SHORT BREAKS TO GERMANY
FOR DISCERNING TRAVELLERS
At the cultural as well as geographical heart of Europe, Germany is a country which offers and enormous amount to tempt the discerning traveller in an effortless blend of history and modernity.The birthplace of some of the greatest composers, it is one of the best places in the world to enjoy world-class opera and music at state-of-the-art venues, as well as exceptional art galleries,
glorious architecture – from mediaeval to Bauhaus and beyond – and also to relax in elegant spa towns and enjoy, perhaps surprisingly, excellent cuisine served alongside its famous beers and local wines with a growing reputation.We have selected six of our favourite German destinations for a fascinating cultural short break this autumn.
Prices are per person and include flights, return transfers, accommodation with breakfast, Kirker Guide Notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing and the services of the Kirker Concierge.
Opera in Berlin With the reopening of the magnificent Staatsoper Unter den Linden, joining the city’s two other houses, Berlin is once again at the forefront of European opera and ballet.This autumn brings productions of Beethoven’s Fidelio , Falstaff by Verdi, Madama Butterfly by Puccini and both Cosi Fan Tutte and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.
3 night price from £889 per person in
September, staying at the 5* deluxe
Hotel De Rome
Includes a 72hr Museum Card
Old Masters in Munich One of Europe’s most elegant cities, Munich is blessed with romantic spires and Gothic architecture, set to the backdrop of the snowtopped Alps. It is also home to one of the world’s oldest art galleries, the Alte Pinakothek, whose spectacular collection of German, Dutch and Italian art spans Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Giotto’s famous Last Supper, and Leonardo’s Madonna of the Carnation.
3 night price from £959 per person in September, staying at the 4* Hotel Torbrau
Christmas in Cologne The mediaeval city of cologne is famous for its outstanding Gothic cathedral, the tallest twin-spired church in the world, which houses the reliquary of the Three Kings. From early December the traditional Christmas market which fills the square makes this one of the most atmospheric places to enjoy the festive season,
and the excellent Hotel Excelsior Ernst is the perfect base, opposite the cathedral itself.
3 night price from £896 per person in December,
staying at the 5* Hotel Excelsior Ernst
Saxon Treasure in Dresden The capital of Saxony, Dresden is a treasure trove of magnificent art and architecture – not to mention world-class music and opera.The highlight for many visitors is the unique collection of the Saxon kings held in the Green Vaults, comprising thousands of pieces of exquisite jewellery, art and some of the world’s most precious stones.
3 night price from £749 per person in September, staying at the 5* Hotel
Relax in Baden-Baden Amid the Black Forest in southwest Germany is the sophisticated spa resort of Baden-Baden, home to one of Europe’s most famous hotels, Brenner’s Park.This is the perfect destination for a revitalising short break with a fabulous new spa with indoor pool and sauna, an excellent two-Michelin-starred restaurant and atmospheric piano bar.
3 night price from £1,494 per person in September, staying at the 5* deluxe
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
Speak to an expert or request a brochure: 020 7593 2283 www.kirkerholidays.com
Music in Hamburg The landmark Elbphilharmonie concert hall in the revitalised harbour district has joined the historic Laeiszhalle in Hamburg’s exceptional music scene, and the Kirker Concierge can arrange tickets for the new season’s host of concerts – ranging from international orchestras to awardwinning soloists and chamber ensembles, including the International Mendelssohn Festival from 15-25 September.
3 night price from £974 per person in September, staying at the Hotel Atlantic