highlights

Cultural Highlights in 2015 /2016

Cologne

Dresden

  • 581st Striezelmarkt (Nov 26 - Dec 24 2015)
  • Festival Week 800 anniversary of Dresden Kreuzchor (April 15-24 2016)
  • www.dresden.de/highlights

Düsseldorf

Frankfurt

Hamburg

  • DOM 2015: "Dommarkt" (Nov 6 - Dec 6 2015)
  • 827th Anniversary of the Port (May 6 – 8 2015)
  • www.hamburg-tourism.de

Hannover

  • CeBIT (March 7-11 2016)
  • World's biggest marksmen's fair (July 1-10 2016)
  • www.hannover.de

Leipzig

München

  • 100 years of BMW March 2016
  • Octoberfest (Sept 17 - Oct 4 2016)
  • www.muenchen.de

Nuremberg

Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart Wine Village (Aug. 24 - Sep. 4 2016)
  • Stuttgart Christmas Market (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 2016)
  • www.stuttgart-tourist.de

Health, Active and Nature

Cologne
Königswinter and Drachenfels ruins – spectacular views of the Rhine Valley. Phantasialand – adventure-, fun- and leisure park.

Dresden
Saxon Switzerland – visit fascinating rock formations, a miracle of nature between Dresden and Prague. Saxony’s Wine Route – enjoy wine tours with tasting at wine estate Schloss Wackerbarth. Moritzburg Castle – pass by the picturesque landscape.

Düsseldorf
Historical Barbarossa Pfalz Kaiserswerth. Benrath Palace and Park.

Frankfurt
Eberbach Abbey is at the heart of the wine – growing Rheingau region. Bad Homburg health resort with palace and park & casino.

Hamburg
North Sea Island of Sylt – 40 km of fine sandy beach. Lüneburg Heath – heathland, forests & rivers and medieval towns.

Hannover
Marienburg Castle Guelph summer residence. Hamelin – Pied Piper town-Medieval town of Celle, 500 half-timbered houses.

Leipzig
Bauhaus in Dessau (1925) and Wörlitz Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Saale valley: Lützen, Freyburg, Naumburg (Romanesque cathedral).

Munich
Ludwig Tour: Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace and Oberammergau. Bavarian Alps with the Zugspitze, Lake Schliersee, Tegernsee and Lake Starnberg.

Nuremberg
Franconian Lake District - For swimming at the Altmühl-, Brombach – or Rothsee. Franconian Jura-Ruins, castles or idyllic villages.

Stuttgart
Baroque Castle in Ludwigsburg. Medieval former free imperial city of Esslingen.

MICE

MICE Magic Cities

Cologne

Dresden

Düsseldorf

Frankfurt

Hamburg

Hannover

Leipzig

Munich

Nuremberg

Stuttgart

Group Offers

Cologne
“Kölschtour – Beer, Language, Life Style”, Enjoy a brief introduction to the genuine “Kölsch” mentality.

Dresden
„Discovering Dresden“, Fascinating discovery tour of Dresden, called Florence of the Elbe, and the beautiful surroundings by paddle
steamer.

Düsseldorf
“Art in Düsseldorf Plus”, Meet and greet with Düsseldorfs’ gallery owners.

Frankfurt
„Ebbelwei Package“, Stories and anecdotes that underline the cultural, significance of this delicious drink.

Hamburg
“Fish Market Experience Hamburg”, Enjoy the special atmosphere of Hamburg’s fish auction hall.

Hannover
“International Firework Competition”, See the best pyrotechnicians from around the world at the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen.

Leipzig
“Leipzig for Music Lovers”, Bach, Wagner and Schumann left their mark on this city of music!

Munich
Munich Christmas Market Pass, Mulled wine, gingerbread and Christmas feelings.

Nuremberg
Discover The Imperial Castle, Nuermberg's famous landmark during a guided city tour.

Stuttgart
“On the trail of Gottlieb Daimler”, Get a very close experience on the stages of the automotive history.

Barrier-free Travel

Barrier free city feelings
Each city offers visitors with disabilities a broad range of services. From packages of specific information on travel to the chosen city and accommodations to numerous restaurants, sights, sightseeing tours and shopping options designated as “disabled-friendly” or “wheelchair-accessible.”Streets and places of each city as well as the public transportation system can easily be used and discovered.Enjoy an untroubled stay in Germany's Magic Cities!
ere you find further information for planning your individual stay.

Dresden
www.dresden.de

Düsseldorf
www.duesseldorf-barrierefrei.de

Frankfurt
www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Hamburg
www.hamburg-tourism.de

Hannover
www.hannover.de

Köln
www.cologne-tourism.com

Leipzig
www.ltm-leipzig.de

München
www.muenchen.de

Nürnberg
www.barrierefrei-nuernberg.de

Stuttgart
www.stuttgart-tourist.de

FIT

Cologne
“sweet Cologne”, Discover Cologne in all its chocolatey goodness and enjoy the sweeter side of life.

Dresden
“Experience Dresden”, Enjoy the unique flair and the beauty of the historic city, the museum treasures and the magnificent landscape.
Special offers and more.

Düsseldorf
“Old Town Walk incl. Boat Trip”, Tour through Düsseldorf’s Old Town famous as the ‘longest bar in the world’ incl. boat tour.

Frankfurt
“Goethe Weekend”, Frankfurt is full of curiosities.

Hamburg
“A vibrant Metropolis on the Waterfront”, Discover the most attractive facets of this historic Hanseatic city.

Hannover
“International Firework Competition”, Let music, drama and fireworks get under your skin!

Leipzig
“In the footsteps of Bach in Leipzig”, Follow the footsteps of the major German composer.

Munich
“Royal Munich”, Enjoy the splendour of the Bavarian Royal House with all senses.

Nürnberg
“Taste Tour”, Get to know Nuremberg from its most attractive side and enjoy the Franconian specialities.

Stuttgart
STUTTCARD, The Discovery Ticket for Stuttgart and the surrounding region

Social Commitment / Green Travel

Welcome to the Magic Cities Germany
There’s a lot to see in Germanys ten biggest cities. Create your own sightseeing tour with the Welcome Cards of every city and enjoy for example a great meal in a restaurant, a drink in a popular bar or visit the most interesting museums or galleries.
These special tickets offer you free and unlimited use of the city’s public transportation system and discount on admission to various museums and further institutions.
This is a great way to discover the most beautiful sights of each city.

For further information visit the homepage of each city.

Köln WelcomeCard
www.cologne-tourism.com

Dresden Card
www.dresden.de/dresdencard

Düsseldorf WelcomeCard
www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de

Frankfurt Card
www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Hamburg CARD
www.hamburg-tourism.de

Hannover Card
www.hannover.de

Leipzig Card
www.leipzig.de

München Welcome Card
www.citytourcard.com

Nürnberg Card
www.tourismus.nuernberg.de

StuttCard
www.stuttgart-tourist.de

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Contact

Magic Cities Germany e. V.
c/o Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus

Beethovenstrasse 69
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone +49 69 97464-129
Fax +49 69 97464-130


www.magic-cities.com