Germany Offers “Dream Tour” Trip Giveaway through August 2012

Contestants compete while building a dream trip to Germany.
Contestants compete while building a dream trip to Germany.

The German National Tourism Board yesterday launched an interactive game on their Facebook page and Web site that allows contestants to configure and then compete for their own “dream tour” of Germany.

One winner from the US will be drawn on August 31, 2012, and will receive round-trip airfare for two to Germany (courtesy of airberlin), free train travel inside the country, and vouchers to cover hotels and attractions in the cities they choose to visit.

This “Dream Tour of Germany” competition is intended to highlight the affordability of traveling in Germany, relative to other major European destinations. Contestants start with 100 “coins,” which they spend while designing their week-long trip.

A day and night in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a walled city near Nuremberg, for example, costs contestants eight coins, while a three-day tour of the beaches and lakes of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania will set you back 32 coins.

According to Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourism Board, “holidays in Germany offer high quality and above-average standards at an affordable price.”

We gave it whirl and wound up easily designing a fun week-long trip with only half our coins. I suppose once a Cheapo, always a Cheapo…

The contest is open through the end of the August 2012 and the winning contestant must redeem the trip by the end of 2012. For more information, visit the German National Tourism Board’s Facebook page.

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