Wiesbaden is a charming town known for its 19th century spa atmosphere and casino. It is situated at the river Rhein and is an ideal starting point for excursions into the unique region of Rheingau. The area is famous for its wines, manor houses and castles, as well as the fascinating view over the valley.
Innsbruck is especially known as a ski destination, with nine ski regions and over 280 kilometers of slope in close proximity. Innsbruck is the perfect destination for winter and summer, for active holidays and those who want to enjoy the advantages of a city in the Alps.
The city at the river Elbe is also known as Florence of the Elbe, due to its many Italian style buildings from the time when Dresden was the richest capital of the kingdom Saxonia. It is a green and lush city, which is dominated by the river Elbe and its green meadows along the river banks and the Frauenkirche, which has been completely rebuilt the last years.
The “Free and Hanseatic” City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. On the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the third largest port in Europe and an important cruise harbor. The city is young, trendy and cool and influenced by water.
"Vienna is like a museum” – at least that is the impression many get at first sight when visiting the city. There are still many buildings from the times of monarchy in Austria which can be rented as exclusive venues for gala dinners. The Habsburgs built their summer palace "Schönbrunn Palace" just a few kilometers from Vienna's city center and it is still Austria´s number one sight to visit. However, there are even more summer residences close by, which are always worth a visit. For instance, the city of Baden, which reminds of a noble summer village from former times. All that is still existing for sightseeing experiences, especially with the background that Vienna is the most livable city in the world.
The elegant, life-affirming city on the Rhine stands for fashion, shopping, culture and extraordinary events. From Königsallee – fondly known as the “Kö”, a luxury shopping avenue – it’s just a short walk to the historical Altstadt (Old Town) with its 260 bars and restaurants, said to be the "longest bar in the world". Its flair is famous, its narrow streets are vibrant, and the multifaceted cultural scene produces spectacular events and international trade shows.
In 1497, Leipzig was granted imperial trade fair privileges, which is the basis of the city’s long trade fair tradition until today. Ever since being a center of commerce and culture, Leipzig has a lot to offer!
Hardly any other city can claim such a rich musical heritage as Leipzig. Names like Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy are inextricably linked to Leipzig. Today, cultural enjoyment is still provided by the Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera or the world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir. Johann Wolfgang Goethe studied in Leipzig and immortalized the restaurant Auerbachs Keller in his play “Faust”.
Owing to its unique system of passageways, the historic city center exudes a distinctive flair. Stylish boutiques and top department stores invite visitors to shop and stroll. Most of the city's sights are located within walking distance, e. g. the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas Church, which was the initial point of the peaceful Monday demonstrations that lead to the fall of the wall in 1989.
Graz is located about 200 km south of Vienna and is the second largest city in Austria. It is known for its charming old town, good food and an extensive cultural scene.
The heart of Graz's old town is formed by pedestrian zones, in which there are many cafés, shops and boutiques. The historic centre with its small streets and red roofs has even been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Above the old town on the Schlossberg is the most famous landmark of Graz, the Uhrturm (clock tower).
Graz was named European Capital of Culture in 2003 and took the opportunity to expand its wide range of museums and cultural offerings.
On a day trip to Southern Styria, also known as Austrian Tuscany, it is a must to visit the local vineyards, enjoy regional pumpkin products or stop at one of the traditional "Buschenschank" restaurants.
And last but not least, once a year all hell breaks loose in Graz when Formula 1 arrives at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, only 74 km from Graz.
The Hanseatic city of Bremen is a historic city, fairytale-like yet cosmopolitan. And Bremen is also the tenth largest city in Germany, European center of aerospace, city of science and location of one of Europe's largest urban development projects, the Überseestadt. A city that surprises its visitors - with full intention!
The Hanseatic city is also home to world-famous brands: The German headquarters of the world's leading brewer AB InBev, from which the famous Beck's beer originates, is located here. And besides Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods), with products such as Jacobs coffee and Milka chocolate, Mercedes-Benz has also settled on the Weser.
Stuttgart and its surroundings stand for technology, tradition and innovation.
The city is a vibrant economic metropolis and offers a great cultural heritage. The diversity of the region is reflected in the architecture, which is characterized by baroque palaces as well as modern and innovating buildings.
International brands such as Bosch, Hugo Boss or Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have their origin in this productive and creative area.
And all of this is to be found amidst idyllic, topographically appealing scenery.