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Discover the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
Our “Discover the Hunsrück Steig“ package is a great way to get a first impression of the long-distance trail that was opened in 2007.
Your hotelier will take you to the first top sight on the way and at the same time starting point of your tour – the “Cloef” viewpoint with its terrific view over the Saar Bow. From here, the trail meanders along and up to the “Schwarzwälder Hochwald“ (Black Forest high forest area) where the ground is densely covered in fern.
During your next day on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig you will experience a particularly beautiful part of the trail with giant trees and rocks lining the path like impressive natural monuments. The trip will end in the climatic spa of Weiskirchen.
Tour description Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Transfer to viewpoint “Cloef“ and hike from Orscholz to Britten (approx. 11.2 miles/18 km)
Day: 3 Hike to Weiskirchen (approx. 23 km / 30 km)
Day 4: Relax in Weiskirchen and departure
Package includes
  • 3 nights incl. breakfast in inn/hotel
  • Information package about the trail
  • Luggage transfer and transfer back to departure point
Prices and travel dates:
price: 121,00 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room from EUR 121
  • In a single room from EUR 138

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Cycle all round the Saarland in seven days
Discover Germany’s smallest federal state in all its variety while cycling on the approx. 221 miles (354 km) Saarland cycling route. It leads through beautiful scenery along the Saarland’s outer border. You will pass impressive reminders of the regions rich history such as Celtic and Roman excavations and much more. Be surprised!
Tour description First leg: Explore towns and countryside between Herbitzheim and Bexbach (23 miles/38 km) Things to see along the route are the “Gollenstein“ monolith, the Baroque historical town centre of Blieskastel and the Roman Museum in Homburg-Schwarzenacker.
Second leg: Enchanting towns and breathtaking clear views from Bexbach to the “Bostalsee“ lake In Bexbach, you can visit the mining museum. Cycling on via the “Jägerburger Weiher“ ponds and up the “Höcherberg“ you will reach the Bostalsee.
Third leg: Cycling through “Saarländische Schweiz“ to Weiskirchen (28 miles/45km) This part of the Saarland is called “Schweiz“ (Switzerland) because it is a bit hilly here which means you will be able to enjoy great views! You will cycle along the Prims, a tributary of the Saar, up to Weiskirchen.
Fourth leg: Green forests and quiet lakes from Weiskirchen to Orscholz (30.6 miles/49 km) Starting in Weiskirchen, you will pass small villages, get to know Losheim am See and finally reach Mettlach, the Saarland’s “ceramics capital“.
Fifth leg: Boundary stones and great views between Orscholz and Wallerfangen (47 miles/75km) Today, the Saarland cycling path runs along the Moselle. Alternatively, you can cut the route short via Borg and continue along the French-German border to Wallerfangen.
Sixth leg: Nature galore between Wallerfangen and Karlsbrunn (23 miles/38 km) Today, you will get to know the river Nied, another tributary of the Saar and cycle through the “Warndtwald“ forest. Your destination is Karlsbrunn with its Baroque hunting lodge and deer outdoor enclosure.
Seventh leg: A mixture of nature, archeology and industry between Karlsbrunn and Herbitzheim (42.5 miles/68 km) On your last day, you will reach the Saarland’s capital Saarbrücken via Völklingen and the World Heritage Site „Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks). You will cross the French border and get to Sarreguemines. The last part of your tour will take you to Herbitzheim, passing the European Culture Park in Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Don’t miss some beautiful orchids plots on the way.

Package includes:
  • 7 nights in selected hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Tour description
  • Bikeline guide “Saarland-Radweg“ (in German)
  • Information material
  • FreizeitCARD | CARTE Loisirs for free entry to sights for three days
Further optional services (not included in the price)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (for two people or more): EUR 12 (per person and leg of the tour)
Booking information: can be booked throughout the year
Tour profile:
Tour is suitable for cyclists of average fitness. The tour is not about a sportive challenge but leisurely cycling through an enchanting scenery including breaks to relax and discover. Please note that leg three and four include some ascents.
Total lenghts: 221 miles/354 km

Prices and travel dates: price: from 391,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room from EUR 391
  • In a single room from EUR 528

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Neandertal-Package
Explore the Stone Age period and experience the history of humankind. At Gut Höhne you will be attuned to the following visit of the Neanderthal Museum with a half-hour interactive introduction. The famous Neanderthal skeleton was found less than 10 km away from Gut Höhne. The Neanderthal Museum promises an exciting and inspiring day out for everyone – an interactive journey through four million years of human history. You can add many fascinating options to your museum visit: explore the original discovery site where the Neanderthal was found, take a walk along the “human trace” art trail or watch wild horses, aurochs or bison in the nearby game enclosure. If required we gladly provide our bikes for a ride to the museum.

Back at Gut Höhne you can visit the Neandertal Thermal Spring with swimming pool and sauna can be a great way to relax and to let the natural elements sink in.

