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GNTB launches German Summer Cities campaign

The German National Tourist Board has announced a new worldwide campaign for next year.

The latest campaign comes in addition to the recently introduced 100-years of Bauhaus, which will celebrate the artistic movement.

Entitled German Summer Cities, the campaign marks the start of a digital marketing offensive by the GNTB.

It will include action weeks and pop-up events, plus comprehensive social media activity in numerous source markets, using the hashtag #GermanSummerStories.

Petra Hedorfer, chief executive of the GNTB, explained: “As the market leader in urban and cultural travel, the GNTB operates a storytelling strategy across five core themes.

Urban City highlights big-city culture, shopping and roof-top bars; for a Romantic story, it’s all about fairy-tale small historic towns in rural areas, castles and parks.

“Vineyards, wine regions and traditional gastronomy also play a part in this campaign.

“Summer holidays in Germany offer a variety of desirable reasons for travel – part of our Holiday on the Water theme.

“From coastal experiences and pleasure boats, beach clubs, island life, crystal-clear bathing lakes or river rafting, excursion steamers to houseboat holidays on rivers and lakes – there is many a story to be told here.”

Hedorfer added: “Through our Art & Culture theme – a strong and attractive reason for travel to Germany – we highlight museums and exhibitions, industrial heritage, music and shows and open-air events.

“Finally, Germany’s high-profile sightseeing destinations are a perennial reason for travel to Germany.

“From Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in the north, to the Zeche Zollverein in the Ruhr Region, over to the Brandenburg Gate or to Neuschwanstein Castle and the castle Hohenzollern – Germany has numerous remarkable landmarks compared to many competitors.

“Working with Germany’s top sightseeing destinations throughout the sixteen federal states guarantees an unforgettable travel experience.”

The German National Tourist Board has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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