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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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Wolves, gardens and more
Eleven premium trails near the hotel „ROEMER“ will make every rambler’s heart beat faster. While staying here, you can visit the unique wolf park in Merzig, an education and research facility where more than 20 wolves live. The park is also your starting point for the “Merzig wolf’s trail“ leading via the “Garden of the Senses“, a beautiful garden nestled between the three countries of Germany, Luxembourg and France.
Further premium trails are located in the area.
Package includes
  • 2 nights incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per room
  • 2 three-course menus
  • Free of charge parking
Hiking suggestions Wolf’s trail (5.8 miles/9.4 km)
Saar Bow gourmet tour (10.1 miles/16.2 km)
Gorge trail (6.6 miles/10.5 km)

Prices and travel dates:
price: from 109,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room EUR 109
  • In a single room EUR 129

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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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Between Ruhr and Lippe
Ruhr area Your host, the Riepe family, invites you to choose the starting point of your journey from five bicycle-friendly Ringhotels, when you compile your very own self-powered expedition.
An exciting bicycle tour around Dortmund, the metropolitan center of the Ruhr region, through the rural districts of Muensterland to the picturesque Ruhr Valley. Your designated cycling route will take you along former railroad routes, along the Ems canal, the Lippe and Ruhr rivers.

2-Days-Package
Your roundtrip can be individually booked: Select at least two of the listed Ringhotels – the choice is yours! (all are within easy reach of one another).
In each ringhotel:
  • 1 night's accommodation incl. buffet breakfast
  • personal introduction incl. informative literature and maps
  • baggage transport (minimum 4 persons)
  • service hotline and emergency aid

from 128,00 €

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Autostadt in Wolfsburg - Package for students
As an extracurricular education centre, the Autostadt offers a variety of learning and recreational activities for school groups of all ages. The packages are aimed at children, adolescents or young adults. Tailored to specific educational objectives, the programmes range from learning activities for children, to workshops, guided tours and full-day projects. Along with its standard learning programs, the Autostadt offers many different seasonal attractions and events.

Agenda / services*:
  • Admission to the Autostadt
  • Participation in a selected tour for students (duration 90 minutes, max. 15 participants) 
  • Cruise on the Mittellandkanal (reservation recommended, weather permitting) 
  • Lunch at Pizza AMano operated by Mövenpick (pizza and soft drink; table reservations recommended) 
  • Explore the Autostadt on your own

*available for groups of 15 or more

Reservations can be made under +49(0)5361 401946 or bildung@autostadt.de

9,50 euros

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Saar Bow gourmet tour special
It is the Saarland’s landmark, and you should not miss it. So, put your packed lunch in your rucksack, don’t forget your trail description and walk the famous Saar Bow route. Right behind the town of Mettlach, the trail leads into a dense mixed forest up to the ferry landing where you will set over to the other side of the Saar. An uphill passage will take you to the “Cloef“ viewpoint where your efforts will be rewarded. Chef Michael Buchna will treat you to some culinary delights in his “Landidyll“ hotel. Get ready for regional cuisine and meals prepared with fresh products and a passion for detail.

Package includes
  • 2 nights at four-star “Landidyll-Hotel Saarschleife“ incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 three-course menu (free choice of courses)
  • 1 four-course menu
  • 1 packed lunch
  • Trail description
  • Use of indoor swimming-pool and sauna
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 180,00 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room EUR 180
  • In a single room EUR 210

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Enjoy cycling with the E-Bike
This tour features enchanting scenery and takes you from the Saar Bow to the border crossings with France and Luxembourg on the Moselle. Comfortably sitting on your E-Bike you won’t have any problems enjoying the altogether 850 metres that need to be climbed. In the evening, first-class regional cuisine is waiting to be sampled by you.

Package includes
  • 3 nights incl breakfast in three- to four-star hotels
  • 1 four-course menu in restaurant on the Saar Bow
  • 1 gourmet menu incl. wine in the wine village of Perl
  • 1 menu inspired by French cuisine in Merzig
  • Cycling map and tour description
  • E-Bike (rental bike) incl. bike bags
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 299,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 299
  • In a single room EUR 359