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For both private and business travel, Germany is among the most popular destinations in the world.

For both private and business travel, Germany is among the most popular destinations in the world.

No other country hosts as many flagship trade fairs as Germany, which occupies second place in the world rankings of conference and convention locations. Everything is in place here to cater to the growing global trend for greener, more sustainable events.

Today, when meeting and congress destinations want to stand out from their competition, they do so through specific business expertise. For example, international organisations are increasingly looking for convention locations where their sphere of interest is represented by highly respected companies, research institutes, initiatives and opinion-formers. As well as valuable contacts, this ensures that there is a lively exchange of views and suitable ancillary activities. In other words, the focus is on conference and convention locations where there is specialist knowledge and industry expertise. The GCB German Convention Bureau e. V. is now intensifying its marketing for Germany as a MICE location by utilising the country’s expertise in key industries and connecting them with other international source markets.

Barrier-free Germany

Accessible events for everyone - meetings and conferences are platforms where all kinds of very different people come together to network and exchange know-how. This is only possible if everyone who is interested in taking part is also able to do so. It is as important for people with physical impairments to attend a conference or visit a trade fair as it is for everyone else. This is where Germany is open to all, with many venues, accommodation providers and public transport operators, making travelling into and within Germany as easy as possible.

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Beatrix Haun
Beatrix Haun Director
  • German National Tourist Office
  • PO Box 70700
  • London
  • SW1P 9ZX
  • UK
  • National Languages: English , German
  • Time Zone: GMT

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Transport

The country is criss-crossed by 12,700 kilometres of autobahn and a rail network of nearly 35,000 kilometres with around 5,400 stations, while air passengers have more than 40 airports to choose from. Whether you're dashing to a business meeting or taking a laid-back tour, Germany has the means of transport to suit.

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Climate & Weather

Overall, Germany has a warm, temperate, wet climate with westerly winds. Extreme fluctuations in temperature are rare. Rain falls throughout the year.

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Visa Requirements

EU citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of all other countries will generally need a visa, with the exception of some countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. Nationals of those countries do not require a visa for visits to Germany lasting no longer than three months in a six-month period.

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Transfers

Germany's transport infrastructure is among the best in Europe. As well as the extent of the network, the excellent links between different modes of transport enable everyone to travel between places quickly and easily.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Germany is a major player in many fields of environmental technology and is one of the biggest markets worldwide. Companies across a range of sectors and also the events industry itself have recognised the potential of sustainability for their image and long-term success. Germany is home to the leading providers of event concepts that are eco-friendly, energy efficient and, above all, sustainable.

Activities

The opportunities for creating amazing, truly memorable experiences in Germany have never been so great.
With its long history and vibrant present, art, entertainment, food and drink plus exciting towns and cities with culture and superb nightlife, Germany has everything needed for fantastic incentive events.

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Team Building Events

Frankfurt: Take to the air in a Lufthansa flight simulator

Erfurt: Thuringian dumpling-making seminar

Baden-Baden: Ride Europe's oldest funicular railway and para-glide on the way down!

Berlin: Trabant Rally

Potsdam: Stunt workshop at Babelsberg film studios

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Make an impression with your corporate event in Germany. And prepare to be impressed by Germany's world-class events industry and inspiring range of art and entertainment, festivals and celebrations, plus exciting sports and games. Not to mention perfect organisation.

Events are on the calendar all year round in Germany. Whether you're planning your own corporate event or taking advantage of the great atmosphere at a top German event for yourself or your company, you'll be amazed by venues that are as outstanding as the events themselves. And you'll enjoy the feeling of being in safe hands from the outset. Leading event partners make it their mission to ensure your event is a success from the advance preparation to the day itself and the follow-up work. Guaranteed.

Strong partners make every event a special event for you. Experienced planners and many others organise and support events of every size and kind.

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Testimonials

Kristin Mirabal

Kristin Mirabal

Senior Meeting Manager, Optical Society of America

As an association I am interested in knowing what institutes and companies within your region could attract me – more than just the amenities that you may have in your city or what your hotels offer. You first have to get me attracted to your city. I would be more attracted if I knew that there were industries there of interest to my members and to my audience.

Matthias Schultze

Matthias Schultze

Managing director of the German Convention Bureau (GCB)

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) is training 500 advisors across the country who will share their extensive knowledge of sustainability matters with conference and event venues. Funding for the project is being provided by the German Foundation for the Environment. The aim is to optimise the environmental footprint of events and to increase demand for green meetings. Systematic marketing activities are therefore also part of the project.

Beatrix Haun

Beatrix Haun

Director German National Tourist Office UK & Ireland

Germany is up there with the best in the world as a venue for conferences. I would say Germany’s success can be attributed to the value for money it offers, its broad range of high-end conference hotels, convention centres and event venues and its reputation for efficiency and security. Germany's central European location is also very convenient.

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