Peel back the many layers of Germany and you’ll discover a nation rich in architectural treasures, historic museums, high-end shopping and delightful delicacies from Michelin-starred dining to street food. All of these experiences are within your grasp — enhanced by moments of luxury — when you immerse yourself in an exploration of Germany’s exciting cities.
The Reichstag dome, Berlin
Delve into Berlin, a city brimming with culture from thought-provoking street art on concrete slabs to a sleek, modern-looking glass dome that houses the parliamentary chamber as well as a considerable art collection. The five-star Regent Berlin is an ideal home base from which to explore the capital’s enduring history, only a 10-minute walk from the German Historical Museum and other must-see sites. Reflect on a fu ll day of sightseeing and learning s you relax in the hotel’s sauna followed by a massage in the spa.
Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
Once you’ve satiated your appetite exploring history and culture, turn your attention to Berlin’s unexpectedly diverse culinary scene. You can begin your afternoon snacking on currywurst at Konnopke, Berlin’s oldest imbiss (snack) stall, followed by sipping pilsner under the summer sun in one of the city’s many beer gardens. The culminating moment to a perfect foodie day ends in one of Berlin’s 18 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Königsallee Boulevard, Düsseldorf
In Düsseldorf, stay at Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel located at the north end of Königsallee Boulevard’s charming moat and green lawn. We’ll make sure you receive an early check-in and late check-out so you can experience the city’s upscale shopping. Get your fill of retail therapy, from Louis Vuitton’s handbags and Tiffany & Co.’s jewelry to CHANEL’s perfumes and high fashion at Gucci.
Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne
Cologne hosts an abundance of architectural gems, and 19th-century Excelsior Hotel Ernst places you at the center of it all. Behold the city’s masterpiece, the Gothic Cologne Cathedral, and after complimentary breakfast, explore the city’s sites within walking distance. Travel deeper to Frankfurt, a bustling financial hub where Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte hotel, was built around the neo-Gothic Villa Speyer, home to banking family and dating back to 1901. Your stay includes dining credit at the stylish Restaurant Gusto overlooking a terrace of JFK Bar & Lounge, named in honor of the visiting U.S. president.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg
Satisfy your wanderlust in Hamburg, the maritime capital of Germany that has seen over 800 years of global trade. Set amidst stunning waterways, bridges and canals, this port city is a hub for festivals, from Hamburg Ballet Days to magical holiday markets. In September, the weeklong festivity of Hamburg Cruise Days is a must. Gaze out at majestic ships, enjoy lively entertainment and savor delicious food offerings prepared by the city’s best chefs. Experience even more waterfront traditions at five-star Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, located on the shores of the Inner Alster Lake.
ISArBAR, Sofitel Munich Bayerspost, Munich
Munich, Bavaria’s largest city, is buzzing with cosmopolitan style. Be immersed in the cultural capital – beyond pilsner and sausages – at the world-famous Oktoberfest, and experience an elegant escape with a storied past. Located in a historical post office, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is an ideal place to stay for your Munich foray with colorful and boldly designed rooms and suites. Relax at ISArBAR on the hotel’s terrace, soaking up the sun while sipping a signature cocktail. Later, spend a night on the town, enjoying seasonal and regional gastronomic delights at Sophia’s Restaurant and Bar in The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel.
Baiersbronn, at the edge of the Black Forest, is an uncommon little town. It’s home to eight Michelin-starred restaurants, including two with three stars – Restaurant Bareiss and Schwarzwaldstube. Let us make your dinner reservations, and we’ll also arrange your stay at Hotel Traube Tonbach, which includes a complimentary six-course meal at Restaurant Silberberg.
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