Destinations

MÜNSTER AND OSNABRÜCK

Münster and the Münsterland

Between the Teutoburger Wald, Sauerland and the dutch border is the cosmopolitan and at the same conscious of tradtion Münsterland located. The districts of Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt, Warendorf and the city Münster belong to this region. With the half-timbered town Tecklenburg, the cycling paradise of Münster and the 780 years old city of Borken, the Münsterland is one of the most varied areas in Germany. Architecturally the landscape is dominated by churches, convents and castles. In addition to these cultural institutions the intensive agricultural use is responsible for the idyllic landscapes. Cycling in the countryside and city tours trough the centers of historic cities are tourism magnets of the Münsterland.
The Münsterland has many facets. It mixes tradition and innovation, culture and sports as well as life in rural areas and in the city.

‘Cultural stronghold’, ‘Climate Capital’, ‘Online Capital’, are titles, under which the largest city in the Münstland called, Münster, is known. At the same time it is a mecca for bikers and students. Almost a fifth of the roughly 290.000 inhabitants are students. Thus Münster is also the seat of the innovative centers for research and technology transfer. In nanotechnology the city takes a leading role in Europe. Münster is highly specialized at IT occupations especially in databases and data processing. It is one of Germany’s top locations in this sphere. The University included the University Hospital of Münster has a nationwide high priority in the area of “healthcare industry”.
The atmosphere of the city is mainly characterized by a high proportion of young people, cultural life and the modern architecture. The historic center, the independent cultural scene and the museums are unique and nationally known. By the international sculpture exhibitions and the construction of the Picasso museum, Münster has moreover nationwide profiled as city of cultur.
Besides cultural institutions Münster offers unique events and quality shopping. Especially the visit to the Christmas market is a must for everybody who lives in Münster.

Osnabrück and the Osnabrücker Land

With a population of over 160.000 inhabitants Osnabrück is the third-largest city in Niedersachsen and the heart of the Osnabrücker Land. Its attractive position between the Teutoburger Wald and the Wiehengebirge means that Osnabrück is benefiting increasingly from tourism and leisure developments. The rural area around Osnabrück provides healthy relaxation in numerous healing spas and has also been considered particularly attractive for visitors interested in history.
Proud of its history and tradition, Osnabrück is also a city, which successfully unites the past with the future. The modern university city and an attractive center of commerce is in the midst of a city full of historical monuments, history and reminders of the past and culture like the cathedral and the baroque palace as well as the historic center. Historically Osnabrück has even more to offer: The Westphalian Peace Treaty was signed here in 1648 and today Osnabrück still continues to make active efforts in the promotion of peace.
The location Osnabrück is increasingly developing into a vital center of an economic region. The outstanding geographical position at the intersection of the central traffic routes Amsterdam – Berlin and Rhein/Ruhr – Hamburg makes Osnabrück to an important lynchpin in Europe. Osnabrück´s economic potential is characterized by successful industrial companies, a broad mid-market and a good fundament for smaller companies and start-ups.

Osnabrücker Land is located in the southwest of Niedersachsen and covers different landscapes:
Artland is the discovery region in the northern part of Osnabrücker Land and is characterized by the gentle park-like landscape, water meadows and moorland.
The middle of the Osnabrücker Land is very historically and called Varus-Region, which is affected by battles of the Middle Ages.
This region goes along with the Friedensstadt Osnabrück, the center of the Osnabrücker Land.
In the southern part of the Osnabrücker Land borders the Teuto-Region on Osnabrück City.
Teuto-Region impresses with mountain ranges of Teutoburger Wald and Wiehengebirge.
Osnabrücker Land stretches for 2.500 square kilometers and is outstanding because of its diversity.

STUTTGART

Baden-Wuerttemberg – not only one of the most important exporting regions in Europe with many global companies. In recent years, the state in SouthWest Germany has also set a distinct accent on the tourism market. The Stuttgart region is an ideal base for visiting the many attractions of this province.

For arriving passengers, Stuttgart Airport is the ideal gateway to SouthWest Germany and its neighboring regions. In close proximity, the highway Munich – Karlsruhe offers fast connections for motorists. The commuter train stops right at the terminals and runs every 15 minutes to Stuttgart Central Station, one of the major hubs for both long distance and regional services.

Stuttgart Airport with its 9.5 million annual passengers is an airport of short distances. From entering the terminal to the departure gate, there are only a little more than 100 meters. And upon arrival, passengers reach the baggage claim in no time, without having the hustle of long walks.

Situated in the public area of Terminal 3 the official tourist information offers its services to arriving passengers. Besides train tickets, travelers can get more information about the province Baden-Wuerttemberg. Only a few steps further you will find the car rental center with all major car rental companies.

Among the broad shopping opportunities for departing travelers the Duty Free and Travel Value shops with their wide selection of reasonably priced spirits should be pointed out, as well as the wide range of travel souvenirs. These shops are also open to passengers traveling within Europe. Likewise the perfume departments` range of cosmetics has been among the best at German airports for years.

As a special highlight the airport restaurant “top air” must be mentioned. It is the only gourmet restaurant at Europe’s airports that for many years has been awarded a star of the renowned gourmet guide “Guide Michelin”.

BERLIN

The German capital with its 3.7 million inhabitants has undergone a fantastic development in the last decade. The city’s famous creativity and outstanding research landscape have been complemented by considerable economic power. Berlin has become a magnet for talent from all over the world and the home and birthplace of a constantly growing number of technology companies.

Berlin is a center for innovation. The strengths of Berlins dynamic economy are particularly in the fields of ICT, media and creative industries, health care, energy technology, transport and photonics. Around 30% of all German startups are based in Berlin. The city’s share of total VC financing in Germany in the last years has been between 50 and 70%. Berlin offers lots of support both for startups and innovative SMEs. The excellent research facilities, innovation hubs of many multinationals as well as investors together form an extremely productive ecosystem.

Berlin is also one of the most attractive cities worldwide, especially for young people. The Millenial Cities Ranking assesses 110 cities according to job opportunities, cost of living, openness and tolerance and the fun factor. In the overall ranking of 17 individual factors, Berlin came first in 2018, ahead of Montreal, London, Amsterdam and Toronto.

As the capital of the biggest national economy in Europe, it goes without saying that Berlin plays a pivotal role in European Union decision making.

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