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Marienberg fortress high above the Main river in Würzburg. © CTW/ Andreas Bestle

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Copyright & Privacy Statement
The use of this website is subject to the following conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing this site you unconditionally accept the following terms and conditions. As far as the web pages are designed by ourselves, all rights to the contents of this website,  including but not limited to the texts and images therein contained and their arrangement, are exclusively entitled to the Historic Highlights of Germany e.V. (HHoG). All registered trademarks or logos used on this website are owned by the respective holders.

The respective offerors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their prices and third-party offerings shown on the HHoG-website, including displayed travel offers. The HHoG e.V. does not offer such services but only provides a platform for them.
This website and its displayed contents including but not limited to graphic elements, sound, images and HTML source code, buttons and texts may not be copied, reproduced, republished, displayed online, publicised, transmitted or disseminated in any manner or form without prior written consent of the HHoG e.V.  Displayed travel offers may only be copied, published and disseminated with the consent of the respective organizer.

The texts and data displayed on this website are free and exclusively serve information purposes. Any use of this information is at your own risk. The booking of a travel offer results in a  binding contract solely between you as a customer and the respective offeror. Hyperlinks on this website may lead to other websites that are not maintained by the HHoG e.V.  The HHoG e.V. shall only be responsible for the contents on directly linked sites if it has made the contents of these sites its own. The HHoG e.V. shall only be liable for contents of other linked sites, if it has positive knowledge of such contents and it is technically possible and reasonable for the HHoG e.V. to prevent the utilization of these contents. The HHoG e.V. shall accept no liability for the contents of other sites (lower link levels) which are linked to a site linked to the HHoG e.V. site. Any utilization of information displayed on this website or on other websites linked with it will be at your own risk.
The HHoG e.V. operates this website in Germany. The terms of use and all legal procedures are governed by German law. In the case of lawsuits against the HHoG e.V., the choice of legal venue shall be at the discretion of the HHoG e.V. The HHoG e.V. will very probably choose Germany as the legal venue, regardless of the country where you are currently located or from which country you visited the website.

Data Protection Declaration of Historic Highlights of Germany e.V.
The protection of your data is our concern. We are delighted that you are interested in our organization and in our products and services. We would also like you to feel secure in the knowledge that your personal data is safely protected when you visit our webpages. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and observe the provisions of the German Data Protection Act as a matter of course. We would like you to know which data we collect, when we collect it and how we use it. We have put in place technical and organizational structures to ensure that data protection provisions are observed both by ourselves and also by external service providers.

Personal data
Personal data is information about your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. You are not required to disclose personal data in order to use our website. However, in certain cases, we need your name, address and other details so that we can provide you with the desired services.

The same also applies, for example, if we are sending you information, despatching goods that you have ordered or answering individual questions. In such cases, we will specifically draw your attention to the use of the data. In addition, we will only store and process data that has been supplied to us voluntarily or automatically.

Provided that you make use of our services, we will normally collect only the data we need to provide the services concerned. If we request further data from you, the information need only be supplied voluntarily. We will process personal data solely in order to provide the requested service and to safeguard our own legitimate business interests.

Purpose for which personal data is held
We will generally use the personal data you have made available to us to answer your inquiries, process your orders or ensure you have access to specific information or offers. We, or one of our appointed service providers, would like to use your personal data to enable us to support our relationship with customers by providing you with information on product offers that could be of use to you, or by carrying out online surveys. This enables us to provide a service that is better tailored to the needs of our customers.

It goes without saying that we will respect your decision if you do not wish to provide us with your personal data for customer relationship purposes (in particular for direct marketing or market research purposes).

Use of personal data for intended purpose only
We will collect, process and use the personal data you have provided online only for the purposes we have specified to you. We will not forward your personal data to any third party without your express consent. Personal data will only be collected and forwarded to national institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information as required by relevant legislation or if we are placed under such an obligation by a decision of the courts. Our employees and appointed service providers are under an obligation to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act.

Non-personal data captured electronically
When using our website, the following data is saved for organizational and technical reasons: the names of the pages visited, the browser and operating system used, the date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files and their IP addresses. This technical data is evaluated anonymously and exclusively for statistical purposes in order to continue to optimize our internet presence and increase the attractiveness of our offers on an ongoing basis. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal data on secure systems and cannot be traced to any individual person. Your personal data and privacy are therefore protected at all times.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with future effect. Given the debate about the use of analytical tools with full IP addresses, please be aware that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp ()" extension and therefore IP addresses are processed only in abbreviated form in order to exclude any direct link to individual users.


If you visit one of our websites it is possible that we will store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser and saved on the hard disk of your computer.

No personal user data at all is saved in this process; it only involves internet protocol addresses. The purpose of this information is to allow our server to recognize your computer automatically when you next visit our websites; this will make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to customize a website to your interests or save your password so that you do not have to enter it every time.

You can of course also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want to have your computer recognized by our system, you can prevent cookies being saved on your hard disk by changing the relevant setting in your browser to "Do not accept cookies". Please consult your browser instructions for details on how to do this in the browser you are using. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may restrict some of the functions available on our websites.

Persons under the age of 18 should not supply us with personal data without the consent of a parent or guardian. We do not request personal data from persons under the age of 18, neither do we collect such data, nor forward it to third parties.

We have put in place technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and all third parties involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the German Data Protection Act and ensure confidentiality in the handling of personal data. Where personal data is collected and processed, the transmission of the data is encrypted to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are revised on an ongoing basis in order to encompass new technological developments.

Changes to our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to amend our security and data protection measures if this is necessitated due to technological developments. In this case, we will also adjust our data protection information accordingly. Please therefore ensure that you are referring to the most up-to-date version of our data protection declaration.

This data protection declaration does not extend to the use of any external links that may be included on our websites. If we include links, we endeavour to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we have no control over the compliance of other website providers with data protection and security provisions. We would therefore ask you to refer to the websites of the providers concerned for information on their own data protection declarations.

Right to Information
You can obtain information at any time on the personal data about you that is held by us. Please write to the Historic Highlights of Germany e.V. for the attention of Mr Björn Rudek  or send an email to

Right of Withdrawal
In addition, you can at any time withdraw your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by us. Please write to Mr Björn Rudek, Historic Highlights of Germany e.V., Ernst-Ludwig-Ring 2 in 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany, or send an email to