GERMANY HAS IT ALL
SOMETHING FOR THE SOUL, HEART AND MINDWorld-class beer, high-class automobiles, Gutenberg Press and Bavaria’s stunning beauty are all synonymous with Germany. It’s well-known for being philosophic, practical, progressive and positive.
Whether you’re hungry for bratwurst, modern art, dazzling nature or historic sights, Germany has it all. Expect captivating close-ups of medieval times, majestic panoramic views from hills and landmarks, wondrous woods and glorious gardens. Dine in castles that inspired fables and fairy-tales. Savor a glass of refreshing Riesling at a vineyard that grows the grape. Have a melodic experience at the opera or dance the night away to underground techno. Head for a tavern in a medieval village or discover the Bauhaus movement in a bustling city. Wander along the ruins of the infamous wall or meet ancient history in the world’s most impressive museums.
Wherever you’ll go, you’ll find pieces of the past in the present moment. That is the essence of Germany.
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OPEN-AIR FOODIE FESTIVAL - BADEN BADEN
Visit the city so nice they had to name it twice, Baden Baden. In the Summer, it awakes with wondrous offers for foodies and culinary enthusiast alike with an open-air festival from 26 Aug – 03 Sep 2017. Experience a first-class culinary experience with accompanying live music all day in fantastic company, and enjoy the 7-minute scenic walk back to the Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel in the evening. A vacation so nice you’ll want to experience it twice.
QUIRKY SUMMER PICNIC - BERLIN
Berlin is no stranger to original events and happenings, and its embracing culture invites you to join. There are myriads of ways to entertain yourself in this bustling city, but perhaps the most quaint and quirky way is to enjoy a picnic in a park. Picnic Berlin offers an array of culinary delights to fetch only a 15-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin. Design your own picnic basket comprised of your favorite foods, and enjoy it in good company at a park of your own choosing.
A TASTE OF DELICACIES - DORTMUND
Something very special and spectacular awaits you in Dortmund. The dynamic and eclectic city offers many sights and experiences that will rock your boat. From 07 June – 11 June 2017 allow Dortmund À La Carte food festival to spoil your senses. Head to the beloved market area in the heart of the city for a 5-day feast and a cultural celebration out of this world. Enjoy German gourmet food and drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. When in Dortmund, do as the locals do.
WALK AND EAT ALONG THE CASEMATE - DUSSELDORF
Along the banks of the Rhine between Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel and Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, you will find food, drink and music like no other. With a touch of nostalgia from the old town of Dusseldorf, the casemate is the essence of coziness. For an authentic culinary experience, stop by one of the many restaurants and bistros and sample exquisit seafood or real Dusseldorf home cooking. Food enthusiast can’t go wrong with a visit to casemate Dusseldorf.
WINNING EXPERIENCE AT RHEINGAU WINE FESTIVAL - FRANKFURT
Nothing is more summer than wine festivals, and Frankfurt boasts a spectacular one of the sorts from 30 Aug – 08 Sep 2017. Situated in the trendy and popular culinary mile “Fressgass” only 20 minutes by car from the Radisson Blu Hotel, this annual wine festival counts 600 red, white and sparkling wines for you to imbibe and enjoy. Soak up some of the fun and wine at one of the numerous food stands before continuing the tasty wine tasting. This winning experience is a Frankfurt must.
TAKE A BITE OUT ON THE CITY BEACH, PAULI - HAMBURG
Get an authentic culinary experience on a short sandy shore in the middle of the city. Combining beach and city is an infrastructural stroke of genius. Whether you are staying close to the airport or in the city, Pauli Beach is easily accessed. Enjoy a hearty and local meal on the sandy banks of the river Elbe only a 30-minute train ride from Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport or a brief 10-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city center. Your stomach will thank you.
FREE CULTURAL FESTIVAL, BREMINALE - BREMEN
There might be no such thing as a free lunch, but Bremen offers something better; a free cultural festival. Enjoy a walk through the Breminale Festival from 05 Jul – 09 Jul 2017, while listening and dancing to live music from over 100 different artists. Take a break and a bite out of life as well as local and ecological street food from the various vendors. This can all be enjoyed only 10 minutes away by foot from the Radisson Blu Hotel, so should your feet tire from the walking and dancing, home is never far away.
