For those looking for a cracking Christmas, German hotel chain Maritim is offering a wide range of dedicated Christmas market travel packages to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
From sizzling sausages, red cabbage and gluwhein (mulled wine) to wheat beer and gingerbread, Germany’s festive fairy-tale markets have something for everyone.
Santa’s post office in Rheinsberg
Featuring stunning views of the Rheinsberg Harbour, theMaritim Hafenhotel Rheinsberg lies on the southernmost tip of the Mecklenburg Lake District. As part of a trip to the local Christmas market, guests can discover whether they are on the naughty list with a visit to the popular Christmas post office, where Santa Claus and his helpers review requests.
Guests can relax afterwards with a drink at the cosy hotel bar before sampling a range of gourmet seafood dishes and seasonal specialities, paired with select vintage wines from the exclusive wine cellar. The hotel also offers a renowned wellness oasis, which features thirteen dedicated booths providing unique spa treatments as well as saunas, an ice fountain and multi-sensory shower.
The package includes two overnight stays and Maritim’s lavish breakfast, a three-course meal and entry into the Christmas market. Prices start €99 per person in a double room. Please quote reference code 18RHH-Advent when booking.
For more information, please see www.maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hafenhotel-rheinsberg/hotel-overview
Sweet treats in Dresden
Once known as the Erlweinspeicher warehouse, this former old monument and historically protected site has been comprehensively refurbished in to the Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Centre Dresden. Ideally situated on the banks of the river Elbe and near the Old Town district, the hotel has the perfect package to help the city celebrate the 583rd Christmas market. As part of the package, guests are treated to a visit to the Emil Reimans confectionary factory for a bespoke tasting of Stollen (Christmas cake whose history in Dresden dates back to the 15th Century), ice cream, cookies and coffee. Guests are also given special currency (Striezeltaler) to spend at the market stalls.
In addition to 328 first class deluxe rooms and suites, the hotel, known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe’ for its proximity to culture sites such as the Semper Opera House and Church of Our Lady, also features the ‘Wintergarten’ (Winter Garden) Restaurant, famed for its locally sourced cuisine.
Package prices begin at €122 per person in a double room and includes Maritim’s signature breakfast buffet. Please quote reference code 18 DRE-Advent when booking.
For more information, please see www.maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hotel-internationales-congress-center-dresden/hotel-overview
A sea of lights in Bad Wildungen
As part of the festive package at the Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen, guests are treated to two nights’ accommodation, Maritim’s lavish breakfast buffet and a three-course dinner on the first night. The Christmas market in nearby Kessel, illuminated by the world’s tallest maypole pyramid of fairy lights, offers a selection of regional produce and seasonal attractions.
Set picturesquely in Europe’s largest spa park, the Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen features 240 elegantly furnished rooms and suites. The Café-Restaurant ‘Classic’ serves a wide range of international and regional delicacies, while the ‘Fontana’ cocktail bar offers a collection of unique wines and rare whiskies. When not enjoying yuletide delights, the hotel is acclaimed for its beauty and therapeutic treatments.
Package prices begin at €122 per person for one person sharing a double room and includes a welcome glass of Christmas punch, a Christmas buffet.
For information, please visit www.maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hotel-bad-wildungen/hotel-overview and quote reference code 18WIL-Advent when booking.
A fairy tale in Magdeburg
Conveniently located from the main railway station, the Maritim Hotel Magdeburg features 514 elegant rooms and suites. For those looking for active recreation, the hotels offers a swimming pool, gym, spa and exclusive bicycle hire.
At one of the historic Hunderwasser buildings which forms the Christmas market in the 1,200 year old city, guests can drink mulled wine and enjoy the many fairy-tale characters displayed, while a visit to the Tower provides panoramic views of the city. In addition, the package includes two overnight stays and Maritim’s breakfast buffet, a three-course dinner and a complimentary coffee and slice of cake
Package prices begin at €116 per person. Please quote reference code 18MAG-Advent when booking.
For more information, please see www.maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hotel-magdeburg/hotel-overview
With 33 locations across Germany as well as hotels in Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta and China, The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group. Its portfolio includes centrally located city hotels, conveniently located airport hotels, coastal beach resorts, lakeside family hotels, course-adjoining golf hotels and parkland spa hotels.
For more information on these hotels and packages, please visit www.maritim.com
Jordan Roozpeikar, Clareville PR
Notes to editors:
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group. It has 33 properties across Germany as well as hotels in Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China.
The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry. For more information, please visit www.maritim.com.
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