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On the Trail of the Romantic Fabulous Landscapes | A Taste for


Green Golf and Lifestyle | Art in the Coal District Europe’s Cultural Capital
RUHR.2010 | Open Spaces for the Imagination Family and Theme Parks

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Editorial
Dear readers,

“Activity holidays – hiking, cycling and lifestyle in Germany” is our main theme for
2009. With the amazing landscapes of its national parks and nature reserves, wide
expanses of beach on the North Sea and the Baltic coast, idyllic lakes and rivers, vast
uplands and the mountainous region of the Alps, Germany is ideal for activity-based
holidays. The new issue of “Destination Germany” features some of the best ways in
which to experience Germany actively and in style.

Passionate about golf? Then Destination Germany is the place to tee off. We have
a long list of top golf courses that match any international standard. Novices are also
well catered for, as professionally-led taster courses provide an introduction to this
relaxing sport in glorious surroundings.

Along Germany’s coast, you can relax and enjoy the fresh, sea air in one of our many
resorts and spas. A fine example of how wellness in Germany is as rich and varied as
its cultural scene. In 2009, classical music fans can look forward to a series of events
commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frederick Handel.
These will be held at places that are closely associated with the great German
composer, most notably Halle.
Culture also plays a starring role in other German cities. The Ruhr region in particular
is already gearing up for 2010 when it becomes the European Capital of Culture.
Discover an urban conurbation that‘s steeped in history and buzzing with creativity.

Go shopping on a city break to Germany and you‘re sure to find what you‘re looking
for, whether in an enormous shopping complex or a boutique store along a narrow
medieval lane. The most enjoyable way to get around in Germany is on one of the
scenic routes that run the length and breadth of the country. There are now more than
150 to discover, including the four showcased in this issue of “Destination Germany”: the
Berlin Wall Trail, the Glass Route, the Fairytale Route and the Romantic Road.

There is another significant anniversary in 2009: it is 20 years since the fall of the Berlin
Wall. This historic event, which led to the reunification of Germany, is commemorated
with numerous events in many towns, cities and regions, but particularly in the capital
Berlin. The face of tourism in Germany has been changed substantially by reunification,
with a number of new and fascinating places emerging in the east. Read on to find
ideas and inspiration for your next holiday. We look forward to seeing you soon in
Destination Germany.

Yours sincerely

Petra Hedorfer
Chief Executive Officer
German National Tourist Board
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admire
fascinating Frankfurt

Attractions
and Atmosphere
Germany’s towns and cities are attractive, exciting and have centuries-old histories.
Vibrant centres of art and entertainment, heritage and modernity, they welcome the
world’s visitors. The diversity of Germany’s urban centres is spellbinding: fascinating
history, amazing shopping, breathtaking architecture and enchanting festivals are just
some of their attractions.

© Wilhelm Mierendorf/Stuttgart

discover
stunning Stuttgart
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relax
and enjoy Erfurt

© Barbara Neumann, Thüringer Freizeit und Bäder GmbH


© terramara /pixelio.de

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08 Cities
08 Berlin
Cosmopolitan City
10 Hamburg
Vibrant Gateway to the World
10 Hannover
Royal Pleasure Gardens
11 Dresden
The special Spirit
12 Düsseldorf
City on the Rhine
12 Frankfurt
Metropolis at the Heart of Europe
13 Wiesbaden
Shopping and Spa at the Health Resort
13 Baden-Baden
Elegant Spa Resort in the Black Forest
14 Munich
Bavarian Lifestyle
14 Stuttgart
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experience 15
Fast Cars, Festivals and Sports
Portrait: Accor Hotels
modern Magdeburg 16 RUHR.2010
European Capital of Culture
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17 Travel Specials &


Scenic Routes
18 Bavaria
Vast Lakes and the glorious Alps
20 Destination Wine
22 Under the Spell of the Loreley
River Cruising
23 Portrait: Premicon Line
24 Lake Constance
Mediterranean Feel
26 The Berlin Wall Trail
26 The Glass Route
27 The German Fairytale Route
27 The Romantic Road

28 Lifestyle
28 Higher, faster, to the Extreme
Germany‘s Theme Parks
30 From Baden-Baden to Rügen
Wellness
32 Stay healthy and feel great

© www.chiemsee.de
Clinics

© TMB/Thum
34 In the Land of Joop and Adidas
Shopping
35 Feel good in luxurious Greens on Tour
Generation Golf together

broaden
your Horizons

© Rasmus Schübel/Thüringer Tourismus GmbH


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Excitement
and Leisure
Get active and recharge your batteries – Germany’s holiday regions with their great
scenery are ideal for all kinds of activity-based holidays. Walking or cycling tours in the
hills and wine-growing areas, golfing breaks deep in the countryside or beach holidays
for the whole family on the coast or by a lake guarantee fun as well as relaxation.

relax
by a lake
Tourismus-Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg

enjoy
the countryside
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a warm welcome
and the good things in life

© TUlrich Otte, Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH


Regionalentwicklungsgesellschaft Flensburg/Schleswig
© Andreas Birresborn/Wirtschaftsförderungs- und
entertainment
and the arts

Passionate
about Life
We enjoy life to the full in Germany focussing on health, happiness and hospitality.
You’ll encounter every aspect of enjoyment, from inviting spas and exclusive
gourmet restaurants to glittering prestigious events. Leave your cares at home
and let yourself go!
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Page
36 Portrait: A-ROSA
37 Portrait: Maritim Hotel
38 Portrait: Jakobsberg
39 Portrait: Hollywood Media Hotel

40 Highlights 2009
Events, Concerts, Exhibitions

44 General
Information

partying 46 Map of Germany


with Friends
© Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH

© KaDeWe Presseabteilung, Berlin

relaxing
in Style
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Berlin
Cosmopolitan City full of History
Spring 2009 sees the start of the German capital’s commemoration World Heritage status thanks to its many fascinating exhibitions. The
of the fall of the Berlin Wall (9 November 1989) with a huge variety Berlin International Film Festival is one of the world‘s leading cine-
of events. matic events on a par with the Cannes and Venice film festivals. Or
you can experience the Berliners‘ famous sense of humour at a host
Berlin is different, a true world city. As soon as visitors see of theatres and cabaret venues. The German capital has a rhythm all
the view from the top of the new Reichstag building, they of its own, reflecting its unique history at every turn.
are amazed by the juxtaposition of historical buildings with For 28 years, the western half of Berlin was cut off from the eastern
the bold imaginings of contemporary architects. Potsdamer side which was part of East Germany. The interactive DDR-Museum

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Platz, the new embassy quarter and the haunting Holocaust (GDR-Museum) gives visitors an insight into everyday life behind the
memorial by New York architect Peter Eisenman are just some of Wall. The fall of the Wall, which divided the city into east and west,
the latest additions to the cityscape. By contrast, the Nikolaiviertel provoked wild celebrations all over Germany. A wide-ranging pro-
quarter, crowded with cafés and restaurants, is a vibrant slice of old gramme of events is being held to commemorate the 20th anniversary
Berlin. Other top attractions include Gedächtniskirche memorial of this historic event in 2009. One of the highlights is an open-air
church on the edge of Kurfürstendamm, the New Synagogue built exhibition entitled “Peaceful revolution on Alexanderplatz”. Another
almost 150 years ago, vibrant Alexanderplatz and Gendarmenmarkt, exhibition “Locations – 20 years of change in Berlin” focuses on a
one of Europe‘s finest squares with the German Cathedral and the different area of the city every two weeks. Projected images, light
French Cathedral. The rich variety of cultural attractions in Berlin is installations and vast designs covering entire facades explore how
world class: Berlin Museum Island, for example, has earned UNESCO the buildings and character have changed.

Highlight | DDR-MUSEUM (GDR-MUSEUM), BERLIN


Trabants, Spree Forest gherkins and high-rise concrete housing
estates were features of life in the GDR. The GDR-Museum in
the historical center of Berlin shows life as it really was on the
other side of the Wall – it is historically accurate, interactive and
absolutely fascinating. www.ddr-museum.de

CITYFESTIVAL Carnival of Cultures (May 29 - Jun 01, 2009)


The vibrant festival with Children’s carnival, street parades and
many other events attracts over a million visitors each year.
CITYFESTIVAL Festival of Lights (Oct 13 - 25, 2009)
Spectacular illuminations light up the Brandenburg Gate, the
TV tower, the streets, squares and a host of other buildings.

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The main festivities on 9 November 2009 will be held by the Branden- collection of political and poetic paintings is now under a preservation
burg Gate where a line of gigantic dominoes will mark the former order. Today it still reflects the hope and unbridled joy felt everywhere
border between east and west. A firework display will start as the immediately after the Berlin Wall came down .
last of the line of dominoes falls – leading into a concert with top-class www.germany-tourism.de/berlin
musicians. The East-Side- Gallery is a permanent memorial to peace
and reconciliation in Berlin. Once Germany had been reunified, a Top row: A relaxing stroll by the river against a magnificent backdrop, The Reichstag – a
Berlin landmark and the setting for many historic events, Protesters demonstrating in East
multitude of artists from around the world set to work on a 1.3 kilo- Berlin on 4 November 1989, Art on the Berlin Wall: the East-Side-Gallery.
metre stretch of the Wall along Mühlenstrasse. Their colourful Bottom: Brandenburger Tor at night.
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Hamburg
Vibrant Gateway to the World
This north Germany city on the river Elbe is focussing on the
future with its HafenCity development, but will still remember the
past when it celebrates the 820th Harbour Anniversary from 8 to 10
May 2009.

A grand parade of tall ships, dragon boat racing and a


gigantic firework display will transform the harbour and
quays into one big party venue. Hamburg attracts visitors
all year round to shop in the elegant arcades alongside the
Alster lake, to tour the Reeperbahn district and to visit The Landungsbrücken jetties in St. Pauli, a popular visitor attraction
numerous events of international significance, for example the
Hamburg Summit where “China meets Europe”. The city‘s When completed it will tower over the harbour like a 110-metre high
restaurants have no less than twelve Michelin stars between them. glass ship. At the heart of the building there will be a world-class
Diners in restaurants such as Tafelhaus, Sgroi and Das kleine Rote concert hall.

© 2008 Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.


can expect top-quality food. Hamburg fish market is hugely popular www.germany-tourism.de/hamburg
and a great place to sample local specialities such as dark rye bread
with shrimps. Art lovers are well catered for in the art district‘s Highlight | HAMBURGER DOM FUNFAIR (MARCH 20 -
numerous museums, and Miniature Wonderland, the biggest model APRIL 19, 2009) The biggest fun fair in north Germany, with
train set in the world, is a favourite with everyone, not just railway old-fashioned market stalls and countless thrilling rides.
enthusiasts. HafenCity, Europe‘s biggest construction site, will
increase the size of Hamburg‘s city centre by 40 per cent. The glass
CITYFESTIVAL Alster Fair (Aug 27 - 30, 2009) Hamburg’s
Elbphilharmonie concert hall currently being built in the old port popular street festival with music, sport and entertainment.
district is becoming one of the city‘s new signature attractions.

Hannover
Royal Pleasure Gardens
The city of Hannover owes its jewel of baroque garden architecture
to an extraordinary woman: Electress Sophia of the Palatinate.
Inspired by the Sun King, Louis XIV, she had the Royal Gardens of
Herrenhausen laid out in French style at the end of the 17th century.
Today, about 400,000 visitors a year enjoy the unique atmosphere
of one of the best preserved baroque gardens in Europe.

