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  • Wilde Tiere, bunte Natur und viel Kultur: Namibia präsentiert seine Vielfalt auf ITB Berlin NOW

    Impressive natural landscapes, wildlife and colourful coastal towns – Namibia offers all these things. As such it is a genuine place of desire. At ITB Berlin NOW the country will be exhibiting all its attractions.

    They include the Etosha and Bwabwata national parks and the many state-run and privately owned nature reserves where tourists can admire golden savannah landscapes, craggy mountain and rock landscapes and lush river surroundings – perfect settings for amateur photographers. Namibia’s fascinating animal kingdom with its giraffes, apes, elephants, delphins, seals and many other species enchant the country’s visitors – those interested can gain a first impression from the Brand Card.

    From a cultural point of view, the country in Africa’s south-west has a lot to offer too, and cities such as the capital Windhoek offer many attractions.

    A number of airlines fly to Windhoek several times a week, including Lufthansa, Ethiopian Airlines and starting in May, Condor.

  • In 2021 numerous highlights await visitors to Bavaria’s palaces – and at ITB Berlin NOW the Bavarian administration of state-owned palaces, gardens and lakes is reporting on what has been going on these last weeks and months.

    The fully refurbished episcopal quarters of the New Residence Bamberg were re-opened in autumn 2020 and new exhibition rooms were created in many houses. At the Residence in Ansbach for instance, a new permanent exhibition entitled “No duke without a horse“ awaits visitors.

    In future, visitors to the Marstallmuseum at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich can look forward to two new themes. The saddle and harness room has been refurnished so that the Marstallmuseum, which already houses the coaches and sleds of King Ludwig II., now also exhibits the requisite harnesses, saddlecloths and sled bells. In another room visitors can explore the history of the Munich Hof Marstall buildings – as soon as the pandemic situation allows of course.

    Franconian treasures are on show again this year in Kulmbach. At Plassenburg up until November, the Windsheimer collection features a special exhibition with a number of exhibits not previously shown to the public.

    At Würzburg Residence a new documentation room featuring objects, large-scale photographs and historical video clips has information for visitors on the palace’s refurbishment. Using available media, visitors can gain an insight into the many different steps that went into the successful restoration and reconstruction effort.

    For those unwilling to wait until the sites open their doors again, the website of the Bavarian palaces lets visitors explore...

  • Sachsens Top 7 Wanderwege

    Saxony’s natural wonders are no less fascinating than its art treasures. Scenic landscapes whet visitors’ appetite for hiking tours full of adventure. Be it the fascinating Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Zittau Mountains, Ore Mountains or the Vogtland: these regions offer great variety for hiking enthusiasts.

    Hiking is a pleasure – and a question of quality

    Getting away from it all, with a good pair of shoes and fresh air in one’s lungs – hiking is relaxation for mind, body and soul – in a gentle sort of way. The perfect scenario is when hikers are rewarded with fantastic views, beautiful paths and inspiring encounters along the way. Seven of Saxony’s numerous hiking trails are certified “quality German hiking trails“. They are the Ore Mountains-Vogtland Kammweg, Vogtland Panorama Weg, Elsterperlenweg, Klingenthaler Höhensteig-Rundweg and Talsperrenweg Zeulenroda in Vogtland, Heide Biber Tour through Dahlener and Dübener Heide and Oberlausitzer Bergweg.

    Hiking across a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Along its 285 kilometres, the Ore Mountains-Vogtland Kammweg is a challenging hiking trail that boasts unique natural beauty on either side of the Czech-German border. The path runs from the Eastern Ore Mountains via the Vogtland’s Musikwinkel region to Thuringia. It leads through the heart of the Ore Mountains with its mountain villages, historical mines, museums and famous crafts spanning 800 years of mining. There is also much to explore in the way of culinary delights. “Glück auf!“ is a friendly welcome that reflects the genuine warmth of the Ore Mountain locals. By the way, visitors here find themselves in the Ore Mountain/Krušnohoří...

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