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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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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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    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

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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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    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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    Four cities – three countries – one bed
    With this package you can discover the four cities of Saarbrücken, Metz, Luxembourg and Trier in four days. What they have in common and where they differ will show you the whole cultural variety of this specific border region. Your starting point is Saarbrücken, centrally located, from where you will set off on your personal journey of discovery through the old and new Europe in the corner formed by the three countries of Germany, France and Luxembourg.
    Included in the price are
    • 3 nights including breakfast in a hotel of your choice in Saarbrücken
    • 1 four-course-menu with typical dishes from the Saarland
    • 1 guided city tour in Saarbrücken (approx. 2 hours on Saturdays or audio guide)
    • 1 guided city tour in Metz (audio guide, approx. 1,5 hours)
    • 1 guided city tour in Luxembourg (approx. 2 hours)
    • 1 guided city tour with the „Römer-Express“ (train) in Trier (approx. 35 minutes)
    • Information pack on Trier, Metz, Saarbrücken and Luxembourg
    price: from 129,00 EUR
    Price per person
    In mid-range hotel in Saarbrücken
    • In a double room from EUR 129
    • In a single room from EUR 178
    Travel dates upon request from April to October, arrival Friday