Obviously, these atmospheric surroundings form the per-


fect setting for magnificent cultural events, including the
Herrenhausen Festival Weeks. Marienburg Castle is located
French style – the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen
around 20 km south of Hannover. Fully furnished, its many
loving details can be enjoyed during a guided tour. In the heart Hannover Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
of the town you can breathe the city’s history with its timberframed Tourist Information | Ernst-August-Platz 8 | DE-30159 Hannover
buildings of the Old Town. The imposing Market Church and the Old Phone: +49 (0)511-12 34 51 11 | info@hannover-tourismus.de
www.hannover.de
Town Hall are the most southerly examples of the redbrick Gothic
style which is typical of northern Germany. A few yards further on
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you can relax in secluded spots on the banks of the River Leine. (MAY 16, JUNE 06, AUG 22, SEP 05 AND 19, 2009)
Hannover’s lively city center attracts shoppers with the new Ernst- Annually held against the fantastic backdrop of the Royal
© Herrenhäuser Gärten

August Gallery and a series of elegant arcades and shopping malls. Gardens of Herrenhausen.
Travelling up to the 97-metre high dome of the New Town hall in the
unique curving lift is an experience in itself. The Maschsee Lake is a
CITYFESTIVAL Maschsee Lake Festival (July 29 - Aug 16,
maritime paradise right in the city center and in the Eilenriede city 2009) Music and fireworks attract over a million visitors each year.
you will find Europe’s number one Adventure Zoo .
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Dresden
The special Spirit of a special City
Dresden is characterised by the natural beauty of the Elbe Valley. everywhere. The Elbe Cycle Route runs right through the meadows.
Over many centuries, this city of art has developed in harmony In just one hour, you can cycle at a leisurely pace from the old
with its surrounding countryside. The city is not a product of art, quarter to Pillnitz Palace.
but the result of a deep-felt understanding of art combined with The many attractions around Dresden are strung together like
remarkable planning and craftsmanship. pearls: the porcelain town of Meissen, Moritzburg palace, Weesen-
© Sylvio Dittrich I Christoph Münch I Grünes Gewölbe, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Foto: David Brandt

stein Castle, the rugged scenery of Saxon Switzerland, and the


The reconstructed Church of Our Lady, a magnificent impregnable Königstein Fortress are only a few of the highlights .
baroque domed building, is a powerful symbol of
international reconciliation after the Second World War. Top row: Semper Opera House, “Pretiosensaal” in the Historical Green Vault
Bottom row: the famous silhouette of Dresden, the “Striezelmarkt”, Music festival at Dresden‘s
Religious services are held in the church, which is open for all Zwinger Palace – final fireworks and violin concert
to visit free of charge, and it is also a venue for prestigious
concerts. Not far from this splendid baroque building in the historical
Dresden Marketing GmbH
old quarter is Dresden‘s Innere Neustadt district on the other side of
Theaterstr. 6
the River Elbe: lovingly restored façades of beautiful town houses DE-01067 Dresden
with chic boutiques and excellent restaurants. www.dresden.travel
Behind this is Outer Neustadt, one of Germany‘s largest enclosed
Gründerzeit districts. With its late 19th century grandeur and buzzing Highlight | PARADE OF THE STALLIONS IN THE STUD
nightlife, it is the “in” place to be. FARM MORITZBURG (SEPTEMBER 06, 12 AND 20, 2009)
Dresden has 45 galleries, 37 museums and 38 theatres and stages. From 1 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Countless events such as balls, drama, music festivals, fairs and The stables can be visited from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
markets round off the city‘s wide range of cultural attractions. Highlight | DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (MAY 20 -
JUNE 7, 2009) The new artistic director and famous cellist Jan
Vogler promises a flamboyant new take on the classic festival.
Bold architecture in an amazing riverscape
In Dresden, modern architecture often originates from an exciting
dialogue between the old and new. The most impressive examples CITYFESTIVAL 2nd Night at Pillnitz Palace (Aug 08, 2009)
include the Residenz Palace whose little courtyard has been covered Wonderfully atmospheric production at Pillnitz Palace with light,
with a modern, transparent roof. The city also has a unique sound and entertainment. CITYFESTIVAL Dresden City
Festival (Aug 14 - 16, 2009) Dresden celebrates – and the
connection with the river that flows through it: the Elbe winds its
whole city is transformed into a stage for markets, music,
way freely, unspoilt and lined with meadows, for 23 kilometres culture and sport.
through Dresden, showing how urban river scenery once looked
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Düsseldorf
Cosmopolitan City on the Rhine
The elegant regional capital of North Rhine-Westphalia forms a perfect
backdrop for any occasion – conferences, shopping or museum visits.

Located on the banks of the Rhine, Düsseldorf is one of the


biggest trade fair and conference venues in Europe. Luxury
hotel accommodation and a wide range of entertainment
and cultural attractions add to its appeal. Twice a year Düssel-
dorf plays host to CPD, the world‘s leading fashion fair as well as
hosting the number one international shoe fair. The centre of the city
is bisected by Königsallee, or “Kö” for short. One of Europe‘s most Waterfront of Düsseldorf at night
elegant avenues, it is lined with designer shops such as Armani, Prada,

© Ulrich Otte, Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH


Jil Sander, Joop, Chanel and Gucci as well as three luxury hotels. There
are also chic cafés for taking a break from all that shopping. If indivi-
Highlight | JAPAN DAY (JUNE 03, 2009)
dual style advice is what you need, you can even hire a personal Every year the German-Japanese friendship festival, one of the
shopper for an hour or two. Düsseldorf is also an art city in a league largest of its kind in the world, attracts over a million visitors to
of its own. The Kunsthalle art gallery, the K20 and K21 North Rhine- the banks of the Rhine.
Westphalia collections of modern and contemporary art and the
NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft gallery are the most prominent
CITYFESTIVAL Rheinkirmes fun fair (July 18 - 26, 2009)
destinations in the city‘s extremely rich and vibrant art scene. Joseph
The most popular fun fair on the Rhine and one of the biggest
Beuys famously taught at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art . If you are public festivals in Germany, the Rheinkirmes takes place during
in need of refreshment after a day of culture, try the local altbier in the third week in July at the fairground on the western bank
Düsseldorf‘s old quarter, known as the “longest bar in the world” . of the river Rhine in the Oberkassel district.
www.germany-tourism.de/duesseldorf

Frankfurt
Metropolis at the Heart of Europe
In 2009, as well as the city‘s annual Museum Embankment Festival,
Frankfurt will host the world‘s biggest gymnastics event.

Modern, cosmopolitan and bustling in the best way possible –


business, tolerance and belief in progress have long been a
way of life in Frankfurt. Commerce, fairs and festivals can be
traced back to the Middle Ages and the city‘s international
reputation predates its late 20th and 21st century banking
skyscrapers. The Festival Hall built back in 1908 is an impressive
legacy of Frankfurt's economic strength. When Kaiser Wilhelm II Hauptwache, one of the main squares in the city

himself opened the hall it was the largest self-supporting domed


building in Europe and was built for exhibitions, congresses and
thousands of visitors flock to the cultural events and food festival
© Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

large-scale festivities. One of which was the 11th German Gymnastics


Festival when around 15,000 gymnasts performed in and around the
held along both banks of the river Main .
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Festival Hall.
There will be an even bigger throng in 2009 when Frankfurt hosts
Highlight | FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR (OCT 14 - 18, 2009)
the International German Gymnastics Festival. With its slogan “We‘re
Literature comes to town in October when the world's biggest
building bridges” it is the biggest mass sports event and gymnastics book fair is held in Frankfurt.
competition in the world with championship tournaments as well as
a wide range of demonstration performances and activities that
everyone can join in with. CITYFESTIVAL Main Festival (July 31 - Aug 03, 2009)
A traditional city-centre festival with live music, fairground
The amazing Museum Embankment Festival also has something for
rides, a jousting contest and a firework on the river Main.
everyone. Every year for an entire weekend in late summer, tens of

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Wiesbaden
Shopping and Spa at
the Health Resort
Wiesbaden is the regional capital of the state of Hessen and lies in
the heart of Germany, only 30 minutes from Frankfurt airport.

Kurhaus and casino are among the most beautiful buildings in


Europe. In the 19th century, Wiesbaden had its heyday as a
world-spa city. The villas of the spa district and the Hessian
State Theatre still lend the city its distinctive character today.
The Romans were the first to appreciate the health benefits of The Kurhaus in Wiesbaden Idyllic scenery with Vollrads Castle
Wiesbaden’s 26 hot springs. Today the city has numerous modern
health centres including the Aukammtal and the Kaiser Friedrich Wiesbaden Marketing
thermal spas. Wiesbaden also has a wide range of traditional shops Wiesbaden Tourist Service:
Tel. +49 (0)611-17 29 930 | Fax +49 (0)611-17 29 798
selling high-quality goods. Wilhelmstraße and Taunusstraße are the
tourist-service@wiesbaden.de | www.wiesbaden.de/international
premium shopping streets. In the old quarter there are smaller
boutiques, goldsmiths and luxury food stores. As a renowned health Highlight | INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW AT
resort, Wiesbaden specialises in rheumatic and orthopaedic disorders. WHITSUN (MAY 25 - JUNE 01, 2009) Since 1929 the top
In addition to the specialist treatment and rehabilitation clinics there actors of the international equestrian sports scene meet in
© Horst Goebel | RTKT

Wiesbaden at Whitsun.
is a growing number of centres offering plastic surgery. The clinics
Highlight | RHEINGAU MUSIC FESTIVAL
boast a very high standard of medical care and have tailored their
(JUNE 27 - AUGUST 29, 2009) With more than 120,000
services to the needs and wishes of their international guests. The visitors each year, the Rheingau Music Festival is one of
state-of-the-art Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik (DKD) in particular Europe’s leading music festivals.
enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide .

Baden-Baden
Elegant Spa Resort in the Black Forest
In an idyllic location at the foot of the Black Forest mountains,
this elegant spa town with a history dating back 2,000 years has
a charm and sophistication all of its own.

With a worldwide reputation as the cosmopolitan spa resort


of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is an exclusive thermal
spa destination offering relaxation and well-being of the
very highest level at both the modern Caracalla thermal bath
and the Roman-Irish Bath, the “Friedrichsbad”.
Baden-Badens “Festpielhaus”, the second largest concert hall and Mediterranean flair in Baden-Baden The Caracalla thermal baths

opera house in Europe, offers top-quality entertainment with more


Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH
than 300 prestigious events every year, including the Herbert von Solmsstraße 1 | DE-76530 Baden-Baden
Karajan Whitsun Festival and performances by international stars such Tel. +49 (0)7221-275 200 | Fax +49 (0)7221-275 202
© BBT - Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH

as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang, Hilary Hahn etc. The Museum info@baden-baden.com | www.baden-baden.com
Frieder Burda in “Lichtentaler Allee”, the splendiferous park and garden
at the heart of the town, was designed by top New York architect Highlight | BADEN-BADEN SUMMER NIGHTS
Richard Meier and is the sparkling jewel in Baden-Baden’s crown. (JULY 03 - 05, 2009) Germany’s most beautiful party avenue
in front of the environs of the Kurhaus/Casino, the historical
The élite of the horse racing world flock to Baden-Baden three times
pump room and colonnades.
a year for glittering sporting and social events, while the gleaming
vintage stars of the International Classic Car Meeting can be
CITYFESTIVAL Bal Paré (March 07, 2009) Glamorous opening
admired in front of the “Kurhaus” in mid-July. The most beautiful
of the ball season CITYFESTIVAL Herbert von Karajan Whitsun
casino in the world, if Marlene Dietrich is to be believed, rounds of a Festival (May 30 - June 06, 2009) at the “Festspielhaus”.
perfect day in a playful manner .
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Munich
Bavarian Lifestyle
No other city in Germany enjoys such great popularity as Munich.
The vibrant Bavarian capital, which hosted the 1972 Olympic Games,
is a centre for business, sport and the arts.

Munich has it all, from top-class cultural events to Germany‘s


biggest beer garden. The elegant designer boutiques,
antique shops and jewellery stores in Maximilianstrasse will
delight ardent shoppers, while lovers of good food and drink The roofs of Munich in evening shine
should head for Viktualienmarkt. This food market sells
everything from fresh fruit to gourmet specialities. Its beer garden, and other regional specialities washed down by beer – to the
which seats up to 1,000 people, is a relaxing spot to take a break accompaniment of a lively “oompah” band .
from the shops. The number of things to see and do in and around www.germany-tourism.de/munich
Munich is endless. The English Garden, fabulous Nymphenburg
Palace and the Olympic Park are popular attractions. The three Highlight | CLASSICS ON ODEONSPLATZ – OPEN-AIR
CONCERT (MAY 04 - JULY 05, 2009) The beautifully
Pinakothek galleries display works of art from all eras up to and
illuminated historical buildings on Odeonsplatz square provide
including the present day. In the German Museum visitors get a the perfect backdrop for the classical musical event.
unique insight into the development of science and technology from

© Bernd Römmelt, TAM MUC


steam engines to nuclear power, from a “real” coal mine to a
CITYFESTIVAL Tollwood Winter Festival
planetarium. Every year the highlight in Munich‘s calendar of events
(Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2009) International specialities and high-
is the Oktoberfest, the biggest beer festival in the world that attracts
quality craft items are on sale at this special Christmas market at
millions of visitors to the city. The rest of the year at the Hofbräuhaus the Theresienwiese showground. A festive programme of music
beer hall and other historical inns, locals can be seen dressed in and entertainment is sure to put everyone in the Christmas mood.
traditional costume enjoying veal sausages, roast chicken, pretzels

Stuttgart
Fast Cars, Festivals and Sports
Stuttgart, home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, is known for its
sporting tradition, sporty cars and action-packed events calendar.

