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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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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Gourmet weekend
Saarbrücken and his delicacies: Enjoy a symbiosis of a stylish atmosphere and culinary pleasures.
Package includes
  • 2 nights in themed room incl. breakfast buffet
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine (Cremant) in “Opus-Weinbar“
  • Four-course menu in Mediterranean type restaurant „sOlivo“
For your second evening, we would be very happy to reserve a table for you at three-star restaurant “GästeHaus Erfort“
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 158,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 158
  • In a single room EUR 238

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Varied Aachen – Visit Aachen Cathedral the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Also after 1200 years the Aachen Cathedral lost nothing of its historical splendour. Its admission into the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage as first German ensemble of building and art history in 1978 gives proof of that. Discover one of the most important European examples of architecture and get captivated by the charm of the Old Town and its winding alleyways.
services:
  • One or two overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Participation in the public guided tour of the cathedral
  • Guided tour through the historical city centre (only in German language) *
  • Admission to the Cathedral Treasury, small guide included
  • Admission to one of the Aachen museums

* Guided tour of the old town in English language
In the period from the 1st of April to the 31st of December a guided tour of the old town is taking place at 11.00 a.m. You can participate against a surcharge of 2 Euros. Please get more information in the tourist information office Elisenbrunnen:
fon: +49/(0)2 41/180 29 60 or -61
tour@aachen-tourist.de
Prices:
per Person

DOUBLE ROOM
Luxury: 1 overnight stay 105,00 €, 2 overnight stays 175,00 €
First class: 1 overnight stay 95,00 €, 2 overnight stays 145,00 €
Comfort:  1 overnight stay 85,00 €, 2 overnight stays 130,00 €
Standard: 1 overnight stay 80,00 €, 2 overnight stays 120,00 €
Tourist: 1 overnight stay 70,00 €, 2 overnight stays 100,00 €

SINGLE ROOM
LUXURY: 1 overnight stay 150,00 €, 2 overnight stays 260,00 €
FIRST CLASS: 1 overnight stay 120,00 €, 2 overnight stays 210,00 €
Comfort:  1 overnight stay 105,00 €, 2 overnight stays 175,00 €
Standard: 1 overnight stay 100,00 €, 2 overnight stays 160,00 €
Tourist: 1 overnight stay 85,00 €, 2 overnight stays 130,00 €

Arrival 2014 fridays or saturdays, year-round bookable except the following dates: 06/22 to 06/30, 07/11 to 07/20, 08/21 to 08/24, 09/08 to 09/14, 11/21 to 12/26/2014.

The prices are quoted per person, if accommodated in a single room or a double room.
Available  dates:
from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2014
Contact details:

aachen tourist service e.V.
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz
52062 Aachen
Tel.: +49/(0)2 41/180 29 60
Fax: +49/(0)2 41/180 29 69


from 70 Euros

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iGuide - Audio-Visual City Guide
KölnTourismus offers digital guided tours for individualists. Besides a considerable range of guided tours, the Cologne Tourist Board offers now an option for individual travellers who prefer to explore the city on their own instead of joining a group. Using a small hand computer, you can enjoy an audio-visual walking tour of Cologne and discover the most important sights between the Cathedral and Heumarkt square. With spoken commentary and corresponding images, the well-elaborated route guides you to numerous fountains, monuments and buildings.

The iGuide is very easy to handle. Just a few buttons allow you a maximum of options. Pressing a button you may abbreviate operating processes, interrupt your tour or comments and return to particularly attractive sights - just as you please. Visitors are provided with a convenient city map that shows the walking route with individual sights. As from now the iGuide is available in English or German. Further languages are being provided for in the next year.

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2 days Rostock: Relaxed enjoyments - € 229
A mediaeval city centre, a river wich is empty into the baltic Sea, a contemplative fishing village, four picturesque coastal resorts, several shipyards and harbours, one of the best sailing areas of the world, the oldest university of northern Europe and Germanys biggest city forest - that's Rostock.

- 3 nights in the 5- star hotel Neptun
- daily NEPTUN “healthy & varied” breakfast buffet
- RostockCard24 with free guided city tour (Rostock or Warnemünde) and City Map 
- 1 Segler or Honeyoil massage
- 1 day ticket for ARKONA SPA in the hotel Neptun (Warnemünde)


Bookable all year, please ask for availability



EUR 229.00

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3 Days: Koblenz - Romantic Middle Rhine trip - from € 158
Pur Rhine romance... The English Queen Victoria visited the romantic Rhine and just like kings who "lowered in blessedness" (Friedrich Wilhelm IV - erector of the Stolzenfels Castle) you will also find out "why the Rhine is so beautiful". You will find cahrming towns, fortified mansions and magnificent castles. Go on a journey back in time to a world with noble people  and barons, farmers, craftmen and traders. Let yourself be captured by the magic of the central Rhine with its sagas and legends.

Includes:
  • 2 overnight stays including bed & breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Koblenz
  • Local dinner in a selected restaurant in Koblenz
  • Romantic 2-hour castle tour by boat on the Rhine
  • Participation in an exciting guided walking tour through the Old-Town
  • Visit of Stolzenfels castle (incl. entrance fee)
Bookable:
April to October upon request


EUR 158.00