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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Premium .travel domain obtained and company name change

Easter Island Traveling has been up and running for years now. Its many happy customers have spread the word about its services, which has helped it grow greatly, and their votes ranked this domain as the #1 Easter Island tour agency on TripAdvisor.


Over the course of the past years, Easter Island Traveling has started offering a wider array of tours, and it has received special attention for its focus on adventure tours, in which travelers go horseback riding for days, and camp in the wilderness under the stars and in caves.


As part of Easter Island Traveling’s growth and preparation for the future, it proudly announced that it bought a new premium website URL with a .travel extension – www.easterisland.travel . Domains with these extensions are available exclusively to verified travel and tourism businesses and organizations. This premium domain was sold to Easter Island Traveling for not more than 1,000,000 CLP (US$1,545) by a Chilean private owner.


At the same time the company changed its website URL from www.easterislandtraveling.com  to www.easterisland.travel , it also changed its company name to Easter Island Travel to better fit the domain and for a cleaner, slicker impression.


To read more about Easter Island, or if looking for any travel tips, tour service, or hotel, please visit their website at www.easterisland.travel .



Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Schloss Hohenkammer: sustainability in practice

Restoration work on the Schloss Hohenkammer castle in Freising, Germany, and construction of the new reception and guest house were completed in autumn 2008. As the complex’s proprietor, Munich Re’s commitment to quality set the standard. The authentic character of the restoration work and the ideal combination of the new structure’s materials (natural stone, wood, and plaster) create a harmonious architectural ensemble. Following its restoration, Schloss Hohenkammer has become a world-class seminar center.


Schloss Hohenkammer’s location is a contributing factor to the “exceptional” situation in which visitors find themselves. The farmland surrounding the seminar center has been part of the castle for centuries. The farm is organic and operates according to the principle of sustainability, and one can literally taste the difference. Ask about Gut Eichethof’s spirits and cooking oils.


Sustainability is the motto for the entire Hohenkammer estate. This is proven by the complex’s solidity. Guests sense this atmosphere of absolute composure. The seminar center radiates authenticity and tradition. Even “fleeting” visitors do not leave without a lasting impression, regardless of how quickly they may return to the city or airport. Schloss Hohenkammer lies off the beaten track, yet is still easy to reach by train, car, or plane.


Once the site of the “Eichet” Forest, today this area is home to Gut Eichethof, an agricultural estate that has been an integral part of Schloss Hohenkammer for centuries. Back then the term sustainability still lay in the distant future and farmers instead relied on their common sense; it was this reasoning that determined how land was cultivated so that it could sustain people in both the present and future. Today Helmut Steber, master farmer and director of Gut Eichethof, would like to achieve two kinds of sustainability at once: ecological preservation and economic success.


The farm’s productivity attests to his success. Gut Eichethof boasts modern management practices and is a highly profitable enterprise, in which close attention to detail and quality can be sensed in every facet.


In 2002, the farm was recognizes as being part of the “Okoland Offensive” (Organic Land Offensive) by the Federal Department of Trade and Industry. It also received the distinction of practicing “sustainable agriculture fit for the future” from the DLG (German Agricultural Society). Since 1992, Gut Eichethof has belonged to a network of organic farms called “Naturland.”


Until the 1980s, the forests on Gut Eichethof were planted with conifers – monocultures that could not hold their own against major storms, such as Vivian and Wiebke. In 1990 those in charge started to “rebuild” the forests. In the future they are to be populated by a resistant mixture of trees rather than by vulnerable conifers. The fifteen different tree varieties used here are well-suited to the various soil types and sites on the estate.


A mixed forest also produces valuable wood that enjoys a greater market demand and fetches higher prices; additionally, a mixed forest also provides the ideal place to relax and get away from it all. There will be no shortage of Schloss Hohenkammer seminar visitors wandering through our woods. In fact, when the guest house at Schloss Hohenkammer was restored, the new entrance hall and 65 hotel rooms were built with the lovely oak wood from our own forests.


From Koniginstrasse in Munich it is only 30 minutes by car. With regard to quiet and tranquility, however, it is very far away from everyday stress and tiresome routines. Schloss Hohenkammer is independent of external energy supplies. The raw materials from Gut Eichethof’s forests and fields supply the complex with enough fuel and substrate for the biogas plant.


