Frankfurt is the largest city in the federal state of Hesse, a region which known for its golf courses that attract golfers from all over the world. Set in stunning landscapes including river valleys, water reservoirs and forests this region boasts Germany’s first golf society, The Wiesbadener Golfclub e.V founded in 1893 by Scottish and Englishmen.
There are 50 golf courses to choose from, many being close to Frankfurt, plus some of Hesse’s other tourist regions such as Rhön, Taunus and Odenwald. One of the closest to the city is the Frankfurter Golf Club e.V (www.fgc.de) set in an estate of 63 hectares and host of the German Open 12 times.
The German Travel Centre (020 8 429 2900) can organise three night packages to Frankfurt from £279 per person including flights and accommodation.
Say Cheers at Oktoberfest 17 September – 3 October 2011
This year is the 178 Oktoberfest (www.oktoberfest.de/en/) – the festival of festivals for lovers of beer in Munich. As well as the 14 beer tents and the chance to drink copious amounts of beer, Oktoberfest also features many food stalls, cafes and a variety of entertainment, including two new rides this year. The ‘Rio Rapidos’ is a rafting ride for the whole family that goes down rapids and turning 360 degrees and the ‘Monster’ that is a new XXL swing that goes up to 40 metres and rotates around its axis while doing so.
The festival will feature a ‘nostalgic’ area as well after the success of this theme last year that includes a traditional style beer tent, music and folklore singers.
Let German Travel Centre (020 8 429 2900) take you to the action this year with a three night package to Munich up for grabs from £279 per person including flights and accommodation.
Capture the Christmas Spirit this year in Berlin 21 November – 24 December 2011
Germany is well-known for its fantastic Christmas Markets that take place in most large cities in November and December. One of the largest takes place in Berlin with over 50 different Christmas markets throughout the city. Thousands of visitors are drawn every year, tempted by the seasonal aroma of mulled wine, baked cinnamon stars and many stalls sending all kinds of unique handicrafts.
Berlin is also a great place to visit for its other sightseeing options including the fascinating Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the iconic Brandenburg Gate and of course parts of the Berlin Wall that remain standing, as well as its great pub and club life.
German Travel Centre (020 8 429 2900) are offering three night breaks to Berlin from £279 per person in November 2011 including flights and accommodation.
For information on any of the above offers and reservations call the helpful staff at the German Travel Centre on 020 8 429 2900 or visit www.german-travel-uk.com