At the DTB World Cup, you can watch the finest gymnasts
in Germany perform astounding physical feats, whether
it‘s on the horizontal bar, asymmetrical bars or balance
beam. Another competition with international character
is the German Open, which in Stuttgart refers to ballroom Palace Park, Mercedes-Benz Museum

dancing rather than golf or tennis. The medals are competed for
by dance partners from all corners of the globe. Unmistakably a is the spectacular firework display, set to music, which bathes the
tennis tournament is the MercedesCup, which attracts some of night sky above Stuttgart in a sea of dazzling light .
the biggest names in the sport and boasts a fabulous programme www.germany-tourism.de/stuttgart
of accompanying entertainment. Stuttgart might be synonymous
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open-air party fuelled by fabulous food and drink and sensational One of the biggest and most enthralling beer festivals
in the world with a fairground, gala parade and a firework
music. Stuttgart also stages an annual wine festival, no surprise
© Stuttgart Marketing GmbH

extravaganza set to music.


in a city where wine has been produced for more than a thousand
years. In late August, the city centre is transformed into a miniature
CITYFESTIVAL Stuttgart Summer Festival (Aug 13 - 16,
wine village that attracts more than one million people every year.
2009) Around 40 bands and musical ensembles play
The Cannstatter Wasen, which is somewhere between a beer
everything from classical to rock, pop and jazz against the
festival and a fun fair, has taken place since time immemorial and
magnificent backdrop of the New Palace and the Opera House.
ranks among the finest event of its kind in the world. The highpoint

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New architecture in Duisburg’s inner port Gigantic shopping oasis in Essen: Limbecker Platz shopping centre

RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture


Flourishing Culture in Place of smoking Chimneys
The Ruhr, a former coal-mining and steel-making region with a museums in the country with 400,000 visitors every year. Founded
population of more than five million people, has blossomed into a in 1930, the museum is widely regarded as the world’s leading
buzzing urban conurbation blessed with green spaces, a vibrant repository of mining history, shedding light on the cultural, social
arts and culture scene and endless scope for leisure and and technical aspects of the industry. There is also a 2.5 km visitor
entertainment. mine that takes guests 20 metres beneath the museum building.
The selection of the Ruhr as the European Capital of Culture for 2010
The story of how Germany’s former industrial heartland was is a reward for this development and an incentive to press ahead.
selected to be the European Capital of Culture for 2010 is a RUHR.2010 comprises 53 town and cities, with Essen as the chief
fascinating one with many different facets. It is best told at representative, united by the vision of becoming an urban centre for
sites such as the Oberhausen Gasometer and the Zollverein the modern world. Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and
mine in Essen, which fell into disuse and became art and Oberhausen are the major cities at the heart of the region, Duisburg
culture venues. The latter, a colliery in its previous life, is now a on the Rhine is in the western Ruhr and Hagen is in the east.
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among other things, it houses the Recklinghausen in the north also has a role to play. Its popular Ruhr
North Rhine-Westphalia Design Centre and the Palace of Projects, a Festival is a firm fixture in the region’s cultural calendar and has
huge ensemble of art installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. No been a beacon of solidarity between miners and artists for 62 years.
less unusual as a place to hold exhibitions and events is the The Ruhr Piano Festival, the RuhrTriennale and the Moers Jazz
120-metre-high gasometer. Both the gasometer and the Zollverein Festival are other popular events, while the Philharmonic Hall in
are part of the Route of Industrial Heritage, whose 52 monuments Essen and the Dortmund Concert Hall are two of the region’s finest
chronicle 150 years of mining and manufacturing in the Ruhr. The venues. Illustrious names to have appeared there include Hollywood
400 km circular tour shows how the Ruhr has metamorphosed from stars Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum and Cate Blanchett, opera divas
the coal-mining centre of Germany into a metropolis for the future. such as Anna Netrebko, internationally acclaimed pianists from
Highlights include the Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park that Krystian Zimerman to Lang Lang and jazz legends Archie Shepp and
surrounds the disused steelworks in the Meiderich district of Peter Brötzmann. A region once shaped by companies such as
Duisburg. The old gasometer there has been converted into the Thyssen and Krupp is now a place where ballet, opera and museums
largest inland diving centre in Europe, while the German can thrive. The Folkwang Museum in Essen is a fine example with its
© RTG / Ralph Lueger

Mountaineering Association practise their climbing skills in the ore fabulous collection of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a
bunkers. Other attractions at the site include a theatre, an open-air stunning new building on course to open in 2010. Currently on
cinema and a blast furnace that now serves as an observation tower. display (until the end of August 2009) are 120 masterpieces from
The German Mining Museum in Bochum, which charts the rise of the the Villa Hügel collection, among them Monet’s paintings of Rouen
industrial revolution in Germany, is one of the most popular Cathedral, Renoir’s “Lise” and “The Asylum Garden” by Van Gogh.

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Light show at Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park CentrO in Oberhausen with view of the gasometer

The annual Ruhr Marquee Festival on the shores of Lake Kemnader


See offers a great mix of comedy, hip-hop and rock as well as a free-
entry day culminating in a huge party. Also of interest are the latest
shots in the Ruhr Pixel Project, a continuous documentary of digital
photos that are regularly displayed in the 300-metre-long glass
exhibition corridor at Gelsenkirchen Science Park.
Here are a few numbers that underline the cultural diversity in the
Ruhr region, the third-largest conurbation in Europe: the Ruhr has
1,000 industrial monuments, 200 museums, 100 arts centres, 120
theatres, 100 concert venues, 250 festivals and fairs, 19 universities
and 1,000,000 football fans. The biggest football teams in the Ruhr
are also traditional rivals: Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, both of
which have a fanbase that extends well beyond the borders of
Germany. The Ruhr and the Love Parade are also fast becoming
synonymous. The biggest party in the world dances its way to
Bochum in 2009 after sending millions of revellers into raptures in Old coppers in the Dortmund Brewery Museum
Dortmund in 2008 and Essen in 2007. For one weekend, the air is
filled with the sound of trance, techno, minimal techno, house,
drum’n bass, electro pop and everything in-between. Highlight | RUHR MUSEUM (FROM AUTUMN 2009)
The multicultural character of the Ruhr is attributable mainly to the This museum in the spectacular location of the Zollverein mine
influx of eastern European immigrants in the 19th century. Although is to be officially opened in autumn 2009. A permanent exhibition
with lots of photographs and geological and archaeological
the region entered the 21st century having undergone a dramatic
exhibits will illustrate the history of the Ruhr region.
structural change, the theme of migration and identity is more
© RTG / Ralph Lueger / Joachim Schumacher

Highlight | AQUARIUS WATER MUSEUM, MÜLHEIM


pertinent than ever before and forms a core element of the
An award-winning museum covering every aspect of water
European Capital of Culture programme. The Ruhr is a melting pot in housed in a 50 m high water tower. The interactive, multimedia
which people from more than 170 countries live together in a exhibition on 14 floors combines historical architecture with
densely populated urban community. The “City of Cultures” theme is modern technology. www.aquarius-wassermuseum.de
an attempt to explore the origins and implications of migration.
People come from countries all over Europe to work in Germany and
CITYFESTIVAL Extraschicht (June 27, 2009)
bring with them impetus, inspiration and ideas that are reflected not
The ninth “Night of Industrial Heritage” will see the Ruhr region
just in popular culture, but increasingly also in highbrow circles.
hosting some spectacular performances and productions. Culture
Their influence is prominent in world music, multicultural theatre
lovers will be in their element at 40 venues in 20 towns and cities.
and food and drink and is setting trends for the future .
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Vast lakes and the glorious Alps


BAVARIA

St. Anne’s Church in Wamberg Wonderland of winter sport

Holiday-Tips A region of variety and breathtaking beauty


from the vineyards of Würzburg in the north to
Munich and the Alps in the south.
Not far from St. Bartholomew‘s Church, which juts
out into the lake, is the Eiskapelle (ice chapel),
Germany‘s lowest glacier caves.
A day on the water
Enjoy an exciting rafting trip
through the beautiful river The landscape assumes many forms in The contrast of mountain backdrops and
valleys of the Isar or Danube. Bavaria: alpine peaks and vast lakes; glistening blue waters so typical of Bavaria
Good old-fashioned Bavarian beautiful river scenery and magnificent is exemplified in the Berchtesgadener Land
fun with captivating music
parks; labyrinthine rock formations, and Tegernseer Land regions.
and the chance of a soaking!
highland moors and narrow gorges; elegant Between Weltenburg Abbey and Kelheim, the
Drifting through the palace gardens and lush meadowland. sheer rock walls along the Danube stand close
clear blue skies There are awe-inspiring views wherever the eye together and soar almost 100 metres into the sky.

© Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen | Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG / Zugspitze.de | www.chiemsee.de


As your hot air balloon floats roams and plenty of activities where you can The landscape, one of the finest river landscapes in
serenely through the air at admire them, from climbing, skiing and hiking to Germany, has been carved out by the sheer force of
altitudes of between 1,500 boat trips, gentle strolls and bike rides. this stunning river over thousands and thousands
and 3,000 metres, the lakes,
Even resting awhile on a well placed bench can of years. Known as the Danube gorge, it provides a
mountains and forests of
reveal a world of wonders. Stunning scenery, fresh habitat for a great many rare birds.
Bavaria appear as if sewn
together on a patchwork quilt. air and hearty food, a siesta on a mountain pasture An enchanting river cruise on an old-fashioned
or surprises large and small tucked away in the Donau-Kähne boat is a great chance to appreciate
Tram party in Munich countryside: nowhere else can you experience all this wonderful nature.
Enjoy music, Bavarian beer nature quite like in Bavaria.
and hearty food such as The only way to see the full majesty of the
leberkäs (meatloaf), obatzda
Lake Chiemsee near the Austrian border, just Breitachklamm gorge – one of the deepest and
(cream cheese) and pretzels as
outside Munich, is known by locals as the “Bavarian most impressive in Europe – is on foot. Located near
the sights of the city roll past
in your fabulously decorated Sea”. Formed from the remnants of a glacier, the Oberstdorf in the Allgäu, the 10,000-year-old
tram. region's largest expanse of water offers a host of wonder of nature was only made accessible in 1905.
fascinating impressions, both on the shoreline and Follow the breathtaking loop trail and you see the
on its two inhabited islands. One of these is home to Breitach river surging through the narrow ravine
“Fraueninsel”, Lake Chiemsee magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace which was with its vertical and overhanging rock faces, nearly
modelled on Versailles. 100 metres in height. Somewhat quieter but no less
Equally spectacular is Lake Königssee near impressive is the Murnauer Moos nature con-
Berchtesgaden, whose glorious mountain backdrop servation area in the northern foothills of the Alps.
is best enjoyed on a boat tour. The highpoint of Comprising an area of more than 30 square
these trips is the aptly named echo wall, where the kilometres, it is among the largest moors in Central
captain plays a melody on his trumpet that Europe.
reverberates around the rock faces. www.germany-tourism.de/bavaria

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Welcome to Germany’s Winegrowing Regions

Enjoying the great outdoors in the vineyards Idyllic autumn in the Rheingau

Discover the An active Experience in the Vineyards,


charming countryside
where Germany’s Hills and River Valleys
wine is produced –
You can enjoy a hiking tour anywhere where there cyclists can explore a network of cycle paths that
steep slopes, gently are vines growing. The Rheinsteig is a premium trail runs for more than 600 kilometres along the whole
rolling hills, that runs for 320 kilometres on the right of the length of the River Main, discovering romantic
Rhine through the Rheingau and Middle Rhine Franconian towns like Würzburg or Volkach set in
picturesque river regions from Wiesbaden to Bonn – the section from idyllic countryside. Suggested routes are also
scenery, sleepy St Goar to Bacharach, in particular, offers breath- available for cycling tours along the Moselle on
taking views of the Rhine Valley and its striking a cycle path network covering more than 1,000
winegrowing villages. vineyard slopes. On the Middle Rhine you’ll also kilometres – luggage transfers are available on
You’re guaranteed to find the Rhine Castle Trail, a fascinating route that request. Three times a year, car-free activity days
links more than 40 castles as it winds its way are held around the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rivers
have a varied and through a wealth of charming vineyard scenery. as well as in the Palatinate and Middle Rhine
enjoyable holiday. In Saxony’s wine-growing region, a wine trail runs regions. Wine routes through the idyllic valleys of
from Pirna to Seusslitz through the magnificent the Tauber, Jagst, Kocher and Rems in the
Elbe Valley. Other favourites include the Ahr Red Württemberg wine-growing region, for example,
Walking in the vineyard Wine Trail from Altenahr to Bad Bodendorf where or the “Bocksbeutel”-route in Franconia, offer
you can watch the winegrowers bringing in the plenty to see and do throughout the year.
grape harvest in the autumn. In Baden’s sunny Alternatively, you can enjoy a relaxing bike ride
south, the “Wiijwegli” takes you on a tour through along the “Veloroute Rhein” through the
the vineyards of the Markgräflerland region close to
the Swiss border. There are also miles of trails criss-
crossing the Kaiserstuhl and Tuniberg regions Varied cycling tours in the wine regions
between the Rhine and the Black Forest.
Germany’s sunniest vineyards have plenty of
surprises in store with orchid-filled meadows,
sunken lanes and volcanic domes. After an action-
packed tour, walkers can relax at the steaming hot
thermal springs in Baden-Baden or with a trip to the
sauna followed by a grapeseed oil treatment at the
spa complex in Bad Kreuznach. The vineyard slopes
© DWI

