TRAVEL CATALOGUE 2016

AACHEN - AMSTERDAM - BERLIN - COLOGNE - DORTMUND - DRESDEN - DUSSELDORF - FRANKFURT - GRAZ - HAMBURG - KARLSRUHE - LEIPZIG - MUNICH - NUREMBERG - PRAG...
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TRAVEL CATALOGUE 2016

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Dear Guests and Friends of A&O, 2016 will have a new motto following our anniversary year: even more quality for our guests! After all, besides our intention to open at least two new A&O holiday destinations each year (Cologne, Prague and Salzburg already await your visit!), we are constantly driven by our commitment to comfortable, affordable travel. Each guest entertains individual perceptions of what makes a successful city trip, of course: a backpacker, for instance, will be looking for plenty of opportunities to mingle with other guests, while families will want convenient extras like high chairs, cots, or just a good night’s sleep. We work tirelessly to improve our blend of hotel and hostel expertise, harmoniously uniting all of these wishes. Family and double rooms are being added gradually to our dormitories. In this way, we can cater professionally to the needs of groups and families while still providing services to backpack tourists. We come up with a constant stream of new ideas to make sure our guests experience an even more enjoyable stay: a restful lie-in thanks to late check-out, a quick breakfast to go or high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Our guests are also deeply appreciative – and avid users – of our ticket service! We help you find your way about the city with our free maps, available from reception in every A&O. The city cards (a perfect blend of special deals on sightseeing and tickets for public transport!) go like hot potatoes and make visiting the best locations more convenient than ever before. We also offer guided bus tours, book tickets to musicals and theatre performances and provide you with tips on the best museums or restaurants to visit! That brings us to hospitality: we have noticed over time that many of our guests prefer a vegetarian or vegan diet – and we intend to cater increasingly to this lifestyle. Feedback from our guests has shown that a desire for breakfasts and evening meals that eschew meat or dairy products is now a clear trend throughout society – and one that we intend to accommodate in 2016. It goes without saying that we never stop renovating. Just recently, we gave the breakfast room in the A&O Munich Hackerbrücke a fresh new look, while work on our new additions to the family, the A&O Berlin Kolumbus and A&O Prague Rhea, is progressing nicely. Our new colour scheme has been warmly received. Walls that once were kept in white and yellow are now emerging in a calming mix of cream and anthracite. It is only logical, therefore, that our new mattresses are even comfier and the towels fluffier. So plan your city trip with A&O. Pack your bags, because 2016 will be an exciting travel year!

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aachen Our tips for group trips: . Aachen Cathedral: The burial church of Charlemagne, venue for the coronation of German kings for over 600 years, is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ecclesiastic treasury houses a unique col lection of ecclesiastical treasures. Guided tours from €75 per group, Please book in advance. .

There is simply no escaping this historical personality in Aachen: Charlemagne, one of the most powerful men in Europe‘s history, has left countless traces in Aachen. His life work is portrayed excitingly and vividly in a topical ‚Charlemagne‘ City Tour that winds its way through the historical sights. From €99 per group; the tour can be booked in advance via the A&O ticket service.

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You‘re at just the right place here: Aachen Theatre is the perfect venue for anyone seeking sophisticated cultural entertainment. The varied programme includes plays and children‘s theatre alongside musicals and opera. Prices vary, depending on the performance. Tickets on request.

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Our tips for individual travellers: . Start a perfect day in Aachen with a Hop-on Hop-off City Tour. It will take you to the city‘s most delightful locations and sights, allowing you to discover those special places at your own pace. Tickets from €12 p.p. . The Carolus Spa Bad Aachen is the city‘s most prominent venue for anyone seeking rest and relaxation. There is nothing more wonderful than easing back into the gently lapping waves after a hectic day in the city, listening to the quiet sounds of underwater music. Tickets from €12. They are purchased directly in the spa. . Aachen Cathedral

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The most dignified building overlooking the square, Aachen Town Hall, has been an integral part of the cityscape since the 14th century. Take a tour and discover the beautifully preserved, historical rooms while listening to exciting tales from the city‘s history. Admission €5 p.p. Tickets are purchased directly in the Town Hall.

Hackländerstraße 5 . 52064 Aachen . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The A&O Aachen Hauptbahnhof has welcomed its guests since March 2014. It is situated favourably between the main railway station and the old city centre, not far from the Kurterrassen. It it is just a few minute‘s stroll or a convenient journey by public transport to reach the most important sights in the city. You can happily leave your car behind in our hotel car park. 118 modern rooms with roughly 350 beds await our guests. All rooms are equipped with a shower/WC and television with free use of selected Sky TV channels. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. You will find a well-stocked bar in our lobby. So kick back and relax over a cup of coffee as you watch your children play to their heart‘s content in our leisure area with kid‘s corner.

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Tour of Amsterdam for school classes A city tour designed specifi- cally for school classes! This 90-minute stroll through the pictures- que streets of Amsterdam combines historical and contemporary facts specifically for young people. From €180 per group. We would gladly handle your booking.

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Everything other than boringly traditional, the Amsterdam Museum invites visitors to take a trip through the 1,000 years of the city‘s history! Designed as a multimedia, lovingly detailed experience, the museum offers a first-class mixture of information and adventure, especially for young guests. Tickets from €5.50 per student. Book- able via A&O ticket service.

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Every successful class trips needs a final highlight! How about a jaunt down to the legendary Hard Rock Café? Situated right by the water, it is reputed to serve the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also welcome here! We recommend the ‚Vinyl Menu‘, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. Prices from €15.50 p.p. We would be happy to arrange your booking.

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Amsterdam styles itself as the bicycle capital of Europe. There is a fantastic infrastructure for cyclists, with well-signposted cycle lanes throughout the city and plenty of designated places to park your bike. A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost is happy to rent you a bicycle. From €12.50 per bicycle/day.

. Even the most artistically illiterate have heard of the celebrated Dutch- man, Vincent van Gogh, and droves of visitors plan to pay the epony- mous museum a visit. After all, this art centre presents the world‘s lar- gest collection of his works, among them the prized ‚Potato Eaters‘. Price €17 p.p. Tickets with priority admission are available from reception.

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FEAR IS A FUNNY THING, says the motto of the Amsterdam Dungeon. But hardy souls are warmly invited to take a trip into the 500 years of history tracing Amsterdam‘s darker side. You can expect to experience gruesome encounters with hanging judges and a chilling rendezvous with the murderous Helena. Prices from €15 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

Hogehilweg 22 . NL-1101 CD Amsterdam . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Delivering the usual excellent A&O standards, our A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost has welcomed you in one of Europe‘s most vibrant cities since 2015. The city centre and exciting excursions are just a stone‘s throw away thanks to the outstanding location not far from Amsterdam Arena, home to the local football club Ajax Amsterdam. It takes just 12 minutes by Metro to reach the centre! The neighbouring Nelson Mandela Park is a wonderful place to picnic and relax after a bustling day in the city. You will have the choice of 350 new rooms with roughly 1,400 beds, a well-appointed lobby with reception and a leisure area with pool table, table football and a kids‘ corner. Enjoy our sumptuous breakfast buffet in the morning as a perfect start to a fantastic day!

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BERLIN

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Teachers and students have enjoyed the unique School Disco DLight for many years now. Specifically designed with school groups in mind, the event has convincingly high security standards, a fantastic location at the heart of the city and cover prices that are particularly kind to pocket money budgets. From €6.50 p.p. We are happy to handle your bookings.

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Experience the unique show by the BLUE MAN GROUP. The Beat of Berlin is performed daily on the BLUEMAX Theatre stage on Pots- damer Platz. This sparklingly azure mix of music, comedy and art has thrilled audiences from all over the world since 2004. Tickets start at €39 p.p. and can be booked directly via A&O.

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Friends of high-class cabaret rate the Wintergarten in Berlin as one of the best addresses in Europe. Spend a glamorous soirée in this one-of-a-kind location while enjoying first-rate entertainment! And while the programme changes regularly, flash photography and card tricks are integral parts of each performance. Price €18.50 p.p. You can book your tickets in advance directly via our ticket service.

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You will find one of the capital‘s most popular tourist attractions tucked away not far from Berlin Cathedral: the interactive DDR Museum! The exhibition traces the various facets of everyday life in East Germany during the era of divided Germany. The museum was voted one of Ger- many‘s top 100 sights in 2015. Prices from €4 p.p.

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You‘re not the type to traipse around on an organised tour of the city? Get to know Berlin on your own terms! A Hop-on Hop-off tour of the town on the City Circle Yellow lets you choose which of the sights will be your personal highlights. The yellow double-decker buses stop regularly along their routes. Tickets are available from €15 p.p. and can be purchased directly in the hotel.

. Not for the faint-hearted. A thrilling jaunt through 700 years of Berlin’s more gruesome side. Tickets to the Berlin Dungeon start at €12.50 p.p. and are available directly from reception.

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Boxhagener Str. 73 . 10245 Berlin . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Housed in a former factory building at the heart of the trendy Friedrichshain district, our A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is particularly authentic. Expansive grounds offering a variety of leisure activities (including a lawn for games, a volleyball and a basketball court) are among the characteristic, decidedly popular features of this hotel. The legendary Boxhagen neighbourhood with its pubs, clubs and bars is located right outside the front door. Spread over two buildings, the hotel has 233 rooms with roughly 850 beds. The grounds provide parking spaces for cars and buses (charged) alongside a large leisure and barbecue area. The A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is extremely easy to reach by public transport thanks to its central location not far from the ‚Ostkreuz‘ traffic node.

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BERLIN

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A City Tour through all the historical sights of Berlin is a perfect way to start a class trip. It’s particularly easy on the budget and uncom - plicated thanks to our group rates. You start your walk at Branden burg Gate before strolling past the magnificent residences built by the Hohenzollern dynasty and down to the famous Museum Island. From €150 per group. Book directly with us!

