With Choice hotels in Europe's most popular destinations like Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and Turkey, you'll find a comfortable Choice Hotel to suit whether you plan to travel to sweeping forests, historic towns, famed beer halls, coastal retreats or cosmopolitan cityscapes.
Germany's capital and largest city, Berlin has much to offer those visiting on business or leisure. Once a divided city, modern Berlin has many cultural, historic and architecturally important attractions.
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Long considered Germany's "door to the world", the lively seaport destination of Hamburg is often a port of call for many visitors travelling to Northern Germany.
With Choice hotels in central Hamburg, guests will find that they can easily reach Hamburg's famous "Speicherstadt", fish market, port, Elbe and Alster rivers, as well as the famous "sin mile" Reeperbahn, musical theatres and cultural offerings.
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The home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, the Bavarian capital of Munich is sure to charm with its historic churches, rolling scenery, footballing spectacles and traditional beer halls.
With Choice Hotels throughout central Munich, travellers will find that they can easily explore Munich's historic and modern attractions, such as the city hall at Marienplatz, the Church of our Lady, the Stachus, the Allianz Arena (home of the soccer clubs FC Bayern and 1860 Munich), the Olympic park, Olympic tower and more. And with the Alps, Lake Chiem, Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammer nearby too, guests will find that they can easily see more of Germany's provincial destinations too with Choice Hotels.
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Often described as Germany's Manhattan, metropolitan Frankfurt is a popular business and leisure destination with visitors to Germany. The skyscrapers of the Frankfurt skyline are among the tallest buildings of the world and the city is home to many German bank headquarters, one of the top-selling shopping miles (the "Zeil"), and traditional apple cider pubs. Furthermore the International Airport Frankfurt is one of the most important European transport hubs. Just a few kilometers west it is always worth to visit scenic Wiesbaden and the many famed thermal springs.
A region which is proud of its historic maritime traditions, Northern Germany is a must-go destination for those looking to walk the coast of the Wadden or Baltic seas, discover how to navigate oceans in the maritime city of Kiel, attend world famous Kiel week sailing events or visit the many maritime and submarine museums of Northern Germany. While guests of our hotels further south will find that they can easily discover the scenic charms of the Lueneburg Heath Nature Park or visit the statue of the famous Bremen Town Musicians from the fairy tale of the same name in Bremen. In Hannover you linger at the town's landmark the Koepcke clock before you start your shopping tour along the Niki de Saint Phalle promenade.
With historic castles, ancient thermal spas and lush forests, Western Germany is a destination full of the gothic and traditional charms that have helped endear Germany to holidaymakers for centuries.
With Choice Hotels throughout Western Germany, guests will find that they can uncover the best of Germany's charms: From nature trails through the Teutoburg Forest to the castle of Bielefeld and the famed old town of picturesque Lippstadt.
From towering castles to rolling vineyards, South Western Germany is the ideal destination for those looking to retreat to Germany's scenic countryside.
And with Choice Hotels properties in Karlsruhe, cultured Stuttgart and nearby Filderstadt as well as historic Ulm, scenic Freiburg and Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, guests will find that they can easily uncover South Western Germany's many famed attractions, forests and traditional crafts.
With ski slopes, sweeping mountains, medieval towns, charming city centres and traditional craft fairs and cooking, South Eastern Germany has many destinations which offer visitors a taste of authentic Germany.
And with Choice hotels near the medieval forest-fringed city of Hof, ancient Augsburg and Regensburg as well as cosmopolitan Nuremberg, guests will find that they can be within easy reach of traditional puppet shows, Christmas markets, historic architecture and age old forests as well as a variety of seasonal sporting events.
With sweeping mountains, historic towns, decorated cathedrals, traditional craft fairs and rich musical traditions, Eastern Germany is a destination that will inspire and delight travellers.
From the Thuringian Forest to the “Erzgebirge” mountains, the baroque architecture of Dresden or cultural Weimar, travellers will find much to visit in East Germany's many destinations.
Austria is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Nature lovers will find peace, relaxation and sportive challenges in the countless mountain and lake areas. Alongside this, the cultural and musical attractions offered by the historical yet modern cities will also certainly exceed all your expectations.
In Styria, also called the Green Heart of Austria, the city of Graz will receive you with a warm welcome. Graz is a city with many faces that will surely impress you. Catch the amazing panoramic view from the Grazer Schlossberg mountain in the middle of the town before you throw a glance at the Cathedral of Graz in the historic city center. To get to baroque Eggenberg Palace you can take the tram line 1 passing the spectacular Mur Island. Since 2011, the former Capital of Culture is entitled City of Design.
In the Festival city of Salzburg a majority revolves around music. You are invited to enjoy intense classical concerts at the Salzburg Festival during summer times. Located high above the Festival house and with terrific views over the city you will find the Hohen Salzburg Castle, the town’s landmark and eponym. In the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, be sure to visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Getreidegasse 9. Thanks to him Salzburg also carries the surname City of Mozart.
Vienna is different. Vienna is a city of contrasts that surprises in many ways. It’s quite easy to find your way to Viennas city center – always keep track of the gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral which is visible from afar and landmark of the Danube town. Vienna’s Ringstrasse will impress you with numerous monumental buildings of the past, while around the corner at the MuseumsQuartier the modern cultural scene is flourishing. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra guarantees intense musical experiences. For those who like to chill out and dance the night away numerous clubs at the Danube Canal, in the 7th district and around the Naschmarkt will be the right location.
Hungary is a country of diversity: the bright capital Budapest, the magnificent thermal baths and the boundless Puszta invite you to relax and explore.
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Hungary’s dazzling center is located in Budapest. The Pearl of the Danube attracts visitors from around the world with its intense cultural life, the wonderful art nouveau buildings and bathing palaces, the grand boulevards and the traditional café houses. Visit the district of Buda and climb the Buda Castle Hill with its majestic castle. In contrast, you will experience shopping and culture life in the district of Pest, the bustling business area of the city. Separated by the Danube, the two halves of the city are put together again by the historic Chain Bridge. Visit Budapest and enjoy your stay at the "Paris of the East".
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With mountains, lakes and wonderful landscapes as well as breathtaking cities, Switzerland is a destination full of possibility. From cultural pursuits to winter sports, golfing, hiking and climbing - anything is possible in Switzerland.
With hotels in cosmopolitan Geneva, metropolitan Zurich and centrally located Egerkingen, you'll find that you can easily discover the best of Swiss destinations with Choice Hotels.
Modern cities, beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, impressive monuments and fascinating landscapes – Turkey offers you an exciting diversity that you should not miss!
Visit the fairy tale like Istanbul at the Bosporus, the only city in the world that stretches over two continents. Even the names of the famous Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Golden Horn already sound like from a fairy tale of 1001 nights. You will find excellent beaches at the Black Sea or on the Princes' Islands in the Marmara Sea.
On the west coast of the province of Izmir, in the Aegean Sea, situated on the peninsula of Cesme you will find the small city of Alacati. The region is characterized by picturesque windmills, gentle vineyards and traditional stone houses. Thanks to the white sandy beaches, the numerous bays and the crystal clear blue sea Alacati is one of Turkey’s most famous and popular resorts today. Wind and kite surfers from all over the world appreciate the steady wind.
Continue to the southeastern part of Anatolia and explore the ancient oriental culture, bustling bazaars and Turkey’s third largest mosque in Kahramanmaras. Be sure to taste the Maras Dondurmasi ice cream, the specialty of the region which has already made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.