For more information, visit www.schlosshohenkammer.de


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Monday, February 8, 2016

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg unveils a package following in the footsteps of “War and Peace,” celebrating Russian literary and cultural heritage

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The luxury Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has created a travel package following in the footsteps of ‘War and Peace’ which recently aired in the US as a made for TV miniseries. A unique opportunity for those who have found themselves fascinated with nineteenth-century Tsarist Russia to absorb the real backdrop and atmosphere Leo Tolstoy's historic work. The package includes luxury accommodation, a full-day tour of Catherine Palace and a half-day tour of the Hermitage museum – all guided and planned to guests’ preferences. Package price starts at 65,000 Rubles (approx. $844.14) for three nights.

As the capital of the Russian Empire from 1703 until 1917, St. Petersburg boasts a wealth of monuments, sights, and museums that transport visitors back in time to the opulent era of the Tsars. Corinthia St. Petersburg, situated in the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, boasts the perfect location from which leisure guests can explore the city.

The package includes a guided full-day tour of Catherine Palace – including the glittering Great Ballroom and Amber room – and a half-day tour of the Hermitage museum, which houses the world’s biggest collection of masterpieces.

Not only do the above feature in Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece and the most recent adaptation, they are also some of the best that the Capital of the North has to offer. Guests will be guided to feel part of the city’s rich history of the city and experience War & Peace from a first person perspective.

Though Russia has traditionally been considered an expensive holiday destination, the current exchange rate means there has never been a better time to visit the heart of imperial Russia.

Package price starts at 65,000 Rubles (approx. $844.14) for three nights. For further information and terms and conditions, please see http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/stpetersburg/war-and-peace/

The ‘War & Peace’ package includes:

• Airport transfers to and from the hotel

• Accommodation for a minimum of three nights, including a sumptuous buffet breakfast

• Full day guided tour to Catherine Palace, the unique setting of one of the series’ highlight scenes: the Tsar’s Ball and Pushkin park

• Half day guided tour of the Hermitage museum, featured in the series and boasting one of the world’s most extensive art collections

• Hotel Special War & Peace welcome amenity in the room

• Upgrades to an executive room or suite at a supplement charge. This comprises accommodation in the hotel’s plush executive wing and access to the only Executive Club Lounge in the city, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and evening snacks, as well as a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

• Early Check-in/Late check-out

• Packages are available for sale now at http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/stpetersburg/ from 65,000 Roubles.

For more information on Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, please visit http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/stpetersburg/

About Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg


Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, an award-winning renovation of two majestic nineteenth-century buildings, boasts an opulent interior showcasing art and modern luxury. Located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, Corinthia St. Petersburg houses 388 elegant rooms and suites, including 95 executive rooms. Refined hospitality, superior service and inspired luxury are at the core of this hotel. From luxurious caviar and blinis to more humble-inspired dishes, all complemented by finely selected drinks lists, the hotel’s restaurants and bars offer outstanding cuisine. With a 1,000-guest capacity and 17 meeting rooms, the hotel further boasts the largest five-star conference and meeting facility in in the city and is the only St. Petersburg hotel with a Memorial Museum at its core. Corinthia St. Petersburg is a 21st-century grand hotel located in the heart of the city, created with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of authentic, world-class service. Corinthia St. Petersburg was acquired by Corinthia Hotels in 2002 and underwent a huge renovation and expansion in 2009. It is one of the Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. For more information, visit http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/stpetersburg/ or visit Facebook Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg at https://www.facebook.com/CorinthiaHotelStPetersburg



Façade of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Wedding Fairy sprinkles magic dust on travel planning

Pamela Ott, owner of DestinationWeddings.travel, refers to herself as the “wedding fairy.” With a contagious passion for travel, romance, discovery, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, she has fulfilled many dreams for brides, grooms, families, and the young-at-heart. Ott also owns and operates www.WildSideDestinations.travel , a website specializing in luxury travel, sensuous safaris, adventure tours, and cruises.


DestinationWeddings.travel was established many years ago as a one of a kind, boutique travel concierge service. It customizes destination weddings, honeymoons, and celebrations designed for romance, love, and adventure. Whether it is an adults-only experience, a kid-free paradise, or a hip and chic experience for families and friends, boundless adventures are offered for adults and kids alike.


