Vacation Planning with Chris for travel tips to Germany at Christmas

The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday October 24, 2009 
10:00 – 11:00 am EST
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Christmas traditions in Germany

Rostock, Baltic Sea - Christmas Market by the Town Hall and Merry-Go-RoundThis week on the Travel Show we explore Germany and its delightful Christmas traditions. Embrace the Christmas spirit as you stroll through brightly decorated streets, and explore the enchanting Christmas Markets with their seasonal music and choir singing. Often set in charming medieval cities, the markets offer exceptional local crafts and delicious delicacies. Listen to the sounds of bells and trumpeters and attend one of the many concerts from classical to gospel in the churches and on outdoor stages.

Berlin Wall - two symbolsIn addition there are celebrations this year marking the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is a fabulous time to visit Germany! Not least because at the moment you can discover excellent deals, great value packages and affordable accommodations at . There is a choice of six ways to travel in Germany, each leading to an array of attractive deals and hundreds of fair-value offers. All can be booked directly online or by email.

Augsburg, Lech - Angel at Christmas Market in front of Town Hall City Welcome Cards that offer discounted public transit, accommodation and attractions and are a great way to save. All major German cities, many towns and a number of key tourism regions offer them. Welcome Cards usually offer free use of public transit plus reduced rates or free admissions for everything from sightseeing tours, museums, theatre and concert performances, swimming, wellness and spa facilities, family fun parks, cable car and boat trips, and much more.

Speyer, Rhine - Nutcracker from the Erzgebirge mountains in the Christmas MarketListen to the show this Saturday for your chance to win a trip for two to Germany this December for the Christmas Markets - including flights courtesy of Lufthansa, two nights in both Frankfurt and Stuttgart staying in elegant, first class Maritim Hotels, and a Rail Europe pass.

For your chance to win, phone into the show at 416-872-1010, 1-800-561-CFRB or *TALK on your cell, or send your question any time this week by entering the contest here online by clicking on the Yellow "Enter Contest" button.

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Lufthansa has been flying Canadians to Germany for over 50 years. Fly with Lufthansa and you will arrive at your destination on-time, relaxed and ready for the day. Lufthansa offers daily nonstop flights from Toronto to Frankfurt. Great, low fares to Germany starting at $290 one-way (excl. taxes, fees and surcharges) can be found on the airline's website - At you can also book your flight, reserve your seat, check-in and have your boarding pass downloaded to your mobile phone.

MARITIM Hotels is privately held and female owned. This year they celebrate their 40th anniversary. Maritim manage 37 first class properties in Germany including centrally located city hotels, conveniently located airport hotels, coastal beach resorts, lakeside family hotels, properties adjoining golf courses and parkland spa hotels. The elegant accommodations, state of the art event rooms, award-winning restaurants, sought-after pubs and comprehensively equipped wellness facilities make the name "MARITIM" synonymous with Germany hospitality excellence.

See the Real Europe with Rail Europe - where over 75 years of experience connect you to more than 35 European railroads. You can buy seat reservations and pay in dollars before you leave North America – so no fluctuating exchange rates and no surprises. Traveling by train will enhance your entire European experience. Enjoy leisurely gourmet dining and gaze through panoramic windows as you are whisked from city centre to city centre. Plus the train is a low-impact, energy efficient form of travel that preserves the regions and natural areas you cross.

Photo Credits:
Home Page: Stuttgart Christmas Market - Stuttgart Marketing GmbH
Nuremberg Christmas Market - Rainer Kiedrowski
Rostock Christmas Market - Norbert Kruger
Berlin Wall - Jan Jerabek
Augsburg Christmas Market - Regio Augsburg, Tourismus GmbH
Nutcrackers in the Speyer Christmas Market - Herbert Lehr