Germany off the beaten track

The famous ruins of the Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) overlook the Old Town. © Heidelberg Marketing

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Germany´s finest selection

History up Your life!

Historic Highlights of Germany is representing 17 of the best alternative cities for short breaks and itineraries and would like to help travelers to get to destinations off the beaten track. Aachen, Augsburg, Bonn, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lübeck, Münster, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Trier, Tübingen, 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.

Call it yummy!

Culinary Delights in our cities

Franconian Asparagus ©HHoG/ TakanoGerman cuisine is characterized by regional diversity. Whether you like the creative and exclusive dishes from our top chefs or the down-to-earth meals of local cuisine: in our cities you encounter many temptations.


New member city


Tuebingen ©WIT/Joachim MendeTübingen is our newest members of the Historic Highlights of Germany. Aswell as all our other cities, Tübingen represents the diversity of Germany, the country's history, local traditions, culinary delights and enable travelers to meet people, enjoy their way of life.

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Travel Our Beer Route

Germany´s Beer Heritage Journey are beer destinations beyond the Oktoberfest!  The Historic Highlights beer route from Rostock to Augsburg showcases the best of localized brewing traditions. You have the chance to taste beers you have never heard of and meet families that have been brewing for over 600 years.

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2020 - 250 years Beethoven

A composer`s masterpiece

Beethoven Memorial Bonn ©Steve CozortIn 2020 Bonn will celebrate one of the greatest composers the world has ever seen - Ludwig van Beethoven. Numerous concerts, exhibitions and plays will be held in honor of the best-known son of this city. Indulge in the spirit of his time and the music he created - not only for Elise...

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At the Sony Imaging Gallery in Ginza Place, Tokyo, there will be an exhibition on BTHVN 2020, 13. - 27. Dec 2019.
Find more information here (only japanese)

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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