City trips

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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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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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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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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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Cologne WelcomeCard
The Köln WelcomeCard provides more than 90 offers now. First of all free travel by bus or rail throughout the entire region of the Rhine-Sieg transport network (VRS). But there is more - you will be granted reduced admission fees to Cologne museums as well as to many other attractions in Cologne and beyond. Experience the Cologne theatre and music scene at considerably reduced admission fees or explore Cologne and the region by ship. Or enjoy traditional dishes served in Cologne restaurants or exceptional drinks and exquisite menus in Cologne hotel bars and restaurants. Further attractive partners of the Cologne environs such as the Kerpen kart track, the Königswinter SEA LIFE centre, the Frechen Keramion museum and many more partners in the Bonn region round up the large scale of interesting features. All partners are located in the VRS public transport service area. For the first time, a new offer focuses on beauty and spa.

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Cologne à la carte - Maritim Hotel Cologne
Cologne à la carte from 208 € per person in a double room
Bookable all year, with the exception of trade-fair and congress periods
Cologne is one of the major German centres of art and culture. You will have the opportunity to visit more than 300 churches, museums of all kinds and about 100 galleries. This city on the Rhine offers the right atmosphere for every season and always has something new to offer.

Included
  • 2 nights accommodation, including a varied breakfast buffet
  • 1 x three-course menu
  • One cocktail voucher
  • 24-hour WelcomeCard for (free travel by bus and rail across the entire Rhine/Sieg public transport system, as well as a number of concessions for museums, galleries, leisure activities and restaurants).
  • Cultural sponsorship levy
  • Complimentary use of swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and gym
    Price per person Double room: 208 € / Single room: 228€
    Surcharge per room Comfort category: 30 €
    Superior category: 70 €

    Maritim Hotel Köln
    Phone:
    +49 (0) 221 2027-0
    Fax:
    +49 (0) 221 2027-826
    Reservation phone:
    +49 (0) 221 2027-849
    E-Mail:
    info.kol@maritim.de
    A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen



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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.








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