along Germany’s riverbanks are particularly scenic


and the ideal location for a cycling tour. Active

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DESTINATION WINE

On a walk with friends Wine-growing regions in Germany

Rheinhessen hills where you’ll find plenty of Those looking for a gentler form of exercise can
Germany’s Wine
traditional inns serving home-produced wine along hire a railbike and explore the wine regions along
Regions:
the way. train tracks: a delightful experience that is available 13 wine regions
Canoeists will find a number of boat hire centres in the Nahe and Palatinate regions. Inline-skaters
more than 100,000
and more than 60 landing stages along the 217 km will be in their element with the “Rhine-on-skates” hectares of vineyards
Moselle River Route. You can even go water-skiing event in the Rheingau and Upper Middle Rhine
63% white wine/
on the Moselle near Bullay (wetsuit included). There Valley in August when a 135 km stretch of the main 37% red wine
are also some enchanting riverbank walks along the road is closed to traffic for a day between
approx. 10 million
Saale, Unstrut, White Elster and Ilm rivers. The Rüdesheim and Koblenz. hectolitres of wine
Glan, a tributary of the Nahe, and the Lahn are If you’d rather take to the skies, the Middle Rhine is produced per annum
a paradise for canoe and kayak enthusiasts, while the place for you: enjoy spectacular views of the approx. 2 million
the River Main in the Franconian wine-growing countryside around Bad Ems on the Lahn on hectolitres of wine
region is ideal for boat trips. a paragliding practice flight. In the fine weather, exported per annum
hot-air balloons sweep over the gently rolling vine- Main grape varieties:
clad hills of Rheinhessen – an action sport that is Riesling, Spätburgunder
In addition to excellent wines, also offered in the area between the southern (pinot noir),
Grauburgunder (pinot
Palatinate and Baden, and in the Hessian
Germany’s 13 wine regions also gris), Weissburgunder
Bergstrasse region. More romantic alternatives (pinot blanc)
offer plenty of opportunity for include horse riding and scooters: in the southern
World’s biggest producer
Palatinate you can enjoy special riding tours of riesling
getting to know the countryside through the forests and vineyards or hire a scooter
and its people. to explore the region independently. Guided bike Delicious treat and taste
tours are offered along the Moselle, and the Baden
The hillsides are ideal for avid climbers. You can region also has some wonderful routes offering a
even tackle the steepest vineyard in Europe, the host of culinary delights along the way.
378-metre Bremmer Calmont on the Moselle, on For those who enjoy the combination of wine and
a circular trail – with the help of climbing aids. golf, the Palatinate is the ideal destination: at the
A climbing trail was recently opened in the famous golf course on the German Wine Route near
“Erdener Treppchen” and “Erdener Prälat” Dackenheim even the fairways are named after
vineyards. For an even greater challenge, there’s Palatinate grape varieties.
the Rotenfels in the Nahe wine-growing region, Each of the 13 wine regions has a special character
the highest sheer rock face north of the Alps, at all of its own – with a wealth of opportunities for
the foot of which is a vineyard. Here there are you to combine an active holiday with culinary
steep inclines with names such as the “Saarbrücken delights and extraordinary experiences.
Fireplace” or “Madonna South Face”, which only www.winesofgermany.co.uk
© DWI

experienced climbers can conquer. www.germany-tourism.de/destination_wine


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River Cruising

Evening mood over Boppard Passau – the vibrant town on three rivers

Under the Spell of the Loreley and region between the historical garrison town of
Koblenz and Mainz, where more than 600 years ago
the Green Vault a certain Mr Gutenberg discovered letterpress
printing. Between these two landmarks, charming
Riesling wine villages like Assmannshausen and
“Deutsches Eck” in Koblenz
Rüdesheim are waiting to be explored. And from
Experience Germany’s most her high slate cliff the legendary Loreley issues a
beautiful Landscapes from the greeting, which is said to have caused many skip-
pers to stray from their course.
River: Cruise the Rhine, Moselle,

© Willi Knopf aus Dielheim (Werbeagentur Knopf) | Tourist AG Rüdesheim | Koblenz Touristik | Passau Tourismus e. V.
Just a few turns and river miles away the Deutsche
Neckar, Elbe, Main or Danube. Eck (German Corner) marks the marriage of the
Rhine with the lovely Moselle. Many scheduled river
Defiant castles look down from their proud heights. cruise ships travel regularly between Koblenz and
Vines brimming with grapes climb the walls of steep Trier, where the Porta Nigra bears witness to early
cliffs in breathtaking colors. Romantic towns and Roman times. Impressive castles and steep vine
vibrant cities with impressive art treasures line the terraces are passed as well as the picturesque Art-
river banks: Traveling along Germany’s rivers is a Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach.
very special experience. The “blue ribbon” of the Main winds delightfully
With majestic calm excursion boats slide through through Hesse and Franconia. Historically signi-
the waves of the Rhine, Danube, Main, Neckar and ficant kings and bishops have left behind a unique
of course on the third longest river in Europe, the architectural inheritance: Würzburg with its Baroque
Elbe. As early as in the summer of 1837 the first Residence, the festival city of Bayreuth, Bamberg,
Elbe paddle wheeler set off from Dresden. It was Aschaffenburg and Goethe’s birthplace, Frankfurt,
a leisurely trip along the magnificent landscape of are only some highlights of the cultural landscape
Historical walls in lush vineyards:
Ehrenfels Castle the area known as Saxon Switzerland. With their on the Main. Just as many attractions are waiting
boisterous paddle wheels and huffing steam on another Rhine tributary: the Neckar. It begins its
engines these elegant old-timers continue to exude course between the Black Forest and the Swabian
their nostalgic charm today, when they set off for Alb and ends near Mannheim. The most impressive
Pillnitz Castle or the porcelain manufacturing city view begins after Stuttgart and ends in Heidelberg.
of Meissen, to Luther’s Wittenberg or the Dessau- Not far from the spring of the Neckar the life of the
Wörlitzer garden empire. Danube begins. Charming cities like Passau und
The Rhine also offers fascinating riverbank land- Regensburg are located along its almost 435 miles
scapes – especially in its middle segment. Even of river banks, as well as Ulm, where the highest
during the Romantic era poets and painters were church tower in the world reaches up into the sky.
already rhapsodizing about the magic of this river

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Lake Constance – a Holiday Region with a Mediterranean Feel

Meersburg

Holiday-Tips
Bregenz Festival,
T hree different countries border Lake
Constance, Europe’s third biggest lake, which
is set in an appropriately varied, cosmopolitan
The Indian summer lasts well into the autumn, when
the trees take on splendid red, orange and golden
hues. In winter the welcome warmth of the butterfly
July 22 – Aug 23, 2009
holiday region. The lake shores give way to house encourages vanilla, papaya and
Rousing music will be a fea–
ture of the summer festival gently rolling hills, lush meadows and leafy tamarind bushes to bloom at an unseason-
when Giuseppe Verdi’s opera vineyards, with a chain of Alpine peaks and able time of year. Young visitors to the
“Aida” comes to the pontoon their high-altitude walking terrain and ski island love the “Water World” adventure
stage in Bregenz – one of the resorts resplendent in the distance. The playground, pony riding and animals made
locations of the new James Lake Constance holiday region covers an area of flowers. Restaurants, the palace café and
Bond film “Quantum of
of 500 square kilometres in southern Germany. It is traditional beer gardens complete a day out on
Solace”.
dotted with must-see towns and villages, such as Mainau. In 2009, the Island Mainau celebrates the
Lake Constance Cycle the historical town of Constance, Friedrichshafen, 100th anniversary of the birth of Lennart
Route One of the highlights Meersburg set amid vine-clad slopes, Wasserburg, Bernadotte. An exhibition about Count Lennart’s
for holidaymakers with ener- Lindau with its pretty harbour and Überlingen in Russian ancestry will be staged in the palace, while
gy to burn is the Lake Cons- a sheltered south-facing spot on the shores of the installations in the gardens will highlight his
tance Cycle Route, probably lake. A trip to the island of Reichenau should not be achievements on the island.
the best known cycle trail in
missed. With its outstanding medieval abbey and
central Europe. Over 270 km
churches the island has been a UNESCO World Organic fruit and award-winning Cuisine
long, its route encircles
virtually the entire lake. Heritage Site since November 2000. A wide range of restaurants and cafés offering
excellent value for money are a hallmark of the
Abbey Library of St Gallen Flower Island Mainau – a Symphony for the Senses region. Organically grown fruit and vegetables and
The oldest in Switzerland, The bridge from the mainland seems to cross into award-winning cuisine can both be found. Around
this baroque library has another world. The heavenly Flower Island Mainau 20 varieties of apple grow on the shores of Lake
been a UNESCO world
was created by the Bernadotte family, a branch of Constance where the mild climate in the foothills of
heritage site since 1983. It
the Swedish royal family, and is one of the most the Alps provides ideal growing conditions.
attracts around 100,000
visitors every year. popular destinations on the German side of Lake Regional specialities such as whitefish from the lake
Constance. Every year, about 1.2 million visitors and other fresh fish are served along with many
explore this subtropical paradise island – game dishes and top-quality locally grown produce.
The floating stage in Bregenz individually or with an expert guide. The new
horticultural year starts with the great orchid show Vibrant Towns with a Wealth of Attractions
in March, the month when the tulips also come into The university town of Constance offers a wide
bloom, followed by the rhododendrons in April and range of leisure activities ranging from classical
30,000 rose bushes, more than 1,200 varieties, that concerts, the “Rock am See” rock festival and the
take their place in summer. The wild species and annual Lake Constance Night Festival with fireworks
shrub roses along the rose promenade beguile the to leisurely strolls, romantic boat trips and
senses with countless scents and colours. challenging mountain-bike tours. Friedrichshafen –

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LAKE CONSTANCE

Flower Island Mainau Lindau harbour

the birthplace of the Zeppelin – is the home of the reach. Bregenz, the capital of Austria’s Vorarlberg
airship and has a renowned airship museum. region, has long had a reputation as a centre for art
Modern Zeppelin NTs can take up to twelve and entertainment. The Bregenz Festival takes
passengers, and two-hour sightseeing flights over place here every year on its famous pontoon stage.
Lake Constance with unique panoramic views are The floating stage is not only renowned for its
available. The outline of Meersburg Castle is diverse arts programme, it also came to promi-
another remarkable sight. The medieval castle from nence during the Euro 2008 football champion-
which this small Badensian town takes its name, ships held in Austria and Switzerland and some of
rises up majestically over the rooftops. Like the the latest James Bond film was filmed there. The
castle, the new baroque palace once belonged to border with Switzerland is not far from Bregenz.
the bishops of Constance. Families flock to the The Swiss shores of the lake extend for around 70
town’s open-air swimming pool and beach with its kilometres between Altenrhein and Stein am Rhein.
7,000m2 lakeside sunbathing lawn. Lindau is a Altenrhein is home to the colourful indoor market
special place for a holiday. On balmy summer nights designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Stein
beneath the palms you really feel as if you’re by the am Rhein is known for its quaint buildings with
Mediterranean. A stroll around this historical port many oriel windows. Schaffhausen, where the
town includes the lighthouse and lion monument by waters of the biggest waterfall in Europe thunder
the lake promenade and medieval Maximilian- down, is also a short distance away. The neigh-
strasse leading to the market square. bouring Principality of Liechtenstein has a cosmo- Rhine falls in Schaffhausen

politan feel, whist retaining its village-like


Culture and Heritage across the Border tranquillity. One of its cultural gems is the Princely
From Lindau harbour with its defensive towers, the Collection the Liechtenstein Museum which inclu-
Austrian shore of Lake Constance is within easy des European masterpieces spanning five centuries.

Zeppelin flight over Lindau Überlingen - the riviera on Lake Constance


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Internationale
Bodensee Tourismus GmbH
Hafenstr. 6
DE-78462 Konstanz
Phone: +49 (0)7531-90 94 90
Fax: +49 (0)7531-90 94 94
info@bodensee.eu
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SCENIC ROUTES

The Berlin Wall Trail


20 years since Reunification: on the History Trail in Germany‘s Capital

Berlin, once a city carved up into symbol of unity – they have been Platz is a testament to the climb the observation tower in
east and west, has blossomed assimilated as monuments into euphoric spirit of optimism of the Bernauer Strasse to look into East
into a buzzing cosmopolitan the contemporary cityscape. 1990s. Checkpoint Charlie, on the Germany. Because the blocks of
capital. Today, 20 years after The Berlin Wall Trail brings hand, the most famous border houses stood in East Berlin but
reunification, the last vestiges of visitors face to face with life crossing of them all, is a place the pavement outside in West
a dark chapter in German history under the East German regime. where East German history is Berlin, the street bore witness to
no longer induce the fear they At more than 40 stops along the preserved for posterity. It is also dramatic scenes when the city
once did. Alongside the way, shocking and deeply moving home to the Berlin Wall Museum, was divided.
Brandenburg Gate – which was stories are told using photos and a hugely popular attraction that www.germany-
situated directly on the old multilingual texts. documents the lengths people tourism.de/berlin_wall
border and now stands as a The rejuvenation of Potsdamer went to in their attempts to
HIGHLIGHTS

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escape East Berlin. The East Side
The Berlin Wall Trail BERLIN Brandenburg Gate
Gallery is the longest section of BERLIN Checkpoint Charlie
the wall that still stands in the BERLIN Mauerpark
city centre. It also doubles up as
the largest open-air gallery in the
HENNINGDORF KIEL
world, featuring works by more
than 100 international artists. A SPANDAU
much-loved retreat in the city is
BERLIN MITTE
the Mauerpark, the Berlin Wall
park, which follows the path of POTSDAM
the border along Schwedter BREMERVÖRDE
Strasse. Here, people used to

The Glass Route HIGHLIGHTS


WEIDEN Bavarian-Bohemian arts festival
Where molten Glass is sculpted into Works of Art REGEN Glass Forest
PASSAU Glass Museum
Glass from Upper Bavaria has begins in Neustadt an der
Neustadt
won acclaim all over the world, Waldnaab – the capital of lead a.d.Waldnaab
both for its practical uses and its crystal in Europe – and ends in
decorative value. The tradition of style at the Passau Glass
glassblowing is still performed in Museum, whose displays are put
numerous places. Glassmaking together from a richly varied Regen
also remains a significant collection comprising 15,000

© BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH | Tourismusverband Ostbayern


contributor to the local economy. glass artworks from all eras. The Passau
Glassblower
Glassmakers, practitioners of a art of glassblowing is also Weissenstein Castle, 80
venerable and captivating brought to life at a host of transparent “trees” add a
profession, conjure up elaborate exhibitions, glassblowing fascinating new dimension to the
objects from shapeless masses festivals and music festivals. woodland scenery.
of molten material. No machine Weiden is the number one town www.germany-
can replicate their skills and the for buying glassware and tourism.de/glass_route
glassworks are the best places to porcelain in the region, and also
Stained glass
see their time-honoured trade plays host to the annual
being practised. They might even Bavarian-Bohemian arts festival,
let you try glassblowing for recommended for fans of
yourself. The various sites are contemporary glass art. A
linked by the Glass Route, which dazzling example of design
meanders over 250 kilometres working in harmony with nature
through the Bavarian and Upper is the Glass Forest, just outside
Glass art in Upper Bavaria Palatinate forests: the journey Regen: here, at the foot of

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The German Fairytale Route


From Rumpelstiltskin and Rapunzel to Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

The Brothers Grimm fairytales south to Bremen in the north, the original Snow White is said to
have been translated into more passing enchanted castles and have originated. The Brothers
than 160 languages and form part idyllic medieval towns on its way. Grimm Museum in Kassel then
of UNESCO‘s Memory of the World It begins where the Grimm story whets your appetite for the
Register – timeless tales cherished begins, in Hanau, where the adventures to come, such as
all over the world. The 600 km brothers were born. The town is Rapunzel‘s tower in Trendelburg
route that explores the history of the site of the National Brothers and picture-book Sababurg Castle
these consummate storytellers Grimm Monument and venue of in Hofgeismar, on which Sleeping
runs from near Frankfurt in the the Brothers Grimm fairytale Beauty‘s castle was based. The
festival. Held every year from May tale of the Pied Piper lures visitors
HIGHLIGHTS to July, this massively popular to Hamelin, while Hansel and
KASSEL Brothers Grimm Museum open-air event brings to life their Gretel and the other Grimm
HOFGEISMAR Sababurg Castle magical world of fairies, dwarves characters can be seen as large as
VERDEN ”Magic Park” and wizards. After the Brothers life in the Magic Park fairytale
Grimm House in Steinau, the trail forest in Verden. Once Bremen
Bremen
continues to the town where they has been ticked off with its town
KIEL
studied, Marburg. From here the musicians (a donkey, a dog, a cat,
© Deutsche Märchenstrasse

route heads north to Homberg, and a rooster), the themed route –


Schwalmstadt and Alsfeld, in the one of the oldest in Europe –
region where Little Red Riding reaches its final chapter in
Hood was set. Just outside Bad Buxtehude.
FrankfurtBREMERVÖRDE Wildungen is the pretty little www.germany-tourism.de/ Let down your hair –
village of Bergfreiheit from which maerchenstrasse Rapunzel’s tower in Trendelburg

The Romantic Road


Journey back to an Age of Pomp and Poetry

German Romanticism: captured routes in Germany. The trail place and hometown of the much-
on canvas by Caspar David begins in Würzburg, whose loved Käthe Kruse dolls. Next on
Friedrich, perpetuated in verse by baroque palace has all the the agenda is the former Roman
Friedrich Hölderlin and retained to grandeur of a royal residence. city of Augsburg, where the
this day in the form of fairytale Thanks in part to its fabulously Fuggerei is the world‘s oldest
© Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum Rothenburg | Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH

castles, medieval towns and ornate mirrored hall, it is now a social housing project that is still
picturesque landscapes. It‘s easy UNESCO World Heritage site. in existence. It can be explored on
to see why the Romantic Road is Heading south, excursions into a guided tour with the nightwatch-
one of the most popular themed the Nördlinger Ries region bring man. Then comes Wieskirche
visitors face to face with out- Pilgrimage Church in Pfaffen-
standing natural beauty, winkel, a masterpiece of rococo Augsburg by night

HIGHLIGHTS exemplified by the huge meteor opulence with UNESCO World Rothenburg,
WÜRZBURG Residenz crater that dates back some 15 Heritage status. Before the German Christmas Museum

PFAFFENWINKEL Wieskirche million years. journey reaches its conclusion in


NÖRDLINGER RIES 15 mio years old crater The narrow, winding lanes of the medieval old quarter of
Rothenburg that inspired the Füssen, we arrive at Neuschwan-
Frankfurt
German romanticist Carl Spitzweg stein and Hohenschwangau, the
to paint are no less pretty today. two castles that have come to
The town‘s little-known yet symbolise German Romanticism.
endlessly fascinating Christmas Both were built for Ludwig II, the
Stuttgart
Museum explores all aspects of fairytale king of Bavaria.
Munich the festive season. Further down www.germany-tourism.de/
the line is Donauwörth, the birth- romantic_road
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Germany‘s Theme Parks

Fun & Action in the Hansa-Park

Higher, faster and to the Extreme –


Fun and Adventure in Germany‘s Theme Parks

A world of thrills, One of the best is Hassloch Holiday Park (1). Geiselgasteig near Munich has been one of the
Fans of white-knuckle rides will especially love its leading locations in German cinema for almost
spills and family fun Expedition GeForce rollercoaster, which represents 90 years. It is home to the Bavaria Filmstadt
awaits in Germany‘s the cutting-edge of ride technology. Your studios (3), where you can marvel at action-
5
“space ship” climbs to a staggering height, packed stunt shows or visit the 4D cinema
theme parks, whether then plunges back down to earth at speeds 4 where you feel like you are actually inside
it‘s an adventure of up to 120 kilometres per hour. The Light- the film – a unique cinematic experience
1
house Tower, brought in to mark the park‘s for all the senses.
playground, a former 2 3
35th birthday in 2006, is the tallest wave
film set or a medley swinger in Germany at around 80 metres. It swings
Entertainment for the whole family in Legoland
guests around and around in a huge arc with
of rollercoasters nothing but fresh air beneath their dangling legs.
and rides.
High-octane thrills are also on the agenda at Europa-
Park Rust (2). Occupying an area of 85 hectares, the
theme park between Freiburg and Offenburg is the
largest in Germany. There are more than 120 rides
© Hansa-Park | Regionalmarketing Günzburg GbR

and attractions to enjoy across 15 themed lands,


twelve of which are based on European countries.
The Italy land dates back to 1981 and includes
authentic architectural features such as the seven-
metre-high Fontana di Paradiso. There is also a
themed land especially for younger guests: Children‘s
World, where the little ones can romp and play on
an artificial beach with dunes, sand and a paddling
pool while their parents relax on the sun deck.
Budding adventurers can also have a go on the
giant slide labyrinth, climbing walls and Viking ship.

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Theme parks

“Alpenexpress Enzian”, Europa-Park

Babelsberg (4), a district of Potsdam, is another famous Hansa-Park (5) in Sierksdorf near Hamburg is
name in the world of the big screen. The film and Germany‘s only seaside leisure and amusement
television studios there are more than 90 years old park, and offers maritime-themed adventures in
and are responsible for smash-hit movies such as abundance. Rides include the “Rendezvous in the
The Bourne Supremacy starring Matt Damon. Original Loop” (where duelling rollercoasters meet in mid-
film sets used in classic features are simply fascina- air), the chairoplane and the Russian swings. But
ting to look around. The 17,000m2 outside grounds away from the main attractions, there‘s also plenty
include 26 facades that have featured in a number of room for rest and relaxation in the Hansa Garden.
of productions such as The Pianist and Stalingrad. www.germany-tourism.de/theme_parks
Colosseo, Europa-Park

Splashing through the water: rollercoaster “Poseidon”, Europa-Park “Mammut” in Tripsdrill


© Europa-Park | Erlebnispark Tripsdrill GmbH & Co. KG
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Wellness

Vinotherapy with grapeseed oil and pomace packs in Badenweiler

Health and equilibrium From Baden-Baden to Rügen Island:


are becoming more
and more important to Spa- and Wellness Destination Germany
people in today’s hectic Germany. The name on everybody‘s lips when it bubbling springs (that were already used by the
daily lives. They would comes to wellness, pampering and restoring Romans), fragrant herbs, hay and fresh produce for
balance to mind and body. Its picturesque the fine vital cuisine; everything at hand.
like to feel good, leave landscapes, beneficial climate and therapeutic From the Black Forest to Lake Constance and across
the stress behind and natural treasures combine to deliver an to the Swabian Jura a multitude of possibilities
unforgettable health-focused experience. enable the guests to define their wellness stay
switch off the demands individually. And, in order to provide the assurance
of work, relations and Hot springs, mineral-rich mud, seaside air and the that the quality is equal to the offer, Baden-
popular Rügen chalk are harnessed to help relieve Württemberg introduced the “Wellness Stars”
family. everyday stress; souls are soothed and bodies certificate. Almost seventy hotels, clinics and spas
Friedrichsbad baths in Baden-Baden revitalised by freshly cut hay, heated amber, hops have now received this label, many of which have

© Tourismus-Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg | Badenweiler Thermen und Touristik


and milk from mountain goats. also specialised in “medical wellness”, services that
A harmonious symbiosis of body and soul is the require medical and therapeutic applications. The
achievable aim by combining personal activity with well-being and fitness factor, sport, relaxation and
the services offered by professionals. Being or beauty programmes also include a professional
becoming fit together with well being – in one word: care by doctors and other health personnel.
Wellness.
Over forty Wellness-Hotels in Baden-Württemberg
With more than three hundred certified spa resorts have obtained between three and five stars. Five of
up and down the country, Germany is a destination these hotels – in Emstal at the foot of the Swabian
of choice for health, beauty and wellness. Jura (Bad Urach), in Bad Wurzach, Höchenschwand,
Facilities range from state-of-the-art pool and sauna Badenweiler and Bad Mergentheim, the attractive
complexes to acclaimed specialist clinics; treatments small town on the banks of the river Tauber that was
range from classic massages and fitness programmes founded in 1080 – have also already obtained the
to therapies inspired by the Far East. “medical” mention. The guest receives a complete
medical entrance examination at each of these
Baden-Württenberg appears to be predestined for quality controlled accommodations. An individual
wellness holidays in Germany. Nature itself has therapy concept is applied after this check-up. The
provided the basics for relaxation, sport, health and hottest springs of Baden-Württemberg are in Bad
enjoyment in this blessed southern region of the Urach, the centre of power in the Middle Ages, where
country with a healthy climate, thermal waters from the water gushes out at 61 degrees centigrade.

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Wellness

Wellness centre, Artepuri Hotel MeerSinn Pure refreshment

The best holiday regions offer The region around Germany‘s banking capital
Frankfurt also has a strong tradition in matters
special health and wellness therapeutic. In Wiesbaden, people were already
programmes; be it in Schleswig- aware of the benefits of the hot springs in the early
19th century. The princes and poets of Europe used
Holstein or Bavaria, Mecklenburg- to spend weeks at a time there, taking advantage of
@ VERO DESIGN AGENTUR | Kurverwaltung Bad Füssing, Rathausstr. 8, 94072 Bad Füssing | Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig Holstein GmbH

Western Pomerania or North the same facilities that we enjoy today: whether it‘s
the orthopaedic healing centre, the spa assembly
Rhine-Westphalia. The choice is rooms, the Kaiser Friedrich thermal baths or the
endless, from Ayurveda and Aqua- casino. Wiesbaden still has a reputation as a place
of medical healing with the highest standards of
Chi-Gong to Nordic-walking and quality.
sauna pleasures to yoga massage
At the end of the 19th century, Kaiser Wilhelm II
and thalasso therapy. declared Bad Homburg, at the foot of the Taunus
Germany‘s love affair with the Black Forest dates hills, to be his summer retreat. Another great leader
back to ancient times: around 2,000 years ago, in to spend time in the town was King Rama V of Siam,
what is now Baden-Baden, the Romans discovered albeit it on a grand tour of Europe. He was enrap-
the hot springs that were so popular throughout tured by the splendid spa gardens, the casino and
Europe in the 18th century, and which now supply the Kaiser Wilhelm baths. The latter now has a
A haven for the senses: Bad Füssing
the high-tech spa and wellness facilities. glittering new day spa called Kur Royal®, a fine
Baden-Baden even has its own spa district, home to complement to the Taunus Theme thermal baths
the ultra-modern Caracalla thermal baths and the and the VitalCenter in the spa gardens. Bavaria at its best: Benediktenhof
historical Friedrichsbad. Hotel in Isarwinkel
The island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea is renowned
The Black Forest Spa Route is a loop trail of around for its long, sandy beaches and awe-inspiring chalk
250 kilometres that runs beside pretty medieval cliffs. In recent years, a host of spa hotels have
houses, abbeys, castles, secluded upland moors and opened in its seaside resorts – most notably Binz,
lakes. It also passes through many of the German Baabe, Thiessow and Sellin. Two of the most
towns whose names begin with Bad, which signifies exclusive establishments are the deluxe Kurhaus
their status as a spa resort: Bad Herrenalb, Bad hotel in Binz and the four-star Kurhaus hotel in
Liebenzell and Bad Teinach are three examples, Sellin, which overlooks the delightful pier. Both
but Neubulach also deserves a mention with its spa belong to the Travel Charme Hotel & Resorts chain.
centre in an old silver mine. The historical spas in
Badenweiler, where the Romans built their Aquae
Villae in the year 70, are still preserved. www.germany-tourism.de/spa_vacation
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Clinics

Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité in Berlin

“Health isn‘t every- Stay healthy and feel great –


thing, but you have Health Spas and Clinics in Germany
nothing without
health”, wrote the With names such as Virchow, Ehrlich and Röntgen, In the state-approved spa resort of Bad Meinberg in
philosopher Arthur it‘s no wonder Germany soon became the leading the Teutoburg Forest, the 19th-century composer
nation for healthcare and medicine. Germany was a Albert Lortzing used to swear by the healing
Schopenhauer in the place of healing then and is a place of healing today powers of the sulphurous muds, before resuming
mid-19th century. He with more than 300 spa resorts to choose from. work on the score of his famous opera Zar und
Zimmermann (Tsar and Carpenter). These days, of
was one of the great Let us begin with Baden-Baden, which was once course, anyone can benefit from the specialist
scholars in Germany frequented by great Russian writers such as Fyodor medicinal services on offer in the town, and enjoy
Dostoyevsky and Ivan Turgenev. The town is famous its rich arts and entertainment scene.
who preoccupied for clinics specialising in preventative medicine,
themselves with the rehabilitation, psychosomatic disorders and homeo- Bad Alexandersbad in the Fichtelgebirge mountains
pathy. It is also home to the Salina, a newly opened has a history that goes back more than 250 years.
greatest asset that spa where guests luxuriate in salt-water grottos. The delightful resort town with its mineral springs
anyone can possess: and mud spas became a mecca for refined tastes in
Leo Tolstoy took great delight in the saline springs 1805, following the visit of the Prussian King
good health.
© Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf | Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
and peat spas of Bad Kissingen, a spa resort since Friedrich Wilhelm III and his wife Luise. Today, as
med.uni-duesseldorf 1520. Other prominent figures to avail themselves well as the standard hydrotherapy and acupuncture
of these elegant facilities include Otto von Bismarck treatments, you can benefit from neural therapy,
and Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria. Bad Kissingen laser therapy and autohaemotherapy.
is perhaps the best-known of Germany‘s spa resorts,
where the rich and beautiful of the world come to It‘s no exaggeration to say that Bad Neuenahr, a
be pampered. member of the Royal Spas of Europe association, is
truly fit for a king. Salus per aquam – wellbeing
The saline and chalybeate springs in Bad Pyrmont through water – finds its expression here in the
were known to have been used back in Roman carbonated alkaline spring, which was officially
times. The town is also home to the Dunsthöhle opened by Princess Augusta of Prussia (wife of
steam cave, where a steady flow of natural carbon Kaiser Wilhelm I) in 1858, shortly after it was
dioxide is released from the walls. Anyone suffering discovered by accident. For those looking to unwind
from breathing difficulties, rheumatism or other in style, the Symphony of the Senses spa really lives
musculo-skeletal conditions will benefit from a visit up to its name with wellness facilities of the highest
here. quality.

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Clinics

The “Kurgarten” in Bad Kissingen Mudbath in Bad Alexandersbad

Perhaps the most famous clinic in Germany is the the very latest methods. The surgical and out- The spring waters
Charité in Berlin – which has no less than 17 leading patients‘ clinics in the city centre specialise in the
of Germany‘s spa
clinical departments covering a wide variety of following fields: traumatology, abdominal surgery,
disciplines. In 2004, the former Russian president endocrinal surgery, vascular surgery and intensive resorts can cure
Boris Yeltsin 2004 was treated at the cardiology care surgery.
almost any ailment,
centre on the Charité campus.
The “Klinikum” in Nuremberg calls itself a “house of The German Diagnostics Clinic in Wiesbaden was while the settings for
set up in 1970 along the lines of the acclaimed Mayo
the treatments are
Clinics in major cities fulfil an Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The services it offers
embrace the full range of specialist fields: never less than
important role in Germany‘s
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anaesthesiology, surgery, gynaecology, cardiology,


idyllic. Such is the
healthcare services. Many of them bone marrow transplants, rheumatology,
transfusions and urology. difficulty in choosing
are known all over the world for
between these
their state-of-the-art medical Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic unites high-
quality medical treatment, research and teaching elegant spa resorts,
equipment. under one roof. Literally thousands of doctors and
you might just have
health” rather than a hospital and is run to the nurses in all specialist fields provide the very best in
highest standards. Although it offers the full range care for patients from Germany and abroad. Another to visit them all.
of specialist fields, there is a strong focus on leading address is Düsseldorf University Hospital,
holistic treatment. In the centre for sleep studies, which offers among other things maxillofacial (jaw) Bathhouse in the Royal Spa
for example, doctors from the psychiatry, surgery, facial plastic surgery, treatments for meta- Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
pulmonology, neurology and ENT (ear, nose and bolic disorders, conservative and preventative
throat) clinics work closely together. A similar spirit dentistry, orthopaedics and “nuclear medicine”. It
of cooperation exists in the Centre for Geriatric also places the highest priority on research into new
Medicine between geriatricians, neurologists, methods of treatment. With its new cardiology
psychiatrists and psychosomatic specialists. All centre opened just six months ago, the University
examinations are conducted by a first-rate team of Hospital in Cologne is going from strength to
experts in pleasant, modern surroundings. The strength. Of the 18 units that make up the hospital,
Russian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the the centre for integrated oncology and the ortho-
Nobel Prize for Literature, is just one of the VIPs to paedic department enjoy the highest international
have been treated there. standing. Alongside their daily duties, the doctors
undertake numerous interdisciplinary projects and
State-of-the art clinical treatment is also available collaborations to further their knowledge of
at Munich Municipal Hospital. Diagnosis and treat- diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of
ment at all five of its centres are carried out using diseases.
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Shopping

Exquisite dairy products from Pfunds in Dresden So much to choose from at KaDeWe in Berlin

High quality products and big names –


“Made in Germany”
is synonymous with Germany, home of Joop and Adidas
manufacturing of Whatever you choose, whether it‘s sports apparel, them being made by hand at the Steiff Museum.
teddy bears, designer clothes, kitchen knives, leather Producers of leather goods such as Bree in Isern-
the highest quality goods or china creations, “Made in Germany” is a hagen, northern Germany, sell their favourably
and brand-names in byword for superlative quality. The prices are compe- priced collections direct from the factory. The same
titive, too, and not just at the end of the season. goes for adidas – founded by the brothers Rudolf
abundance, from There are bargains to be had all year round at the and Adi Dassler – which runs a factory outlet in
fashion and sports factory shops and outlet centres favoured by many Herzogenaurach. Rudolf also went on to establish
German manufacturers: Wertheim Village near Puma, one of Adidas‘ biggest rivals.
shoes to porcelain

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Würzburg, Ingolstadt Village between Nuremberg Germany has a long tradition of elegant, eye-
and knives. and Munich, and Metzingen south of Stuttgart to catching and high-quality products. The kings of
name but a few examples. Bavaria, for example, had purveyors to the court,
All the big names from Germany and around the including for fine cloth and tableware, which was
world are represented: Adidas, Aigner, Armani, made in Berlin, Meissen and Frankfurt. Zwilling,
Bogner, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, based in western Germany, is one of the oldest
JOOP!, Lacoste, Puma and Louis Vuitton. As you manufacturers of branded steel homeware in the
can see, the outlet stores boast a fantastic range world. Black Forest cuckoo clocks and the ornate
of high-quality goods, but they also ensure a stress- woodcarvings from the Erzgebirge mountains are
free retail experience with layouts reminiscent of also distinguished by a long history. Or we could
miniature cities. There are so many shops to explore: equally be referring to the luxurious fountain pens
you could be browsing for tinsel and baubles in a with the white star from Montblanc, whose head-
branch of the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas village quarters are in Hamburg. There‘s barely a child in
(which sells festive wares all year round in Rothen- Germany who hasn‘t played with a Käthe Kruse doll
burg ob der Tauber) one moment, then selecting a or watched captivated as trains whizz by on a
Samsonite suitcase the next. Or there is Rosenthal, Märklin model railway.
a leading German brand for homeware, lifestyle You can buy all these wonderful products and more
goods and gifts that has been based in Bavaria at world-famous retail giants such as the KaDeWe
since 1879. Another household name on the store (Kaufhaus des Westens) department store on the
guides is Steiff, the company that produces the Ku‘damm in Berlin, futuristic malls designed by
teddy bears with the trademark “button in the ear”. internationally acclaimed architects (in Frankfurt
Käthe Wohlfahrt, The bears and other cuddly animals are made in and Cologne).
Swarovski angel with lantern Giengen in southern Germany where you watch www.germany-tourism.de/shopping

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Golf

Golf- and Country Club Fleesensee Heiligendamm: Kempinski Grand Hotel

Generation Golf –
Once considered an
Feel good in luxurious Greens elitist sport for the
Nestled in the Upper Bavarian Alps close to Mount A leading German golf magazine recently named rich and privileged,
Watzmann and Mount Kehlstein, the Inter- the Schloss Teschow Golf and Wellness Hotel
golf now appeals to
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Continental Resort Hotel in Berchtesgaden is home among the top eight resorts in the country. Both the
to Germany’s highest-altitude golf course – the country park and its 18-hole championship golf an increasingly wider
ultimate experience for players who like to tee off course – complete with ponds, bunkers and
demographic all over
to mountains views. The fabulous nine-hole course immaculate greens – have been sculpted from the
lies 1,000 metres (3,281 feet) above sea level and gently undulating countryside known as the world.
spreads out over an area of 24 hectares (approx. Mecklenburg Switzerland. For those who enjoy the
59acres). finer things in life, the gourmet cuisine in the hotel GolfResort Semlin am See
The region around Munich is in a class of its own is some of the best in the region.
when it comes to golf. Players are spoilt for choice Heiligendamm on the Baltic coast is famed for its
with eleven courses within a 40km radius (approx. seafront buildings with their classical white facades.
25 miles) of the city. Right up there with the best is The elegant Kempinski Grand Hotel is regarded as
the golf retreat in Alpenhof Murnau. The greens the finest of them all, and the latest string to its
and water hazards enjoy particular fame in this part bow is a 27-hole golf course. Liberally sprinkled with
of the world. challenging obstacles and close to the sea, it has
Another top location for golf is the Hartl Resort in everything a golfer could wish for.
Bad Griesbach. One of Europe's finest golf resorts, Fleesensee Golf and Country Club, which is built on
it offers no end of options for golfers on grounds the shore of a lake, is the definitive place to play Golf Deluxe Intercontinental
Resort Berchtesgaden
covering 600 hectares (approx. 1,482 acres). There golf in Germany. Located between Hamburg and
are six 18-hole golf courses for keen players to test Berlin in the breathtaking Mecklenburg Lakes
their skills, three of them designed to championship region, it’s worth a visit for the scenery alone.
standards by former Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Occupying an area of 550 hectares (1,359 acres)
Langer. and with lakes, streams, bunkers and greens of
The Sport & SPA Resort A-ROSA Scharmützelsee is superlative quality, the club is the perfect place for
a dream come true for golfers of all abilities. It is golfers to lower their handicap.
surrounded by lakes of varying shapes and sizes in
the unspoilt moraine landscape south-east of
Berlin. Professional golfer Nick Faldo designed the
three 18-hole golf courses at the resort, which have
a host of fiendish water hazards to overcome. www.germany-tourism.de/golf
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A-ROSA
Finest Hideaway Resorts

The variety on offer at our


select A-ROSA Resorts is quite
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landscape of forests and lakes, A-ROSA Scharmützelsee The five-star landscape is already there –
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where you can get in tune with sheltering branches, the resort finds its be able to see for themselves that there is still
natural home. The spacious resort grounds room for superlatives in Sylt when the Grand
your own personal rhythm are right on the banks of the Scharmützelsee, SPA Resort A-ROSA Sylt has its grand
thanks to our very personal surrounded by golf courses and forests. opening in List in 2010.
atmosphere. Representing the Anyone in search of rest and relaxation will
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heart of nature: just the thing to restore the This resort at the heart of the Alps has
demand the highest possible balance of their body and soul in harmony everything to set your heart racing. The
standards of our spas, with nature. outstanding location. The visionary
restaurants, golf and sports Nick Faldo, Stan Eby and Arnold Palmer are architecture. The perfect service. And you are
facilities, to offer you a whole the designers of this phenomenal golf our guest. Delight in the elegant architecture,
experience. It seems only logical that the dedicated service and the passion for that
new host of experiences. course was crowned a five-star superior extra special touch. (Bertelsmann: “Austria’s
course by the German Association of Golf Hotel of the Year 2008”, Busche Verlag: “SPA
Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Travemünde Courses, and awarded “Germany’s Leading Diamond 2008”)
This elegant resort combines an impressive Golf Resort” (World Travel Awards 2008).
view of the beach and the Baltic, classic
spa architecture and modern design. Such Hotel Neptun
a harmonious blend offers just what any Hotel Neptun in Warnemünde is right on the
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guest needs to relax and indulge themselves beautiful sandy beach and offers the best For more information
to the max. views all round. Baltic fans will love the clear
In the SPA-ROSA time and space fade away sea view from the rooms and from the A-ROSA Resort Management GmbH
Am Kaiserkai 69
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DE-20457 Hamburg
being. The range of treatments and facilities is relaxation will enjoy the view from the SPA Tel. +49 (0)40 - 30 03 22 100
as large as it is exquisite, so you’ll be tempted too, as well as a distinctive wellness zone Fax +49 (0)40 - 30 03 22 109
from the moment you lay eyes on them. (Der including Germany’s first original deutsche_welten@a-rosa.de
Feinschmecker: “Hotel of the Year 2007”) thalassotherapy centre. www.a-rosa.de
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A WORLD OF HOSPITALITY
M HOTELS
M Hotels (37 M Hotels in Germany)
are located in the most beautiful holiday
regions, such as the Baltic coast and the Black
Forest, but also in the most exciting German
cities. And one of those is, beyond doubt,
Munich, capital of the Free State of Bavaria.
As host for the Oktoberfest, Munich welcomes
year after year millions of visitors from all over
the world. The M Hotel Munich in a
central location near the main station and
Stachus square enthuses its guests with
unusual culinary programmes and heartfelt
cordiality. The M Hotel Frankfurt is
situated adjacent to the trade fair centre and
only a few minutes’ drive from Frankfurt
Airport. Just like the financial metropolis of
Frankfurt the M Hotel has
a lot of international flair: every day, guests
from all over the world enjoy good food and
good times in its Sushi restaurant, “lifestyle
bar” and M Sports Club.

