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Cycle all round the Saarland in seven days
Discover Germany’s smallest federal state in all its variety while cycling on the approx. 221 miles (354 km) Saarland cycling route. It leads through beautiful scenery along the Saarland’s outer border. You will pass impressive reminders of the regions rich history such as Celtic and Roman excavations and much more. Be surprised!
Tour description First leg: Explore towns and countryside between Herbitzheim and Bexbach (23 miles/38 km) Things to see along the route are the “Gollenstein“ monolith, the Baroque historical town centre of Blieskastel and the Roman Museum in Homburg-Schwarzenacker.
Second leg: Enchanting towns and breathtaking clear views from Bexbach to the “Bostalsee“ lake In Bexbach, you can visit the mining museum. Cycling on via the “Jägerburger Weiher“ ponds and up the “Höcherberg“ you will reach the Bostalsee.
Third leg: Cycling through “Saarländische Schweiz“ to Weiskirchen (28 miles/45km) This part of the Saarland is called “Schweiz“ (Switzerland) because it is a bit hilly here which means you will be able to enjoy great views! You will cycle along the Prims, a tributary of the Saar, up to Weiskirchen.
Fourth leg: Green forests and quiet lakes from Weiskirchen to Orscholz (30.6 miles/49 km) Starting in Weiskirchen, you will pass small villages, get to know Losheim am See and finally reach Mettlach, the Saarland’s “ceramics capital“.
Fifth leg: Boundary stones and great views between Orscholz and Wallerfangen (47 miles/75km) Today, the Saarland cycling path runs along the Moselle. Alternatively, you can cut the route short via Borg and continue along the French-German border to Wallerfangen.
Sixth leg: Nature galore between Wallerfangen and Karlsbrunn (23 miles/38 km) Today, you will get to know the river Nied, another tributary of the Saar and cycle through the “Warndtwald“ forest. Your destination is Karlsbrunn with its Baroque hunting lodge and deer outdoor enclosure.
Seventh leg: A mixture of nature, archeology and industry between Karlsbrunn and Herbitzheim (42.5 miles/68 km) On your last day, you will reach the Saarland’s capital Saarbrücken via Völklingen and the World Heritage Site „Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks). You will cross the French border and get to Sarreguemines. The last part of your tour will take you to Herbitzheim, passing the European Culture Park in Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Don’t miss some beautiful orchids plots on the way.

Package includes:
  • 7 nights in selected hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Tour description
  • Bikeline guide “Saarland-Radweg“ (in German)
  • Information material
  • FreizeitCARD | CARTE Loisirs for free entry to sights for three days
Further optional services (not included in the price)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (for two people or more): EUR 12 (per person and leg of the tour)
Booking information: can be booked throughout the year
Tour profile:
Tour is suitable for cyclists of average fitness. The tour is not about a sportive challenge but leisurely cycling through an enchanting scenery including breaks to relax and discover. Please note that leg three and four include some ascents.
Total lenghts: 221 miles/354 km

Prices and travel dates: price: from 391,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room from EUR 391
  • In a single room from EUR 528

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Neandertal-Package
Explore the Stone Age period and experience the history of humankind. At Gut Höhne you will be attuned to the following visit of the Neanderthal Museum with a half-hour interactive introduction. The famous Neanderthal skeleton was found less than 10 km away from Gut Höhne. The Neanderthal Museum promises an exciting and inspiring day out for everyone – an interactive journey through four million years of human history. You can add many fascinating options to your museum visit: explore the original discovery site where the Neanderthal was found, take a walk along the “human trace” art trail or watch wild horses, aurochs or bison in the nearby game enclosure. If required we gladly provide our bikes for a ride to the museum.

Back at Gut Höhne you can visit the Neandertal Thermal Spring with swimming pool and sauna can be a great way to relax and to let the natural elements sink in.

Back to nature is also the theme of our Stone Age Menu that will be waiting for you on your first evening in one of our restaurants – Tenne or Gutshofrestaurant. Be amazed by the creativity of our kitchen staff.

This Neandertal-Package includes following services per person:
  • two overnight-stays in a comfortable double room
  • one ticket to the Neanderthal Museum
  • one half-hour interactive introduction into the life of Stone Age people
  • one Three-Course-Stone-Age-Menu on your first evening
  • utilization of the Neanderthal Thermal Spring with sauna, swimming pool and Neandertal-Fitness
  • one Neandertal-Cocktail
  • Stone Age snack in your room
  • one bottle of Neandertal water
  • our extensive breakfast buffet every morning
  • one food voucher for 28,00 €
  • free parking
  • one bottle of organic wine
The modern, family-run Conference and Wellness Hotel with two restaurants – Gutshofrestaurant and Tenne – is surrounded by a quiet and peaceful landscape and close to the natural reserve. The castle-like estate lies in the surroundings of Düsseldorf, 1500 meters away from the highway exit Mettmann/Hubbelrath, near Neandertal. Furthermore the nearby metropolis Cologne and the Ruhr region – the largest urban agglomeration in Germany with a rich industrial heritage – offer a huge range of cultural activities.
Prices:

For two nights:
Starting at 290,00 € per person in a double room.
Starting at 580,00 € per person in a auperior double room.

