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Steigenberger Hotels: Celebrating 203 years of history

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October might seem far away, but if you want to be part of one of the biggest parties in the world, the Oktoberfest in Munich, you need to be quick off the mark as seats in one of the 14 big tents sell out quickly.

6.4 million guests visited the Oktoberfest last year – and beer is not the only reason for you to visit this fantastic place. A varied program of events includes a big band open-air concert with 400 musicians, world famous parades, seven “scary rooms” including a visit to a haunted bathroom and an Oktoberfest School, where you can learn about the festival’s history that dates back to 1810.
 
Going to the Oktoberfest by car is not recommended, as parking spaces are very limited. Instead, the best way to get there is Munich’s public transport network, making the InterCityHotel München an obvious choice when the party starts in October. The hotel is located at Munich Central Station and offers all guests free public transport within Munich. The bright, comfortable rooms and the modern facilities guarantee a warm and pleasant stay.
 
Oktoberfest runs from 21 September – 6 October, 2013.

Germany in top form
The number of overnight stays of Danish visitors in Germany increased by 13 percent in January and February, and the total number of overnight stays of international travellers is expected to rise by an amazing 8 percent for the entire year. The numbers are also great news for the many beautiful Steigenberger Hotels located in Germany and Karin Gert Nielsen, Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Group in Scandinavia and Finland, is happy about the results: “VAT on overnight stays in Germany has been reduced from 19 percent to 7 percent, which results in an increase in the number of travellers. The Steigenberger Hotels and InterCity Hotels are perfect starting points when visiting Germany, regardless of whether you are travelling for business, pleasure or fun and games.  German quality, high service standards and central location characterise our hotels.”
 
The Red Sea invites you to swim, sunbathe and scuba dive?
If you are longing for dive holidays, sun or beautiful nature you might want to pay the Red Sea a visit this summer, 2013.

From the beginning of June till the end of September this area is perfect if you wish to see the sky covered with white storks, green turtle hatchlings making their way from nest to the ocean, the spotted eagle ray or the somewhat bigger whale shark; the largest fish in the world. For beginners it is a superb place to learn how to dive because of the many beautiful reef fish and coral gardens in protected waters. Excellent visibility makes it a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the abundant marine life and ancient wrecks, including the British steamship SS Carnatic which ran aground on a coral reef in the Red Sea in 1869.
 
Steigenberger has two hotels in the northern Red Sea that offer adventurous diving or simply relaxing in the sun.
 
The luxury Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna is situated directly on a beautiful turquoise lagoon and guests can allow themselves to be pampered in one of the three restaurants, in the well-equipped spa area with two heated relaxation pools or at the 18-hole USPGA golf course.
 
Travellers could also opt for the 5-star Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel to enjoy a spacious wellness area, a dive club and aqua center and a 400 meter long private, sandy beach.
 
Contact
Inge Alsmith
Director of Communication, Scandinavia & Finland
Steigenberger Hotel Group
E: ia@atlanticlink.net
M: +45 2962 5888

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