City trips

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Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
See Cologne's best attractions with a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city on the Rhine in a convertible bus - a pleasant open-top ride in good weather. Explore parts of the city you would probably never see on foot - in complete comfort. 13 stops offer you an opportunity to design your own individual journey of discovery in Cologne. Enjoy the whole tour or just hop on and off at any stop along the route and rejoin the tour on one of the next buses. Organize the day as you please and experience a fascinating mix of arts, culture and shopping.

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3 days: Romantic Heidelberg - from EUR 145.00
Romantic Heidelberg
You may lose your heart in Heidelberg on this special stay. Enjoy the youthful flair of this romantic city and do it properly. Experience the magical atmosphere of the picturesque Old Town on a guided walking tour or enjoy a river excursion on the solar-powered ship, taking in the threefold beauty of the Neckar, the countryside, and Heidelberg’s unique cityscape.Included in the package:
Includes:
  • 2 nights in a single or double room with breakfast at a comfort hotel
  • HeidelbergCARD
  • Participation in the Walking tour of the Old Town (Thursday to Saturday 10:30 AM)
  • Trip on the “Neckarsonne” solarpowered ship
Bookable: from April through October
EUR 145.00

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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 €

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2 days: Osnabrück for the first time - from 79.00 EUR
A weekend in the City of Peace
The city of peace, Osnabrück, is the third largest city in Lower Saxony with 164,000 inhabitants. It is the only German city which is situated in a national park –the ‘UNESCO Geo park TERRA.vita’, which includes the Teutoburg Forest and the ‘Wiehengebirge’.
Osnabrück is a university and diocesan town and the German Foundation for the Environment and the German Foundation for Peace Research are based here. Because Osnabrück is the city of the Peace of Westphalia and the home town to painter Felix Nussbaum and writer Erich Maria Remarque, it has committed itself to the idea of peace.

Includes:
  • 1 overnight staywith breakfast in a city hotel of your choice
  • 1 cappucino in a café in the Heger Tor quarter 
  • Culture Card for one days: free ride on all public bus lines, museums includes, additional price savings
EUR 79.00

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Dresden - A taste of Saxony at the Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Dresden - A taste of Saxony  
Bookable through the whole year 2014
Put together your personal Dresden-experience. Many different points of interest and various events are waiting to be discovered e.g. the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and many more.

Included
  • 2 nights accommodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
  • A welcome Cocktail
  • A ticket for the big sightseeing tour
  • 1 x dinner within half-board on the day of arrival
  • Free use of swimming pool and sauna
    Price per person Double room: 183 € / Single room: 263 €
    Surcharge per person Comfort category: 20 €
    Superior category: 40 €
    This package can be reserved upon request subject to availability.

    Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
    Ostra Ufer 2 / Devrientstr. 10 - 12
    01067 Dresden, Germany
    Phone: + 49 (0) 351 216-0
    Fax: + 49 (0) 351 216-1000
    Reservation phone: + 49 (0) 351 216-1018
    E-Mail: info.dre@maritim.de
    A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen




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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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    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