Special Newsletter of the Historic Highlights of Germany e.V.
New York, October 2013
How much do you know about Germany? More and more travelers from around the world discover our country which is a true treasure chest of many themes and possibilities. In your newsletter you have a great mix of travel ideas for Germany's historic cities - those destinations that were ennobled with the title of the Historic Highlights of Germany, representing quality, trust and value.
Here, travelers are able to experience the unexpected, chat with locals and gain a whole new impression of Germany. This is what we call "Germany off the beaten track". At these 13 cities visitors don't just view monuments, they interact with history and modern lifestyle.
2013 is a special year for Germany's historic cities. This is because it is the 1200th anniversary of one of the most fascinating celebrations in the country: Christmas. On the other hand, as a result of the Edict of Milan by Emperor Constantine the Great, Christians celebrate the 1700-year existence of Christianity as official religion. Both events are closely interwoven with Germany's historic cities. » More information
German traditions Volksfest: and the band plays on!
Understanding Germany’s historic cities often means more than just visiting its buildings. It’s also about understanding its traditions. The word Volksfest means "People's Fest" in German. Here, Germans and people from all over the world come together to enjoy some good food, great beer and of course the rides, but above all, to have a tremendous time. Make new friends with locals and learn about our cities and traditions..» More information
25 years "Fall of the Berlin Wall" On the trail of the East German dictatorship
2014 is Germany's historic "commemorative year". It is not only the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, but also the 25th anniversary of possibly the most important event in recent German history: The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of Germany's division by the Iron Curtain. The anniversary is an excellent opportunity to turn the focus toward the East German cities of the Historic Highlights of Germany. » More information
The 500th anniversary of Freiburg Cathedral's consecration gives reason for a focused exhibition at the new Augustinian museum (Nov 30, 2013 - May 25, 2014). The cathedral ranks among the masterworks of Gothic architecture, enhancing Freiburg's incomparable silhouette. » More information
Equipped with audio guides, visitors will go on a fantastic journey at the Romanticum. The stunning world of adventure introduces visitors to the myths and legends of the Rhine valley. » More information
Guide Michelin awarded even more chefs on the cities of the Historic Highlights of Germany with a star in 2013: Martin Scharff, Dirk Seiger (Scharff’s Schlossweinstube, Heidelberg) and André Skupin (Kaiserhof Gourmet 1895, Münster). » More information