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No plastic bottles in Colorado, please

There are 58 fourteeners in Colorado. Kathrin Berns, German representative of the Colorado Tourism Office, mentioned this first when answering why one should holiday in the US’s “highest state.” Fourteeners are mountains over 14,000 feet or 4,267 metres in height. They provide excellent conditions for winter sports as well as impressive views and panoramas on excursions on foot, in the car, or by bicycle. Or with the train: ten historical trains weave through valleys and forests on some spectacular railways.

For the well-being of people and the environment while on holiday, the tourism office has created their own brochure providing information on the specific climatic conditions: if possible, never bring a single-use bottle on an excursion, but always bring drinking water, ideally in any of today’s popular drinking bottles. Even cowboy hats are recommended – not as a custom, but because the wide brim provides ideal shade from the blinding sun. The brochure does not specify whether the hat is also suitable for the bike-friendly city of Denver, the Mile-High City – over 1,600 metres high – with its many startups, or when visiting the ultramodern Art Museum. One additional tip: those who really want to enjoy the wilderness should put their smartphone on silent – or better yet, turn it off.

Thomas Rietig

Hall 3.1, Stand 270

Press contact: Kathrin Berns


Tel.: +49 175 166 65 96

ITB Berlin, USA, Colorado  

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