Baden Wurttemberg Tourism in India announced an alluring 2 night 3 days winter package at Euro 250 per person in Black Forest at Best Western Hofgut Sternen. The combined package also supported by Black Forest Highlands Tourism includes ski-in-a-day program on Mount Feldberg, Hochschwarwald Pass that comes free to 70 attractions, ski pass for all Ski Lifts, breakfasts and two dinners. It is valid during the snowing period between 6 January and 22nd March 2017.
Ms Gabriele Boner, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai said: “Like India, Germany is a highly diverse country with different cities and different landscapes. Now the interest of travellers has expanded to nature, parks, bio-sphere and natural land. With 36,000 square kilometers of land, Baden Wurttemberg is modern as well as historic. Its capital Stuttgart is probably the only major city with vineyards within the city.”
Feldberg and surrounding areas include 60 ski lifts, 7000 kilometre of cross-country sk runs, 34 different sledging hills 300 kilometers of cleared hiking trails and a wide range of different level signposted snow shoe trails. The mount has gradual steepness and is suitable even for novice skiers.
Hector D’souza, Director-India, SouthWest German Tourism, said: “Indian’s are still the leading travellers in the region with an average stay of 5.3 nights. India has 520 cuckoo specialists. We recently took 2 lucky winners among them on a 5-day all-paid tour of Baden Wurttemberg. The contest is open this year too.
Cuckoo specialist program is an online training program for the travel trade.
The region has experiential and affordable unique stay options ranging from sleeping in a large wine barrel converted into a bedroom with attached bath, a former water tower converted into a room with a view on Lake Kostanz to sleeping with teddy bears in Teddy Bear Hotel or staying in a tree top hotel with wolves’ cries as music.
Germany is celebrating Beer Purity Laws in 2016. Laws passed in 1516 mandate that only malt, hops, yeast and water be used in German beer. Visitors can taste beer and also view brewing process at some of the Baden Wurttemberg’s 180 breweries. The region hosts Germany’s second largest beer festival in September.
‘Indian arrivals to Germany grew at 9 percent in 2015, while Baden Wurttemberg region received 23 percent more Indian tourists during the same period. 13,126 Indians traveled to South West Germany between January and May this year.’
Written by Anand & Madhura Katti