“Having been in the travel industry for so many years, when the opportunity arose to qualify and own a .travel, we jumped in bridal gown and bare feet first! Due to the nature of being authenticated, we knew this would be a way for true travel professionals to be acknowledged and recognized,” said Ott, “.travel, not to be confused with other domains such as .com .org .net - which anyone can purchase - represents who we are and gives a sense of pride and ownership to our travel business that many others have not earned. This level of industry recognition separates us from the next domain name and service. We place a sincere value on .travel crowning us as a dream provider, a unique brand in itself.”


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Tour company in The Netherlands opts for .travel website

When Elisabeth, of Elisabeth's Tailor Made Tours & Promotions in The Netherlands, was to set up her website, she didn't have to think too long to decide that a domain with a .travel extension was the way to go. Having a website with “.travel” in its name would provide her with instant brand recognition.


Said owner, Elisabeth, about why she chose the .travel domain for her website, “I was advised to do so, and I did not have to think about it twice because my business is all about TRAVEL."


Elisabeth’s Tailor Made Tours offers personalized, guided tours and events relating to culture, art, history, architecture, (vintage) design & fashion, nature & gardens, science, and interesting sights in combination with sporting activities like for instance guided walks and bike tours in Amsterdam and The Netherlands in all their beauty across the shifting seasons in one or more days.


Apart from cultural and educational customized guided tours, Elisabeth’s tour company also offers art workshops in which active participation is an important aspect. Some tours even include visits of ateliers of well-known artists.


Tours are carefully planned, customized and personalized and are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Czech, Arabic, Chinese and Dutch. Elisabeth’s Tailor Made Tours also does reservations of selected unique hotels and B&B locations. Tour experiences include transportation via boat, bike taxi, coach, Vintage old timer or bus, limousine, by bike or on foot and may be designed for companies, schools, and international and private groups.


For more information about Elisabeth's Tailor Made Tours & Promotions, visit www.tailormadetours.travel .


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Considering traveling to Costa Rica? Costa Rica Nature Escape would love to assist you!

Costa Rica Nature Escape has been a tour operator and travel agency since 1994. Its governmental license is OT-340, and it has earned level 3 CST for its sustainability efforts. Visit the wonders of Costa Rica, the country that encompasses 6% of the world's biodiversity. It is an ideal vacation spot for groups, families, couples, and individual travelers who are seeking close-to-nature experiences. Costa Rica offers a great variety of natural venues, more than 25% of its land and the majority of its waters are protected. Encounter a wide variety of forests, breathtaking flora and fauna, active volcanoes, and tropical beaches with warm sea water, always enhanced by the friendliness of the "ticos" (native Costa Ricans).


If you enjoy a little adventure, Costa Rica Nature Escape can arrange for adrenaline-filled tours on various levels and for all ages, like white water rafting, zip-lining, and more! As if starting up a business and marketing a new brand is not challenging enough on its own merits, doing it in a new top level domain name space adds its own share of trepidation along the way. When AURA Travel was an online start-up, it was set to revolutionize, commoditize, and standardize the holiday rentals by owner niche of the accommodation market, while providing an online platform that easily facilitates listing, search, and booking of holiday rental properties. The business name the company chose – AURA - has its own historical reasons and drives. This was only half of the challenge. Choosing an online domain name extension was the other half.


Because AURA was effectively launching a new online, unknown brand, the domain name extension in itself was considered a quintessential component of the brand. The popular TLDs (i.e., .com domain space) was not only saturated, but also somehow monotonously insignificant due its popularity.


Scouting the web for alternatives, AURA arrived at the .travel extension as a part of a number of domain name spaces offering specialization for different industry verticals. The .travel domain made sense instantly. This is what AURA’s new business was offering - accommodation for people who travel - for business, for pleasure, or for no reason at all. What it did, is what travelers needed, whether looking for a place to stay while in vacation around the globe, or booking a weekend escape a couple of hours’ drive away. As much as the domain name made sense, it was initially dismissed, because at the time it was too new and unknown. Let's face it, who is not scared of the unknown? Eventually, however, AURA came back to it and decided to launch its brand new business on a brand new domain name space that made sense to what it did.


