Germany off the beaten track

Top chefs will give you an introduction to the richly varied world of German gourmet cuisine. © la vie, Osnabrück

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Germany´s finest selection

History up Your life!

Historic Highlights of Germany is representing 14 of the best alternative cities for short breaks and itineraries and would like to help travelers to get to destinations off the beaten track. Augsburg, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Mainz, Münster, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Trier, Wiesbaden and Würzburg: each city has played a major role in changing the course of German, European and sometimes even world history. Our aim is to suggest tours with a rich cultural experience, friendly environment and a relaxing timeWe believe that our walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

Hoppy Beersday!

500 years German Purity Law

Riegele Brewery, Augsburg ©Bjoern RudekThe history of beer, peppered with entertaining and interesting anecdotes, leads you across the whole of Germany. Every place has its own style. The beer connects to the destination Traveling, like beer, is about enjoying life or as Benjamin Franklin once said: "Beer is living proof that God Loves us and wants us to be happy."

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UNESCO World Heritage

Our Universal Value

Potsdam: UNESCO World Heritage Sanssouci-Palace ©Bjoern RudekGermans are proud of their UNESCO World Heritage Sites which reflects the diversity of the cultural heritage and importance of history: 2,000 years of European cultural history have certainly left their mark on our cities: UNESCO protected sites of special cultural and natural significance can be found in our cities, too.

Münster and Osnabrück

Town Halls become European Heritage

The European Heritage Label goes to Münster and Osnabrück. ©Stadt MünsterThe European Commission has honored the historical Town Halls of Münster and Osnabrück for being “sites of the Westphalian Peace” - landmarks of European history!  Apart from ending the Thirty Years War through negotiations in both Town Halls (1648), the historical importance of the treaty is considered the beginning of the international system of laws.

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Upcoming Event

Skulptur Projekte Münster

Kunst am Aasee (Art at Lake Aa) ©Ralf EmmerichIn summer 2017, Münster hosts the renowned exhibition for the fifth time since 1977. Artists from many nations investigate the relationship between art, the public realm, and the urban environment and develop new, site-specific works for the public. From 10 June to 1 October 2017, approximately thirty new artistic concepts covering a spectrum from classical sculpture to performance art will inscribe themselves into the urban space of Münster.

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German Cuisine

Creative Cooking:
Our Top Chefs!

Franconian Asparagus ©HHoG/ TakanoStars rain over Germany´s historic cities! Guide Michelin awarded even more chefs of our cities with a star: Mario Sauer (Le Gourmet, Heidelberg), Marcel Spenkuch (Reisers am Stein, Würzburg) and Benedikt Faust (Kuno 1408, Würzburg).

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Your Germany experience

14 historic cities,
one incredible journey

Tracy BEE explores our cities. ©HHoG/ Mayerer
Our Travel Blog definitely provides ideas and inspiration to the travelers. Tracy BEE moves deliberately away from the most famous German cities and reveals what has remained hidden for many travelers until now: gems with an impressive cultural heritage and residents who love the connection between past and present!


Curtain, please!

Tango dancer´s in Rostock´s theatre ©Dorit GaetjenGood reasons to choose our cities: whether musicals, classical dramas, concerts, festivals or other events - you have come to the right place.

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Off the beaten track!

Merchant´s Bridge, Erfurt ©HHoG / TakanoExperience Germany the way the Germans do it. "CitySpheres" is what we call Germany off the beaten track.

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Getting around

Discover Germany by rail

ICE high-speed train ©DB Bahn AGDB Bahn´s trains take you to our cities while passing the most beautiful river valleys and fairytale castles.

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Complete Tour Packages

Bookings with our preferred partners means you won’t be dealing with a booking engine or anonymous call center. Instead, our preferred partners carefully handle every detail of your Germany trip.

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Historic Highlights of Germany: Sales Guide ©HHoGTravel Agents watch out: Our Sales Guide helps you with your daily work, illustrates the diverse range of offers and provides above all ideas and suggestions for your program planning.

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