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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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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    City Trip - Maritim Hotel Munich
    City Trip including City Tour Card starting at 175 € per person
    Bookable on weekends with the exception of certain exhibitions and the Oktoberfest
    Spend a few unforgettable days in Bavaria’s capital, a city famous for its unique flair and numerous cultural attractions. How about a stroll along the picturesque shopping boulevards and avenues, a visit to one of the famous museums or a night at the opera? We look forward to welcoming you to the Maritim Hotel München with a cold Bavarian beer.

    Included

    • 2 nights accommodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
    • Beverage voucher for a beer in our bar
    • City Tour Card (3 days unlimited use of local public transport)
    • On presentation of the CityTourCard you will receive discounts on entry fees for more than 30 tourist attractions, such as BMW World and the BMW Museum, Residenz München, SeaLife, the Olympiaturm, the Allianz Arena and lots more
    • Complimentary use of the panorama swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness lounge
    Price per person Double room: from 175 € / Single room: from 250 €
    Surcharge per person Comfort category: 30 €
    Superior category: 70 €
    This package can be reserved upon request subject to availability.

    Maritim Hotel München
    Goethestraße 7
    80336 Munich, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0) 89 55235-0
    Fax: +49 (0) 89 55235-900
    Reservation phone: +49 (0) 89 55235-860
    E-Mail: info.mun@maritim.de
    A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen




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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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    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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    3 days: A weekend getaway in the Franconian Wine Country - from € 148
    A weekend getaway in the Franconian Wine Country
    Impressive encounters with a young old city - Würzburg offers lots of them. And spectacular ones at that. The Episcopal Residence built by Balthasar Neumann and featuring a ceiling fresco by the Venetian Tiepolo, the world's largest painting, can only be described in these terms. This clerical domicile from the 18th century has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1982.
    The lively university city of Würzburg, gateway to the Romantic Road, is dominated by its most prominent landmark, the Fortress Marienberg. The origins of this fortress date back to around 1000 B.C., when a Celtic fortified refuge existed on this site. Since the foundation of the Würzburg bishopric in 742, Würzburg has been the religious center of the region.
    Includes:
    • 2 nights with rich breakfast buffet
    • 1 franconian snack and a glass of wine
    • 1 franconian-style  three-course meal on the second night  
    • 1 guided tour through the old town of Würzburg (1,5 h)
    • 1 river cruise on the river Main
    •  Free use of swimming pool, finnish sauna, steam bath and fitness gym
    Bookable from April to September 2014 on request and availability

    EUR 148.00

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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,-