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How about a jaunt down to the legendary Hard Rock Café Berlin?! Situated right on Kurfürstendamm, it is reputed to serve the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also welcome here! We recommend the ‘Vinyl Menu’, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. Prices from €14 p.p. We would be happy to arrange your booking.

. The Bundestag: Germany’s democratic heart beats right here. The chamber floor and the architecturally fascinating glass dome are both open to visitors at no charge. Pre-booking is required, but can sometimes be arranged on short notice. A playful simulation is organised for school classes above year 10 to show how democracy works.

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THE STORY OF BERLIN is the capital city’s multimedia, interactive museum. Meander through the topical exhibition rooms and marvel at all the lively and interesting background information presented here. A guided tour of an original nuclear fallout shelter extending directly beneath the Kurfürstendamm is the highlight of any visit. Prices from €9 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

. For many it is the best way to explore the city. The SANDEMANs New Berlin Walking Tours. The international guides only earn the tips you give, so it is up to you to decide how much you think the tour was worth. . Take a selfie with Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and E.T.: The Madame Tussauds waxworks is just the right place for visitors to do exactly that! From €13.50 p.p. Buy your tickets conveniently at reception. 800 Jahre Berliner Geschichte mit Bunkerführung und Schülerangeboten: www.story-of-berlin.de

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Lehrter Straße 12 . 10557 Berlin . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 As quiet as it is central: this would be a perfect description of our A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Situated just a few minutes from the main railway station, the hotel boasts modern rooms and varied leisure activities. Serving a broad selection of international drinks, our SkyBar with well-appointed roof terrace commands a breathtaking panorama view over the German capital. A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof has 332 rooms with roughly 1,000 beds, modern conference and seminar facilities and parking spaces for cars and buses (charged). A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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BERLIN

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A Berlin attraction slightly off the beaten track, but definitely worth a visit. Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the former prison operated by the East German secret police. Former inmates take you on a 2-hour tour that conveys an authentic impression of everyday life in the prison and the interrogation methods used by the GDR state security service. From €85 per group. Advance booking is required.

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Situated at the gates to Berlin, Filmpark Babelsberg provides thrill- ing entertainment. Besides the popular 4D cinema, the ear-splitting stunt show and the ‘Dome of Babelsberg’, visitors can look forward to plenty of film sets, lively exhibitions and first-class attractions. Tickets for school classes and youth groups start at €12.50 p.p.

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Sport, history and architecture: The Berlin Olympic Stadium brings together all these topics like no other arena in Germany. It is only fitting, therefore, that it won the 2014 Location Award in the cate- gory ‘Stadia, Arenas and Multi-purpose Venues’. A tour of the stadium is the perfect opportunity for you to visit the public facilities and the areas normally closed off to the general public. Guided tours from €150 per group.

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You will find one of the capital’s most popular tourist attractions tucked away not far from Berlin Cathedral: the interactive GDR Museum! The exhibition traces the various facets of everyday life in East Germany during the era of divided Germany. The museum was voted one of Ger many’s top 100 sights in 2015. Prices from €4 p.p.

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Visit THE WALL – The asisi panorama on divided Berlin and experience up close what it was like to live in the shadow of the Wall. The panorama presents a sweeping view from the West Berlin district of Kreuzberg and across the Wall to the Mitte district on a fictive autumn day in the 1980s. Very impressive! Prices from €10.00 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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The 3.5-hour Bridge Tour aboard the Stern und Kreisschiffahrt fleet takes you under roughly 70 bridges, all of which have exciting tales to tell. Lean back and listen as the live presenter lets you in on their stories and you enjoy the capital city from a watery perspective. Prices from €23 p.p.

Genslerstraße 18 . 13055 Berlin . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Located in the north-east of the city not far from the Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the A&O Berlin Kolumbus has everything it takes to guarantee a perfect stay in the capital city: in a quiet area not far from the centre, well-connected to the public transport network, guests will find 220 family-friendly rooms for any budget, parking in front of the hotel (some space for buses), a lift and a 24/7 bar. The sumptuous breakfast at A&O Kolumbus is served in the bright and friendly dining rooms, making sure that all our guests experience a perfect start to the day. Sportforum Hohenschönhausen with the Berlin Olympic Training Centre is located in the immediate vicinity, which explains why this accommodation is particularly popular among athletes and fans.

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The history of Berlin itself delivers the material for this musical. HINTERM HORIZONT with songs by Udo Lindenberg tells a moving love story from the era of German separation. The show has thrilled audiences and enjoyed almost unprecedented success for 5 years now; performances will run in the Stage Theater on Potsdamer Platz until August 2016. Tickets start at €39 p.p. and can be booked directly via A&O.

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Berlin old-timers pick Topical City Tours! They are the perfect way to learn more about a particular topic. There are plenty of these niche services available in the German capital: a tour of the Wall, for instance, will take you to lesser-known crannies people used to escape and to dig tunnels, and where ultimately the Wall came down. The tour entitled ‘Government District’ offers stacks of interesting facts on the German government and how it operates. From €150 per group.

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Friends of high-class cabaret rate the Wintergarten in Berlin as one of the best addresses in Europe. And while the programme changes regularly, flash photography and card tricks are integral parts of each performance. Price €18.50 p.p. You can book your tickets in advance directly via our ticket service.

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A perfect day begins in LEGOLAND Discovery Center! Situated centrally on Potsdamer Platz, the colourful indoor playground is perfectly suited to families with kids aged up to around 10. Tickets start at €13.50 p.p. and are available directly in the hotel.

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Rubbing shoulders with starfish, crabs & co.: Immerse yourself in a variegated maritime world at SEA LIFE Center Berlin. There is a particular highlight at the end of the show: the world’s largest free-standing, cylindrical aquarium. Prices from €9.50 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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Berlin shows its most beautiful side when seen from the water. Take a Riverboat City Tour and glide past the capital city’s most attractive sights: the Chancellery and the Bundestag, beneath Berlin’s old and new bridges, all the while listening to watery tales from the city’s history. Fun is guaranteed! Tickets start at €7.50 p.p. and are available directly in the hotel.

Köpenicker Str. 127-129 . 10179 Berlin . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Tucked away between the legendary Alexanderplatz and the hip Kreuzberg district, our largest A&O in Berlin provides ideal accommodation for anyone looking to explore the German capital. There are plenty of worthwhile things to do just a short stroll away: for instance a visit to Freischwimmer restaurant in Kreuzberg directly overlooking the river Spree, the trendy neighbourhood round Kottbusser Tor or the unique East Side Gallery. The hotel has around 450 rooms with over 1,500 beds. You will find an expansive leisure area with table football and pool table, a bar, several Internet terminals and a kids’ corner in the new 500 m2 lobby. Breakfast is served daily in our beautifully airy dining rooms, giving our guests a perfect start to the day.

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The NS Documentation Center is the largest local memorial to the victims of the Nazi era in Germany The EL-DE House, which today houses the memorial, served as the Gestapo headquarters in Cologne between 1935 and 1945. Prices from €2 p.p; free admission for students and school classes.

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In German television, the legendary ‘Mouse’ character introduced children to scientific topics. The Adventure Museum Odysseum on Corintostrasse is its official museum. Visitors are encouraged to give all the exhibits a spin: the 200 interactive, multimedia attrac- tions include scientific experiments for all age groups. Prices from €6 p.p.

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Revolving entirely around the world of scents and in particular the world famous Eau de Cologne, the Fragrance Museum in the Farina House invites guests on a sensual adventure. The ambience is particularly authentic: after all, the inimitable scent was created in Cologne by the perfumer Johann Maria Farina. The perfume is produced according to old family traditions to the present day. Admission from €5 p.p.

. The KölnCard is your pass for free transport on all public transport, and also comes with up to 50% reductions on services by selected partners. The accompanying brochure provides a number of tips for an exciting visit in Cologne. Prices from €9 p.p.

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Komödienstraße 19-21 . 50667 Köln . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Anyone spending the night in A&O Cologne Dom during Carnival season could confirm: there simply isn’t a better or more central location to celebrate and to sleep! Simply leave your car at home: it is just a two-minute gentle stroll from the main railway station to our front door. It is an even shorter jaunt to the legendary city landmark, Cologne Cathedral. You are quite literally standing right in front of its hallowed walls as soon as you leave our hotel! This small and delightful hotel exudes convincingly laid-back comfort, providing 84 beds spread over 41 rooms. Cologne is ever-present throughout our house; the pictures in the breakfast room on our ground floor are bound to whet your appetite for a visit to the cathedral! Our staff at reception are happy to book your tickets to the city’s most exciting sights.

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From the West End of London directly to the Rhine. The Musical Dome Cologne is home to the unparalleled musical sensation. The global hit movie with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner was adapted to produce the show ‘Bodyguard’. Prices from €28 p.p.

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Nobody would have guessed back in November 1993, when choco- late manufacturer Hans Imhoff started to plan a chocolate museum that it would be so amazingly successful. Today, over 20 years after its opening, the Imhoff Chocolate Museum is among Germany’s most popular. The story of how the cocoa bean becomes the fin- ished product is told in an exciting and interesting way. And of course the visitors are invited to the sample the wares, too. Prices from €6 p.p.

. The Phantasialand amusement park has been among the main crowd-pullers in the Rhineland region for over 50 years. Located just 30 km from Cologne city centre, the park is home to stacks of rides, shows and attractions for an altogether entertaining leisure experi- ence. Prices from €21 p.p. You can book via our ticket service.

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The MuseumsCard Cologne is a two-day pass that lets you drift through the municipal museums, exploring the collections and special exhibitions to your heart’s content. You can also use public transport throughout the city free of charge on the first day. Prices from €18 p.p.

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The list of superlatives befitting any description of Cologne Cathedral is long. It extends from ‘Germany’s most frequently visited tourist attraction’ and ‘the most beautiful city landmark’ to ‘one of the largest cathedrals in the world’. It took several centuries to complete construction on this unique building. Indeed, the last stones were not put in place until the 19th century. You will find out more about how this building came into being during a visit to its hallowed halls. We strongly advise you to take a guided tour.

