Welcome to Germany
Germany is a favourite with travellers from all over the world. A destination that presents you with a wealth of tradition and leaves you with wonderful impressions. The historic German towns of Augsburg, Bremen, Heidelberg, Munster, Potsdam, Regensberg, Rostock, Trier and Wurzburg offer a tremendous variety of history and culture from bygone days. Travel the famous Romantic and Castle Roads, visiting towns such as Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau and Fussen.
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Unique Town and Cities
Augsburg was founded by the Romans and named after the emperor Augustus. The main attraction of Augsburg consist of the medieval streets, with its many old houses. The heart of the city is the Rathausplatz, with terraces where you can have a beer in summer and a big Christmas tree in winter.
Augsburg is a beautiful city that still maintains a large degree of its Renaissance character despite World War II damage. The highlight is the Maximilianstrasse, which features many fine houses with fancy Renaissance gables and magnificent fountains.
The playground of Europe's royalty and aristocracy in the early 1800s, Germany's famed holiday resort town of Baden-Baden, in the heart of the Black Forest, still draws thousands of tourists who come to relax in the waters and gamble in the casino. The Baden-Baden casino was built in the 1850s in the style of the Palace of Versailles, and is worth seeing while on holiday, even for those who do not gamble. Baden-Baden is also home to several art museums, a concert hall, and the Castle Hohenbaden.
The Black Forest region ‘Schwarzwald’ is known for its highlands, scenery and woods, the typical Black Forest Gateau (‘Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte’) and the traditional cuckoo-clock. The region is in a particularly rich mythological landscape. It is said to be haunted by werewolves, sorcerers, witches and the devil, in differing guises.
The name Black Forest was quite accurate in earlier times, when the forest was impenetrable. When the wood trade began to falter, clock-making stepped in and has been a successful industry for the Black Forest ever since the 17th century.
Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany (est. 1386). The Ruprecht-Karls-Universität is one of Germany’s larger academic institutions. During WWII, the city was nearly completely spared by allied bombings which destroyed most of Germany’s larger inner cities. As a result, Heidelberg has retained its baroque charm of narrow streets, picturesque houses and of course the world-famous Schloss.
Rüdesheim is located on the east bank of the Rhine, at the southern entrance to the Lorelei Valley, in the German wine production area, with Riesling being the chief wine. The Drosselgasse is the heart of Rüdesheim’s old town, full of beautifully decorated restaurants and taverns.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the town for all romantics. This old Imperial Free City is known for its well-preserved medieval old town - a destination for tourists from around the world. Discover its origins as a stronghold at the crossroads of important trade routes and its downfall during the 30 Years War, when you take the Nightwatchman Walking tour.
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Map of Germany
1German Escorted Coach Tours
These tours are created with special care, choosing the most scenic routes for you. The itinerary is designed to show as much as possible but at a leisurely pace which still allows you time to explore on your own. With crews of experienced drivers and multilingual guides we will make sure that your stay in Germany will be an enjoyable experience.
2German Christmas Markets
The German Christmas Markets are a festive meeting place for locals and a market for home-made Christmas ornaments and decorations. Some of the most traditional German handicrafts can be found here in the weeks before Christmas — from nutcrackers, wooden figurines, straw stars and smokers, to cookie tins, glass balls, toys, and tin tree ornaments. In many towns in Germany the Christian festival of Advent often coincides with the opening of the Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”.
3German Towns and City Packages
Enjoy the best of the Germany cities with these great value
city-stay packages. Choose from our range of German City Stay Packages to find what suits you. There are many options and we can tailor your city stay to suit you in cities such as:Berlin, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Hohenschwangau, Munich, Rudesheim and Frankfurt.
4German Day Touring
Experience the best of Germany on these memorable day tours departing from Frankfurt. Choose from our range of German Day Tours to find what suits you. There are many options.
4German Theme Parks
Experience the best Theme Parks in Germany such as Europa Park, Legoland, Phantasialand and Heide Park. Choose from our range to find what suits you. There are many options.
The Scenic Routes of Germany
1,000km, castles and palaces.
Mannheim (Elector’s Palace), Heidelberg (Old Town, Castle), Neckarsteinach (Four-Castle Town), Bad Rappenau (Moated Palace), Rothenburg (Historical buildings, Crime & Punishment Museum, Christmas Museum), Nuremberg (Old Town, Kaiserburg Castle), Bamberg (UNESCO, Altenburg Castle), Kulmbach (Plassenburg Castle), Bayreuth (Festival Town, Wagner)
500km, traditionally-made raw-milk cheeses & dairies. Holtsee (Dairy co-op, Cheese cellar, shops and guided tours), Molfsee (open-air museum), Kiel (Laboe Village, harbour), Glücksburg (moated castle, rosarium, Mencke Planetarium, “artefact” energy infotainment centre), Horst (Dannwisch Cheese Dairy), Bendorf (Lohmühle cheese makers) Plön (Lakes, castle), Oster-Ohrstedt (raw-milk cheese dairy) Ratzeburg (island town surrounded by four lakes).
350km, cycle route 424km, art, culture, nature & hospitality.
Würzburg (Episcopal Residenz Palace - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marienberg Citadel) Bad Mergentheim (Castle of the Teutonic Order), Rothenburg (Medieval townscape, Crime Museum, Christmas Museum), Dinkelsbühl (picturesque old town with 16 towers, fortifications), Nördlingen (Railway Museum, Ries Crater Museum), Harburg (Castle with seven arches), Augsburg (Fugger town-housing settlement for the poor, Puppet Theatre), Pfaffenwinkel (Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church), Schwangau (King Ludwig’s castles), Füssen (late medieval town centre with Hohes Schloss Castle and St. Mang Monastery)
Fairy Tale Route
600km, fairytales, myths, legends & culture.
Hanau (Birthplace and memorial to the Brothers Grimm), Steinau (Brothers Grimm House), Schwalmstadt (Little Red Riding Hood country), Schauenburg (Märchenwache arts and exhibition centre), Kassel (Capital of the German Fairytale Route, Brothers Grimm Museum), Hamlyn (The Pied Piper’s town), Hofgeismar (Sleeping Beauty’s castle: Sababurg), Trendelburg (Rapunzel), Polle (Cinderella), Bremen (Town musicians)
85km, wine, culture, nature, relaxation & fun.
Bockenheim (Our Lady of the Grapes, St. Lambert’s Church), Grünstadt (historical monuments), Bad Dürkheim (Giant wine barrel) Wachenheim (Castle) Deidesheim (Parish Church, museum) Neustadt (Half-timbered houses, railway museum, Hambach Castle), Edenboken (Old vintner’s houses), Bad Bergzabern (Palaces, Petronella Spa), Schweigen-Rechtenback (Gateway to the Wine Route)
This a small sample of the many themed scenic roads that Germany has to offer.