Back to nature is also the theme of our Stone Age Menu that will be waiting for you on your first evening in one of our restaurants – Tenne or Gutshofrestaurant. Be amazed by the creativity of our kitchen staff.

This Neandertal-Package includes following services per person:
  • two overnight-stays in a comfortable double room
  • one ticket to the Neanderthal Museum
  • one half-hour interactive introduction into the life of Stone Age people
  • one Three-Course-Stone-Age-Menu on your first evening
  • utilization of the Neanderthal Thermal Spring with sauna, swimming pool and Neandertal-Fitness
  • one Neandertal-Cocktail
  • Stone Age snack in your room
  • one bottle of Neandertal water
  • our extensive breakfast buffet every morning
  • one food voucher for 28,00 €
  • free parking
  • one bottle of organic wine
The modern, family-run Conference and Wellness Hotel with two restaurants – Gutshofrestaurant and Tenne – is surrounded by a quiet and peaceful landscape and close to the natural reserve. The castle-like estate lies in the surroundings of Düsseldorf, 1500 meters away from the highway exit Mettmann/Hubbelrath, near Neandertal. Furthermore the nearby metropolis Cologne and the Ruhr region – the largest urban agglomeration in Germany with a rich industrial heritage – offer a huge range of cultural activities.
Prices:

For two nights:
Starting at 290,00 € per person in a double room.
Starting at 580,00 € per person in a auperior double room.

Arrival: every day!
Available day:
from 01.02.2013 to 31.12.2014
from 290 Euros

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Love of life: wine and franconian cuisine - Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Love of life: wine and franconian cuisine  
Bookable all weekends from 1st April to 30th November 2013
Included
  • 2 nights accommodation including Maritim´s signature breakfast buffet
  • One rustic franconian "Vesper" on arrival including franconian secco and corresponding wine 
  • One 5-course-wine-menu including corresponding wines at saturday evening
  • One guided tour in the vineyard "Juliusspital" including three glasses of wine
  • One cellar tour in the wine cellar "Staatlicher Hofkeller" of the Residence Palace including one glass of franconian wine at Friday or Saturday
  • Complimentary use of the swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness area
Price per person Double room: 224 € / Single room:  260 €
Surcharge per room Comfort category: 20 €
Superior category: 60 €

More Information and booking
Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Phone:
+49 (0) 931 3053-0
Fax:
+49 (0) 931 3053-900
Reservation phone:
+49 (0) 931 3053-832
E-Mail:
info.wur@maritim.de
A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen



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Saar-Hunsrück-Steig: Perl to Trier
The first stages of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig are full of highlights with picture perfect scenery, enchanted forest paths and adventurous rock passages.
Tour description
Day 1: Arrival in Perl
Day 2: Hike to Eft-Hellendorf (approx. 12.4 miles/20 km)
Day 3: Hike to Mettlach (approx. 12.4 miles/20 km)
Day 4: Hike to Britten (approx. 8.7miles/14 km)
Day 5: Hike to Losheim (approx. 7.5 miles/12 km)
Day 6: Hike to Weiskirchen (appox.11.2 miles/18 km)
Day 7: Hike to Grimburg (approx. 11.9 miles/19 km)
Day 8: Hike to Kell am See (approx. 7.5 miles/12 km)
Day 9: Hike to Riveris (approx. 13 miles/21 km)
Day 10: Hike toTrier (approx. 12.4 miles/20 km)
Day 11: Departure

Package includes
  • 10 nights incl. breakfast in inns/B&Bs/hotels
  • Room with shower and toilet
  • Maps
Further optional services (not included in the price) Luggage transfer
  • 2–4 persons EUR 178
  • 5–8 persons EUR 314
Prices and travel dates: price: from 471,00 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room EUR 471
  • In a single room EUR 599

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Through the Lueneburg Heath
Starting in Celle your trail winds its way through forests and fields to Walsrode/Bomlitz. After a good night's rest, you will enjoy a visit to the Walsrode bird park before setting out to Schwarmstedt. On the final day of your tour, you will follow the course of the Aller river back to Celle.

3-Days-Package
Your roundtrip is bookable from 01 May to 31 October and you may decide which hotel to use as the starting point. It includes numerous services:
In each ringhotel:

  • 1 nights' accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 bottle of water in your room
  • 1 lunch package for your day trip
  • detailed maps
  • bicycle parking
  • use of the wellness and leisure facilities
  • free Wireless Lan
  • free parking
Regional services included:

  • In Celle: 1 dinner (2-course)
  • In Walsrode/Bomlitz: 1 dinner (2-course), 1 visit to the Walsrode bird park
  • In Schwarmstedt: 1 dinner (3-course), 1 admission to the mini golf course
from 234,00 €

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Autostadt in Wolfsburg - ZeitHaus
Experience more than 125 years of automotive history up close in the ZeitHaus. With its unmatched collection of classic cars, the ZeitHaus is the world's most-frequently visited automotive museum. The exhibits feature more than 50 different makes, along with trendsetters in design and technology that inspired drivers and served as archetypes for car manufacturers.