KÖLNER LICHTER LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT - COLOGNE
Light up your life with a one night event sure to rival New Year’s Eve. On 15 Jul 2017, the city of Cologne will be ablaze, lighting up every inch of the sky with a plethora of colors. Enjoy the spectacular views from a cruise on the river Rhine, from along its banks or perhaps from your room at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the center of town. Either way, the fireworks are sure to dazzle you with its transformation of Cologne into a breathtaking ocean of colors.
FANTASTIC CULTURAL FESTIVAL - FRANKFURT
Experience Europe’s largest and most ambitious cultural festival along both banks of the River Main in Frankfurt. From 25 – 27 Aug 2017, 22 museums and 17 stages present an extraordinary program including live music, arts and craft stalls as well as various, delicious food stands with culinary experiences from all over the world. This cultural festival draws on all your senses and is only a mere 15-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel.
PORT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - HAMBURG
Hamburg cordially invites you to join in the celebration of its famous port in honor of its 828th birthday on 05 – 07 May 2017. The grand old port will be celebrated with ship launches, parades, breathtaking fireworks and the highly anticipated tugboat ballet. The party won’t be the same without you and it’s only a quick 20-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city center, or an hour by train from Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport, so there’s no excuse to miss out.
HEAD OVER FOR FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE FESTIVAL - HANOVER
When you only have one day to throw a massive music festival, then of course you choose the longest day of the year, 21 Jun 2017. On this day, UNESCO’s appointed “City of Music”, Hannover, is hosting a music festival encompassing genres such as Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Reggae and German pop songs. There is something for everyone and you don’t want to miss out on this global festival of tolerance and openness. Enjoy a day of music and a good night rest at Radisson Blu Hotel in the city center.
A PARTY ACROSS GENERATIONS - KARLSRUHE
Dance your feet off at DAS FEST, one of Germany’s biggest open-air events! For over 3 decades, a weekend in Karlsruhe has been all about live music from pop to punk. Bring your kids for a melodic adventure, or let them loose in the festival’s sports arena. Just 10km from Radisson Blu, you and your family can enjoy playful, cultural entertainment from 21 - 23 July 2017. Here, age doesn’t matter. There’s something for everyone!
LISTEN TO MUSIC EVERYWHERE - LÜBECK
Concerts shouldn’t be limited to stages. Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival agrees. That’s why, every year, they arrange marvelous musical events in the most unusual places. All July musicians play in charming castles, churches, stations, stalls and industrial halls. In Lübeck alone, there are 11 different festival locations, including Radisson Blu Senator Hotel, where there are concerts on the 07 - 23 July 2017.
SCHILLER FESTIVAL TEMPTS WITH THEATER - MANNHEIM
The International Schiller Festival is dedicated to theatre and takes places every two years in Baden-Württemberg. In the true spirit of Mannheim’s great first playwright, Friedrich Schiller, this year’s festival will examine freedom in a positive light. Prepare for provocative performances, productions and discussions the week between 16 - 24 June 2017. All acts, from classical to contemporary, will be hosted at the National Theatre Mannheim, just 1km from Radisson Blu.
SAIL AWAY WITH US - ROSTOCK
Embark on an exciting journey with Hanse Sail, one of the largest maritime festivals in Europe. Join the 1 million yearly visitors in welcoming sailing ships from around the world to the coast of Rostock. From 10 - 13 August 2017, you can experience maritime model-shows, markets, exhibitions, and even explore stunning sailing vessels! For a more active adventure, test your own water sport skills by the harbor. Don’t be afraid to get wet, Radisson Blu is just 500m away.
STAY CLASSY WITH CLASSICAL CONCERTS - WIESBADEN
Celebrate Rheingau Musik Festival’s 30th anniversary this summer. Immerse yourself in classical music in the rich wine-region of Rheingau. Concerts take place in castles, churches, cathedrals and many more vibrant places that echo with spectacular sounds! If you prefer the great outdoors, why not visit a vineyard or jump on a boat for an open-air concert? The happenings take place between 24 June - 02 September 2017, and 9 of the events happen in Wiesbaden near and around Radisson Blu.
