GREEN GLORY: To enjoy a greenspace gem right in the heart of this inspiring city, the Hamburg
Convention Bureau ( www.hamburg-convention.com) loves to steer planners toward the Alster Lakes.
This miles-long haven of grass, water, and sky features walking and biking trails and all kinds of
teambuilding activities like sailing, paddle boarding, dragon boat racing, kayaking, boat cruises, and
pontoon biking. Lakeside, find all sorts of interesting off-site venues and restaurants, or go casual
with a BBQ.
WELCOMING ELEGANCE: The Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg ( www.grand-elysee.com/en)
welcomes attendees and guests with a warm and elegant ambiance just a stone’s throw from the
Alster Lakes and city center. Its two-level Grand Ballroom (the largest in town) and 30 exclusive
meeting spaces are ideal for spectacular celebrations, prestigious events, and world-class knowledge-sharing sessions. THEO’s steak restaurant and THEO’s Oyster Bar (part of two restaurants and four bars
on property), serve up dining with a philosophy of “persistent perfection.”
ROCKIN’ SIDE TRIPS: Adding a memorable side trip from
this super accessible, friendly city is easy. For example, the
Frankfurt Convention Bureau ( www.meetfrankfurt.com)
suggests experiencing the European home of “The King”
himself. Elvis lived in the picturesque spa town of Bad Nauheim
(less than 30 minutes away) during his military service—greeting
fans, frequenting cafes, and meeting his wife Priscilla. Photo opps
and selfies await at Elvis Presley Square, the castle gate where the
album cover for “A Big Hunk O‘ Love” was shot, and the annual
European Elvis Festival.
START YOUR ENGINES: As the birthplace of the automobile, this city is
about innovation, design, and technology. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau
( congress.stuttgart-tourist.de/en) recommends a visit to the eye-popping
Porsche Museum with a factory tour nearby, or getting behind the wheel with
the Porsche Drive program. Fancy a sleep in a bed crafted from a Mercedes?
The V8 Hotel is ready to delight and is part of the larger MOTORWORLD
complex—a unique place for exhibitions and events.
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© Bad NauheimEuropean Elvis Festival
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