New York – December 15, 2015: The German National Tourist Office (GNTB) and the Israel Ministry of Tourism are joining efforts in marketing spiritual travel to Americans in order to further increase incoming travel to the two countries. A corresponding project was agreed upon on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary, Read More

Simply winter. Christmas and winter events in Munich. In a few weeks, the Christkindl markets will be appearing in many parts of the city. During the cold season, the people of Munich and their guests like to attend concerts, go to the indoor pools, sled or take walks in the Englischer Garten, or visit, Read More

To walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps, follow the Luther Trail (“Lutherweg”) which features 1,000 miles of marked routes. This joint project by churches, tourism associations and communities brings together pilgrims, hikers and all, who are interested in the Reformation. Follow the green “L” waymark; enjoy countryside, churches, castles, and fascinating museums. And with the new Pilgrim’s, Read More

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 gets ever closer, we look at connections that we almost take for granted, historic bonds between the USA and LutherCountry, the German federal states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Baron Friedrich von Steuben – Revolutionary hero     Annually in September, Steuben Day is an excuse for, Read More

Only in Berlin visitors can experience the urban energy of one of the world’s most exciting metropolises complemented perfectly with old-world Holiday traditions. An abundance of Christmas markets, shopping throughout the festively lit city, mulled wine at outdoor stands, and a world-class cultural and culinary scene: Berlin has it all. Located in virtually every, Read More

MUNICH, Germany – 12 o’clock – high noon in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer, Dieter Reiter started the 182nd Oktoberfest. After his debut at the Oktoberfest in 2014, Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich, has started the Oktoberfest by tapping the first barrel of beer in the Schottenhamel tent. He, Read More

Hamburg / Los Angeles, July, 2015 – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has approved Hamburg’s application for the “Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District” to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, it was announced today at the Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. The Committee, which comprises 21 UNESCO member states, acknowledged the outstanding, Read More

LutherCountry, the German federal states of Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, has produced some of the world’s finest minds. Foremost is Martin Luther, the great Protestant reformer, but this corner of Germany has also produced great musicians, great educators and great inventors. In short, the men and women of LutherCountry have left a lasting imprint on, Read More

(June 2015, Munich, Germany) — The countdown is on for one of Munich Airport’s most popular and spectacular events. For the fifth anniversary edition of “Surf & Style,” surfing enthusiasts will try out their best moves in the Forum of the Munich Airport Center starting July 31. Surfers of all skill levels are welcome to ride the, Read More

Apart from his historic work, Martin Luther was also a very sociable and down-to-earth person. He knew a lot about beer, which at that time was an everyday part of monastic life and fostered a positive atmosphere amongst the monks. Even after his time as a monk, Luther maintained a passion for beer. His, Read More