Ursulaplatz 10-12 . 50668 Köln . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The A&O Cologne Hauptbahnhof on Ursulaplatz is brand new! Already designed as an accommodation for guests, it now has a sparklingly fresh orange and blue look with a sunny yellow facade. Of course, family and multi-bed rooms have been added to the facilities to ensure that you can enjoy the familiar A&O standard at an attractively inexpensive price. Guests are invited to choose between 40 modern rooms and 139 comfortable beds. Our staff will do all they can to make your stay as pleasant as possible: they will give you all the tips you need for a visit to the city, help you find your bearings (just 500 m to the main railway station in Cologne) and will prepare a fresh café au lait at the hotel bar. Guests who appreciate the charm of a smaller hotel will be delighted.

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Tucked away right at the historical heart of Cologne, the legendary Hard Rock Café welcomes its guests with what are reputed to be the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also wel- come here! We recommend the ‘Vinyl Menu’, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. Prices from €14 p.p. We would be happy to organise your bookings.

. The City Tour ‘Cologne Highlights’ takes you to the most impor- tant places in the city’s 2,000-year history: you will see and hear plenty of exciting and familiar information along with the odd in sider tip. Tours can also be organised in the late evening on request. From €99 per group. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service. .

As the name suggests, the novel Brewery Tour focuses entirely on beer and the craft of brewing. Guests stop off at three breweries and beer gardens (depending on the weather) on a stroll from the Cathedral to the Town Hall, past Great St Martin’s Church, across Willi-Ostermann-Platz and on to Eisenmarkt and Heumarkt. Prices from €159 per group.

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Welcome to the world of the Carnival ‘Jecken’: They belong to Cologne as much as the cathedral, especially in the Cologne Carnival Museum! It lets you in one all there is to know about the ‘fifth season’, and is certain to make you chuckle from time to time. Perhaps even laugh out loud. Prices from €4 p.p.

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The SeaLife Center in Königswinter has a truly superb location down by the banks of the river Rhine. Visitors can marvel at around 2,000 animals in 36 pools; the main attractions include a 360° acrylic glass tunnel and a special pool where guests are invited to dip their hands to feel the starfish and crabs. Prices from €11.96 p.p.

. ‘Cologne – A Suspenseful Experience’ is the motto of the Cologne Cable Car. This unique suspended cable car operates in certain seasons only, zipping you across the river Rhine without getting your feet wet. You will enjoy breathtaking scenery during the ride. Prices from €2.50 p.p.

Mauritiuswall 64/66 . 50676 Köln . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The 360° all-inclusive package lets you choose between a hotel and a hostel under one roof: comfy beds, fast Wi-Fi, tasty breakfast and a well-stocked bar! But the city itself is and will always remain the real highlight. This is why the location of A&O Cologne Neumarkt right in the delightful Mauritius district is the ideal starting point to explore Cologne from one of its most beautiful sides. The A&O has 173 rooms and 563 beds. The hotel and hostel consistently gets top ratings for its particularly helpful and polite staff, who are only to happy to organise services like cots or emergency travel supplies, and to provide tips on where to go and what to see. You can also purchase tickets to selected tourist highlights directly at reception, without any service charge. Our guests are particularly appreciative of the hotel’s own underground garage, which you are welcome to book online or at reception as an extra.

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The small ‘Dortmund City Tour’ takes you past many of the sights in the city centre. The tour lasts around 90 minutes. It ends at the ‘Dortmund U-Tower’, a centre for creativeness and art that is certainly worth a visit. Prices from €95 per group. We are happy to handle your bookings.

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Movie Park Germany has over 40 attractions for visitors of all sizes and ages, including hair-raising roller coaster rides and spectacular shows. TV heroes like Jimmy Neutron or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles welcome the visitors in Nickland. Student tickets from €14.95 p.p. Book conveniently via the A&O ticket service.

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DASA – The Working World Exhibition – is a place of learning, education and dialogue about the most important aspects of working life. It should always be included on the itinerary of any class trip. The multimedia, interactive rooms allow students to ‘feel their way into’ the many different types of working worlds. Prices from €3 p.p.

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Explore the diversity of the Ruhr metropolis at a bargain price with the RUHR.TOPCARD. Cardholders will receive free admission to over 90 leisure destinations, including Dortmund Zoo and the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum; a 50% discount is also extended at 40 other attractions. From €34.90 p.p.

. Dortmund is Germany’s black-and-yellow capital city of football. It is not easy to escape football in this town! Football fans simply have to visit the pristine, state-of-the-art German Football Museum. Tickets from €10 p.p.

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Did you know that Germany’s largest SEA LIFE welcomes its guests in Oberhausen? Immerse yourself in the underwater worlds. Rub shoulders with starfish, crabs & co., and take a trip on the water in a glass-bot- tomed boat. New: Germany’s largest shark breeding centre. Prices from €19.95 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

Königswall 2 . 44137 Dortmund . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 You will reach the modern and expansive lobby of our A&O Dortmund after a short stroll from the main railway station. Designed in the style of Borussia Dortmund’s home ground, the kids’ corner is a great place for our smaller guests to use up their excess energy. Our guests are invited to kick back at the bar, enjoy a drink and watch one of the live football matches that we regularly show. The A&O Hotel Dortmund is the ideal starting point to explore the city’s cultural highlights, for instance the Florian TV Tower or the Halls of Westphalia, and to meander down the magnificent shopping boulevards. The hotel has 105 rooms with around 360 beds. Guests can enjoy the numerous entertainment facilities, including a Wii lounge, karaoke and free Wi-Fi.

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dresden Our tips for group trips: . The Classic City Tour shows Dresden from its most beautiful side, leading you to the most important sights in the Saxon metropolis, including the Zwinger, Semperoper, the castle and the Procession of Princes, Neumarkt, the Church of Our Lady, Brühl’s Terrace and the New Synagogue. The knowledgeable city guides have plenty of tales to tell about the architectural styles and social history of Dres- den. From €120 per group. You can book in advance with our ticket service. .

The State Operetta Dresden presents a heady mix of light enter- tainment for young and old. The repertoire ranges from children’s performances and operetta to classical concerts. Musicals also feature occasionally on the programme. Varied programme. A&O can handle your bookings on request.

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Situated on the outliers of Saxon Switzerland, Dresden is an ideal starting point for day trips to the beautiful landscapes of the magi- cal Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Enjoy stunning views during a pan- orama bus tour, including a stop at the fortress bridge and a look around Königstein Fortress. Prices start at €240 per group (without bus hire). We are happy to book your excursion.

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The German Hygiene Museum is one of the world’s most extraordinary centres of culture and science. The highlight of the exhibition is ‘The Hu- man Adventure’, a multimedia and interactive show on the human body and health. Prices from €3 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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The river Elbe feeds and sustains an entire region. A trip on a Historical Paddle Steamer takes you to the most beautiful corners of the enchant- ingly rugged mountains and leaves you with an experience you will never forget. Tickets for a 90-minute boat trip are available from reception. Prices start at €11 p.p.

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Strehlener Str. 10 . 01069 Dresden . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 It is just a few minutes’ walk from the main railway station to A&O Dresden. Located close by, Dresden Zoo is a delightful day trip with the family; the historical old town with Semperoper and the Church of Our Lady are just a short journey away by public transport. The hotel has 158 modern rooms with 460 beds. Our bar – open 24/7 – and the leisure area with table football, pool table and Wii lounge are great places to kick back and relax. The SkyBar with roof terrace is a particular highlight. From here there is a breath-taking view over the Dresden old town. Guests can rent bicycles in our hotel. There is also a selection of tickets for leisure activities available from reception.

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The 2-hour city tour ‘Düsseldorf Highlights’ will lead you through the picturesque alleys of the old town to experience the rich history of a city known colloquially as the ‘world’s longest bar’. The route down to the banks of the river Rhine takes you past the birth house of Heinrich Heine and many other sights with plenty of tales to tell. From €99 per group. We would gladly handle your booking.

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Raise the curtain for the most successful musical of all time and an undeniable classic! Visitors flock to Oberhausen, around 40 km from Düsseldorf, to attend a performance of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Experience the touching love story between Christine and Erik in a musical show full of jaw-dropping sets. Tickets start at €28 p.p. and can be booked in advance via our ticket service.

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The award-winning Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann is an exciting multimedia exhibition. Tracing the history of humankind, the permanent exhibition creates a narrative arc between the earliest prehistoric days of human culture and the modern age, spiriting visitors away on an adventure to where the legendary Neanderthal was originally discovered. Prices from €50 per group.

Our tips for individual travellers: . The DüsseldorfCard is a great way to travel round the Rhine metropolis at a bargain price. Cardholders use public transport free of charge and also receive a large number of discounts for the city’s most attractive sights. Prices from €9 p.p. The cards are available from reception.

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You’re not the type to traipse around on an organised tour of the city? Get to know the city on your own terms! A Hop-on Hop-off excursion with City Tour Willms lets you choose which of the city’s sights will be your personal highlights. Buses circulate every two hours. Tickets start at €15 p.p.

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From the old town to MedienHafen: feel the waves of the river Rhine lap gently against the hull of your boat as you drift comfortably past the landmarks of the city. Experience the Rhine metropolis during a Panorama Boat Trip with KD Rheinschiffahrt. Prices from €9.80 p.p. The tickets are on sale in the hotel.

