City trips

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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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VIP Shopping CentrO with limousine transfer
VIP Shopping with with american stretch limousine transfer in Centro Oberhausen You can stroll and shop in many cities, but shopping at Europe's unique shopping and amusement paradise, CentrO – you can only do this in Oberhausen. You can enjoy a variety of attractive shopping, gourmet, and amusement possibilities year-round. Over 200 shops await you at CentrO in Oberhausen from Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm for an extensive shopping expedition. In the evening, the restaurant and promenade at CentrO invite you to an evening of bar hopping with 20 completely different gourmet offerings. Especially in the summer months when 4000 outside seats on the terrace invite you to linger, you can watch the lively crowds well into the night. Back at our Best Western Hotel Oberhausen, you can really relax with a professional massage or beauty treatment, and the exclusive in-house restaurant with exquisite dishes offers you a fitting conclusion to your eventful and successful day. We look forward to making your stay here as pleasant as possible! Welcome!

services:

1 night inclusiv breakfast Buffet
American stretch limousine transfer to Centro with announcement
1 day prior to arrival Prosecco and chips at room
NRW Welcome Box (only available in German)

prices:

€ 59 pro Person in doubleroom Standard
€ 69 pro Person in doubleroom Komfort
€ 79 pro Person in doubleroom Deluxe
€ 99 pro Person in a suite
€ 30 surcharge for a single room Standard and Komfort
€ 60 surcharge for a single room Deluxe and Suite
€ 29 3rd and 4thperson  

journey time:

until 31.12.2014

contact:

Best Western Park Hotel Oberhausen
Teutoburger Straße 156
46119 Oberhausen
Tel.: +49 (0) 208-690 -20
Fax: +49 (0) 208-690 -2158
http://www.parkhotel-oberhausen.de    

photo: Limousine vor Centro; Copyright: Best Western Parkhotel Oberhausen
from 59 Euro

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3 Days: Koblenz - Romantic Middle Rhine trip - from € 158
Pur Rhine romance... The English Queen Victoria visited the romantic Rhine and just like kings who "lowered in blessedness" (Friedrich Wilhelm IV - erector of the Stolzenfels Castle) you will also find out "why the Rhine is so beautiful". You will find cahrming towns, fortified mansions and magnificent castles. Go on a journey back in time to a world with noble people  and barons, farmers, craftmen and traders. Let yourself be captured by the magic of the central Rhine with its sagas and legends.

Includes:
  • 2 overnight stays including bed & breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Koblenz
  • Local dinner in a selected restaurant in Koblenz
  • Romantic 2-hour castle tour by boat on the Rhine
  • Participation in an exciting guided walking tour through the Old-Town
  • Visit of Stolzenfels castle (incl. entrance fee)
Bookable:
April to October upon request


EUR 158.00

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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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Münster for beginners
services:
3 days, Friday to Sunday. The package deal can also be booked for weekdays and public holidays on request; extensions possible.
• 2 nights B&B
• Bus ticket or bicycle for one day
• Participation in public guided tour of the historic Old Town
• Visit to the City Museum
• € 5 shopping voucher to be redeemd in the Münster Arkaden shopping mall (when you spend at least € 10)

Friday: Arrival

Saturday:
• Guided tour of the Old Town at 11 am (1st May – 31st Octo-ber, in English)
• Visit to the City Museum

Sunday: Free


Prices: Starting at € 79.50  per person in a double room.
Starting at € 99.00  in a single room.

Available dates: from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015


from 94,50 Euros

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Dresden - A taste of Saxony at the Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Dresden - A taste of Saxony  
Bookable through the whole year 2014
Put together your personal Dresden-experience. Many different points of interest and various events are waiting to be discovered e.g. the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and many more.

Included
  • 2 nights accommodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
  • A welcome Cocktail
  • A ticket for the big sightseeing tour
  • 1 x dinner within half-board on the day of arrival
  • Free use of swimming pool and sauna
    Price per person Double room: 183 € / Single room: 263 €
    Surcharge per person Comfort category: 20 €
    Superior category: 40 €
    This package can be reserved upon request subject to availability.

    Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
    Ostra Ufer 2 / Devrientstr. 10 - 12
    01067 Dresden, Germany
    Phone: + 49 (0) 351 216-0
    Fax: + 49 (0) 351 216-1000
    Reservation phone: + 49 (0) 351 216-1018
    E-Mail: info.dre@maritim.de
    A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen




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    Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
    See Cologne's best attractions with a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city on the Rhine in a convertible bus - a pleasant open-top ride in good weather. Explore parts of the city you would probably never see on foot - in complete comfort. 13 stops offer you an opportunity to design your own individual journey of discovery in Cologne. Enjoy the whole tour or just hop on and off at any stop along the route and rejoin the tour on one of the next buses. Organize the day as you please and experience a fascinating mix of arts, culture and shopping.