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Travel tips

Our travel tips for group tours to Germany

AugustusTours has been an incoming agency and specialist tour operator since 1997 and delights groups with tailored city and cultural tours. From Dresden to Berlin and Bavaria to the Harz Mountains, we introduce guests from around the world to Germany's most beautiful cities and regions. In addition to putting together packages for tour operators, we also organise club trips and company excursions.

Our group tours are characterized by their creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. To give you an insight into our services we have prepared the following pages with interesting tips and suggestions for your next group tour.

Please scroll though our offers to find travel ideas on a variety of topics, e.g. religion, culture and history. Furthermore you will get to know our special offers for guided sightseeing tours, tickets for concerts and operatic productions, entrance to museums and much more besides. Besides you should not miss to visit the page frequently asked questions where you will find advices, hints and answers about our services.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. You can send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or contact us directly. Of course, you can also call us dialing +49 (0)351 563 480. We are looking forward to your enquiries!

The skyline of Dresden

Here you will find possible topics for your group tour


Dresden Residence Castle

"Of new and old masters"

Visit baroque Dresden with your group and follow in the footsteps of Augustus the Strong through the Royal Palace with the Green Vault and the Türckische Cammer or visit the Old Masters Picture Gallery to admire Raphael's Sistine Madonna. For fans of modern art, we recommend a stroll through Dresden's Albertinum. Art from the Romantic period to the present day is exhibited here, including paintings from Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter.

A trip to Meissen is no less rewarding. The town on the Elbe is famous for the production of Meissen porcelain, among other things. It is also considered the cradle of Saxony and is home to the oldest palace in Germany. A visit to the MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory can be wonderfully combined with a tour of the porcelain collection of the Dresden State Art Collections. It is considered to be the highest quality and most extensive special ceramic collection in the world.

We are also happy to organize visits and guided tours to the most renowned museums in Berlin, Munich and many other German cities. Here you will find our travel suggestions on the subject of art and architecture.


Berlin Wall © eastside Gallery

"Saxon industrial history"

No other region in Germany has provided as much impetus for science and technology as Saxony. Many inventions and world firsts come from Saxony, such as the mechanical loom, the miniature camera, toothpaste, mouthwash, the coffee filter and the tea bag. In 1708, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus and Johann Friedrich Böttger invented "white gold", Europe's first hard porcelain.

"Experience contemporary history: German unity"

Several decades have passed since German reunification. On your journey through Bautzen, Leipzig and Berlin, discover what happened in the former GDR and find out what has happened in recent years. Discover that Bautzen has a different face to the dreaded prison and get to know the country and its people. Travel to the "cradle of the peaceful revolution" in Leipzig, where the fall of the Berlin Wall has its roots. As a highlight of your trip, we recommend a visit to the once divided city of Berlin, a symbol of German reunification.

Credits © eastside Gallery


Saxon narrow-gauge railroad Lößnitzgrundbahn

"Dresden Steam Engine Festival"
Experience the annual steam event of the Dresden Steam Engine Festival with us. Every year, numerous historic steam locomotives gather at the Dresden-Altstadt railroad depot for special trips. You can also look forward to the night photo parade, during which the express steam locomotives on the turntable are presented in a special light.

"Saxony under steam"

Saxony is known for its inventive spirit in the fields of industry and technology. 1839 was the year in which Germany's first long-distance railway started operating here. The "Saxonia", the first steam locomotive designed and built in Germany, ran the 115 kilometers between Leipzig and Dresden. Even today, nowhere else in Germany are there as many steam trains on the move as in Saxony. Take a journey back in time with AugustusTours to the past of the railway.

Saxony is home to a large number of narrow-gauge railways, experience the nostalgic railways in the midst of the beautiful Saxon regions!

Religion and Reformation

Luther memorial in Wittenberg © Nick Merchant

"On the trail of the reformer Martin Luther"

On our group tours, you will get to know Martin Luther, his places of activity, his time and his outstanding significance for German and European history. Eisenach, Erfurt and the two Luther towns of Eisleben and Wittenberg are home to the most important sites and original locations where the great reformer lived and worked. Travel to the most important places of the Reformation and experience the moving history at first hand.

Tradition und Culture

Munich © DZT, München Tourismus, Thomas Klinger

"Bavaria - living traditions"

Marvel at imperial Nuremberg and discover the former royal residences of Bayreuth and Coburg, which still show their best side today with their magnificent buildings. In Bamberg, religious rulers underlined their claim to leadership with magnificent buildings. And in the metropolis of Munich, over 100 museums and galleries offer pure artistic enjoyment. Art lovers will find excellent European collections in the Alte, Neue and Moderne Pinakothek in particular.

Credits © DZT, München Tourismus, Thomas Klinger


Nationaltheater Weimar © Touristinformation Weimar

"Important locations in central Germany"

A considerable part of German cultural history took place in Weimar. Poets and architects - Goethe, Schiller and Gropius - all chose Weimar as their place of residence. Other cities such as Jena and Ilmenau also tell of Goethe and Schiller. Discover the original locations on this trip.

Credits © Touristinformation Weimar

Holiday roads

Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau

"Mighty cathedrals and mighty castles - a journey along the Romanesque Road"

Mighty cathedrals tell of godliness and power. Mighty castles give an idea of the life of knights. Romantic monasteries preserve the secrets of medieval monks. Visit the original sites of medieval life in the heart of Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt.

"Romantic Road - From the Main to the Alps"

From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road connects places steeped in history, art and culture. It is the best-known and most popular German holiday road and runs from the River Main to the Alps. The name "Romantic Road" symbolizes the fascination of medieval towns and sights that take visitors back to times long past. The landscape is also unique. At the beginning, river valleys, vast forests and meadows line the route, while the imposing Alps await your visit in Füssen!

Architecture: Bauhaus

Bauhaus in Dessau

Walter Gropius and the Masters' Houses - Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau

The design revolution began over 100 years ago in Weimar. The most important and influential design school of the 20th century, the "Staatliches Bauhaus", was founded in Weimar in 1919 and later moved to Dessau. The Bauhaus legacy is one of the classics of international design. Visit impressive exhibitions and immerse yourself in the cradle of the modern avant-garde school.

Architecture: Palaces, castles and gardens

Jagdschloss Moritzburg

"Palaces, castles and gastles - experience history and culture"

Magnificent castles and imposing parks can be found all over Germany, but the federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia are particularly worth a trip to the outstandingly beautiful castles and gardens. Be enchanted by the majestic estates, most of which are still very well preserved, and immerse yourself in their colourful history.

Your desired theme is not listed? No problem, we are always open to new travel ideas and look forward to receiving your enquiry.