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Corneliusstr. 9 . 40215 Düsseldorf . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Our A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof is a lively and colourful place. Situated perfectly not far from the main railway station and the popular Königsallee, it is a truly coveted destination for many of our guests. It is a mere 15-minute stroll to the famously infamous ‘longest bar in the world’ – the old town in Düsseldorf – and the promenade along the banks of the Rhine. The hotel has 174 modern rooms with roughly 460 beds. Suffused in light, the breakfast room is a particular highlight A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof in our hotel, making sure that guests start the day in a bright and bubbly mood. The lobby has a bar, a leisure area with reading corner, Internet terminals and our very special A&O kids’ corner. The friendly staff at reception are happy to cherry-pick the best of the amazingly varied recreational offers in Düsseldorf, and even have a selection of tickets for your convenience.

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frankfurt Our tips for group trips: . ‘From the Old Town to the Skyline’ is the tag line of this classic city tour through almost 600 years of history in this banking metropolis. It centres on Frankfurt’s evolution from a free and Hanse city to become one of Europe’s most heavyweight financial centres. From €105 per group. You can book in advance with our ticket service. .

Frankfurt Airport is the largest hub of air travel in Germany. Take a look behind the scenes. You will hear plenty of interesting facts about all the different airlines and get to know the various aircraft during a trip around the airport grounds. The price of a tour is included in the admission to the visitors’ terraces. The tour must be taken the same day. Prices start at €7 p.p. Guests can book in the hotel.

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Extremely popular among families, the Senckenberg Museum is one of Germany’s largest and best-known natural history museums. Spread over 6,000 m2 , the permanent exhibition features unique pieces from the worlds of flora and fauna. The largest dinosaur exhibition in Germany is a particular highlight. Prices from €4.50 p.p. KD-Anz_98x68_A+O_FRA_2016.indd

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The bargain travel Frankfurt Card lets you plan your stay at leisure, criss-cross the city as you please, and also offers reduced prices on a number of attractions. Card prices start at €10.50 p.p. They are on sale here in the hotel.

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Frankfurt’s imposing skyline is particularly impressive when viewed from the water. But it is not the only highlight for you to marvel at during the Panorama Tour. The modern fleet operated by Köln-Düsseldorfer Rhein- schiffahrt travels through this multifaceted city several times per day. Prices from €9.20 p.p.

. Frankfurt Opera is among the most prestigious ensembles in Europe and was again voted Opera House of the Year in 2015. The high-class troupe performs a classic repertoire alongside children’s shows and modern pieces. Tickets start at €15. You are advised to book well in advance.

Mainzer Landstraße 226-230 . 60327 Frankfurt . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The A&O Frankfurt is wonderfully situated between the main railway station and Frankfurt Trade Fair . So this accommodation is the perfect location for personal and business travel. There are a number of leisure activities available in our generously appointed lobby. Boasting a magnificent panoramic view across the city, our SkyBar is just the right place to relax after a hectic day in the city. A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte has 310 rooms in different categories with 880 beds in total. Guests can park their cars (charged) in the inner courtyard. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the house; the modern equipment in the conference rooms, which school groups can use free of charge, adds the finishing touches to the facilities on offer here.

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Picturesque and laid back is a great way to describe Graz, Austria’s second largest city. The classic 2-Hour City Tour takes you through the narrow alleys of the old town, past the Murinsel and the clock tower and up to the Schlossberg rising majestically above the city. But don’t worry, you will not be asked to climb the hill’s steep slopes on foot: You will take the castle railway to get to the top. From €9.50 p.p. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service.

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Eggenberg Castle lies west of the city and is just a comfortable stroll from your A&O. The Baroque castle complex is among the most important in Austria. You will visit ornate rooms with their original furnishings, wander through a splendid park and inspect a variety of treasures in the Universalmuseum Joanneum. The castle complex has been listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010. Prices from €9.50 p.p.

. Graz Theatre is one of the largest of its kind in Austria, offering a richly varied repertoire each year afresh. The programme features classic dramas and contemporary pieces alongside children’s per- formances, readings and concerts. Simply take a look at the pro gramme! Prices from €4.50 p.p.

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The ideal ticket for all visitors to Graz: The Graz 3-Day Ticket! It gives you free use of public transport for three days, and you will also receive discounts in many attractions around the city. Two children under 15 can also travel at no extra cost. Prices from €11.80 p.p. The tickets are available from reception.

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The extravagant forms of the greenhouses in the University of Graz Botanical Gardens have long since joined the illustrious group of the city’s distinctive landmarks. Presenting innumerable botanical treasures from three climate zones, they are no less exciting on the inside. Entrance is free.

. The Children’s Museum FRida & freD is an exciting and educative ex- perience for families and children. Its interactive exhibits bring objects and topics to life. The museum features a range of temporary exhibitions, and the popular theatrical performances are held several times per week. Prices from €5 p.p.

Eggenberger Straße 7 . Österreich - 8020 Graz . Booking hotline: +43 1 602 06 17 5110 The modern building of our A&O Graz is easily visible from afar thanks to its bright green facade. The main railway station is just a few minutes walk away, and a Graz tram stop is just outside the front door. It only takes 15 minutes to stroll across to the legendary Eggenberg Castle grounds. A&O Graz has 120 generously appointed rooms with 470 beds. The modern roller shutters fitted to the outside allow guests to darken their rooms and, if they so please, to block out the sounds of the city. We invite you to enjoy our roof terrace during good weather. Picnic at leisure or simply lounge around, enjoying the stunning view of the mountains extending around Graz. The hotel also has modern conference rooms that school classes are invited to use at no additional charge.

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The names ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ and ‘Dialogue in Silence’ are actually ingenious ideas: people with the power of speech and hearing are given the opportunity to feel their way into the world of the blind and the deaf. They are confronted with simple, everyday tasks in dark, i.e. soundproof environments: How do you communi cate without speaking? How can you find the way without seeing? Prices start at €9.50 p.p. Guests can book in advance with us.

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All cosmopolitans are advised to take a stroll through St. Pauli! The competent guides from StattReisen Hamburg spice things up with tales of port workers and seamen, from the huge palaces of pleasure in the late 19th century and about how St. Pauli developed as the city’s raciest neighbourhood. The standard tour is suitable for participants aged 15 and older. Prices from €115 per group. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service.

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The musical DAS WUNDER VON BERN tells a moving family tale against the backdrop of the 1954 Football World Cup, and is a collectively exciting experience for more than just football fans. The stunning sets and spectacular acrobatics are certain to thrill you! Prices from €28 p.p. We would be happy to book your tickets.

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FEAR IS A FUNNY THING, says the motto of the Hamburg Dungeon. But hardy souls are warmly invited to take a trip into the 600 years of history tracing Hamburg’s darker side. Visitors should expect a spooky experience with a tour of the harbour’s mean streets, an encounter with the head less pirate Störtebeker and a hopefully more or less tolerable meeting with the chief inquisitor. Prices from €16 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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The HamburgCard lets you use public transport free of charge – simply hop on and off as you go. You will also receive up to 50% discount at over 150 tourist attractions. Simply buy the card at reception in your A&O. Prices from €9.90.

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Unique: The Hop-on Hop-off boat trip in Hamburg! The ships belonging to the Maritime Circle berth several times a day at 8 stops, including the Landungsbrücken, Speicherstadt and HafenCity; this way you can get on and off as many times as you please. Prices from €8 p.p.

Spaldingstraße 160 . 20097 Hamburg . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The bright and spacious lobby in the A&O Hamburg City has a bar and plenty of leisure activities that invite guests to linger. The ideal location between the main railway station and the suburban railway station Berliner Tor means that the most important sights are just a stone’s throw away. Our SkyBar with roof terrace commands a stunning view of the over the roofs of the Hanse city. Guests are warmly invited to drop in and enjoy the cityscape over a cup of coffee or a cocktail. A&O Hamburg City has 550 rooms and almost 2,000 beds, making it our largest A&O. The modern multi-bed rooms, the spacious breakfast hall and our dedicated bus lane for safe and convenient embarking and disembarking make this hotel a particularly popular destination for school classes. Free Wi-Fi in all areas simply adds the finishing touch to our well-rounded services.

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Heide Park Soltau and its countless opportunities to test your courage and enjoy a fantastic day with friends and family is just 70 km from Hamburg. Tip: Book your visit outside the school holidays to avoid the long queues. From €17.10 per group. We would gladly handle bookings for your group.

. The Hard Rock Café took up residence on Landungsbrücken by the Port of Hamburg 4 years ago. International ambience, stacks of restaurant experience, carefully selected live gigs and memorabilia belonging to famous figures from the music business guarantee entertainment in every sense. The Hard Rock Burger, prepared fresh every day, is the delicious classic. Guests can book it as a menu with a fizzy soft drink. . Visitors to the Hanse city are spoiled for choice; after all, there are several high-class, long-running shows on the programme here. Disney’s DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN, for instance, a a perfect musical to watch with your school class. The story of the little lion Simba and his friendship with the loveable duo Pumbaa and Timon has Our tips for1 individual travellers: HRC_Anz_A_O_reisekatalog.indd 21.01.16 15:54 been packing the stalls for years. Prices start at €39.00 p.p. Guests can book in advance with us. . The historical site of BallinStadt introduces visitors to events that to the present day have lost nothing of their topicality. Roughly 5,000,000 people set off from Hamburg to the New World between 1850 and 1939, driven by the hope of making their fortune and finding a better future. BallinStadt’s prize-winning concept brings these emigrants back to life. Prices from €7 p.p. Tickets are available from reception. .

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Visitors to the Speicherstadt in Hamburg can enjoy a Maritime Museum of global standing. You should not miss the opportunity to look round this exhibition if you have any interest at all in this topic. Expect to see historical ship models and photographs, an extensive collection of navy uniforms and a ship simulator. The Kaispeicher, home to the museum today, is the oldest building of its kind in Hamburg. Prices from €12.50 p.p.

