• Swissotel offers summer discounts at 19 locations. For example, the Swissotel Düsseldorf/Neuss has a package available through August 29 priced at $111 per night/per couple that includes room and breakfast. Contact: 800-63-SWISS.
• The German Wine Information Bureau has a new Web site. It offers reviews of German wines, advice on food and wine parings, and info on touring the country's wine regions.
• Elaine Ridge, a Gemütlichkeit subscriber and owner of European Journeys, a tour company, offers a Christmas Shopping & Spa Tour to Germany. The first, November 27-December 5, is for ladies only and the second, December 4-12, is for couples. Cost is $2,500 per person and includes airfare, hotels, transportation, breakfasts and dinners, three entrance fees, a two-hour spa package, a concert and guide services. The basic itinerary is Heidelberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber for three nights, Nürnberg, and winding up for three days in Baden-Baden, Switzerland. Tours are designed for six to 10 persons. Contact: Elaine Ridge, 4356 Moore Street, Wheat Ridge CO 80033, tel. 800-337-3057
(U.S. Dollar prices quoted in this issue of Gemütlichkeit may be inaccurate for these reasons: Prices in local currency have not been updated since the date of publication of this newsletter, and... The dollar prices shown were obtained by using exchange rates in effect at the time of publication.)