Arrival: every day!
Available day:
from 01.02.2013 to 31.12.2014
from 290 Euros

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Enjoy cycling with the E-Bike
This tour features enchanting scenery and takes you from the Saar Bow to the border crossings with France and Luxembourg on the Moselle. Comfortably sitting on your E-Bike you won’t have any problems enjoying the altogether 850 metres that need to be climbed. In the evening, first-class regional cuisine is waiting to be sampled by you.

Package includes
  • 3 nights incl breakfast in three- to four-star hotels
  • 1 four-course menu in restaurant on the Saar Bow
  • 1 gourmet menu incl. wine in the wine village of Perl
  • 1 menu inspired by French cuisine in Merzig
  • Cycling map and tour description
  • E-Bike (rental bike) incl. bike bags
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 299,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 299
  • In a single room EUR 359

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Families on the move
Germany
Take your family on an exciting roundtrip through the Lueneburg Heath, the Ruhr region and Dresden, the hub of Saxony.
Experience a week of natural beauty, culture and recreation! Our three Ringhotels are ideal starting points for your family adventure. After each fun-filled day, return ‘home’ to an intimate ambiance, comfortable lodgings and culinary delights.
6-Days-Package
The roundtrip can be booked from Bottrop/Essen via Hanstedt to Dresden or in reverse order and includes numerous services.
In each ringhotel:
  • 2 nights' accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
  • 2 dinner (3-course) and the children's card for the little ones
  • 1 lunch package for your day trip
  • free parking
Regional services included:
  • In Hanstedt: 1 entry to the wild park Lueneburg Heath, rental bike (if available), use of the bath and sauna area
  • In Bottrop: 1 entry to the Legoland Discovery Centre Oberhausen or 1 entry to Zoom Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen
  • In Dresden: 1 trip with the oldest paddle steamer or 1 visit to the Royal Palace, 1 day ticket for the public transport in Dresden, use of the sauna, steambath and fitness area
from 592,00 €

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All inclusive family holidays: DJH Resort Neuharlingersiel (3.5 stars)
Fun and games for the whole family in the middle of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park: The first club youth hostel in the world offers a wide range of activities for young and old. Thanks to "All Inclusive" you will be invigorated for a holiday full of sport and action. Archery, soccer, beachvolleyball, slackline, ... everyone will find his favourite holiday activity. The "Kinnerhus", the environment laboratory "Watthus", the "School of Rock" and more are waiting for all small guests.

Our services for your action-loaded All Inclusive family holidays:

  • All Inclusive with weekly events (barbecue & theme buffets) as well as special kids buffet & baby food
  • accomodation: appartements (free linen and towels provided)
  • several sporting facilities: SixCup, slackline, archery, soccer, basketball, beachvolleyball, billards, ping-pong and fitness room
  • for our small guests: "Kinnerhus" with childcare and youth club, environment laboratory "Watthus" for handicraft work and woodwork, "School of Rock", cinema, disco, courses and the "Tüderrum" with billards and library
  • free child's wagon rental
  • parlor games and books for free use
  • babyset inclusive (prior notification)
  • bycicle and canoe rental (charges apply)
from €40 p.p. and night in an appartement with All Inclusive

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Autostadt in Wolfsburg - ZeitHaus
Experience more than 125 years of automotive history up close in the ZeitHaus. With its unmatched collection of classic cars, the ZeitHaus is the world's most-frequently visited automotive museum. The exhibits feature more than 50 different makes, along with trendsetters in design and technology that inspired drivers and served as archetypes for car manufacturers.

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Special offer WLD380: Dreams of Nature
Escape from the hassle of everyday life
Let your delight in exploration run wild – discover yourself anew
The Om awaits you …
a paradise for nature lovers and an endearing home in every season
HOTEL SCHIEFERHOF **** in NEUHAUS AM RENNWEG/ THÜRINGER WALD
2 nights in double room incl. Schieferhof breakfast buffet
1 x culinary journey through wide variety of Thuringian themes - one 3-course glass-blowers’ menu (for children can be chosen from a special menu - charge required)
1 x dinner by candlelight incl. aperitif & Mineral Gourmet (for children can be chosen from a special menu - charge required)
1 x “Glass Adventure” at Lauscha Coloured Glass Works incl. adventure tour and blowing of dream glass ball
Use of aroma sauna incl. fluffy bathrobe
Jump into the waves of the Rennsteig Baths opposite or into the Bernhardtsthal Forest Baths
Car parking directly by the hotel
Spa tax
EUR 199.00 per person in a double room
single occupancy surcharge: EUR 30.00 p.p./night
additional night: EUR 79.00 p.p./night
child allowance with two full-paying adults
offer valid from 1st February to 20th December 2013
After adding the special offer to your shopping cart you can book the following additional elements. Geocaching Modern paper chase at Rennsteig with great panoramic views, idyllic beauty spots and lots of fun.
EUR 20.00 p.p. Snowshoe Tasting Tour Cross-country discoveries – we could use hundreds of words to describe the beauty of tramping through the deep snow in the wintery Thuringian Forest. You walk cross-country off the beaten track through deep snow – quietly, because maybe a deer will cross your path! (depending on snow conditions)
EUR 20.00 p.p.
EUR 199.00 per person in a double room