Hammer Landstr. 170 . 20537 Hamburg . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Our A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche is the smallest of our A&Os and ideally suited to trips with friends & family. The hotel is tucked away in a delightfully quiet location that is nevertheless easy to reach by public transport. You can avoid the pesky business of where to leave your car in the city centre by using the hotel’s own car park during your stay. The underground station Hammer Kirche is right next door to our hotel, and the U2 will take you to the main railway station in just 5 minutes. The hotel has 68 rooms with 166 beds. The cosy dining room has enchantingly Mediterranean décor and is the perfect place to enjoy our healthy breakfast, open weekdays until 10 a.m. and until 11 a.m. at weekends. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. A&O Hamburg Hammer Kirche

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The traditional City Tour takes you to the merchant’s houses along Deichstraße, to the Speicherstadt and HafenCity and finally by the public port ferry to the Landungsbrücken and the old Elbe tunnel. This tour even has time to stop off at the lively entertainment dis- trict of St. Pauli. Prices for the tour start at €130 per group (bus not included). We are happy to handle your advance bookings.

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The Historical Fleet Trip traces the former supply channels back to the early days of the Port of Hamburg. The route passes the oldest bridges and the Italian architecture of the Alsterarkaden. Speicher- stadt and the modern feel of HafenCity are also on the programme. Prices from €12 p.p.

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The musical Disney’s ALADDIN spirits you away into an Oriental world, telling the the story of the street urchin, the genie in the bottle and the famous three wishes. Tony Award ® and Academy Award winner Alan Menken composed the music to go with the legend of the 1001 Arabian nights. Prices from €39 p.p. You can book in advance with our ticket service.



Our tips for individual travellers: . The Chocoversum entices its guests into sweet worlds of the cocoa bean. A guided tour of the exhibition accompanied by special Chocolate Guides lasts 90 minutes. Guests are explicitly invited to sample the wares and are even given the chance to create their own bar of chocolate. Prices from €11 p.p. Tickets are available from reception. .

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Hop-on Hop-off city tour of Hamburg: A tour in the red double deckers takes in 27 stops, where guests are welcome to get in and alight whenever they please to visit the city’s most famous sights. City Guides narrate the journey with skilfully-recited stories. Prices from €15 p.p. You can also buy your tickets in the hotel.

. The Panoptikum, Germany’s oldest waxworks, enchants its visitors with numerous sculptures of VIPs and historical figures. Go face to face with Count Dracula and marvel at the varied curios in the anatomical gallery. Prices from €4 p.p.

Amsinckstr. 2-10 . 20097 Hamburg . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The typically Hanseatic architecture with the redbrick facade catches the eye immediately at the A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. Its central location could not be better for guests arriving by train: the main station is just a few minutes’ stroll from our front door. The historical building used to be a counting house and warehouse for goods imported from all over the world: today we have a coming and going of international guests from every corner of the earth. The hotel has a spacious lobby with plenty of places to linger, a bar and a number of conference rooms. Reaching right down to the basement, the large well in the reception area is among the most striking features. A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof has 278 rooms with over 900 beds and a particularly pretty breakfast room that catches the light enchantingly. Some of the rooms possess a truly delightful architecture thanks to the long history of the building. A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof

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The 2.5-hour adult version of the St. Pauli Guided Tour goes by the name of ‘Sex, Drugs and Currywurst’. It doesn’t set off until the evening. The programme includes an ice-breaker drink, a sinful souvenir right from the Reeperbahn, an authentic curried sausage from Hamburg at Kiez Curry and a visit to the cult pub ‘Zur Ritze’. Prices from €29.90 p.p.

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FEAR IS A FUNNY THING, says the motto of the Hamburg Dungeon. But hardy souls are warmly invited to take a trip into the 600 years of history tracing Hamburg’s darker side. Visitors should expect spooky experiences with a tour of the harbour’s mean streets, an encounter with the headless pirate Störtebeker and a visit to the chief inquisitor. Student tickets start at €11 p.p. Guests can book in the hotel.

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LIEBE STIRBT NIE – PHANTOM II is the superb sequel to the most successful musical of all time. It continues the love story of Christine and the Phantom; the music was again composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. You will be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery and costumes, gripping new melodies and the magnificent voices of the main actors. Prices from €39 p.p. You can book via our ticket service.

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You need to be up with the early birds to catch a feel of the legendary Hamburg Fish Market. Drop by from 5 a.m. (Nov.–Mar.: from 7 a.m.) each Sunday, enjoy a nightcap or pick-me-up, and feast your eyes on the authentic spectacle. Highly recommended: fresh fish in all the different variations. The whole shebang is over by 9:30 a.m.

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Speicherstadt in Hamburg is among the most popular tourist attractions in the Elbe metropolis: Miniatur Wunderland. Here you will see the world’s largest model railway, spread over 1,300 m2. There’s still plenty to discover, no matter how often you come! Prices from €6 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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St. Pauli’s fascination has turned the neighbourhood into a Shangri-La for party people and a name synonymous with sweet decadence and debauchery. The St. Pauli Museum tells the tale of how the neighbour- hood became what it is today. Tickets from €3 p.p.

Reeperbahn 154 . 20359 Hamburg . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Right in the thick of things! Our A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn is situated at the heart of Hamburg’s sinful boulevard. The feel of the house and its authentic style slip seamlessly into the neighbourhood, contributing to its standing as one of the most popular hotels in Germany. Große Freiheit, Landungsbrücken and the Fish Market are just a short stroll away. The Reeperbahn’s clubs and establishments are found directly outside the front door. The winding corridors of the A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn merely add to the hotel’s charm. A frequent setting for photographs, our extraordinary breakfast room with its maritime flair is much loved by our guests. The hotel has 309 rooms A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn with around 670 beds. The hotel’s own car park is a particular highlight in such a central location. It is therefore wise to book a space before you arrive.

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karlsruhe Our tips for group trips: . Karlsruhe is home to the highest judicial institutions: the Federal Constitutional Court, the Federal Supreme Court and the Office of the Attorney General. The topical tour ‘Residence of Law’ teaches you interesting facts about the past and present German judicial systems. Prices from €95 per group. We would gladly handle your booking. .

Sandkorn Theater Karlsruhe offers first-class entertainment for young and old alike. The repertoire at this privately run ensemble includes classical plays and cabaret alongside performances for children and adolescents. It is definitely worthwhile to take a look at the programme! Prices vary, depending on the performance.

. Europapark Rust was voted Germany’s most popular funfair in 2015. So it hardly surprising that 5 million people flock to the amusement park each year. 16 thematic areas spread over 950,000 m² are home to a number of shows and over a hundred rides, inclu ding the spectacular roller coasters Wodan, Silver Star and Blue Fire Megacoaster. Prices from €36.50 p.p.

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Richard Wagner penned the following words about Karlsruhe, the fan- shaped city in the south of Germany, back in the 18th century: ‘It is such an economical place to stay, so pleasant and amiable’. Today’s citizens of Karlsruhe and guests in the city would doubtless share this view. They still enjoy the typically mild weather, the delightful municipal parks and the many attractions from the worlds of art and culture! And it is all particularly friendly on the wallet with the Karlsruhe Card, which is available from reception. Prices from €18.50 p.p.

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Visitors can expect a very rarefied cultural experience in ZKM, the Center for Art and Media, known colloquially as the German ‘Centre Pompidou’: the interactive museum invites its guests to join in and marvel. Comprising the Media Museum, the Institute for Visual Media, the Institute for Music and Acoustics, the Research Center for Global Studies and the Institute for Net Development, ZKM is considered the world’s largest cultural factory. Prices from €2 p.p.

Bahnhofplatz 14-16 . 76137 Karlsruhe . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Our A&O Karlsruhe is located in a venerable old building that suits the imposing architecture of the railway station forecourt just beautifully. The main railway station and the Zoological Gardens are only a few minutes away on foot. Our hotel is the perfect starting point to explore the city and its delightful surroundings thanks to this superb location right in the centre. A harmonious blend of history and modernity might be a succinct way of describing the A&O Karlsruhe. You will find modern, comfortable rooms in the usual A&O standard inside our hotel. Spread over four floors, the hotel has 109 rooms with around 380 beds. It also has a bar, a leisure area with pool table and table football, and airy conference rooms that school classes are warmly invited to use at no additional charge.

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leipzig Our tips for group trips: . Leipzig’s unofficial tag line is the ‘City of Heroes’. After all, it was the historical actions of the city’s popular movement that quite literally set the stone rolling: this was indeed where the Peaceful Revolution started. The motto of the topical city tour on how it all developed is ‘Tracing the Peaceful Revolution’. The route takes in St Nicholas’ Church, Augustusplatz, today’s museum ‘Runde Ecke’ (former head- quarters of the East German secret police in Leipzig). From €90 per group. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service. . The ‘Forum of Contemporary History’ is a commemorative venue that retells the history of political repression, opposition, resistance and everyday life under the communist dictatorship. Admission is free. . You will find East Germany’s largest leisure and amusement park just a few kilometres from Leipzig. From the ‘Adventurer’s Coast’ to the ‘Indian Prairie’ and the ‘Beach of the Gods’: all of the theme worlds in Belantis Amusement Park are chock-a-block with family attractions. From €17.90 p.p. We would gladly handle bookings for your group.

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The Panometer Leipzig – the 360° panorama – spirits you away on a trip to the world’s most beautiful coral reef. Standing up on the vantage platform, you feel almost as if you were floating right in the middle of the wondrous Great Barrier Reef. Prices from €6 p.p.

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You should plan a whole day to visit Leipzig Zoo. It ranks among the German zoos with the richest variety of different species. The generously appointed complex is divided into global regions and provides a magnif- icent introduction to the flora and fauna indigenous to each one. Prices from €9 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

Brandenburger Str. 2 . 04103 Leipzig . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The expansive and well-appointed lobby welcomes you in what is probably the most glamorous of all A&O hotels and hostels. The listed building with its lovingly restored, historical facade is among the most popular accommodations in Leipzig! Its proximity to the main railway station with long-distance bus terminus is just as unbeatable. Previously used by the German Imperial Postal Services, the A&O Leipzig Hauptbahnhof now accommodates guests of all ages and more than satisfies any of their wishes for culture, leisure, fun and shopping. The attentive advice from the extremely knowledgeable reception staff make tickets to Leipzig Zoo and for city tours extremely popular among our guests. We recommend a cool drink at the hotel bar, laid out in the magnificent lobby, a game of pool or a good book from our lending and swapping library to wind down from an eventful day out and about.

