City trips

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Cult(o)ure throughout the Region“ – On the trail of Julius Caesar, Clemens August and Max Ernst
Enjoy a trip to the cultural highlights of our region and experience the thrill of periods long gone. Find out during our two-day trip how the Romans, the Electors of Cologne and the surrealistic art scene have shaped this region.

Day 1:

You start out your trip in Brühl which boasts several “celebrities” at once. Two of Germany’s most beautiful and prominent rococo castles, Augustusburg and Falkenlust, plus the palace gardens, have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Visit Augustusburg Castle, the favourite summer residence of the Elector and Archbishop of Cologne, Clemens August von Bayern (1700-1761). Then take a romantic, 2.5 km long walk through the French gardens and the adjacent country park to Falkenlust, an enchanting hunting caste. In the afternoon you may encounter another celebrity in Brühl: Max Ernst, world-renowned dadaist and surrealist, was born in this town where the painter and sculptor has his very own museum. Undoubtedly, the focal point of this museum is the unique collection of 60 sculptures from the private collection of Max Ernst and his wife Dorothea Tanning. You may conclude the evening in one of the numerous restaurants in the attractive town centre of Brühl, for example the Balthasar Neumann Eatery. Or, during the months of May to September, visit a concert of the Brühl Castle Concert series. The castles in and around Brühl attract not only friends and fans of history and architecture but also lots of music aficionados: Each year, many people come to listen to and enjoy the Brühl Castle Concerts. You will spend the night at the Balthasar Neumann Guesthouse in Brühl, within easy walking distance. The guesthouse is named after the baroque builder and architect Balthasar Neumann who also designed the world-famous staircase inside Augustusburg Castle.

Day 2:

Following a rich and sumptuous breakfast at the Balthasar Neumann Eatery, you’ll proceed to the Roman town of Zülpich which hosts the State Garden Show. Be amazed by the colourful show gardens, stroll along the promenade at the lakeside park, and enjoy the view from the Roman bastion across the unique park landscape. Then you go on to the historic town of Zülpich which holds many artefacts from the period when the Romans conquered the region under the command of Gaius Julius Caesar. Worthy of your time and visit are the Roman thermal baths and the adjacent Museum of Bathing Culture. These Roman springs are counted among the best preserved facilities of their kind north of the Alps. In the historic centre of Zülpich, numerous restaurants and cafes offer time and space for leisurely relaxation, allowing you to conclude your tour in a well-fortified and refreshed manner.

services:

Admission and guided tour of Augustusburg Castle
Admission to Falkenlust Castle
Admission to Max Ernst Museum
Admission to State Garden Show
Overnight stay and breakfast, double room

not included:

Transfers
2-course menu at Balthasar Neumann Eatery
Tickets to Brühl Castle Concerts
Admission to Roman baths

Additional services for groups:

Guided tour of Falkenlust Castle
Max Ernst Museum
State Garden Show
prices:

per person, double occupancy: Euro 79

Groups: starting at Euro 65 per person for groups of 50 or more using their own bus transportation

Tuesdays - Sundays

journey time:

from 16.04.2014 to 12.10.2014

contact:

Rhein-Erft Tourismus e.V.
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
50126 Bergheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 2271/99499-40

Phot: Augustusburg Castle; Copyright: Horst Gummersbach

from 79 Euro

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Claudius Therme
Located in Cologne's Rheinpark, the Claudius Therme is one of Europe's most beautiful thermal spas. With its appealing architecture, which is based on Roman spa culture, the thermal baths slot harmoniously into the charming park landscape. Here, switching off and doing something for one's health. A natural, thermal mineral spring supplies the various spa facilities within the Claudius Therme with state-accredited therapeutic water. The beneficial heat and the mineral composition of the therapeutic water have a positive effect on the whole body. This increases your general feeling of well-being. The Claudius Therme is a true refuge for the health-conscious: Ideal for escaping from the hectic pace of everyday life now and again, for relaxing in complete tranquillity, for gathering new strength or for making use of medicinal spas for health cures and therapeutic purposes.
from 14,-

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Special offer EFT178: Erfurt - 1000 years of city history
Experience 1000 years of city history
Go on a treasure hunt in Erfurt and discover the riches from more than 1000 years of history. Your stay is accompanied by a short culinary journey with regional specialities in our rustic wine tavern with a beer garden and by modern interpretations of classic dishes in our restaurant.

