The German National Tourist Office, supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, held a German Online Press Conference, called Cultural Destination Germany.
The Conference was held by means of a Webinar entitled #DiscoverGermanyFromHome. Due to Covid-19 circumstances, the public is encouraged to visit their microsite.
Great news is the infection rate is low enough to start lifting border checks. However, the border checks with France, Austria and Switzerland continue until June 15, 2020. Regarding the EU’s external borders, the European Commission has recommended continuing restrictions until June 15, 2020.
They emphasize that the Beethoven anniversary year is extended until September 2021 and also encourage the public to take advantage of the Beethoven digital offer, as well as to use the German extensive picture database. Dream Now-Visit Later is a project presenting the German Arts, Culture, Architecture, Views and Nature.
We can experience the virtual tours through German museums, some of them the Pinakotheken, the Dresden State Art Collections and the Bode Museum in Berlin.
Bode Museum in Berlin
As Culture is concerned, microsite offers virtual visits through the Bavarian State Opera, the UNESCO World Heritage Panoramas, the State Opera Stuttgart, and many others.
UNESCO World Heritage Panoramas
We can learn about the famous German architecture by visiting many breathtaking places for example, the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Schwerin Castle, Moritzburg Castle and the Prussian Palaces and Gardens of Potsdam. .
The Views section offers many virtual city walks, like the Virtual city walks through Thuringia, a 360* tour around Helgoland, and a 360* tour through Lubeck. Among others, the Nature section enables visiting the Island of Langeoog, the Wildlife Park Gustrow or the Moselle Cycle Trail and Europe’s largest mottled sandstone caves!