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Our tips for group trips: . Tucked away right at the historical heart of Munich, the legendary Hard Rock Café welcomes its guests with what are reputed to be the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also welcome here! We recommend the ‘Vinyl Menu’, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. Prices from €14 p.p. We would be happy to arrange your booking. . Teachers and students have enjoyed the unique School Disco DLight for many years now. Specifically designed with international school groups in mind, the happening has convincingly high security standards, a fantastic location at the heart of the city and cover prices that are particularly kind to pocket money budgets. From €6.50 p.p. Guests can book in advance with us. . Visit Bavaria Filmstadt and marvel at one of the largest film and TV studios with the original sets of famous productions! BULLYVERSUM – an interactive exhibition dedicated to the director, actor and comedian Michael Bully Herbig – is one of the most popular highlights at Filmstadt. Prices from €19.50 p.p, including a guided tour. We are happy to arrange your booking.

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Built originally for the 20th Summer Olympics, the venue is now a modern sporting and events centre with a broad range of leisure activities. The Olympic Park Munich with its expansive grounds and inviting picnic places is a great place to go when the weather is nice. Lots of people use the large park for recreational sport like jogging, walking or cycling. Even the tourist facilities in the Olympic Park are somewhat athletic: for instance you can book a tour of the tent roof, with or without abseiling. Price on request.

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Many tourists contend that it is the best way to explore the city: the SANDEMANS New Europe Walking Tours. One of the best-rated tours takes you to the memorial and the grounds of the former Dachau concentration camp. Day trips are offered all week. Prices from €19 p.p.

Arnulfstr. 102 . 80636 München . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 A&O Munich Hackerbrücke is the place to go for central accommodation at an unbeatable price! Your rooms will reward you with superb views of an Alpine panorama when the weather is good. All of this makes a drink on the roof terrace of the 5th floor bar all the more enjoyable – especially around sunset! For years now, this accommodation has coped wonderfully with the hustle and bustle of the Oktoberfest season. The 214 rooms and roughly 944 beds fill up quickly, and the masses of 24-hour party people are particularly appreciative of the round-the-clock all-you-can-eat breakfast; the lobby bar even stays open, 24/7, after the Wiesn shuts its doors at 11 p.m. A&O München Gesamt

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Our tips for group trips: . Our Munich City Rally is designed specifically for students in years 7 to 10. Kitted out with a map, a list of tasks and a variety of utensils, the students set off on an exciting adventure to explore the Bavari an capital. The participants swap stories and celebrate the winners during the assessment at the end. From €210 per group. We would gladly handle your booking. .

Nymphenburg Palace, summer residence of the Wittelsbach dynasty, is among the most popular sights in the Bavarian metropolis. The castle grounds welcome their guests on long, leisurely strolls, while the palace buildings themselves are home today to a variety of art exhibitions, including the world-famous ‘Gallery of Beauties’ created by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Prices from €6.50 p.p.

. Visit Bavaria Filmstadt and marvel at one of the largest film and TV studios with the original sets of famous productions! BULLYVERSUM– an interactive exhibition dedicated to the director, actor and come- dian Michael Bully Herbig – is one of the most popular highlights at Filmstadt. Prices from €19.50 p.p, including a guided tour. We are happy to arrange your booking.

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The Munich City Tour Card gives you free use of public transport and also comes with reductions or free admission to a variety of sights dotted round the city. The accompanying brochure provides a number of tips for an exciting visit in Munich. Prices from €10.90 p.p.

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Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo was the first in the world to present its ani- mals not according to species, but by the regions they inhabit. It is one of the city’s biggest crowd-pullers, not least due to the nature reserve in which the zoo is at home. Prices from €5 p.p.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Munich: A tour in the red double deckers takes in 7 stops, where guests are welcome to get in and alight whenever they please to visit the city’s most famous sights. Along the route, you will get to know the Alte & Neue Pinakothek, Viktualienmarkt, Hofbräuhaus and many other attractions. Prices from €10 p.p.

Bayerstr. 75 . 80335 München . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Our city centre hotel is well loved by its guests for the peaceful ambience and the modern rooms, tucked away from the bustling city life. Situated right next door to the main railway station, the old town can be explored easily on foot. Theresienwiese – venue of the Oktoberfest – is just a five-minute stroll away. We recommend you park in our own underground garage, a blessing if one considers the parking situation close to the station. Almost all our 73 rooms have a small balcony, and all 187 beds are just deliciously comfortable. Many of the rooms face the back courtyard, protected from the noise, and come with extremely good Wi-Fi coverage. We receive stacks of praise for our hearty breakfast, the attentive staff and the outstanding value for money.

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Visits the sights of the Bavarian metropolis during a foray through the old town, including Marienplatz, the cathedral and the Hof- bräuhaus. The tour will teach you how the old town of Munich has developed and evolved over the course of the centuries. The skilled guides spin thrilling yarns about the former imperial residence. From €160 per group. You can book in advance with us.

. The Dachau concentration camp operated continuously from 1933 to 1945; some 200,000 prisoners from many countries died here during that period. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial and its exhibition on the camp’s history preserve the history of these dark times. Admission is free, guided tours and educative seminars on request. .

The ‘White Rose Memorial’ is an exhibition in the atrium of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. It commemorates the student resistance movement around the Scholl siblings, and remembers the heroic actions undertaken by their group. Guided tours are possible, but require pre-booking. Admission is free.

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Bavaria Filmstadt in Munich’s upmarket suburb of Grünwald is a recreational tip for more than just cineasts. The 4-hour tour is universally popular among families. It includes a tour of the film sets, the 4D interactive cinema and the Bullyversum. Prices from €21.50 p.p.

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The Allianz Arena is the home ground of Germany’s record-winning football champions Bayern Munich. This – according to club assertions – most beautiful and modern arena in the world can be explored during a guided tour. A combined ticket includes admission to the FC Bayern Adventure World in addition to the stadium. Prices from €11 p.p.

. Rubbing shoulders with starfish, crabs & co.: Immerse yourself in a var iegated maritime world at SEA LIFE Center Munich. Comprising over 20 different species, the highlights include the largest group of sharks anywhere in Germany. Prices from €9.50 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

Landsberger Straße 338 . 80687 München . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The A&O Munich Laim is the latest addition to the A&O family’s Munich branch; it comes with 215 spacious and modern rooms. Its has a central and accessible location close to the Laim railway station, just 4 stops away from the main station. The hotel is a real insider tip for city trippers struggling with the otherwise costly prices in Munich. The 867-bed house welcomes everyone, from solo travellers to large groups. Naturally, each of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hairdryer, cosmetic wipes and 2-in-1 shampoo. Anyone looking for some quiet variety and a touch of nature after a bustling day in the city will look no further than this A&O: Nymphenburg Palace and the Royal Stag Garden are just a gentle stroll away. Our staff in the hotel would be delighted to fix you a coffee or cocoa to take with you on your excursion.

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The 2-hour ‘Small Trip through the Old Town’ is Nuremberg’s classic for all travel groups. Time just flies by as you listen to the stories told by the city guides, jam-packed with interesting facts from Nurem- berg’s rich and illustrious history. Prices from €125 per group.

. The house owned by the Franconian genius, a popular name for Albrecht Dürer, is quite naturally situated on Albrecht-Dürer-Straße and attracts droves of aficionados who appreciate his art. A particu lar highlight: several times a week an actor dressed as Agnes Dürer guides visitors through the residential quarters that the family inhabited. Prices from €1.50 p.p. . The world-famous Toy Museum in the heart of the old town brings the child to life in any visitor and pays tribute to the venerable tradition of toy makers from Nuremberg. You can expect to see an extensive collection of toys, ranging from a medieval doll and model cars from the post-war era, to the modern kits by LEGO. The 1,400 m2 exhibition space presents no more than 5 % of the total inventory; the rest of the collection can be viewed on the museum’s home- page. Prices from €1.50 p.p.

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The Nuremberg Card is your perfect companion through the Franconian residence city. Paid for just once, you are free to use all public transport and a variety of museums in Nuremberg and Fürth at no extra charge. Prices from €25 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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Experiment with all your senses is the motto in the ‘Tower of the Senses’. At home in a medieval tower protruding from the city walls, the museum and its many different interactive exhibits offer plenty of exciting ways to take a personal journey of discovery into a sensual world. It is a great place for families or to escape poor weather. Prices from €5 p.p.

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The Puppet Theatre Salz+Pfeffer offers first-rate entertainment for young and old alike. The ensemble’s repertoire comprises classical plays and cabaret alongside performances for children and adolescents.It is definitely worthwhile to take a look at the programme! Prices vary, depending on the performance.

Bahnhofstraße 13-15 . 90402 Nürnberg . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Voted the most beautiful A&O lobby by our guests, the A&O Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof has plenty more to offer, namely a 360° package comprising a sumptuous breakfast, competent assistance on the town and the region, alongside in-house entertainment. The last aspect features heavily here: pool table, table football and Sky TV to chill together; a A&O Nürnberg reading corner with a lending and swapping library to windHauptbahnhof down and a kid’s corner for all kinds of fun and games. And we are not exaggerating when we write ‘close to the main station’: were you to trip when coming out the station, you would land right on our doorstep. Where we would be delighted to assist with your check-in. Guests are invited to choose between 116 modern rooms and 374 comfortable beds. Of course you already know that Franconia is among the world’s more beautiful spots. But we would be happy to advise you on things to do all the same.

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Every successful class trips needs a final highlight! How about a jaunt down to the legendary Hard Rock Café? Situated in a picturesque building right in the old town, the restaurant serves what are reputed to be the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also welcome here! We recommend the ‘Vinyl Menu’, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. From €11.50 p.p. We would gladly handle bookings for you.