The M Hotel Berlin presents itself in a


cosmopolitan but also very traditional way.
It is only a few steps away from ultra-modern
Potsdam square with the Sony Center. The
hotel itself with its high class furnishing of
dark wood and bright marble, a lot of glass and
resplendent chandeliers conveys the
M Hotels – Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt
impression that the guests are in Berlin but
also in another world. Inside the hotel, which
was opened in August 2005, the fabulous decor
takes its cue from the glamour and decadence
of 1920s Germany.
Another jewel in the M portfolio was
inaugurated December 2007 in Düsseldorf, former capital of West Germany, where
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the capital of the federal state of North Rhine- visitors will find ancient buildings and
Westphalia. The M Hotel Düsseldorf is museums, including the Art and Exhibition
located at the airport with direct access to the Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany.
terminal. The first class hotel has 533 rooms The M Hotel Bonn is the ideal base for
For more information
including the largest presidential suite in business or pleasure in the Rhineland. It is
Düsseldorf with 220 sqm. also close to a number of acclaimed clinics. M Hotels
International Sales Office
Many towns and cities in Germany have a
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JAKOBSBERG
Hotel & Golf Club
WHERE YOU STEP
STRAIGHT OUT
ONTO THE FAIRWAY
Time-honoured building – bird‘s eye view of the hotel

Jakobsberg Hotel & Golf Club is set high above the famous Loreley
Valley along the Rhine, the father of all rivers in Germany. The four-
star-superior hotel is a beacon of luxury and refinement for food
lovers, golfers and more.
For centuries, the Loreley Valley has been a Lomi Nui (a Hawaiian-style temple massage)
source of inspiration for great artists such as and chocolate massages are on offer alongside
Heinrich Heine, Clemens Brentano and William all the usual suspects. A sauna, tanning salon
Turner. A UNESCO World Heritage site since and swimming pool complete the picture.
2002, it now attracts visitors from all over the Fine food and drink awaits in the à la carte
world. There are few better places from which Klostergut Restaurant and the bistro café,
to enjoy the region than Jakobsberg Hotel & located right beside the golf course. The
Golf Club, part of which is set in the walls of regional and international specialities at both
an abbey founded by Frederick the Victorious are only ever made using fresh, seasonal
in the 12th century. More than 100 rooms and ingredients. above: Hotel gate
suites offer spacious surroundings for guests. below: late baroque period chapel
But that’s not all – as well as luxury, fine food Couples tying the knot can do so at the
and wellness, the complex has a strong focus wonderfully romantic baroque chapel located
on sport and activities. Top of the list, of within the hotel grounds on Jakobsberg hill.
course, is golf. The hotel is happy to arrange all the enter-
Right outside the main door is an 18-hole tainment from the reception to the wedding
championship course tended by Jakobsberg dinner. Your big day can even include a
Golf Club. Together with the hotel, it is sightseeing trip in a helicopter, hot air balloon
surrounded by forests, castles and spectacular or covered wagon, or a river cruise to the
hills, while your gaze returns time and time Loreley rock.
again to the breathtaking river valley. The Rhine, of course, is also famous for its
But there‘s more to do than just play golf: wines: the hotel hosts regular local wine
indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash tastings and has a cellar stocked with the best
© JAKOBSBERG Hotel & Golfanlage

courts, a badminton hall, bowling alleys and that the region has to offer. There are even
a gym are just some of the sporting facilities walking trails and cycle paths through the
on offer. Or why not try something new? surrounding vineyards.
Clay pigeon or target shooting, for example,
For more information
on our private range.
JAKOBSBERG Hotel & Golfanlage
After working up a sweat or playing a round
Im Tal der Loreley | DE-56154 Boppard
of golf, you can unwind in our wellness and Tel. +49 (0)6742-80 80 | Fax: +49 (0)6742-30 69
beauty centre. Exotic offerings such as Lomi info@jakobsberg.de | www.jakobsberg.de
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AS IF YOU WERE ACTUALLY THERE ...
HOLLYWOOD
MEDIA HOTEL

The Hollywood Media Hotel on the


Kurfürstendamm in Berlin pays homage
to films, world-famous movie stars and
big-screen legends. The location of this
4-star establishment couldn't be better.
Not only is the Kurfürstendamm, the most
popular shopping street in Berlin, right
on your doorstep, but you are also within
easy reach of the zoo, the iconic memorial
church and Potsdamer Platz.

There’s simply no getting away from the theme buffets. Conference delegates and large effects of a spa shower. Personal massages
of Hollywood and the big screen. Walking groups can also have lunch and a sumptuous and cosmetic treatments can be booked
around the hotel is like taking a walk through dinner in the restaurant. separately.
movie history with around 500 framed posters,
original film photos and shrines devoted to The private auditorium “Neue Lupe” with its Rest and relaxation, luxury and glamour,
classic films. Actual sets and stills from films stage and multimedia equipment is set up for celebrities and idols: experience all this and
by the Berlin-based producer and owner of the film previews, lectures and presentations but more in Berlin’s number one film hotel, where
hotel Artur Brauner complete the cinematic can also be used for business functions and you become one of a universe of stars.
picture. Each of the 182 rooms, suites and press conferences. In total, there are nine
apartments is named after a famous actor or conference rooms in the hotel so that any
actress and includes a portrait as well as a event can be given the big-screen treatment.
lovingly researched biography. Whether you
prefer the classic elegance of a diva such as The name to remember if you want to banish
Marlene Dietrich or the rebellious charms of your everyday cares is “Cleopatra”, otherwise
a James Dean, there is a star to suit your known as the wellness centre and gym on the
personality in the Hollywood Media Hotel. sixth floor of the hotel. In an elegant spa suite
© Hollywood Media Hotel GmbH

From the moment you walk through the door, themed on ancient Egypt, you can enjoy a
you play the lead role and enjoy the service pampering fit for the Queen of the Nile herself.
and luxuries that A-list celebrities take But that's not all: you can also enjoy a workout For more information
for granted. using state-of-the-art fitness equipment from Hollywood Media Hotel
crosstrainers to multigyms, relax afterwards
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In the Bel Air restaurant, you begin the day in the steamroom and Finnish light-therapy Tel. +49 (0)30-88 91 00 | Fax: +49 (0)30-88 91 02 80
with a champagne breakfast with hot and cold sauna, then rinse off under the realistic rain www.filmhotel.de
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 BADEN-BADEN
INTERNATIONAL BAUHAUS YEAR 2009
VINTAGE CAR RALLY
July 10 -12, 2009 Join in the Celebrations for the
Car enthusiasts and lovers of
nostalgia come together on
Bauhaus Anniversary
Kaiserallee to celebrate the Walter Gropius ushered in a remarkable artistic
splendid limousines and ancient revolution when he founded the Bauhaus 90 years ago.
jalopies under the romantic
glow of more than 2,000 Standards in architecture and design were completely
HIGHLIGHTS Chinese lanterns. turned on their head, and the buildings and objects
that resulted can still be seen today – especially in
BERLINALE  Weimar, where the school was first located. From 1 April
Feb 05 - 15, 2009 to 5 July 2009, the town is marking the 90th
The Berlinale has been drawing
international film stars, starlets anniversary of Bauhaus with an exhibition entitled
and movie buffs to Berlin since “The birth of the Bauhaus”. Throughout 2009,

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1951: it is ranked alongside
Thuringia is celebrating the foremost art school of the
Cannes and Venice as one of the
world’s top three film festivals. 20th century with a host of exciting events, including
exhibitions such as ”The Bauhaus in Jena“ (22 March
to 7 June, Jena) and ”Struggle for the Bauhaus“
(7 June to 2 August, Erfurt).
 JAZZ RALLY,
DÜSSELDORF
May 29 - 31, 2009
The open-air stages and bars
around the old quarter will be
ringing with the sounds of jazz
from progressive New York
Underground to the traditional
New Orleans sound for three
full days.

MUSEUM EMBANKMENT 
FESTIVAL, FRANKFURT
Aug 28 - 30, 2009
The colourful programme of
Events
cabaret, variety and music put
together by the museums,
plus a variety of delicious food
Concerts
and drink, fills the riverside
promenades with life for three Exhibitions
whole days.

 HAMBURG PORT
ANNIVERSARY

2009 May 08 - 10, 2009


The world’s biggest port festival
takes place on land, sea and in

© Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main | Rodemann Schütze/IMG Sachsen-Anhalt | Hamburg Tourismus GmbH
the air and features a packed
programme of sailboat parades,
tugboat ballet, balloon rides,
skydiving, artistic and culinary
delights.

HANDEL IN HALLE INTERNATIONAL 


Festival to mark the 250th FIREWORK COMPETITION,
HANNOVER
Anniversary of his Death May 16, June 06, Aug
The great composer George Frederick Handel died 22, Sep 05 + 19, 2009
The elite of the pyrotechnic
250 years ago. In 2009, to commemorate the occasion,
world demonstrate their art
Hannover Marketing & Tourist GmbH | Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

fans of classical music from all over the world will against the magnificent
descend on towns and cities in Germany associated backdrop of the Herrenhausen
Gardens, accompanied by music
with the master of the baroque. Handel was born in
from classic to pop.
Halle, which plays host to an exclusive musical
programme in June as part of the annual Handel  HEIDELBERG
Festival. Besides exhibitions, lectures and concerts, AUTUMN FAIR
audiences can look forward to outstanding Sep 26, 2009
A traditional street fair with
performances of his finest operas. Splendid venues craft stalls and a medieval
such as Halle Opera House and the Handel-Haus market, featuring entertainment
always add a touch of prestige to the festival, but the for all ages from performance
poetry to traditional street
appearance of Queen Elizabeth II, patron of the Handel performers.
Year promises to be something extra special.

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 16TH "CHRISTMAS FAIR


FOR APPLIED ARTS“,
KARLSRUHE
Dec 05 - 14, 2009
In cooperation with the Baden-
July 19
June 18 –
Württemberg Craftsmen’s
Association, the Baden State
Museum will be presenting the
many facets of contemporary
arts and crafts.
© Sabine Reichert/Karlsruher Weinachtsmesse | Jill Krementz | Stefan A. Schuhbauer - v. Jena

ARTIST COUPLES – 
LOVE, ART AND
PASSION, COLOGNE HISTORIC
24TH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Oct 31, 2008 –
Feb 08, 2009
HIGHLIGHTS
The exhibits by well-known
Highlights OF GERMANY
artist couples such as Claudel & Thur. June 18 Fri. July 3
Handel-Gala with Cecilia Prague Gala
Rodin or Kahlo & Rivera show
Bartoli Czech Philharmony Orchestra
how artists have influ-enced one Basel Chamber Orchestra Juraj Valcuha ·Vilde Frang ·
another. Wallraf-Richartz- Yeol-Eum Son ·Winner of the
Fri. June 19
Museum & Foundation Corboud. ”Kissinger KlavierOlympiade”
Opening Concert
National Orchestra of Athens· Sat. July 4
 MUNICH, CARL ORFF Byron Fidetzis· Heinrich Schiff· Master Concert
FESTIVAL 2009 Skalkottas: Greek Dances Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Tschaikowsky: “Rokoko Lothar Zagrosek· Daniel Müller-
June 19 - Aug 09, Variations“ · Bruch: Kol Nidrei · Schott· Brahms: Haydn-
2009 Dvorják: Symphony no 8 Variationen · Haydn: Concert for
William Shakespeare’s violoncello · C major ·
Fri. June 26
“A Midsummer Night's Dream” Schumann: Symphony no 4
Vienna Piano Soirée
kicks off the festival at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Sun. July 12
abbey near Munich which is Fabio Luisi·Elisabeth Vienna Classical Soirée
famous for its brewery. Leonskaja·Beethoven: Piano Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart
Andechs Abbey concert no 5· Sir Roger Norrington · Lars Vogt·
Brahms: Symphony No 2 Haydn: Symphony no 94 and no 100 · AUGSBURG
Beethoven: Piano concert no 3
Sun. June 28
Tschaikowsky-Soirée Sun. July 19
FREIBURG
Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra
Closing Concert
Orchestre National de Lyon
ERFURT
Vladimir Fedosejew·Janine Jun Märkl · Jean-YvesThibaudet ·
HEIDELBERG

