The Congress Centre
Flowers in Dresden
Dresden City
The Riverside in Dresden
Gallery
Signage
City View
Local Restaurant
Hats and Caps
Meissen Pottery
River Steamboat
View of the Dresden River

CPO HANSER SERVICE is a full service DMC based in Berlin, Germany, who will help you plan your incentive and/or conference travel requirements within any destination in Northern Germany. CPO Hanser Service are also experienced in event management for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Professional experienced staff, design creative programmes and find the very best locations and services to ensure everything is organised and executed perfectly; down to the smallest detail.

 Contacts
Paulsborner Strasse 44
D-14193 Berlin
Germany
Tel:+ 49 30 300 6690
Email:frankfurt@dudmc.com
www.cpo-hanser.com/en/home.html
Contacts:

Ms Svantje Hopf  - Head of DMC Department

DMC Location


 

Company   -   CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH

DRESDEN & FRANKFURT

With the changes that have occurred in Germany in the recent past,  finding a Destination Management Company that offers a quality service, not only in Berlin, but also in northern Germany has not been easy.

Following a great deal of research we have found such a company, one that not only fulfils our stringent requirements, but also offers the opportunity for you to find out more about the potential of the former GDR as a conference, event and incentive destination through the opening of an office in Dresden.

CPO HANSER SERVICE is a full service DMC who will help you plan your incentive travel requirements to any destination within northern and eastern Germany.

Professional experienced staff to design exciting and successful programmes, find the very best locations and services to ensure your requirements are perfectly executed down to the smallest detail.

For conferences, congresses, event and exhibitions CPO HANSER SERVICE will work with you to develop every aspect of your meeting or exhibition from beginning to end.

They can operate, on your behalf a service to include specific areas such as participant registration, hotel and ground services and a full supporting programme.

Whatever your requirements in northern and eastern Germany, be it Conference, Congress, Incentive, Product Launch, Trade Fair or Exhibition, at you will know there is a professional Destination Management Company willing and able to look after your every need.

 

Destination

DRESDEN

Dresden's reputation as a city of art and culture reaches far beyond state borders. Valuable collections, masterpieces of all epochs are exhibited in the museums and galleries. Famous orchestras and music ensembles have their home in Dresden.

Brilliant architects, inspired by the picturesque landscape of the Elbe Valley and encouraged by the ambition of the Saxon court, give Dresden its outstanding and beautiful countenance.

FRANKFURT

Frankfurt is a bustling and vibrant city situated in the heart of Germany. It has a beautiful picturesque setting close by the Taunus mountain range, with the Odenwald forest and the vineyards of the Rheingau region. The metropolis Frankfurt has a lot to offer: It boasts internationally established exhibition locations, cultural highlights, sporting events, tourist attractions, shopping opportunities and nightlife. The excellent accessibility via plane, car and train adds to the advantages of Frankfurt and the surrounding region.

 

DMC Programme Ideas

DAY 1

Arrival at airport. Welcome and transfer to hotel. Check in.

Afternoon sightseeing walk of the historic city centre of Dresden and visit to one of the famous museums (e.g. the Green Vault, the treasure chamber of the Saxon Princes, or the "Old Masters Picture Gallery" with the famous "Sistine Madonna" by Raffael).

Evening at the splendid Semper Opera House in combination with a theatre dinner at the restaurant Old Masters.

Alternative: Rustic dinner at the Feldschlösschen Brewery with regional specialities and Dixieland music.

DAY 2

Boat cruise on a historic paddle steamer on the River Elbe to Pillnitz Palace, the summer residence of the Saxon court.

Afternoon sightseeing tour through the villa part of Dresden, including a ride on the funicular railway and stop for a coffee break.

Festive dinner at one of the Elbe castles with entertainment by musicians playing discrete classical table music.

DAY 3

Check out.

Visit to the Meissen porcelain manufactory, where you can watch how the valuable pieces are manufactured. After sightseeing, a walk in the picturesque town of Meissen.

Lunch with wine tasting at a historic wine tavern.

Transfer to Dresden airport.

FRANKFURT

DAY 1

Morning Arrival at Frankfurt Airport

Afternoon Frankfurt City Sightseeing Tour will give your guests a general overview about the city. They will be given a great deal of interesting background information, such as facts on the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, why Frankfurt's traditional apple wine glasses carry such a unique pattern and where the tallest skyscraper in Europe is located.