The company was excited and full of start-up spirit. It was all new and starting from scratch, so why not give it a go? The company was no longer just AURA - it became aura.travel. Now the results speak for themselves. AURA considers its journey so far a great success and is looking forward to further expanding globally. The company will never give up its aura.travel identity for the world. AURA welcomes anyone who wishes to join them - property owners, travelers looking for accommodation, or industry peers wanting to improve the status quo.


You can read more about AURA.travel at: http://aura.travel/ Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel . Costa Rica Nature Escape offers all vacation needs in Costa Rica, from a single tour to a full all-inclusive package. Its prices are below the published prices of its providers, and Costa Rica Nature Escape will design the best itinerary for the visitor, without any additional cost. Take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the company’s staff, and read the feedback from its customers. Costa Rica Nature Escape is willing to work with travelers on an itinerary based on their expectations, budget, and preferences until they are satisfied. Outstanding customer satisfaction is #1 to Costa Rica Nature Escape, and this has been proven again and again. Costa Rica Nature Escape is located in downtown San Jose, just a half block from the National Theater and Plaza de la Cultura.


Feel free to send an email, visit the website, or call to reach us for any question or arrangement: Toll free number in the USA (888) 491-2996, 24-hour phone number +506 8381-7178. For more information, visit: www.1costarica.travel


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

AURA Travel embraces .travel domain

As if starting up a business and marketing a new brand is not challenging enough on its own merits, doing it in a new top level domain name space adds its own share of trepidation along the way. When AURA Travel was an online start-up, it was set to revolutionize, commoditize, and standardize the holiday rentals by owner niche of the accommodation market, while providing an online platform that easily facilitates listing, search, and booking of holiday rental properties.


The business name the company chose – AURA - has its own historical reasons and drives. This was only half of the challenge. Choosing an online domain name extension was the other half. Because AURA was effectively launching a new online, unknown brand, the domain name extension in itself was considered a quintessential component of the brand. The popular TLDs (i.e., .com domain space) was not only saturated, but also somehow monotonously insignificant due to its popularity.


Scouting the web for alternatives, AURA arrived at the .travel extension as a part of a number of domain name spaces offering specialization for different industry verticals. The .travel domain made sense instantly. This is what AURA’s new business was offering - accommodation for people who travel - for business, for pleasure, or for no reason at all. What it did, is what travelers needed, whether looking for a place to stay while in vacation around the globe, or booking a weekend escape a couple of hours’ drive away.


As much as the domain name made sense, it was initially dismissed, because at the time it was too new and unknown. Let's face it, who is not scared of the unknown? Eventually, however, AURA came back to it and decided to launch its brand new business on a brand new domain name space that made sense to what it did. The company was excited and full of start-up spirit. It was all new and starting from scratch, so why not give it a go?


The company was no longer just AURA - it became aura.travel. Now the results speak for themselves. AURA considers its journey so far a great success and is looking forward to further expanding globally. The company will never give up its aura.travel identity for the world.
AURA welcomes anyone who wishes to join them - property owners, travelers looking for accommodation, or industry peers wanting to improve the status quo. You can read more about AURA.travel at: http://aura.travel/


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau improves online reach with .travel

Cancun is a place like no other: white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water, expansive resorts, boutique hotels, fine dining, and festive entertainment. With such a great destination, the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau was in need of a great marketing tool to pair with such a mecca of travel and tourism. Cancun found this tool in .travel.


The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official entity that interacts with different markets around the world highlighting the many added values Cancun offers. With numerous other .com sites related to their popular destination, Cancun decided to make a statement: the official travel information source for Cancun is www.cancun.travel .


The Cancun CVB is pleased that people visiting www.cancun.travel know that the site is authenticated and offers the best Cancun information.


“Cancun recognizes the importance of the Internet for the tourism industry, that’s why our efforts are directed to promote our web page www.cancun.travel in all of our marketing campaigns,” said a Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau representative.


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Diverse travel to be discovered in Ecuador

Ecuador is located on the equatorial line in northwestern South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west, Colombia to the north, and Peru to the south and east. Ecuador is the eighth largest country in South America, at roughly the size of the US state of Nevada. Ecuador is 283,561 square kilometers in size and has a very diverse geography.