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The Golden City on the river Vlatva is an architectural delight and well worth a visit any time of the year. Start your explorations with a tour through Prague’s old town. This 4-hour tour takes you through the historical old town, past Pařížská Street, the former Jewish Quarter and the astronomical clock, among others. Prices from €110 per group.

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The most famous landmark in the capital city of the Czech Republic is doubtless Prague Castle, nestled in the midst of the picturesque, winding alleyways. A small tour will let you experience the world’s largest enclosed castle complex and its very special, universally enchanting atmosphere. Prices from €350 per group.

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Holders of the Prague Card are perfectly equipped for their explorations through the city. The card entitles you to free admission to 50 important sights in the city and also provides a generous discount on many other attractions. You can also use public transport free of charge.Prices from €33 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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Have you ever visited a black light theatre? Whatever your answer, you should not miss the opportunity to attend a performance at the ‘Metro’. The plays here manage entirely without words. The secret of the black light theatre is revealed at the end of each showing. Prices approx. €21.50 p.p.

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‘Vlatva’ by the Bohemian composer Bedrich Smetana is among the most familiar pieces of classical European music. Be inspired by the rhythmi- cally lapping waves of the river Vlatva and enjoy a relaxing boat trip with Prague’s White Fleet.

Děčínská 1 . Tschechien - 180 00 Prag . Booking hotline: +420 286 880 235 3501 You will find bright and generous rooms in the A&O Prague Metro Strizkov. We have created extra space in what used to be unused balconies. The house itself is a lovingly restored miracle of space: spread over 13 floors, you can almost take your pick of the 359 rooms and 1,383 beds (tip: the higher you go, the better the view) – all of them equipped with modern bathrooms with en-suite shower and WC, hairdryer, 2-in-1 shampoo and cosmetic wipes. We renovated the house for our guests in 2015: now the facade glows in a warm and sunny yellow; plus all of the rooms are particularly spacious and equipped with brand-new beds. We also receive regular praise for our lavish all-you-caneat breakfast!

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Our tips for group trips: . Founded originally as a mechanical engineering firm, the Skoda Factories have now opened their doors to offer guided tours. The Mladá Boleslav production facility has been at the same location for over 100 years. The large collection of vintage automobiles is a true highlight. Designed for visitors aged over 15. Prices start at €145 per group, plus bus hire and admission. .

Theresienstadt Fortress is perched above the river Elbe, not far from the Czech capital. The fortress has almost always been used as a prison; the Gestapo’s prison in Prague was established here after the occupation of Bohemia and Moravia by the National Socialists. A day trip with bus and guide costs around €550 per group. We are happy to handle your advance bookings.

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Built by the Bohemian King and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, Karlštejn Castle towers high above the Berounka valley. In medieval times the castle was used to house the Royal Treasury, among them the holy relics and the imperial coronation attire. Guided tours include the historical interior of the Imperial Palace, the lower floors and the Mary Tower. From €145 per group, plus admission and bus hire. We would be happy to arrange your excursion.

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Visitors on the SANDEMANs Red Prague Tour will see all the locations where the dramatic events of the Velvet Revolution unfolded and will hear moving stories and unsolved secrets relating to the historical trans- formations of 1989. The international guides only earn the tips you give, so it is up to you to decide how much you think the tour was worth.

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The Prague waxworks go by the name of ‘Grévin Prague’ and are situated not far from the Powder Tower. The building itself has a moving history and is certainly worth a visit. On the inside you will find a collection of wax sculptures showing famous people. Prices from approx. €7 p.p.

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One of the most important museums in the Czech capital is situated right by the river Vlatva. Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, and most of his works were written here. Today they are counted among the true classics of German literature. The museum commemorating his life tells his story and describes his masterpieces. Prices from €5 p.p.

V Uzlabine 3068/19 . Tschechien - 10851 Prag . Booking hotline: +420 286 880 235 3501 Our latest family member in Prague is yet another real head-turner. Spread over an astonishing 20 floors, it has 251 rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and modern beds. The A&O Prague Rhea will be given the usual A&O facelift over the course of this year, which explains why the prices are currently so modest. It is the ideal location for school trips, club jollies, families and weekend trippers thanks to its size (around 1,000 beds). You will enjoy a particularly convenient arrival at our hotel and hostel owing to the expansive parking facilities for cars and buses. The A&O is just a short trip away from the main station by public transport and is therefore easy to reach by long-distance bus or train, also. By the way, the view from the top floors is simply breathtaking at sunset and during the night!

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The birth house of the most famous scion in the history of the cultural city Salzburg is found on Getreidegasse 9 and is today one of the world’s most frequently visited museums. Naturally, we are talking about the house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first saw the light of day. Besides Mozart’s original instruments, visitors here can also view valuable paintings and true rarities and souvenirs from the family estate. Prices from €3.50 p.p.

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Perfect for Salzburg novices: A Guided Tour through the picturesque alleys in Salzburger’s old town. You will visit the cathedral, the Bürgerstadt and the church district, and will listen to interesting tales about Hohensalzburg Fortress and the festival. Prices from €180 per group.

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The impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress has perched regally on the mountains around the city for almost 1,000 years. Extremely well preserved, the stronghold was enlarged repeatedly over the course of the centuries and is now among the biggest castle complexes anywhere in Europe. There is no entrance charge to the outer parts of the fortress, but visitors are asked to pay a small admission fee to look round the museum rooms. There is also an audio guide for hire.

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The Salzburg City Tour Card gives you free use of public transport and also comes with reductions or free admission to a variety of sights dotted round the city. The accompanying brochure provides a number of tips for an exciting visit in Munich. Prices from €12 p.p.

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Schauspielhaus Salzburg is the largest independent theatre in Austria. Besides a variety of world and German-language premières, the repertoire focuses in particular on performances specifically for young people. Prices vary, depending on the performance.

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Salzburg welcomes its visitors nestled in a picturesque setting between five mountains encircling the city. Climbing all five of these hills is among the most popular leisure activities, thanks in no small part to the excellently signposted hiking trails. So it is well worth ascending the green slopes around Salzburg to enjoy the stunning panoramic view.

Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 4 . Österreich - 5020 Salzburg . Booking hotline: +43 1 602 06 17 5110 Among the plethora of openings this year, this one is our pride and joy. Situated just 500 metres from the Salzburg main railway station, it will open its doors to guests in summer 2016! The 116 rooms and almost 500 beds in A&O Salzburg Hauptbahnhof are already available for bookings, promising your accustomed high standards of comfortable accommodation at a modest price! The former UNION bread factory, which is partially listed, was built in 1893. It is a truly unique feature in Salzburg’s city history and now stands resplendent in its new function as a low-budget accommodation. Now, where bakers, pastry makers, coffee roasters and co. once went about their business, guests from all over the world will sleep. The top sights are just a short stroll away from the A&O: our helpful staff are happy to let you in on a few insider tips as well!

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stuttgart Our tips for group trips: . The Walking Tour of Stuttgart leading down past all the historical sights is the perfect way to begin a school trip. It’s particularly easy on the budget and uncomplicated thanks to our group rates. From €180 per group. We would gladly handle your booking.

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. The city tour ‘Swabian for Beginners’ focuses more on the dialect than the city itself. Framing their vowels in broad ‘Schwabensprech’, the city guides tell exciting tales about the city and even teach their guests a smattering of the local dialect. Visitors agree, it’s fun and entertaining! From €180 per group. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service. .

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. Start a perfect day in Stuttgart with a Hop-on Hop-off City Tour. It will take you to the city’s most delightful locations and sights, allowing you to discover those special places at your own pace. Tickets cost €15 p.p. . The Mercedes Benz Museum shows roughly 1,400 exhibits on 9 floors, tracing the 130 glorious years of the make’s history. They include the famous silver arrows, which even today set the hearts of automobile fans beating faster. Prices from €8 p.p. Tickets are available in the hotel.

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Rosensteinstraße 14/16 . 70191 Stuttgart . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 Its hard to believe, but the A&O Stuttgart City used to be Germany’s largest dairy! You can still get milk, yoghurt and cheese there, of course, but now it is on the plates of our guests during the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, and anyone striding through the lobby is unlikely to encounter cows. Now they will find our spacious reception area offering a convenient check-in procedure and competent advice. Guests can take their pick of 924 beds in 237 single, double, family and multi-bed rooms. They all have free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and an en-suite bathroom with 2-in-1 shampoo, hairdryer and cosmetic wipes. A major plus point: The ‘Green U’ (Stuttgart’s string of parks with beer gardens, mineral baths and the Killesberg Tower) and the UFA Filmpalast share the same neighbourhood as our A&O. It’s a great place, whatever the season!

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Beautifully appointed right at the heart of the city, with large win- dows providing a delightful view of the vibrant urban life, the legendary Hard Rock Café welcomes its guests and serves what are reputed to be the best burgers and sandwiches in the city. Groups are also welcome here! We recommend the ‘Vinyl Menu’, which comes with a burger and French fries, also a 0.4 l drink (soft) and a sweet dessert for afters. Prices from €15 p.p. We are happy to handle your bookings.

. The City Tour ‘Vienna for Beginners’ is truly excellent for any first ‘time visitors to the Austrian capital. It provides a wonderful intro- duction to the city, its history and most important sights. From €8.50 p.p. Guests can book in advance with us. . It is unlikely you have ever experienced this kind of municipal history museum before! The attraction ‘Time Travel Vienna’ invites visitors to venture off on a giddy and interactive trip through the centuries of Viennese history. Instead of dusty exhibition space, you will experience a 5D cinema, modern animatronic shows and a host of special effects. Prices from €9 p.p. You can book via our ticket service.

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The Vienna Card gives you free use of public transport and also comes with reductions on a variety of sights dotted round the city. The accom panying brochure provides a number of tips for an exciting visit in Vienna. Prices from €18.90 p.p. The cards are available from reception.

