WESTERN GERMANY - appreciate the landscape and nature
is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south
has the highest peak with the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters (4,898 ft)
offers a region that is almost rectangular with a length of 200 km (120 mi) and breadth of 60 km (37 mi)
has an area of approximately 12,000 km² (4,600 sq mi)
German clock museum: 150 year old collection of Black Forest clocks in Furtwangen with history, traditions and culture.
...is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, south-western Germany
it is located on the western foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the, in the region of Karlsruhe.
made Former US President Bill Clinton so taken by this little town that he stated "Baden-Baden is so nice they had to name it twice“
was filmed much in Joseph Losey's 1975 movie The Romantic, with the Brenner's Park Hotel featuring particularly prominently
was host for the England Football Team during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, while their wives and girlfriends stayed at the local Brenner's Park Hotel
Activities for everyone: Hiking, golfing, water sports and horse riding, inline skating and even balloon trips – everything is possible. Race Fever in Iffezheim - A magical atmosphere, neck and neck racing, nail-biting suspense and the most glamorous and craziest hats you’ve ever seen! Why don’t you also enjoy an unforgettable day at the races? Top class cuisine, the unique buzz of the betting ring and racing that will bring everyone to their feet. With its healing springs, qualified clinics and stylish hotels, magnificent parks and abundant leisure and recreational facilities, Baden-Baden has all the ingredients to host your individual health program.
...is a beautiful city in Baden-Württemberg
is the biggest city region in Germany after the Ruhr Area, Frankfurt, and Berlin
is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks - unusual for German cities and often a cause of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the 'Cradle of the automobile‘
Alongside prominent sports events and cultural highlights, festivals and markets are a special feature of the State Capital.
Porsche Museum: The new Porsche Museum was opened at the beginning of 2009. The futuristic building's exhibition area rests on three concrete pillars and, as a consequence, creates the impression that it hovers. Eighty vehicles are on display - and also about another 200 smaller exhibits.
Mercedes Benz Museum: The modern Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt brings 120 years of automotive history to life. 1500 exhibits - including 160 vehicles - illustrate the development of the automobile from the very first horseless carriage to the modern limousine.
...lies at the centre of a heavily populated area, circled by a ring of smaller towns
stands for a world-famous castle, for Germany’s oldest university and for lanes steeped in history in the Old Town
is a modern scientific and economic location with an international reputation and a most lively and varied cultural scene. This attracts people from all over the world, some 3.5 million guests per year, 65 per cent of whom come for professional reasons
Whether you plan to visit Heidelberg with groups, by yourself or in two, the guided tours will allow you to discover new facets of an old town over and over again: Cityrallye, Heidelberg, the old city and two of its important districts, Old Town Rally for adults, Guided boat tour around the old town, Boat tour in Neckartal with the four castle city Neckarsteinach, Special tour: sound-experience in the Heilig-Geist church with a 30 minutes presentation of the organ, Guided tour through the Christmas Market and many more!
The German Bergstrasse: Rolling through a picturesque landscape between the gentle hills of the Odenwald and the broad flood plain of the River Rhine, the German Bergstraße is the route for lovers of romantic medieval towns and castles.
Speyer: The city of the German Kaisers on the Rhine, with its magnificent cathedral, has long held a special attraction for all those interested in art and cultural history.
...offers the Heidelberg Technology Park that hosts over 70 companies and is one of the three most important biotechnology centres in Germany
It has been known for millions of years. Nature herself formed the Allgäu to be of boundless beauty. From the glittering waters of Lake Constance over the rolling foothills up to the majesty of the Southern Alps
offers sites that fit for a king towards Neuschwanstein in the East and the highest views of all over to the Tannheimer Valley
Activities: During rafting, canoeing, tours in a Canadian and on the climbing wall, you can quench your hunger for sports and your thirst for adventure. On bicycle or mountain bike tours, adventure hikes, mountain trekking tours and during Nordic Walking, you experience the sunny side of the Allgäu region and strengthen your physical fitness. We also offer all sorts of fun sports including inline skating, summer tobogganing, water ski and a lot more. More than 200 high-performance cable cars and lifts support the activity skiing in the Allgäu. The Oberallgäu region offers a great variety of climbing walls, Alpine tours and trekking paths for all different kinds of performance levels with fantastic panoramas.
...has a landscape of beauty that forms a link between all those who see and enjoy it
Activities: Fantastic possibilities for sport and leisure await the guest - varied, invigorating and simply moving. Hike along beautiful hiking trails; cycle around the lake, swim at the bathing beaches and thermal swimming pools by the lake while enjoying a wonderful view of the mountains and the lake. Teeing off or putting on one of the well-tended golf courses is not a problem either, of course.
Islands: For a true taste of the tropics, pay a visit to Mainau, the island of flowers. Alongside fascinating vegetation, the island is home to Germany's largest butterfly house with viewing windows. The largest island in Lake Constance is the monastic island of Reichenau. It bears extraordinary testament to the religious and cultural role played by the Benedictine abbey in medieval society. Float above Lake Constance in the world's largest working airship and relive the Zeppelin legend. To the north-west of the lake lies the Hegau, a volcanic landscape with castles, palaces and charming villages.
...is characterised by the very best, from the culinary point of view, that the four neighbouring countries have to offer
It shows all typical elements of the European countries – go and enjoy the all pleasures they offer, like hot crêpes in the “Quartier Français” or a ride with the nostalgic merry-go-round from England for example.
...Invites the guest to make an excursion into German history, by strolling for example through the “German Alley”