Hotel Zumnorde Am Anger**** in Erfurt
3 nights incl. generous breakfast buffet
1 x regional dinner in our wine tavern including an aperitif at the bar or in the roof garden
1 x lunch-time snack with Thuringian fried sausages
1 x 3-course menu in the restaurant
1 x regional tapas menu in the wine tavern
1 x ErfurtCard
  (free/reduced admission to many cultural and fascinating attractions, such as
  - visit to the Old Synagogue with the Erfurt Silver Hoard and wedding ring
  - visit to the cathedral and Augustinian Monastery with Luther cell)
Space in underground garage
EUR 295.00 p.p. in a double room
EUR 385.00 p.p. in a single room
duration of stay 3 nights
valid from 1st January to 4 July 2013 & from 20th July to 28th November 2013


EUR 295.00 p.p. in a double room

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Maritim City Trip - Maritim Hotels Berlin
Berlin City Trip 2 nights accomodation incl. Berlin WelcomeCard and more for 208 € per Person.Bookable all year!
Give free rein to your urge to discover something new and get to know Berlin better on your own. You can use the public transport's very well designed line network to visit interesting places and events. You can experience the links between history, the present and the future at close range. Our concierge will compile your personal program to meet your wishes.

Included

  • 2 nights accomodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
  • 1x Berlin WelcomeCard for 48 hours (48 hours of free travel on all public transport (Zone AB), as well as concessions of up to 50 % or free entry to over 200 tourist and cultural highlights)
  • Complimentary use of the Swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness area
Price per person Double room: from 204 € / Single room: from 305 €
Surcharge per room
Comfort category: 20 €
Superior category: 80 €
Maritim Hotels Berlin
Central Reservation dpt
Phone +49 (0) 30 2033-4410
info.bpa@maritim.de
A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen



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French Gourmet weekend in the Saarland
„Savoir vivre“ in Saarbrücken – enjoy two nights in a designer room on our „Musée de Paris“ themed floor. You will start your weekend with a welcome cocktail at our bar “Palü“, followed by a Saarland four-course gourmet menu in our organic restaurants. If you fancy dining in France on your second evening, we are happy to reserve a table for you in the restaurant “La Bonne Auberge” in Stiring-Wendel/France (one Michelin star).
Package includes
  • 2 nights in a themed room incl. breakfast
  • 1 welcome cocktail
  • 1 Saarland four-course menu
  • Free of charge use of underground carpark
  • Free of charge use of indoor swimming-pool, sauna and gym
Package can be booked throughout the year
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 151,50 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room EUR 151.50
  • In a single room EUR 221.50
Additional night per person
  • In a double room EUR 55
  • In a single room EUR 90

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Cologne Cathedral
The Cologne Cathedral
The Cologne cathedral is a cathedral of the superlative, a symbol and central attraction of the Rhine metropolis. Its size is emphasised by the gigantic pair of towers, which have dominated the panorama of the cathedral city since their completion in 1880. The catehdral is still today the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower. The area is no less impressive: The full length of the cathedral is 145 m., the cross nave is 86 m.wide. In comparison: a football pitch is "only" around 100 times 70 m. There is room for more than 20,000 people on the area of the cathedral, which encompasses almost 8,000 square metres.
                                                                                                                              Ascent of the Tower
Climb the south tower of the Cathedral to its 97 m high viewing platform and enjoy a magnificent view of the City.

Treasury
The treasures of Cologne Cathedral are displayed in the 13th century vaults - priceless reliquaries, liturgical objects and vestments, insignia of the archbishops and priests, medieval sculptures and Frankish grave finds.








from 2,50,-

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Intensive German Courses 4 Weeks
You'll learn in a group for approx. four weeks, either in morning or afternoon course. Our course locations are Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Munich and Schwäbisch Hall. There are twelve possible starting dates per year.
Included with course fee / Notes:
  • intensive language training from Monday to Friday
  • all levels
  • placement test before the beginning of the course
  • ongoing evaluation of progress and systematic advice on your individual learning path
  • participation certificate
  • opportunity to take an examination at the end of the course
  • all course materials
  • self-directed and supported learning in the media resource center
  • extensive cultural and leisure program
1.045 €