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Jansen·Tschaikowsky: Polonaise Mendelssohn: Ouvertüre op. 26
from ”Eugen Onegin“ and and Symphony no 3 ·
violin concert· Gershwin: Piano concert KOBLENZ
Prokofieff: Symphony no 5
MAINZ
KISSINGER SOMMER • Rathausplatz 4 • DE-97688 Bad Kissingen
Phone : +49 (0)9718-07 11 10 • Fax: +49 (0)9718-07 11 09
www.kissingersommer.de • eMail: kissingersommer@stadt.badkissingen.de
MÜNSTER
OSNABRÜCK
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multimedia technology. TRIER
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FRIEDRICHSTADTPALAST
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THEATRE IN BERLIN STUTTGART
have visited these towns
Dazzling Entertainment with Top March 21, 2009 and cities – from the
90 museums, galleries, studios
Level Stars and cultural institutions present Roman emperor
exhibitions and numerous Augustus to Martin
Josephine Baker, Joe Cocker und Liza Minelli – the list special programmes until the Luther, Johann
of great names, who have won over their public in the early hours, along with exciting Sebastian Bach and
live events and parties. Goethe. Follow in their
Friedrichstadtpalast is long and growing.
Every evening the stage of the greatest revue theatre illustrious footsteps and
visit Germany’s his-
in Europe is transformed into the unique fireworks of
 BOTTICELLI, FRANKFURT
torical towns and cities
light effects and breathtaking choreography of where lives past and
an international dance ensemble. The show “Qi – eine Nov 13, 2009 -
Feb 28, 2010 present are interwoven.
Palast- Phantasie” has been enchanting guests from Lovers of Renaissance Art will
around the world. A special highlight is the ice surface enjoy the Exhibition about the
artist Sandro Botticelli in
When are
moving within a unique dance-in-the-round with
stirring music and dazzling colours.
Frankfurts noted art institution,
which host the Städel museum
you coming?
Those who want to mount the stage themselves, have as well as a famous art school. www.historicgermany.com
www.staedelmuseum.de
an opportunity to do so with a glimpse behind stage.
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STRIEZELMARKT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

A R T
Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2009
The Striezel market, one of ATHLETICS IN BERLIN
Germany’s oldest Christmas
markets is known for its regional
Striving for Medals in the Capital of
INDICATOR handmade products like lace
from Plauen, ornate wood-
Germany
carvings from the Erzgebirge Berlin, the host city for the 12th IAAF World Champion-
Dennenlohe  Mountains and of course the ships in Athletics, is ready and set to welcome the
famous Dresdner Christstollen.
Castle Park finest athletes in the world in August 2009. Building on
WIESBADEN THEATRIUM 
the success of the 2007 event in Osaka, Japan, some
2,000 competitors from more than 200 countries will

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(WILHELMSTRASSE
STREET FESTIVAL)

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challenge for medals in the Olympic Stadium. But not
June 11 - 13, 2009 every one of the 47 disciplines is fought out in this
The traditional street festival
with street performers, bands, legendary venue. Spectators from all over the world
craft market and food & drink will also congregate in the city centre to cheer on the
stalls, has been attracting marathon runners, who begin and end their race at the
thousands of visitors for more
than 30 years. Brandenburg Gate. Half a million people are expected
to attend the event.
German President Horst
DENNENLOHE  KAISERSTUHL AND
Köhler is already on the
CASTLE PARK TUNIBERG WINE FESTIVAL
Aug 28 - 31, 2009 guest list as patron of
Among the top twenty
of Germany’s most beautiful One of the biggest wine festi- the championships.
parks vals in Baden. Regional wines
are served along with culinary
3, 2009
The Castle has been in pos- specialities and there is a
session of the Süsskind family
for 8 generations. Today the
varied programme of events Aug 15 - 2
including the coronation of the
manor houses host a vintage wine princess.
car museum, a tavern, a new
chocolaterie, castle stores,
an antiques shop and an art DUHNEN MUDFLAT 
gallery in the historic HORSE RACES
hippodrome. It is the largest June 19, 2009
Rhododendron park in Galloping and trotting races Ev e n t s
Southern Germany. have taken place on the
mudflats off the North Sea
resort of Duhnen since 1902.
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Dennelohe classic days with
When Munich welcomes the World June 25 - July 12,
concerts and operas
in July and August
2009
Some people associate Munich with the Hofbräuhaus Artists from around the globe
Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG, Karl-Heinz Raach

Estate farm with shops, beer hall or the Olympiastadion, but for most it is the present world class traditional
gallery and gastronomy home of the Oktoberfest. Millions of people from all and modern musik at one of
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Europe’s oldest and most


Guided tours with Baron over the world come every year to enjoy the numerous renowned tentfestivals.
Süsskind himself beer tents, fairground rides and other attractions on
PARK OPENING 2009: the ”Wies’n“, slang for the Theresienwiese grounds
April 01 – Nov 01 where the Oktoberfest takes place. The Oktoberfest  SCHAURAUM - FEST
runs for just over two weeks and, with so much to do, DER MUSEEN UND
SCHLOSS DENNENLOHE
you might just need that long. Exercise your drinking GALERIEN, MÜNSTER
DE-91743 Unterschwaningen
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Fax: +49 (0) 9836 96889 self to hearty Bavarian specialities and brave a white- readings, expositions, musical-
Schloss@Dennenlohe.de
knuckle ride on the Olympia Looping rollercoaster. Fun, and cultural events, will colour-
Member of the Royal Horticultural Society & fully transform the city’s
Botanic Gardens Conservation International thrills and an unforgettable experience for the whole
squares and quarters.
family await at the largest public festival in the world.
www.Dennenlohe.de

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Visit the new Catapult-Coaster! Aug 31, 2008 – Feb 01,
Slowly, the train is moving through the darkness. 2009
Ten museums have joined forces SPECIAL FEATURE
Suddenly: deadlock. Breathless attention, hearts are to stage the “Hannover goes Exhibits wait to be touched
beating faster and faster! Launch – in 2.5 seconds Fashion” exhibition project, and to be tried out – an –
looking at the subject of fashion unprecedented museum
from 0 to 100! At a height of almost 40 metres the
from every different angle. experience so far.
train turns around – it’s pure adrenaline! A 32 metres
high loop – oh my God, I’m upside down! A steep turn
follows straight away, then a roll to the right, another ROSTOCKER KUNST- 
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who are daring enough  “LOOKING FOR in Berlin’s historical centre.
to ride the new catapult- MUSHROOMS” LUDWIG Erich Honecker on the wall,
coaster at Europa-Park, MUSEUM, COLOGNE Stasi technology to try out
until early March and a Trabant for you to drive
will feel from the season take you back into another era.
2009 on. 2009
Beat Poets, Hippies, Funk and
Minimal Art: Art and Counter-
INFORMATION
www.europa-park.co.uk culture in San Francisco
Phone +49(0)30-847 123 73-1
1955 - 1968
www.ddr-museum.de
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Specific Travel Information
Geography Passports and visas Money
Germany is located in the centre of Europe. It forms People from most Asian countries need a visa to Since 2002, the Euro has been legal tender in EU
a bridge between the maritime West of Europe and enter the Federal Republic of Germany. A Schengen member states.
the continental East, between the warmer South visa entitles you to visits of up to 90 days per six- For more information please visit: www.euro.ecb.int.
and the cool North. Germany is a triad of mountain months period throughout the Schengen area. This has eliminated exchange rates and the need to
ranges, upland and lowland plains – the Bavarian Visitors from Australia and New Zealand do not exchange money for travel within the European
Alps in the South, the pleasant wooded mountains need a visa at all for stays up to 90 days. Australian Monetary Union. You can access cash round the
of the Mittelgebirge in the centre of the country citizens aged 18 to 30 are eligible for a Working clock at cash-dispensing machines using an EC card
and the low country along the North Sea and Baltic Holiday Visa. and international credit cards. These are accepted
Sea coasts in the North. For more information go to for payment almost everywhere. A 19 % or 7 % rate
www.germanembassy.org.au of value-added tax is levied on most goods and
Climate For further information please contact the German services. Currency: 1 Euro = 100 Cents
Germany’s climate is temperate. The average embassy of your country. Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euro
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(June/July–Aug./Sept.), dropping to around 0 °C in
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The most important telephone numbers in Germany is situated in the Central European Time
Language emergencies are: 110 for general emergencies and Zone (CET). Daylight savings time (summer time)
It is generally easy to get by in English in Germany. the police 112 for the fire brigade and accident applies from the end of March to the end of
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contact the local emergency doctor.

By Air large range of tailor-made services available for all visitors from abroad
Germany is served by more than 100 international airlines. Lufthansa, together travelling to or in Germany by rail. The following passes can be obtained
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call 0180/583842672 for Lufthansa information and reservations). All airports This special offer enables visitors to travel on all scheduled trains operated by
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48 million passengers a year. 110 scheduled passenger airlines fly directly to Pass is also valid on ships on the Rhine and the Mosel (Köln-Düsseldorfer
around 290 towns and cities throughout the world. Frankfurt airport has two German Rhine Line) and also enables pass holders to obtain reduced fares on
railway stations: a long-distance train station and a regional train station. From Europabus lines operated by German Touring. For young people there is the
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run every 15 minutes from the regional train station (Regionalbahnhof) to the The Eurailpass, a joint offer by 17 European rail systems, is valid for various
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+49 (0) 69/69 00 Germany but also throughout Western, Central and Northern Europe. The
Munich airport (MUC) Eurailpass Flexi enables pass holders to travel on certain days of one’s own
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passengers a year. With a choice of road and rail links, there are many ways to young people the Eurailpass Youth and Eurailpass Youth Flexi are the best
travel to and from Munich Airport International. Trams running on the S1 and options to meet any travel needs.
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The fully automatic monorail SkyTrain connects the Airport Rail Station to the By Car
terminal and is served by 300 trains daily. Service hotline: +49 (0) 211/2 11/42 10 Germany has an ultra-modern, efficient system of motorways. More than 700
Hamburg airport (HAM) service areas, filling stations, motels and kiosks are open day and night on the
Hamburg airport (HAM) serves almost 11 million passengers a year, making it 11,000 kilometres of autobahn. The following lead-free types of fuels are
Germany’s fifth-largest airport. About 70 airlines fly directly to 120 destinations available: Normal (91 octane), Super (95 octane), Super Plus (98 octane) and
worldwide. Within the last years, Hamburg airport transformed from a metro- diesel. The following speed limits must be observed: autobahn 130 km/h
politan hub to one of Europe’s most convenient and appealing airports. Under- (recommended), outside built-up areas 100 km/h and built-up areas 50 km/h.
ground trains (U1) and S-Bahn trams (S1 and S11) run from Ohlsdorf station to When driving in Germany, it is highly recommended to have a valid international
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both front and rear seats. The blood alcohol limit is currently 0.5 per mil.
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neighbouring European countries. Information is available from all Deutsche
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There are also scheduled services on all the major rivers and lakes in Germany and
Discover
Australia
Embassy of the FRG
119, Empire Circuit, Yarralumla,
along the coasts.
Information on passenger services on the Rhine, Main and Mosel is available from:
Germany –
A.C.T. 2600, Canberra
Consulate General of the FRG
480 Punt Road
Köln-Düsseldorfer
Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG with Avis!
South Yarra, Vic. 3141 | Melbourne Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Köln | Phone: +49 (0) 221/2 08 83 18
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N.S.W. 2025, Sydney

Bahrain
Children
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Alhasan Building small children can be booked on all long-distance trains and there are baby-chang-
Sh. Hamad Causeway
Building No. 668 ing facilities at motorway service areas. Many restaurants offer children’s menus.
Diplomatic Area 317 | Manama
Hong Kong
Consulate General of the FRG Wellness in Germany
United Centre, 21st floor Wellness in Germany can give you new joie-de-vivre: over 300 modern health
95 Queensway-Central
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Chennai 600008
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Kalkutta
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193 Backbay Reclamation
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Potsdam und Berlin: Schlösser und Parks von Potsdam Sanssouci, Nebelhorn 2224 State Border
Glienicke und Pfaueninsel • Castles and Parks of Potsdam Sanssouci, Zürich SCHWEIZ Oberstdorf 2962
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Impressum www.dmg-zentrale.de Alexandra Schlossarek Anne Bulian by LingServe
Claudia Schmidt Jessica Peters
Herausgeber Typeline Werbeagentur Nils Recktenwald Text and picture reprints and
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e. V. GmbH & Co.KG EDITORIAL Claudia Santos copies only with publishers
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60325 Frankfurt/Main DE-60314 Frankfurt (Chief editor) AUTHORS
Internet: www.deutschland-tourismus.de Tel. +49 (0) 69 95 14 49 0 Eva-Christina Glaser Uta Buhr: Cover picture:
www.germany-tourism.de hallo@typeline.de Sandra Pappe Page 32, 33, 35 Panorama of Freudenstadt,
Extranet: www.deutschland-extranet.de www.typeline.de
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