Thursday, April 8, 2010

Destination Germany

“Experience new things, have fun and relax. Vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and pulsating nightlife. Enchanting medieval villages and traditional wine villages with friendly festivals and regional specialties. Picturesque countryside which is perfect for walking or simply relaxing in. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism. Fun & sport, wellness & relaxation. A land of a thousand possibilities.”

Munich Frauenkiche This is how Germany, the home country of Incantato’s Sandra Weinacht, presents itself on the official website Destination Germany. And indeed there is so much to see and do. There are thousands of amazing venues to perform in from magnificent cathedrals and churches to ancient castles and state of the art concert halls.

Germans may be a little rough on the outside, but they have a big heart and are very warm and welcoming to visitors from abroad. Without doubt, there is a special connection to North America and its people. And if presented well, American choirs receive receptions that are hard to match anywhere else in Europe. Incantato Tours offers a unique connection to Germany and the neighboring countries. As a former journalist and now concert manager of 10+ years, Sandra is extremely well-connected and continues to do the homework for each group traveling with Incantato as if it was the final, most important exam she has to pass. The results are enriching experiences for performers and spectators alike in perfectly matched venues combined with educational yet fun in-depth visits and plenty of opportunities for true cultural immersion. For everyone at Incantato, your journey abroad is personal and going the extra mile is something we do every day.

Have fun browsing some of the sample itineraries and learning more about the myriad of destinations Germany alone has to offer, but do contact us for a personal conversation to see what Incantato Tours can offer your organization. As a boutique tour company, every journey we design is unique and custom designed for the group that is traveling. Unlike many tour companies, we do not buy someone else’s package and re-sell it to you. We know the destinations we serve, we have been there, seen and experienced the places, hotels, restaurants ourselves. You deserve to get the richest experience possible and it should be personally researched just for your group! While you may want to go to the same cities your friends already have (and we encourage you to do just that), but why not add a new special twist to the journey to make it yours. All that and so much more is what we call the Incantato Tours difference, and we are honored to refer you to past travelers that can tell you all about it.

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The German Alpine Road – a fairy-tale tour of the Alps.

Travel along the Austrian border with an exhilarating route full of twists and turns. This stunning route offers great variety -traditional farming villages alternate with historical towns against the majestic panorama of the Bavarian Alps. There are no fewer than 25 ancient castles, abbeys and fairytale palaces to visit plus breathtaking scenery and remarkable natural and cultural riches.

The Castle Road – step back in time to the glorious past.

One of Germany's longest-established scenic routes. For around 1,000 km from Mannheim to Prague, it offers plenty of diversity, historical sites and delightful scenery peppered with romantic castles and fairytale palaces. Stop in Heidelberg or Rothenburg with its picturesque half-timbered buildings for a lasting impression. There are impressive fortifications and baroque architecture to see in the rococo town of Auerbach, the medieval imperial city of Nuremberg and the ancient towns of Bamberg, Coburg, Kronach, Kulmbach and Bayreuth. The Castle Road then continues into the Czech Republic, passing the famous spa towns of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne, before ending in style at Prague.

Berlin – the German city that never sleeps.

The political and cultural capital city has a turbulent and exciting history that is very much alive today. The events of the past have left their mark on the cityscape - and the city is still changing today. "Berlin is always in the process of becoming", and this is one of the traits that makes it one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and colorful capitals. Berlin has a vibe all of its own, and wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries and at the flea markets, and in the city's 300 clubs and 7,000 bars and restaurants - many of which are open around the clock. Brandenburg Gate, the TV tower on Alexanderplatz – a 368-metre observation tower with rotating restaurant; Memorial Church on Kurfürstendamm, Gendarmenmarkt square – a beautiful and harmonious architectural synthesis with the Konzerthaus concert hall, the German Cathedral and the French Cathedral; the dome of the Reichstag – fascinating architecture and splendid views of the government quarter and the city centre; Hackesche Höfe – Berlin's famous nightlife; Potsdamer Platz – ultra-modern buildings, shops, entertainment and commercial centre. Berlin is also a city of museums, housing cultural treasures from all over the world, including the Pergamon altar, the bust of Nefertiti ("Berlin's most beautiful woman"), and works by great masters past and present. This once-divided city brings visitors face to face with history in the 175 museums that are its custodians of history, art and knowledge. A new gallery scene, which has sprung up in the Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg districts, is causing quite a stir in the international art world.

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For more information about Germany, visit the official website Destination Germany and for ideas about your own tour to Germany, email us to