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Germany: Beyond the Beer Stein

Posted On: September 29, 2017

Germany is so much more than the land of beer, pretzels and BMWs.

With over 80 million inhabitants and millennia of rich history dating back to before the Roman invasion, Germany offers visitors beautiful scenery, delicious food and many opportunities to learn about its fascinating culture.

The staff at Docherty Incentives & Meetings can put together the kind of travel incentive trip that will have you planning your trip back to Germany while you’re still on your flight home.

The Heart of Europe

Nestled in the heart of Western Europe, Germany is about a 10-hour flight from the middle of the US. In addition to Oktoberfest, Docherty can plan your team’s trip to coincide with the Berlin International Film Festival, Karneval (similar to Mardi Gras) or during the many Christmas markets.

The larger German cities, including Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Munich, have many hotels, historic sites and great food, making them perfect for team-building trips. Since Germany is about the size of New Mexico, it’d be impossible to see the whole country in one visit. Instead, we can gather your team together to focus on hitting some highlights during their rewards trip.

Germany’s Top 10 Must-See’s

Germany is steeped in history, but it’s also a modern country filled with cutting-edge art, music and cuisine. The staff at Docherty Incentives & Meetings has taken countless trips to this magical country and are excited to share some of their favorite destinations and activities with your employees.

  1. Berlin: Germany’s capital city has everything from remnants of the Berlin Wall to the world-class Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to innovative cuisine.
  2. Dresden: On the banks of the Elbe River, this city’s Baroque buildings have been beautifully restored after being bombed during World War II.
  3. Munich: Even if you don’t visit this Bavarian city during Oktoberfest, you can still raise a stein at the Hofbräuhaus, the royal brewery founded in 1589. No one does beer like the Germans. (Just make sure to balance it with some bratwurst, currywurst, sauerkraut and pretzels).
  4. Neuschwanstein Castle: Built by “mad” King Ludwig II, this castle in the Bavarian Alps looks like something out of a fairytale.
  5. Drive the Autobahn: This toll-free highway is world-famous and covers the entire country. Speed limits only apply sometimes.
  6. Hamburg: One of the biggest harbors in Europe, this city has lots of charming canals, fish markets, a museum dedicated to the Beatles and great food.
  7. Rhine River: Cruise along the Rhine River so your team can view picturesque towns along the way.
  8. Shop at the Christmas Markets: From mid-November through Christmas, Germany is filled with quaint markets. Your employees or customers can drink mulled wine (Glühwein) and eat gingerbread as they shop.
  9. Watch a soccer (or football) game: We can arrange for your group to check out Germany’s most popular sport during their program.
  10. Relax at a spa: Thermal baths and hot springs abound in Germany. The perfect way to cap off a travel incentive trip is with this indulgent relaxing treat.

Whether you’re celebrating a professional milestone or rewarding your sales team or customers with a much-deserved break, Germany is a fantastic choice. The staff at Docherty Incentives & Meetings is ready to help you plan a trip to this amazing country, so what are you waiting for?