Evening Dinner at the Main Tower Restaurant and Bar, experience Frankfurt from a different angle while enjoying a delicious dinner.

Alternative: The Union Club is located in the elegant Villa Merton (built in 1925) in Frankfurt's diplomatic quarter. The style of the house is echoed in the cuisine: a masterful blend of the classical with the newest international trends.

DAY 2

Morning/Afternoon Full-day excursion to Heidelberg, which is famous for its world renowned castle and a picturesque old town in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings that has inspired creative hearts for centuries.

Evening Dinner at the Frankfurt Römer. Your guests will experience a fun medieval evening with matching decoration, balladeer entertainment and special games.

Alternatively, the dinner can be arranged as a festive formal event.

DAY 3

Morning Visit of the Champagne Producer Kupferberg incl. a tasting of the award winning Kupferberg's sparkling wine and champagne.

Afterwards transfer back to the hotel or to the airport.

 

Suggested Sightseeing

HALF DAY TOURS

Historic Sightseeing Walk of Dresden

A visit to the "Green Vault" Museum, a sightseeing walk through the historical town of Dresden will show you the most famous highlights, such as the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House, the Frauenkirche and the Royal Palace. Afterwards visit the "Green Vault"; the treasure vault of the Saxon princes which is considered to be one of the most significant treasure chambers in Europe. Duration: 3 hours

Historic Sightseeing Walk of Dresden

A visit to the "Old Masters" Picture Gallery, after a sightseeing walk you will visit the "Old Masters" picture gallery in the Zwinger, a masterpiece of Saxon Baroque. Probably the most famous paintings of the collection are Raffael's "Sistine Madonna", Giorgiones' "Sleeping Venus" and Tizian's "The Tribute Money". 
You will also find a rich collection of Flamish and Dutch painters from the 16th and 17th centuries like Rubens, van Dyck, van Delft and Rembrandt.Duration: 3 hours

Cruise by a historic Paddle Steam Boat to Pillnitz Palace

Take a relaxing boat ride up-stream on the River Elbe to Pillnitz Palace, the former summer residence of the Saxon court. Surrounded by a magnificent Baroque and English garden, Pillnitz Palace is a unique combination of fascinating architecture and gardening. After a relaxing walk through the castle ground and a visit to one of the palaces, return to Dresden. Duration: 4.5 hours

Guided Tour through the Frauenkirche Church

The impressing baroque Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was built in 1743 and symbolised for more than 200 years the wealth and the credence of the Dresden people. The bombs in February 1945 had a terrible consequence. Most of the baroque buildings in the historic city center of Dresden were destroyed by flames. The Frauenkirche survived the bombs and stood like a symbol of hope in between the ruins. But due to flames and the big heat the sandstone columns could no longer keep the big building standing and broke on 15 February 1945.

After destruction, the church was a ruin for many years. Her relics stood as a symbol against the war, but never was the beauty of the former church forgotten. After the political change in East Germany in 1989 a group of Dresden citizens initiated the reconstruction of the church by donations. Thousands of people all over the world responded to the call for help and made it possible for the church to be reconstructed again to its former beauty. Since October 2005 the reopening of the church attracted thousands of visitors who since then came to Dresden. It is also possible to get onto the top of the Church of our Lady to experience a beautiful view above the inner city and have a look into the marrow and heart of this architectural masterpiece.

A guided tour through the church will be arranged for your group. Duration: 2.5 hours

DAY EXCURSIONS

Meissen and Moritzburg

Bus ride along the River Elbe to the picturesque town of Meissen, which is well-known for its porcelain and the Elbe wines. Visit the Meissen porcelain manufactory and watch how the famous "white gold" is made. After a sightseeing walk and lunch continue to Moritzburg castle which used to be the hunting castle of August the Strong. 
Visit the castle before the bus takes you back to Dresden. Duration: 8 hours

Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland is a countryside unique in middle Europe between the Erzgebirge Mountains and Upper Lusatia. You will pass bizarre rock needles and impressing canyons on the way to the famous mountain cliff Bastei, 200m above the River Elbe, in the romantic sandstone rock formation of the Elbe valley. After a short walk you will enjoy the unique panorama from one of Europe's most beautiful natural vantage points. Duration: 6 hours

