In the current climate of armchair travel, the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) would like to inspire travellers to go on a journey of the mind. Featuring all 16 federal regions over the next few weeks, the GNTO introduces a number of newly launched microsites, which bring regional lifestyle to homes in the UK and Ireland and invite UK and Irish travellers to dream about their next German getaway. On your marks, get set, go – first off are Bavaria, Stuttgart, Saxony and Berlin!
New microsite: Bavaria Home Delivery
If you cannot go to Bavaria, Bavaria can come to you with the newly launched “Bavarian Home Delivery” website. BayTM has launched a new microsite offering videos that inspire travel to Bavaria, introducing Bavarian customs, craftsmanship as well as food and drink. You can learn more about local characters, such as Lederhosen Tattoo Artist Michael Thalhammer or artisan baker Arndt Erbel. There is also a section about Bavarian music, for example an introduction to Loisach Marci – a Bavarian duo combining the sound of traditional Bavarian instruments with Electro beats.
More information: https://www.bavaria.by/bavarian-home-delivery/
New: Digital Berlin
Visit Berlin has compiled a list of online experiences ranging from concerts and opera to live DJ sets streamed directly to your living room. A number of Berlin museums also offer a virtual look at their collections – have a look for a taste of Berlin and get ideas and inspiration of what to visit once travel restrictions have been lifted.
More information: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/live-broadcasts-and-digital-offers-berlin
New virtual city tours: Stuttgart launches digital experiences
Stuttgart Tourism has compiled a range of virtual experiences on a new microsite: join a virtual tour of the Porsche Museum, tune in to the Stuttgart Opera or enjoy one of the newly launched virtual walking tours through the city. The clips are 15min long and range from hot spots to foodie tours – check them out on the website or youtube (new tours added every Tuesday and Thursday).
More information: www.youtube.com/user/smgstuttgart or www.stuttgart-tourist.de
New microsite: Dream yourself to Saxony
Saxony has just launched a new microsite Traeum dich nach Sachsen. The site allows armchair travellers to visit Saxony’s excellent cultural treasures, to learn about its stunning traditional crafts and to experience its magnificent castles, gardens and landscapes. Perfect to dream of your next holiday!
More information: https://www.traeumdichnachsachsen.de/