Germany Tradition, hospitality, romance and nature…Germany has grown to become a leading travel destination, second only to UK for the ardent Indian travelling to Europe. There’s always something happening in Germany!
- Discover the colourful history of the castles and palaces,
- Explore the fascinating museums and fun-packed amusement parks
- Delve into the modern fantasy worlds of musicals and variety shows
- Enjoy the outstanding cuisine at the many excellent regional and international restaurants.
- And you really shouldn’t miss the popular wine and beer festivals
- Shopping – made in Germany is a wonderful experience. Make a shopping trip to cities like Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig or Berlin particularly special:
- Great congress climate – Germany is number one for Green Meetings…All the top meetings service and facility suppliers are united under the umbrella of the German Convention Bureau to deliver the best of the best.
- Germany is right for families -.You can explore romantic medieval castles or discover rare fossils, perhaps you’ll even come across Hansel and Gretel.
- Europa Park – located between a climatic health resorton the river Rhine near Freiburg and Germany’s border with France and Switzerland. It is the largest and the most visited theme park in Germany
Berlin Glamorous, Vibrant and never sleeping – Berlin, the most visited city in Germany Berlin, the German capital, is a trend setter in lifestyle, music, art and fashion. Wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life: Mixed up with the unique history of Berlin shaped by changes and upheavals, the city is worth to be visited.
- The city’s emblem: Brandenburg Gate. From here it is easy enough to get to the most important sights on foot.
- The Reichstag– it is not only Germany’s political centre, but with its glass dome, it is also a magnet for tourists from all over the world, and it offers a spectacular view across the city.
- Berlin’s highest building, the Fernsehturm (television tower), is a mere stone’s throw away from here. On a clear day, it offers a fantastic view across the entire city.
- There is also a lot to explore on the outskirts of the capital, away from the hectic city life. Merely thirty minutes away from the centre of Berlin lie grand palaces, green islands and a vast and picturesque lake district.
- Take a ride to the nearby town of Potsdam.The history of Berlin is closely entwined with the mansions and palaces of this town, and they are indeed impressive monuments to the art and architecture of eras gone by.
- Berlin offers an exceptionally diverse range of shops: huge shopping centres, department stores, small shops and elegant boutiques. Here you can also find the KaDeWe, the largest department store in Europe.
- If you are travelling to Berlin, you should sleep in advance. Unchecked by closing hours, the parties run all through the night and even on Sundays the city remains active. Berlin night-life – where new trends and music genres are born Berlin’s night-life is legendary.
- Many clubs and concert halls play live music: laid-back jazz or experimental underground, happy pop or cool electro sounds. They have put Berlin on the map in terms of techno and electro music. In summer, you can also party open-air along the River Spree. Here, a number of beach bars open their dance floors from dusk till dawn.
The Black Forest Highlands – an extraordinary and beautiful region …. a beautiful vacation destination in the southwest of Germany, just one-hour drive from Basel in Switzerland and from Colmar in France. From the lofty peaks to the lakes, through the gorges and across the meadows a fresh breeze blows constantly. It’s a paradise for the active holidaymaker. This location allows you to visit many attractions and famous cities in the three countries.
- The famous city of Titisee, is well known for having one of the most stunning and picturesque landscapes in Germany.
- There are many attractions, such as: the “Feldberg”, the highest peak (1,493 m) of the Black Forest
- The “Schluchsee”, the largest lake in the Black Forest.
- With around 1,000 kms of sign-posted footpaths, walkers will find themselves in their element.
- Cycling enthusiasts can make use of the 400 km long Cycling- and Mountain-Bike Routes.
- The finest Spa and Well-being in the healthy refreshing climate helps you breathe free in deeply and let yourself be spoiled – also, those in search of relaxation and recuperation have found the right place in the Black Forest Highlands.
- Unwind, relax and generate in one of the high-class hotels in the region.
- The Black Forest Highlands are well known throughout Germany for their events – star-studded concerts, floor shows, cabaret, folklore and Christmas markets.
- The Hochschwarzwald Card – Over 50 fantastic visitor attractions – for free! Ski pass, spa bath, mountain railway, Leisure Park, green fees at the Golf Club, museums, boat trips and more. You can obtain the card free of charge at over 260 host organisations in the Black Forest Highlands for two nights’ accommodation or more and it’s valid for the length of your stay.
- In the Black Forest Highlands, even work is fun! And it’s all due to our pleasant “business climate” – fresh air, fantastic peace and quiet and beautiful scenery – what more could you want for a successful conference, congress or seminar.
- The Black Forest Highlands are designated a family-friendly region in the family holiday competition in Baden-Württemberg.
- Escape the stresses of daily life in the Black Forest Highlands and discover attractive excursions and especially plenty of natural beauty – lakes, mountains, forest and gorges.
- Home is where the cuckoo is …The cuckoo clock is one of the best known examples of German craftsmanship and its origin lies in the heart of the Black Forest Highlands. The Drubba Company offers a wide variety of cuckoo clocks “Made in Germany” at its two branches in Titisee and at Hofgut Sternen – The Black Forest Village in Breitnau.