Prague

After a ride through the romantic Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland, you will arrive in Prague where you will get an impression of the beautiful sights of the 'Golden City' during a city sightseeing tour. After lunch you will have enough time for walking around individually in the narrow streets of the historic part of town before the bus will take you back to Dresden. Duration: 12 hours

FRANKFURT

Frankfurt - Goethe's Birth Town

A guide dressed up as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe will trace the steps of the "original" Goethe with your guests. They will see such famous sights as the Hauptwache, Katharinen Church, the Frankfurt Römer, and Goethe's birthplace. Duration: 2.5 hours

Full-day Excursion to Heidelberg

Excursion to Heidelberg, where you will explore the romantic old city center during a walking tour. You will also see Heidelberg Castle's courtyard as well as the great vat and the Student's Prison. Duration: 7 hours

Visit of the Champagne Producer Kupferberg

Your guests will visit the headquarters of the champagne producer Kupferberg. They will see the beautiful landscape of the Rheingau en route. Your guests will visit the museum, the deep vaults of the champagne producer and enjoy a tasting of the award winning Kupferberg's sparkling wine and champagne combined with a lunch buffet. Duration: 5-6 hours

 

Theme Party Ideas For Incentives

Festive Gala Evening at the Court of August the Strong

Pillnitz Palace is situated half an hour upstream from the city centre of Dresden and was built between 1720 and 1730. The unique architecture and the beautiful parks and gardens form a fantastic frame for this evening. The Orangerie used in winter for storing precious plants will be the venue for this special night. All rooms will be decorated as festive Baroque ballrooms.

Guests will arrive in Pillnitz by historic paddle steamers and the lord of the castle, "August the Strong", and his mistress, "Gräfin Cosel", will welcome them. After an excellent dinner with Baroque musical entertainment an artistic show will introduce the second half of the evening. Dresden as a cultural metropolis can offer a great variety of artists, classical or modern.

After midnight you will take a walk back through the park illuminated with dozens of candles to the motor coaches' for the half-hour return trip to your hotel. 400 - 500 guests

Variety evening at the Watzke Ballroom

The Watzke Ballroom was built around the turn of the century and after a complete renovation it reopened again in 1994. It is an ideal setting for a festive evening.

Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed on the ground floor of the attractive building where the rustic Watzke brewery is situated. A welcome beer is being served and girls and boys with vendor's trays offer brezels and sausages. A Jazz band ensures an entertaining atmosphere.

Afterwards guests proceed to the impressive ballroom with its large chandelier and the beautiful ceiling paintings. They will be served a 4-course dinner and in between the courses a lively variety programme will be performed by magicians, singers, acrobats and comedy artists. After dinner the Dresden Salon Orchestra invites the guests for dancing. 400 - 500 guests

Classical Night at Albrechtsberg Palace

The Late Classicist palace is situated on the banks of the River Elbe in a huge park and offers an impressive view of the city of Dresden. The entire palace, with several rooms and the splendid crown hall, can be used for functions. Flutists play on the balcony before guests enter the palace through the garden hall where cocktails are served. If the weather is fine they can meet at the terrace. Afterwards they will be led into the splendid Beletage where they will be seated on decorated tables. During the different courses of the menu classical entertainment performed by excellent musicians will be a special highlight of the night. Alternatively, if the weather is fine the illuminated Roman bath can be used as a stage for music performances. Before the guests return to Dresden they will experience a firework dispaly in the courtyard of the palace. 80 - 180 guests

FRANKFURT

Medieval Dinner at Frankfurt Romer

The "Römer", an old Patrician house with a three-pronged gable facade is located at the historical Römerberg. Your guests will celebrate a medieval evening in the historical Römer Halls. Waiters will be dressed in medieval costumes and balladeer singers will mingle with your guests. Games can be arranged to make this event even more memorable.

 

Convention Centres

DRESDEN

International Congress Centre Dresden

No of rooms: 23
Main room (Large room & rooms 1-5): 3700 seats
Seating capacity: up to 5000

Kulturpalast Dresden

No of rooms: 14
Main room (Hall): 2400 seats
Seating capacity: up to 3900

FRANKFURT

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

No of rooms and halls: 9
Main room: 2207 seats

Messe Frankfurt and Festhalle

No of rooms and halls: 42
Festhalle (festival hall): 4,880 seats

Airport Conference Center

No of rooms and halls: 28
Main room: 220 seats

 

A Few Extra Touches

 

Welcome Gifts

FRANKFURT

 

Specialist Groups



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