With its long history and vibrant present, art, entertainment, food and drink plus exciting towns and cities with culture and superb nightlife, Germany has everything needed for fantastic incentive events. It's everything you hoped for, and more. Choose from an inspiring range of ideas and activities from Formula 1 to festivals, from world heritage to wellness. Whatever you opt for, you'll feel at home in Germany with its warm welcome, regional character and abundance of charm.
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The EADS Astrium offers your guests an insight into the latest research and development for the space programme. On an exclusive tour, you watch parts being fitted into Ariane 5 rockets and the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). During the guided tour, participants see scientists at work and discover how technicians on the ground stay in touch with colleagues in space.
After venturing into space, it's back to earth again, or very nearly, to experience the fascination of flying in the Cessna Citation 'CJ1 Plus' training aircraft flight simulator at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center. This flight simulator experience is exclusively available from us. The programme of around three hours starts with a 90-minute briefing, during which visitors are armed with the basics of theory for the simulator flight that follows. In a team of three, you climb into the cockpit with a flying instructor at your side and start a one-hour adventure in the flight simulator.
After a safe landing, you are debriefed about your first attempt at flying and receive a flight certificate and photo.
Following a successful conference at the Radisson SAS Hotel, you can let off some steam aboard one of three racing yachts, all VO60s designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. You sail as a team or race against colleagues, friends or business associates. You'll feel a real adrenaline rush as you skim the waves and manoeuvre a high-tech yacht in some of Europe's top sailing waters. Experience the ultimate thrill of speed – twice as fast as the wind. This is speed sailing at its best!
For people in Thuringia, the dumpling is the pinnacle of potato cuisine. Participants discover how to make the region's favourite staple in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
The dumpling-making seminar initiates participants into the secrets and history of this quintessentially German dish.
Under the supervision of a professional chef, they prepare a three-course Sunday meal in a traditional Thuringian style – with the dumpling as the star of the show, of course. Using carefully selected ingredients and a tried-and-tested recipe, your guests get to cook the region's signature dish.
After practising their new-found culinary skills, participants naturally tuck into their delicious creations together.
Throughout the seminar, guests are entertained by fascinating tales from the life of Carl Wilhelm Ernst Putsche, the famous 'potato priest', who also awards certificates in dumpling-making.
Come with us into Cologne's most famous building and find out why the people of Cologne wanted to build 'the biggest church in the world', how difficult it was to turn this gargantuan plan into reality, and why it took until the 19th century to be completed after construction work had ceased nearly three centuries earlier. Visitors will be entranced by beautiful stained-glass windows from various periods and moved by the Gero Cross, the oldest intact life-size crucifix in the western world. The shrine housing the relics of the Three Kings is an outstanding testimony to the skill of goldsmiths from the Meuse and Rhine regions – and also evidence that Cologne was a major western pilgrimage centre.
The combination of sleek architecture, high-tech surroundings and the Lufthansa brand form an impressive backdrop for gala evenings, successful conferences and fantastic incentive activities. In the cockpits of huge commercial aircraft, usually reserved for training pilots, visitors take charge of take-offs, flights and landings. Powerful simulators prepare them for emergency situations such as onboard fires, loss of cabin pressure and crash landing on water.
Ascending the 668-metre mountain on Baden-Baden's doorstep is easy and not at all strenuous if you take Europe's steepest funicular railway.
Before it's time to put your nerves to the test, you stop for a break in the welcoming restaurant at the top.
You'll need to be brave soon afterwards! Enjoy a soaring tandem flight and your courage will be rewarded with breathtaking views of this elegant spa town, the magnificent Black Forest mountains and the broad Rhine valley.
Tour of the Olympic stadium's tent-like roof
If you've ever dreamed of scrambling over the top of the Olympic stadium, there's no time like the present! Check your equipment, climb over the northern stand then along the famous roof and finally up to the highest point 50 metres above the hallowed turf! The stadium and the city of Munich are at your feet.
Whether you're negotiating the Berlin traffic or taking part in a fun team competition, you'll be transported back to the time of the GDR. A fun driving activity, sightseeing tour and adventure rolled into one, this is an experience unlike any other.
This is management training with a difference. It's just the thing for strong men and women who want to push themselves to the limit. Participants take part in four activities for conquering fear, managing stress and building team spirit.
Participants abseil down the wall like a special response police team.
'Fists fly' and 'teeth shatter' as participants learn how fight scenes are staged for films.
Experience temperatures of 1,000°C and learn how to overcome primal fears. Under professional guidance, participants are set alight while wearing a special suit.
Participants are stretched to the limit, clinging to the roof of a car as it speeds round bends. Alternatively, they can tackle the course behind the wheel themselves.