. The historical gondolas on the Vienna Ferris Wheel are the best places to swing up and over the roofs of Vienna and enjoy a stunning view of the city. Prices from €4 p.p. . Belvedere Palace

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Pomp and circumstance in the heart of Vienna: you will see the A-list VIPs up close in Madame Tussauds! Drop by for a snapshot with Empress Sisi, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig. And by the by you will find out plenty of interesting facts on the history of the wax- works and the art of modelling the sculptures. Prices from €8 p.p. Buy your tickets in the hotel.

Sonnwendgasse 11. Österreich - 1100 Wien . Booking hotline: +43 1 602 06 17 5110 The A&O Vienna Hauptbahnhof provides everything one could conceivably need on a city trip: a fantastic location close to the main railway station in Vienna, a sumptuous breakfast buffet for a healthy and lively start to the day, free Wi-Fi in all areas and jovial staff members that are only too happy to help out with sightseeing tips, tickets and maps. The 310 rooms have 1,188 beds in total, are furnished in a modern style, and provide a great and comfortable night’s sleep. All bathrooms come with soap and shampoo, cosmetic wipes and a hairdryer. Our guests consistently praise our exceptional value for money and the comforting sense of safety provided by our A&O security team.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Vienna: The colourful double-deckers travel 5 routes that take passengers past the city’s most famous sights. Each bus tour comes with an additional guided walking tour through the city centre of Vienna at no additional charge. Prices from €9 p.p.

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Enjoy a Boat Trip on the beautiful blue Danube! Let the waves gently rock you and enjoy the city from an entirely different perspective as you slowly drift past its most famous landmarks. Prices from €9.25 p.p. You can book via the A&O ticket service.

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Pomp and circumstance in their most delectable forms are waiting for you in Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace. For two centuries the Austrian Royal Family used the expansive complex as its summer residence, and to this day it still exudes the distinguished sophistication of its former glories. It is the largest palace in Austria; together with its unique collection it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. From €6.50 per group. We would gladly handle bookings for your group.

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The House of the Sea – Terra Aqua Zoo – invites visitors to dive into a magical underwater world full of brightly coloured maritime dwellers. Guests can marvel at over 10,000 animals, including sharks, turtles, tropical fish and a rich variety of other inhabitants of the seas. Prices from €7.60 p.p. Tickets are available from reception.

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For centuries, the Habsburg dynasty used the Vienna Hofburg as its main residence. It has been the official seat of the Austrian President since 1945. The authentically preserved rooms inside the palace are packed with unique treasures, everyday utensils and clothing worn by the royal family. Prices from €6 p.p.

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A Tour on a Horse-Drawn Carriage along the picturesque alleys winding through Vienna’s old town is a particularly stylish way to get around. Tucked away snug beneath warm blankets in cold weather, guests will experience the true majesty of Vienna and delve into the romantic ambi- ence pervading the city. Prices from €55 per carriage.

Lerchenfelder Gürtel 9-11. Österreich - 1160 Wien . Booking hotline: +43 1 602 06 17 5110 Anyone looking for adventure and relaxation simply has to come to the A&O Vienna Stadthalle! Located close to the centre, the neighbourhood is a richly diverse place. Jut 200 m away, the Lugner Kino City is a wonderful place to catch the latest blockbusters and to shop at leisure. Visitors strolling on towards U-Thaliastraße will be almost overwhelmed by the selection of (music) bars, clubs and cafés (for instance the Gürtelbräu, the Loop or Café Carina)! Back at A&O, our guests can conveniently select one of our 135 rooms – with 375 beds in total – to enjoy a good night’s sleep before yet another exciting day! We recommend that our guests start the morning with our lavish breakfast as suitable fortification for all kinds of activities. Families appreciate this A&O because of its kids’ corner in the lobby area, the delightful breakfast room and the quiet family accommodation.

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The big, 2-hour City Tour through the heart of Weimar provides an impressive introduction to this fantastic city. The city guides do not skimp with anecdotes and entertaining details from the rich treasure trove of Weimar’s history. From €80 per group. You can book in advance with the A&O ticket service.

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An absolute must-do for all art and culture enthusiasts: a visit to the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar. The repertoire at this high- class ensemble includes all styles of theatre. The performances take place on a variety of stages, and the main stage atthe heart of the city is among the most popular theatres in Thuringia.Prices from €9 p.p. You can book in advance with our ticket service.

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The SS built a concentration camp just a few kilometres from Weimar in 1937. Its name, ‘Buchenwald’, became synonymous with the crimes of the Nazi regime. A group tour is possible, but must be booked in advance. You will receive information on prices and offers for school classes directly at the memorial.

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The WeimarCard gives you free use of public transport for 48 hours and also comes with reductions or free admission to a variety of sights dotted round the city. The accompanying brochure provides a number of tips for an exciting visit in Weimar. Prices from €27.50 p.p. The cards are available from reception.

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The Wartburg Eisenach is probably the most familiar and one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Germany. Its turbulent, 1,000-year history attracts droves of visitors and is yet another reason why the Wart- burg was voted one of Germany’s top-100 sights. Prices from €9 p.p.

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The Saal- feld Fairy Grottoes with their magical worlds of trolls, brownies and forest spirits, are found just 50 km from Weimar in Saalfeld. Visitors will breathe the demonstrably salubrious air of the grottoes as they meander through the healing tunnels. Prices from €8.50 p.p.

Buttelstedter Straße 27c . 99427 Weimar . Booking hotline: +49 30 80 947 5110 The favourable location close to the main railway station makes A&O Weimar particularly easy to reach by public transport. There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel entrance, and the city centre is just a few minutes away along a direct bus route. The hotel has 135 modern rooms with roughly 530 beds. Our 24/7 lobby bar serves a large selection of drinks and snacks. Besides the leisure area with a library, pool table and table football, our kids’ corner is a great place for the little ones to let off some steam. You are warmly invited to bring a busy day in the city to a relaxing conclusion on our summer terrace or in the large hotel gardens. A particular highlight: an open-air stage that school groups can use for their own theatre projects (from summer 2016). Nordstraße

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Beautiful grounds with a terrace and garden . Free Wi-Fi in all areas . Ticket office . Parking for cars and buses (charged) . Kids' corner . Pool table and table football . Open-air stage for theatre projects . Seminar rooms . Free luggage storerooms

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Healthy eating on youth trips Freshly prepared meals instead of junk food catering Well rested and suitably fortified after a sumptuous breakfast, you will be perfectly prepared for your explorations through the A&O cities. Our ‘all-you-can-eat breakfasts’ always include fresh rolls and bread (including whole-grain quality), eggs, cheese and cold cuts, sweet spreads, a selection of cereals, milk, yoghurt and quark, Granini fruit juice, also freshly percolated coffee and a selection of teas. The crisp fresh fruit rounds off our breakfast selection and provides that additional vitamin rush first thing in the morning. We are happy to prepare packed lunches for your days spent out and about. The A&O lunch box contains a sandwich, a cold drink, a piece of fruit and a sweet treat. It can be tucked away easily in a backpack or bag. That way you will be perfectly prepared for a relaxing midday break!

We offer half-board (buffet) deals in all A&O HOTELS and HOSTELS, prepared entirely using wholesome ingredients. We exclusively use freshly prepared products from the REWE chain; we do not use any frozen foods. The menus include a starter, a main course, a dessert, salad and a drink. Almost all of our houses have a barbecue option as part of the half-board deal (weather permitting). Vegetarian? Intolerances? Special wishes? No problem at all with us. We are delighted to accommodate your special dietary wishes. Please send us information at least 7 days before your arrival. Do bear in mind: you always need to book half- or full-board in advance. This way you will not have any worries with your planning and can be certain that your group will be well cared-for on the dates you need. Dinner is served between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Simply go to reception in your hotel to discuss the exact mealtimes. Enjoy your meal!

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Easy-going class trips 31 A&Os in 19 destinations – availability and prices online – certified high security standards Locations All A&O HOTELS and HOSTELS have excellent central locations just a few minutes away from the main railway station or public transport stops. The car and bus parking spaces in most hotels are right next door. A&O makes sure you are right in the thick of things! Rooms Our rooms are furnished in a modern style and always come with shower/WC, including hairdryer, shower gel and shampoo. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms, also. Students are usually housed in four- to sixbed rooms, while the teachers and bus drivers are given comfortable single or double rooms.

Benefits for teachers and group leaders Teachers and group leaders receive free drinks and free Internet access. Including, in some of our hostels, access to A&O lounges to relax, work or simply enjoy a moment of privacy. Programme planning Whether you are keen on a city rally, a museum tour or a musical – we cooperate with a variety of service providers in most destinations and are happy to assist however we can. We will help you plan a programme for your class trip. You will find an overview of suggested activities for profitable leisure time on our homepage at www.aohostels.com/freizeit.

Catering You will find everything you need to know about our range of catering for young people on page 64.

Booking online Exclusive to A&O: book your class trip online! Visit www.aogruppen. de to pick your preferred destination and travel period, and we will send you a direct quotation. It only takes a few clicks! Give it a spin: it really is the easiest way to book a class trip!

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Budget tips Our group prices depend on the seasons. The high season prices apply from March to October. Groups will enjoy particularly inexpensive trips during the quiet season from November to February. We provide an additional discount on room prices in the night from Sunday to Monday, applicable in all seasons. For every 20 students booked, we also offer a free room in your preferred category, including single or double rooms for teachers or bus drivers.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES/ PROGRAMMES Tel.: +49 (0)30 80 947 - 51 10 Fax: +49 (0)30 80 947 - 51 90 E-Mail: [email protected] EDITOR A&O HOTELS AND HOSTELS HOLDING AG Adalbertstraße 50 10179 Berlin, Germany http://www.aohostels.com Issue March 2016 (1st edition)

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