Ecuador has four geographical regions: The Andes (La Sierra), the Amazon Rainforest (El Oriente), La Costa (The Coast), and the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are located around 1,000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. The volcanic islands have a subtropical climate and are marked by beaches and forests. During the Galápagos Islands' dry season, which runs from June to December, the weather is cooler and windier. From October to May, the weather is warmer and there is frequently light rain.


The coast runs along the west coast and features low mountains, valleys, plains, mangroves, rivers, and rainforests. The coast has a tropical climate, and is hot and humid. The coast is cloudy, cooler, and dry from May to December, and hotter and rainier from January to April. The Andes region, or central highlands, lying between the western coastal lowlands and the eastern jungles, consists of mountain ranges, foothills, and valleys.


The two sides of the Andes, the Western and Eastern Andes contain 60 volcanoes with an average altitude of 7,000 feet, covering a distance of 400 km from the northern to the southern Andes. This is called the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” Due to the altitude, the Andes region has cool, spring-like weather, with a great deal of sunshine. Temperatures vary throughout the day. The highlands are overcast and wet during the rainy season (October-May), and drier, with mild showers, common in the afternoon, during the dry season (June-September).


The Amazon region is east of the Andes, and it borders Colombia and Peru, and contains part of the Amazon rainforest, as well as rivers and rolling jungles. Three active volcanoes are located in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest: Sangay, Reventador and Sumaco. This is the only country where three active volcanoes are located inside the Amazon rainforest, The Amazon is hot and humid, and receives a significant amount of rainfall year-round. The Amazon is the wettest from June to August.
Ecuador uses the US dollar as its currency. Natural landscapes make up a good deal of the land mass—the Amazon alone takes up about 50% of the land area. http://www.ecuador.travel


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SolomonIslands-Hotels has its brand all wrapped with travel domain

SolomonIslands-Hotels.travel is a web site for independent travelers wishing to book services with local tour operators and accommodations. “The [website] portal is an important addition to our country’s tourism promotion channels,” said the Solomon Islands Minister for Tourism. “It not only enhances Solomon Islands appeal, but also enables business to be conducted in this important sector.”


SolomonIslands-Hotels uses its .travel name in all marketing aspects including email, business cards, collateral materials, and expos. The name “Solomon Islands-Hotels.travel” was a natural choice to the owners, as “hotels” is a significant key word in web searches and .travel reflects the nature of the site. By using its .travel name, they are increasing their ability to be seen by independent travelers.


The Solomon Islands has a variety of activities and special interests that will attract travelers from backpackers to business travelers. If you are interested in learning more about the warmth and ecological beauty of the Solomon Islands, along with the wide variety of activities available, please visit www.SolomonIslands-Hotels.travel .


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Uganda gorilla safari group promotes adventure through .travel domain

Many things can go through someone’s head when he or she thinks of Uganda. Some may think of it as a distant land only to be known through books and movies. Others may admire the country’s natural beauty yet be intimidated by its exoticism. But when the true traveler thinks of Uganda, one word most certainly always comes to mind: adventure.


GorillaSafari.travel is a Ugandan tour group that specializes in bringing travelers as close to nature as ever and providing them with the experience of a lifetime. GorillaSafari.travel is in the business of selling memories; they do this through the provision of safaris that range from gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest to mountain hiking, primate tracking, and white water rafting.


Gorillasafari.travel adopted the .travel domain six year ago to make itself as accessible as possible to the Internet user. GorillaSafari.travel’s Managing Director said, “I adopted GorillaSafari.travel because gorillas are Uganda’s number one attraction, and many users would be searching for a gorilla trip on the web. I was also unable to obtain GorillaSafari during the .com era.” The .travel name was quickly used on company business cards, brochures, and banners.


GorillaSafari.travel envisions itself as becoming one of the top five most recognized Destination Management Companies in East Africa, and .travel is enthusiastic in aiding GorillaSafari.travel in reaching its goals.


To learn more about safaris in Uganda and all throughout East Africa please visit www.GorillaSafari.travel .


