City trips

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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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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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3 days: Romantic Heidelberg - from EUR 145.00
Romantic Heidelberg
You may lose your heart in Heidelberg on this special stay. Enjoy the youthful flair of this romantic city and do it properly. Experience the magical atmosphere of the picturesque Old Town on a guided walking tour or enjoy a river excursion on the solar-powered ship, taking in the threefold beauty of the Neckar, the countryside, and Heidelberg’s unique cityscape.Included in the package:
Includes:
  • 2 nights in a single or double room with breakfast at a comfort hotel
  • HeidelbergCARD
  • Participation in the Walking tour of the Old Town (Thursday to Saturday 10:30 AM)
  • Trip on the “Neckarsonne” solarpowered ship
Bookable: from April through October
EUR 145.00

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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

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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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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.