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New York, 26 February, 2009
Press Release: More Culture for Less - Germany on $100 per Day
Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart offer cultural riches for great value

Need a break? No problem! In Germany the vacation dollar goes a long way. In fact, in many of Germany’s top cities, including Hannover, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart, visitors can get their fill of culture and good food with an overnight for $100 or less. It does not take a fortune to stay in Germany but you still get world-class culture, history and beauty. City cards, local restaurants, charming inns and fantastic sights and museums add up to a top-class, inexpensive experience.

Germany ranks seventh in a worldwide price ranking of travel destinations by BAT Foundation for Future Issues. Compared to many other European countries, Germany is the most affordable destination with an average cost of approximately $100 per day for travel fare, hotels and dining. The GNTO elaborates on its new $100 per day offers at "Saving $$$ in Germany" at Here you can find itineraries how to stay for only $100 per day in a great hotel with fantastic meals in one of Germany’s magical cities.

Enjoy maritim flair in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city and biggest port. Located in the north at the River Elbe Hamburg is known for its international appeal, fresh seafood and abundance of water channels throughout the city. Even though Hamburg is a very rich and affluent city, you will have no problem to get around on a daily $100 budget. A great way to discover the spirit of Hamburg is a special city tour: the Maritim Cycle. This water shuttle service connects Hamburg’s maritime cultural attractions, such as exhibitions, museums, architectural highlights. For only $11, you can visit the the old merchant quarter, the Speicherstadt, and the new harbor city as well as the BallinStadt Emigration museum, where millions of Germans left in the past centuries to find a new home in America. For $13, you get a great insight of the life of emigrants and use the extensive ancestry database.
For dinner or lunch, the small seafood gourmet restaurant, Das Weisse Haus, is a true gem directly at the harbor. The exclusive atmosphere and the impeccable gourmet cuisine that make eating in this classy restaurant such a pleasure for only $20. For only $63 you can sleep in the cozy and centrally located Hotel City House right next to the city center.

Hannover, the capital of the state of Lower Saxony, is known as the green city, for its extensive parks and gardens. The Herrenhaeuser Gardens close to the city center were built for the Guelph dynasty that also ruled Britain. The most important styles and genres of landscape design are authentically represented here. The gardens are open to the public and a beloved meeting point for the citizens.
Also not far from Hannover’s city center lies Lake Maschsee. The artificial lake is a little less than one square mile large and the center of water activities in Hannover. A highlight of the summer festival season in Hannover is the Maschsee Lake Festival. All around the lake, over a million visitors each year are treated to performing arts for all ages as well as local culinary delights.
A very affordable way to discover the historic highlights museums and half-timbered houses of Hannover without missing anything is the Red-Thread-Tour which weaves its way through the inner city connecting 36 attractions. This "do it yourself" city tour is accompanied by an informative brochure for $3.20.
Along the way you can get great traditional German food at the Broyhan House restaurant, one of the oldest houses in Hannover. For about $26 you can feast on fish and pork knuckle with regional beer.
For the night stay in the Hotel Amadeus in proximity to the city center and main train station for $70 per night

Leipzig in Germany’s East is known as the home of famous composers Mendelssohn and Bach and has renowned festivals. Discover this flourishing city that played a viable role in the reunification process with its weekly Monday demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of GDR citizens. This year Leipzig celebrates Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday and you can visit his birth house for $5.
Also get the Leipzig Card that offers public transportation and reduced fairs on over 50 attractions such as museums, sightseeing tours and events for $12 per day.
For dinner, visit Auerbach’s Basement, a historic restaurant in Leipzig’s city center, wh
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