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Webcams.travel sends clear message about its travel website

As new technology is growing quickly, it is important to stay connected at all times. Webcams.travel is a perfect tool for connecting to destinations around the world. Webcams.travel allows users to search for a country or city and have images of a specific street, site, landmark, or ideal vacation spot shown to them within seconds. Joerg Eugster, CEO of Webcams.travel states, “When creating the idea of an international webcam portal for tourists, we were in search of a suitable domain name that fit our company, which is why we chose www.Webcams.travel .”


Eugster is very familiar with .travel; he owns topin.travel, ausflugsziele.travel, and many others. Launched seven years ago, Webcams.travel site traffic has steadily increased over the years under the .travel domain.


“Our benefit is the simplicity of the domain: Webcams.travel sends a clear message - .travel lets users know exactly what we do; we present all those webcams and deliver them to all kinds of portals (Internet or mobile). Webcams.travel shows thousands of great webcams all over the world,” Eugster says, “Webcams.travel is available in twenty-five languages. Our webcams are presented on many Internet portals, map applications such as Google Maps and Earth, and on many iPhone applications (eg. WorldView).”


A sample of the website can be viewed on YouTube by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruvXAi0RGHY .


Webcams.travel can be used as a guide to find the places you are visiting with a REAL image of the destination, tourist attraction, historic landmark, park, or beach. Webcams.travel is the perfect way to explore the world and look up travel opportunities in a matter of minutes online.


To check out this interactive tool, please visit www.Webcams.travel .


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel. Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .

Leipzig, a great city of culture and arts set in beautiful surroundings

A 70-minute train ride from Berlin, Leipzig is a buzzing city in the east of Germany. The cultural and architectural beauty of Leipzig has always been a source of inspiration for creative minds such as the composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, and Richard Wagner. Hardly any other city can claim as rich a musical heritage as Leipzig. The Gewandhaus Orchestra has cultivated classical music in Leipzig for over 250 years. St. Thomas' Boys Choir was founded over 800 years ago by the Augustinian Canons, and the Opera House is the third oldest civilian music theatre stage in Europe. The majority of the composers’ homes and workplaces are still standing today. This is unrivaled in Germany and, in international terms, is second only to Vienna.


Unique in Leipzig, however, is the proximity of these sites: You will experience 300 years of musical history in one afternoon! Opened in 2012, the so-called Leipzig Music Trail (“Leipziger Notenspur”) connects 23 authentic sites of Leipzig’s music history on a 5.3 km walking trail.


The world’s oldest trade fair city, Leipzig is also home to Germany’s second-oldest university. It was in Leipzig that, in 1989, the first Peaceful Revolution in history was started: On October 9, 1989, more than 70,000 people congregated in the streets of Leipzig to protest against the GDR regime. The demonstrators called out “We are the People” and “No violence.” The Monday demonstrations remained peaceful and set the course for fundamental change in Europe: The Berlin wall fell only one month later. Today, Leipzig is livelier than ever. The city's vibrant contemporary arts scene centers around the Spinnerei and the New Leipzig School of painting with key figure Neo Rauch.


Leipzig Region offers a host of possibilities: An amazing diversity of nature, culture, history, and architecture are right on Leipzig's doorstep. Three areas of countryside around Leipzig, which couldn't be more different from each other, epitomize diversity: With its 22 lakes, the Leipzig New Lakeland area is the ideal place for recreation, swimming and all kinds of outdoor activities and trend sports. The Saxon Heathland area, which includes the beautiful Düben Heath and Dahlen Heath, is just perfect for walking, cycling, and riding. And in Saxony's Castle Country, there are countless romantic towns and historic castles, monasteries, and manor houses waiting to be discovered – 20 to 90 minutes away from the city at the most.


As the official tourist board, Leipzig Tourism and Marketing promotes the Leipzig region worldwide as a travel destination. It provides information, accommodation, guided tours, day trips for individuals and groups, incentives, as well as conference and event locations.


Leipzig Tourism and Marketing is proud to use .travel to promote its beautiful city. Visit the website http://www.leipzig.travel to plan a trip to the Leipzig region.


Details of the .travel domain program may be found at www.travel.travel and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at www.registrar.travel . Please address any inquiries to info@travel.travel .