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Discover Germany | Culture | Guttenberg Castle & Eurotours

The eagle castle High above the romantic Neckar valley, surrounded by vineyards and broad forests, Germany’s only undestroyed Staufer era castle opens its gates for visitors seeking spectacular eagle air displays, a prizewinning castle museum and tasty eatertainment. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: KONRAD PLANK, BERNOLPH VON GEMMINGEN

One of the many striking features of the Guttenberg Castle is that it has always been inhabited. Today it is still occupied by its owner family, the barons of Gemmingen – in the 16th generation by now. “Extraordinary experiences are the air shows with free-flying eagles, owls and vultures, which are rare to find in Europe,” Bernolph von Gemmingen, baron and owner of the castle, says. “Furthermore, the castle museum tells a lot of exciting stories about the adventurous life of this castle,”Bernolph von Gemmingen adds. Fascinating exhibits, such as real knight’s armour or the torture chamber, bring the Middle Ages to life. Another

highlight is the unique xylotheque, which is over 200 years old. After a fun-filled day, embrace the great themed gastronomy. “Our motto is ‘how grandma cooked it and granddad liked it.’ Look forward to delicacies out of jelly jars, and fresh meals which are prepared in front of the visitors’ eyes,” Bernolph von Gemmingen says. “The authentic overall experience is the reason for visitors to always come back,” Bernolph von Gemmingen concludes. Highlights of 2015 will be the opening of a new gastronomic concept with regional delicacies, cooking events, which are offered by the new restaurateur for compa-

Eurotours satisfies your holiday desires Eurotours International, Austria’s largest direct tour operator and Central Europe’s largest incoming agency, takes care of the holidays of more than 1.3 million clients every year, offering everything from individual trips to group travel for up to thousands of participants. TEXT & PHOTOS: EUROTOURS | TRANSLATION: EMMIE COLLINGE

With 350 employees, Eurotours International handles approximately 1.3 million customers each year. Their spectrum is diverse, with everything from a long weekend in the Alps, city breaks, wellness holidays, sport-orientated getaways, and cultural breaks right through to trips on which you’ll encounter some of the world’s most exciting destinations. As a tour operator, Eurotours supplies around 800 tourism companies from across the globe with attractive offers. Individually-tailored group trips and incen-

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tives are yet another core competence within the company. Eurotours achieved a

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nies, the new terrace with a fantastic view onto the Neckar Valley, a big castle festival for children and various unforgettable weddings in the new registry office and the medieval chapel.

turnover of roughly 270 million euros in 2014, employing 350 members of staff both at home and abroad. A veritable ‘one stop shop’ for its customers, Eurotours guarantees a comprehensive service. Since 1998 it has been a member of the ‘Verkehrsbüro Group’, Austria’s largest tourism group. For the past year offers have been available on the online travel platform, a novel concept that allows you to book online. Since January, Eurotours in cooperation with the Deutsche Post has been the exclusive provider of

Below: CEO Hans-Dieter Toth with the brochure (left). The headquarters of Eurotours International in Kitzbühel (right)