Germany: QT / The Event Studio

QT / The Event StudioWebsite: www.qteventstudio.com...

We are creators and innovators with a passion for logistical perfection.

Since our beginnings in 2005 we have organised over 1,400 successful events, inspired countless international clients, wowed managers and VIPs from around the world, decked all of Germany’s most important halls, developed over 25 new teambuilding activities and consistently turned great ideas into successful events.

With our expertise we can work with any size project, from large corporate events to detailed incentive trips. Our philosophy is simple: we unite creative ideas with practical implementation.

Our goal is always one and the same: to inspire you and your guests! We are your go-to team for conceptualizing and organizing meetings, conventions and events. We are here to transform your vision into reality.

How? …we listen attentively, think strategically and present ideas and solutions that create excellent events.

Germany is our home and we know it inside and out. With our main office in Berlin and a second in Munich, we are wherever you need us and always here to help.

Website: www.qteventstudio.com

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• DOWNLOAD Berlin Conference Solutions brochure (.pdf 6.5Mb)

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Key Contacts
Fulvia Pieroni - Managing Director
Leah Morano - Event Specialist, US & UK
Kristiina Baschien – Senior Project Leader

Berlin Incentive Concepts

Germany - Destination Factfile

Time in Berlin -

Flying Time from UK London
Berlin - approx 1hrs 45mins
Hamburg - approx 1hrs 30mins
Munich - approx 1hrs 50mins
Cologne - approx 1hrs 25mins
Frankfurt - approx 1hrs 40mins

Main Airports
Berlin - Otto Lilienthal Flughafen (Tegel) and Flughafen Schönefeld
Berlin Conference SolutionsHamburg – Hamburg Airport
München – Franz Josef Strauß Flughafen
Cologne – Konrad Adenauer Flughafen(Köln-Bonn)
Frankfurt - Rhein-Main-Flughafen)

Transfers
Berlin Tegel to Berlin city centre – approx 15mins
Berlin Schönefeld to Berlin city centre approx. 30mins
Hamburg Airport to Venice city centre – approx 20mins
Köln Bonn Airport to Cologne city centre – approx 15mins
Rhein-Main-Flughafen to Frankfurt city centre – approx 10mins

Immigration British citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany. If you hold a different type of British nationality, check entry requirements with the German Embassy. For stays of up to three months your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Germany.

For further information please contact the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the UK as follows:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
23 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PZ

Tel: 020 7824 1300
Fax. 020 7824 1449

London Website - Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Customs Regulations - from 1 July 1999, duty-free sales within the EU were partly abolished. Under the rules of the single market, goods bought in and exported within the EU incur no additional taxes, provided duty has been paid somewhere within the EU and the goods are for personal consumption.

Official Currency Euro € (EUR)
1 Euro = 100cents
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros; Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.

Climate Most of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate in which humid westerly winds predominate. The country is situated in between the oceanic Western European and the continental Eastern European climate. The climate is moderated by the North Atlantic Drift, the northern extension of the Gulf Stream. This warmer water affects the areas bordering the North Sea; consequently in the northwest and the north the climate is oceanic.
Germany gets an average of 789 mm precipitation per year. Rainfall occurs year-round, with no obligatory dry season. Winters are mild and summers tend to be warm, temperatures can exceed 30 °C

The east has a more continental climate; winters can be very cold and summers very warm, and longer dry periods can occur. Central and southern Germany are transition regions which vary from moderately oceanic to continental. In addition to the maritime and continental climates that predominate over most of the country, the Alpine regions in the extreme south and, to a lesser degree, some areas of the Central German Uplands have a mountain climate, characterised by lower temperatures and greater precipitation.

Local Time GMT +1 hour
Clocks go forward one hour in summer time in Germany which comes into effect each year from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October.

Electricity 220V AC / 50Hz. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use. Visitors will need an adapter that fits the German socket.

Official Holidays
Offices and shops are closed in all of Germany on the following dates:
January 1 - New Year’s Day
March/April – Good Friday (different each year)
March/April - Easter Monday (different each year)
May 1 - Labour Day
May/June Whit Monday (different each year)
October 3 Day of German Unity
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 – Christmas Day

Additional Regional Holidays:-
January 6 – Epiphany (Bavaria, Baden Württemberg, Saxony-Anhalt)
August 15 – Assumption Day (Bavaria in regions with mostly catholic, Saarland)
May/June Corpus Christi (different each year) (Baden Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate)
October 31 Reformation Day (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia)
Nov 1 - All Saints' Day (Bavaria, Baden Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland)
November – Buß- und Bettag (Saxony)

There are local holidays in some regions or cities. Please check if these dates may possibly affect your event.

Communications
Dialling code from UK to Berlin: 00 49 30 + local number
Dialling code from UK to Hamburg: 00 49 40 + local number
Dialling code from UK to Munich: 00 49 89 + local number
Dialling code from UK to Cologne: 00 49 221 + local number
Dialling code from UK to Frankfurt: 00 49 69 + local number

There is excellent mobile network coverage all over Germany.
Phone Directory Assistance: 11833

Emergency Services:-
Police: 110
Fire Department: 112
Medical Emergencies: 112

Business Hours
Post Offices are normally open between 08:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday and Saturdays 08:00 to 14:00. Postal Stations are integrated in local stores e.g. press or tobacco shops and have different opening hours.

Banking hours in Germany are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 15:00 and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 18:00. Longer opening hours vary depending of the location of the bank. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Taxes VAT is levied on goods and services. The rate differs according to the services – you will be charged either 19% tax or 7% tax on certain items and services.

 
 
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