Cologne is a feeling- First call for tourists from all over the world, both business and leisure visitors…is promoted globally as a travel and congress destination.
The European metropolis is famous for its cheerful outlook on life, which makes every stay an unforgettable one. Cologne locals have a heart for kids. With many unique attractions, such as the Zoo, the Yakult Children’s Opera, the Odysseum or the nearby Phantasialand theme park, Cologne is a children-friendly town and always worth a family excursion.
- The Cologne Cathedral “Kölner Dom” is one of the architectural masterpieces of mankind and a must see attraction in Europe. Declared a World Cultural Heritage Site as a perfect example of Gothic construction
- Chocolate Museum in Cologne… you can experience all of these aspects of one of the world’s favourite foods. And don´t forget to taste some fresh chocolate from the chocolate fountain!
- For those who love to shop, Cologne is THE place to be. It is one of Germany’s most popular shopping meccas. Schildergasse and Hohe Straße continue to be the most desirable shopping miles – both streets belong to the most frequented shopping streets in Europe for many years now.
- There is much more: an exciting nightlife, outstanding restaurants, relaxed cafés, and the typical “kölsche” brewery taverns.
Düsseldorf – The City of Lifestyle – Due to the many trade fairs and congresses, people in many countries know the metropolis on the banks of the Rhine as a business city.
- Whether on business or a leisurely city trip, whether on shopping tour or a stroll through the museums – the lifestyle metropolis on the Rhine invites you to discoveries, experiences and enjoyment. Düsseldorf is the ideal starting point for daytrips in the region.
- Right on the doorstep is the largely rural Lower-Rhine region with its typical river landscape and countless facilities for leisure and relaxation.
- The metropolis on the banks of the Rhine is famously regarded as one of the hot spots of international fashion. its where “shopping at its best” can be enjoyed! Such major international designers as Armani, Bulgari,Gucci, Jil Sander, Prada and Versace have opened shops along the luxurious shopping mile – Königsallee – which is one of Europe’s top retail boulevards.
- Königsallee, often called the “Kö”, is easily the busiest luxury street in Germany.
- Düsseldorf’s nightlife enjoys a special reputation that extends far beyond the city. The Altstadt is home to the hottest clubs, the best cocktail bars, Irish pubs and the most famous local breweries.
- Bolkerstraße, Kurze Straße and Berger Straße make up the “longest bar in the world”.
Frankfurt – the city of art – Frankfurt has become famous around the world as a bustling business and cultural centre situated in the heart of Europe. Beautiful vineyards, the rolling hills, an abundance of recreational parks and much more, it’s all right here!
- Renowned museums and captivating cultural highlights, International sporting events, Superb shopping opportunities and Night-time entertainment venues ranging from traditional apple wine pubs to the trendiest theme bars.
- The Frankfurt Rhine- Main Region is an internationally renowned centre of business and culture located in the very heart of Europe.
- Cruises and boat tours on the Main and Rhine Rivers.
- Rüdesheim am Rhein-Gateway to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site; place of inspiration for Eur opean poets since the 19th century.
- Rhinegau Valley– Rhinegau region comparable with a little “Burgundy by the Rhine”. This area, whose name actually stems from the river Rhine, is situated where that very river reaches a width of almost one kilometer and where historic fairytale castles border both sides of the river.
- Wiesbaden– Discover the Hessian state capital of Wiesbaden, The city’s 26 natural hot springs were once popular places of rest and recuperation for the ancient Romans.
- Taunus- Famous for its rolling hills, ancient castles and historical thermal baths, the Taunus Region has something for everyone. Vast forests, vineyards along the Main River, traditional spa towns, mediaeval castles and romantic villages with their half-timbered architecture.
- Königstein Castle and Opel Zoo – In and around Königstein you reach the beautiful hills of the Taunus. Drive up onto the Feldberg, the highest mountain of the Taunus and enjoy a spectacular view over the whole Rhein-Main area.
- Near Königstein you can visit the second esteemed zoo in and around Frankfurt, the Opel-Zoo.
- Odenwald (The Odenwald forest) Romantic wooded hills between the rivers Rhine, Main and Neckar –the many legends surrounding its castles and palaces it really is “quite simply legendary” and in 2004 it was awarded the status of “UNESCO-Geopark”.
- These are visible in the city’s architecture, it’s culinary offerings and its shopping opportunities.
- The Zeil promenade in downtown Frankfurt, About an hour away from Frankfurt – reachable by car, train or bus – you’ll also find the great outlet shopping village Wertheim Village.
- Goethestraße is Frankfurt’s premier luxury shopping destination.
Saxony’s capital, Dresden, is famous for its buildings and art collections. Along the winding Elbe River, architecture and nature are in perfect harmony.
- Lively Leipzig, best known for the oldest trade fair in Germany, is the most famous musical city in Europe besides Vienna.
