Many of the world's elite gather at events staged in Germany. Now you can be there, too, among famous artists and sportsmen and their guests, experiencing magnificent events steeped in centuries of tradition.
The casino in Baden-Baden on the western outskirts of the Black Forest is one of the most beautiful, oldest and traditional in Europe which dates back to the 19th century. Even today it captivates visitors with its unique ambience and historic flair. Whether roulette, black jack or poker – the casino offers all the latest games as well as more than 130 slot machines at which visitors can try their luck. Outside gaming hours there are also guided tours through the historic rooms at 30 minute intervals.
The “Grosse Woche“ (Big Week) in Iffezheim near Baden-Baden on the western outskirts of the Black Forest has, already for decades, been the “flagship” of German horse racing and is a must for anyone of name and standing in this field. The fine horses and their jockeys meet on the race course every year from the end of August and the beginning of September. The sporting highlight is the Longines Grand Prix of Baden (Gr. I, 2.400m) which is always held on the first Sunday of September.
With its famous castle and Germany’s oldest university, Heidelberg is regarded as the epitome of both Romanticism and intellectual mastery. The Heidelberg Spring International Music Festival draws upon this spirit, presenting the world’s leading artists like Thomas Hampson and Hélène Grimaud in a breathtaking historical setting while inviting guests to engage in an inspiring discourse about art. Individual arrangements combine tickets and luxury accommodation with an exclusive artist meet-and-greet.
The “INDOOR MEETING” in Karlsruhe is celebrating with Olympic champions, world champions, and absolute top athletes. More than 115,000 visitors were able to spectate at overall 3,485 athletes from 84 nations in the Europahalle Karlsruhe during the last years. The INDOOR MEETING is a must for fans of athletic sports and should be marked red in their calendars. Choose the perfect package for your requirements and benefit from the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe as a high class hospitality platform.
Every year, equestrian fans will meet in Donaueschingen on the eastern outskirts of the Black Forest for the S.D. Fürst Joachim zu Fürstenberg Horse Riding Tournament. Here jumping and dressage as well as combined driving skills will be showcased over four days in the Schlosspark (palace park). Top international sportsmen and women will prove their skills and vie for the title in the disciplines jumping, dressage, polo and the exciting sport of combined driving.
As a matter of course the Staatstheater Karlsruhe will present a fascinating Gala with participation of the stars of the opera cast, the "Staatsballett", the "Badische Staatskapelle" and the "Staatsopernchor". As special guest the Staatstheater is happy to welcome the American Soprano Emily Magee! This season her “voice of ravishing luster” (The New York Times) will honor among others the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin and "Der Ball" of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe!
The football club SV Werder Bremen symbolizes top sports from the river Weser. Since its foundation in 1899, the club has achieved 4 German championship titles, 6 FA Cups and one European Cup. The Weser Stadium offers an exclusive VIP area where you can combine pleasure and business if need be. Enjoy a snack in the first class restaurant and follow the soccer game afterwards from your heated seat.
Modern jazz meets the water's edge in northern Germany: visitors to the Elbjazz Festival enjoy finest international jazz at ten stages which have been set up in a variety of unusual venues. Throw in the unique atmosphere of Hamburg’s docks and the option to hop from concert to concert by boat. A highlight before the concert starts: Take an exclusive boat ride with live-music along the harbour as an appetizer for the Elbjazz.
Hamburg is one of Europe’s hotspots for cruise liners: Passengers are enthralled with the city and numerous cruise-enthusiasts keep surging to events. The highlight in August : The Hamburg Cruise Days, with luxury cruise liner parades and the Blue Port, the magical blue illumination of the harbor. Enjoy the event close to the action on board of a Hanseatic sailing ship, the legendary freighter Pilot Schooner No.5 ELBE, and observe the fireworks in honour of the major cruise-party.
The international “PfingstTurnier” in Wiesbaden links fast and modern horse-riding with historical scenery and belongs to the most traditional showjumping event in the world. The world’s elite of jumping and dressage get together every year to compete in front of Wiesbaden’s castle grounds.
Visitors to Frankfurt’s Tiger Palace (Tigerpalast) experience an extravaganza of entertainment arts, so close you can almost touch it. Handstand aerobatics from Italy; trapeze artistry from Kazakhstan or magic from Las Vegas – these attractions and many more draw audiences into their spell in the distinctive ambience of the old ballroom in the city centre. A live orchestra accompanies the audience through the colorful world of the variety theatre and there is the Tiger-Restaurant in the basement, which is awarded by two stars of the Michelin Guide.
Traditionally, for over 100 years, the stallion parade takes place on the two last weekends of September and on the first weekend in October. The most beautiful stallions are put through their paces in a three hour programme on the parade square, which is surrounded by historic buildings. Unique at German State Studs is the free dressage performance, where the focus is on the special relationship between the horses and their handler.
“The heart of equestrian sport beats here in Aachen,” said Angela Merkel and she is probably right. Every year around 360,000 spectators watch the best equestrian athletes at the CHIO Aachen. The festival is presenting the following disciplines: jumping, dressage, eventing, driving and vaulting. Experience the event in the Champions’ Circle, a VIP area, and enjoy best seats as well as culinary delights and live music. As a fan of equestrian sports, you should not miss the CHIO Aachen.
Enjoy a multifaceted cultural program in one of the world’s most famous opera houses! An employee of the opera will show you and your guests the magnificent rooms during an exclusive guided tour which can also be customized according to your individual needs and expectations. You will hear thrilling stories and scandalous anecdotes about this landmark of Dresden. Afterwards during a champagne reception in the luxurious surroundings of the foyer you will enjoy some delicacies prepared by a celebrity chef, before the highlight of your visit begins. The view from our best seats in the loge, which have been exclusively reserved for you, will allow you to thoroughly enjoy an opera or ballet performance by the world renowned ensemble of the Semperoper.
The ‘Kieler Woche’ taking place in late june is the world’s biggest sailing event and summer festival transforming the centre of Kiel into a huge festival with top acts and international culinary delights. World champions and Olympic victors demonstrate their top-level sailing skills and the world’s elites and recreational yachtsmen compete in regattas. Book your VIP-sunset coctail experience on a traditional sailing boat. You might even make it for the spectacular fireworks on the final evening and never forget the moment.
This unique festival takes place on the cathedral steps - certainly Thuringia's most beautiful open-air stage. Each year the Theater Erfurt brings a new performance to the Cathedral Square, set before the impressive 700-year-old backdrop of the Mariendom and St. Severi Kirche, a medieval church ensemble. The summer event highlight has already inspired several hundred thousand visitors to make a pilgrimage to Erfurt.
In Gotha the majestic baroque style Friedenstein Castle awaits visitors with the oldest baroque court theatre in the world – the Ekhof Theatre, built from 1681 to 1683. The historic stage machinery is still working! Each summer, the “Ekhof Festival” in July and August features unique opera performances. Around the castle, beautiful English style Friedenstein park and picturesque orangery are lovely places of recreation. If you visit Friedenstein Castle, do not miss the Baroque Universe of Gotha. The museum at Friedenstein Castle displays a collection of ducal art treasures, paintings, sculptures and crafts covering all periods of history.