City trips

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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

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3 days: Salve Trier! - from 119 EUR
Salve Trier!
All roads lead to the “Second Rome”! Conquer Trier, Germany’s oldest city and former Roman imperial residence. The city inspires visitors not only as a “Center of Antiquity” but also through the unique atmosphere in the extensive pedestrian zone or on the romantic Moselle.
You can get a first impression in a guided walking tour. The Trier Card will accompany you on your personal conquest tour, where you can get acquainted with the outstanding wines of the Moselle wine growing area.

Includes:
  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast
  • 1 Trier Card
  • 1 city walking tour
  • 1 wine tasting in a winery
  • 1 color guidebook "Trier" 
Bookable throughout the year
EUR 119.00

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French Gourmet weekend in the Saarland
„Savoir vivre“ in Saarbrücken – enjoy two nights in a designer room on our „Musée de Paris“ themed floor. You will start your weekend with a welcome cocktail at our bar “Palü“, followed by a Saarland four-course gourmet menu in our organic restaurants. If you fancy dining in France on your second evening, we are happy to reserve a table for you in the restaurant “La Bonne Auberge” in Stiring-Wendel/France (one Michelin star).
Package includes
  • 2 nights in a themed room incl. breakfast
  • 1 welcome cocktail
  • 1 Saarland four-course menu
  • Free of charge use of underground carpark
  • Free of charge use of indoor swimming-pool, sauna and gym
Package can be booked throughout the year
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 151,50 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room EUR 151.50
  • In a single room EUR 221.50
Additional night per person
  • In a double room EUR 55
  • In a single room EUR 90

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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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Maritim City Trip - Maritim Hotels Berlin
Berlin City Trip 2 nights accomodation incl. Berlin WelcomeCard and more for 208 € per Person.Bookable all year!
Give free rein to your urge to discover something new and get to know Berlin better on your own. You can use the public transport's very well designed line network to visit interesting places and events. You can experience the links between history, the present and the future at close range. Our concierge will compile your personal program to meet your wishes.

Included

  • 2 nights accomodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
  • 1x Berlin WelcomeCard for 48 hours (48 hours of free travel on all public transport (Zone AB), as well as concessions of up to 50 % or free entry to over 200 tourist and cultural highlights)
  • Complimentary use of the Swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness area
Price per person Double room: from 204 € / Single room: from 305 €
Surcharge per room
Comfort category: 20 €
Superior category: 80 €
Maritim Hotels Berlin
Central Reservation dpt
Phone +49 (0) 30 2033-4410
info.bpa@maritim.de
A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen



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2 days: Freiburg Gourmet Package - from € 200
Freiburg´s culinary delights
Freiburg was founded by the Dukes of Zähringen in 1120, and the layout of streets and squares of the rapidly prospering metropolis is still impressively reflected in today’s cityscape. In 1368 Freiburg came under the Habsburgs – remaining, with but brief interruptions, the capital of Austria’s Vorderösterreich until the beginning of the 19th century.
The medieval Old Quarter with its architectural treasures, colorful marketplace, twisting narrow lanes and little “waterways” running through the streets picturesquely circles the magnificent Gothic Cathedral. Its unique 381-foot-high tower ranks among the masterworks of Gothic architecture, enhancing Freiburg’s incomparable silhouette. It took over 300 years to build this Gothic masterpiece, which was completed in 1513, which takes pride of place as Freiburg's main landmark.
Includes:
  • 2 nights in a 4**** hotel with breakfast (full breakfast buffet with organic products)
  • Welcoming drink
  • 4 course gourmet menu
  • Guided city tour
  • free parking space
Reduction for children:
children up to 12 years of age stay for free, excluding menu, in parents' bedroom.
Bookable all year round.
EUR 200.00