- There are also some interesting connections to India: The center piece of the Green Vault treasury museum, one of 11 museums that form the renowned State Art Collections of Dresden, is a priceless table-sized miniature masterpiece made from precious metals and stones depicting the birthday of the Indian mogul ruler Aurangzeb.
- The famous Green Diamond in the same museum hails from India itself.
- The German editions of the works of Rabindranath Tagore, authorized by the author himself, were published in Leipzig. Tagore visited Dresden many times
Must-sees in Saxony
- The most famous angels in the world. Everyone knows the two little angels, seemingly lost in thought. To see them in original as part of Raffael’s “Sistine Madonna” you have to visit the Old Masters
- Europe’s highest fortress ..Covering a whole table mountain, Königstein Fortress was never conquered. From the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.
- The birthplace of Audi. When August Horch founded a new car company in Zwickau, he named it by his surname translated into Latin. Today, the factory is a museum illustrating more than 100 years of Saxon car manufacturing.
- The greatest musician of all times Johann Sebastian Bach spent the last 27 years of his life in Leipzig .
- The oldest Christmas market For almost 600 years, Dresden has been celebrating its famous Striezelmarkt.
Stuttgart – Inventive, cultivated, relaxing and enticing Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg, is famous around the world – as an automobile city with the star and horse and as one of the most important economic locations, as a trade fair and congress city as well as a city of science.
- The Mercedes-Benz Museum The biggest automotive museum in the world reflects all the eras and milestones of the brand and the history of the company,
- Ludwigsburg Baroque Experience The royal residence of Ludwigsburg, the hunting and pleasure palace of Favorite, the lakeside palace of Monrepos and the horticultural exhibition “Baroque in Bloom”with its magnificent gardens from different regions and eras are just waiting to be discovered.
- There is also something for the little ones: the fantastic magical world with more than 30 fairytale scenes, which tell about secret beings in a fabulous world. Where does the frog prince live?
- Europa Park Discover fantastic worlds of adventure in Germany’s biggest theme park.
- Giengen an der Brenz is the home and birthplace of the world’s most famous teddy bear: the Steiff teddy bear.
- The Porsche Museum The museum with sophisticated architecture opened January 2009, presents the outstanding history and traditions of this sports car producer. The building is an unforgettable experience
- Boat trips on the River Neckar..Enjoy the romantic scenery of the Neckar Valley with its enchanting little wine-growing towns
- Reutlingen and Lichtenstein Castle Learn about the history of Lichtenstein Castle, palace and inhabitants
- Hohenzollern Castle and Tübingen tour of Hohenzollern, one of Europe’smost beautiful castles, the journey continues to Tübingen, famous for its 500-year-old university, where you can walk through the lovingly-restored old town centre.
- Lake Constance –The “Swabian Sea” is the third-largest lake in Europe and is a popular centre for water sports, motor and sailing yachts and surfing. Famous fruit-and wine-growing region.
- Cuckoo Clock Workshop in the Black Forest-Visit a cuckoo clock workshop, see how a cuckoo clock ismade and learn about history of clock making in the Black Forest.
- Lake Titisee in the Black Forest Titisee is easy on the eye, surrounded by meadows and forest. Set high in the Black Forest (850 m), Titisee is a popular summer destination, where motorboats are banned on the lake. Book a sightseeing tour by boat with stopover for coffee or tea and a slice of a real Black Forest Cake.
Zugspitze – On top of Germany!
At the top of Zugspitze and
an altitude of just below 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), there is something to suit everyone’s taste, Experience the matchless 360° panorama and spend an unforgettable day in the Zugspitze. Germany’s highest peak from diverse perspectives. Enjoy the complete mountain experience all in one day.
- “All on board” – board the cogwheel train in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau or Eibsee and enjoy a comfortable ride directly to the Schneeferner glacier. From here, you can explore the high-alpine world of the Zugspitzplatt
- The Glacier cable car takes you directly to the summit at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet) above sea level in just a few minutes. Enjoy the unmatched 360° panorama with a view of more than 400 peaks in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany:
- The exhibit, “Tourism, Technology and Nature – theZugspitze” retraces the moving history from 1820 until today.
- Find heavenly relaxation in the informal mountaintop atmosphere in Germany’s highest beer garden or in the Panorama-Lounge 2962.
- Ride back down in the Eibsee-Seilbahn cable car.
- The wild romantic lake Eibsee right at the base of the Zugspitze’s mighty precipices and an overwhelming view far into the alpine foothills. From Eibsee, you can enjoy a leisurely ride back to Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the cogwheel train.
Munich and surrounding areas – Munich enjoys a global reputation as a centre for the arts and entertainment. It is home to some of Germany’s leading theatres, its music scene has something for everyone and its museums boast some magnificent collections. For car lovers, the BMW Museum has more than 125 original vehicles representing its most important model
- Visit BMW museum, Marienplatz, Nymphemberg castle
- Excursion to the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castle
- Day excursion to Legoland
- Possible visit to Ingolstadt (outlet centre for shopping)