UNESCO / Castles
EXPLORE THE MAGIC ON MUSEUM ISLAND - BERLIN
Berlin is brilliant for various reasons, but Museum Island is one of its pearls. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its astounding architecture. The five museum buildings reflect paramount shifts in thought prominent in the 19th century. The cultural artifacts exhibited range from prehistoric to modern times, and include the spellbinding bust of Nefertiti. Just 10 minutes from Radisson Blu, you can spend an inspiring day by River Spree, soaking up art worthy of great admiration.
BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS - BREMEN
Stunning architecture, quaint streets and cultural history, makes Bremen a must visit for all. Walk along the windy streets or along the beautiful Weser River, and discover all that this vibrant city state has to offer in terms of sights and delights. A truly breathtaking experience awaits just a 3-minute walk from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen, where the gothic brick city hall building and statue of Count Roland stand proud as UNESCO sites.
PAY A ROYAL VISIT TO THE CASTLES IN BRÜHL - COLOGNE
The Augustusburg & Falkenlust Castles in Brühl are valuable examples of early Rococo architecture that emerged in Germany in the 18th century. Observe the playful revolution against symmetry, while you enjoy a royal stroll in the surrounding idyllic gardens. All this is just a 30-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel. If you’re in the mood for a closer experience, walk to the hypnotic Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most visited landmark, which is only 2km from the hotel.
THE GRANDIOSE GARDENS - DESSAU
While Dessau is mostly famous for being the birthplace of one of the most influential design movements, Bauhaus, the city can also boast of its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore the spectacular gardens of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz only a 20-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel Fürst Leopold. The astonishing architecture, grandiose gardens and lovely lakes can be explored through bicycle tours, gondola trips, horse riding or just a relaxing stroll. Feel free to explore on your own terms.
THE BAROQUE BEAUTY - DRESDEN
The Dresden Zwinger is Germany’s iconic Baroque construction bustling with courtyard fountains, pavilions, museums and sculptures from early 18th century. It famously still stages a feast of festivals, a sublime art collection as well as musical and cultural events. Minutes away lies the historic Dresden Palace, which likewise serves as a splendid sight. Just 8km from Radisson Blu, majestic experiences await right by the bank of the great Elbe River.
EXPLORE THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD – HAMBURG
Rich in culture, history and in general, Hamburg is one of the must destinations in Europe. This wealthy and stunning city boasts many exciting sights that will keep you busy throughout your visit. Just a mere 12-minute bike ride from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg, you’ll find the magnificent UNESCO site, Speicherstadt, which is the largest warehouse city in the world and built to impress. This beautiful complex will take your breath away.
HERRENHAUSEN GARDENS, A BOTANIC DIVERSITY - HANOVER
This royal jewel is heritage of the Kings of Hanover. Its story began in the 17th century thanks to the persistent Electress Sophie, who made the Herrenhausen Gardens her life’s project and invited great gardeners and sculptors to realize her Baroque visions. A mere 30-minute ride from Radisson Blu, you can explore this extravaganza in exotic, botanic surroundings, where aristocrats used to dine, dance and discuss life’s looming questions.
MAULBRONN MONASTERY, A MEDIEVAL MASTERPIECE - KARLSRUHE
The Romanesque and Gothic Maulbronn Monastery complex from 1147 is an impressive example of successful preservation of a heritage sight. Its main church pioneered in implementing Gothicism in Germany and became a great influence on Europe’s fascination with this mystifying architectural style. For an enchanting journey, back in time, travel just half an hour east from Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe and explore this striking representation of the region’s medieval history.
THE LOVELY WONDERS - LUBECK
This spectacular city boasts more than 1000 historical buildings and is full of enchanting and quaint corners worth exploring. Among its many splendid sights you’ll find charming churches, public monuments and salt storehouses, which transports you back to another time. The historical crowning jewel of Lübeck, the Holstentor Gate, is only a 3-minute walk from the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel and invites you to explore the vast history of this lovely UNESCO city site.