Founded in 1902, the DTV German tourism association serves as an umbrella organisation for local, regional, and national tourism organisations in Germany; the member-oriented organisation is involved in coordination and consultation on tourism policy towards successful development of tourism in Germany.
This is the first alliance of its type and currently represents more than 560 event venues, congress centres, arenas, and special event locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and other neighbouring European countries. Small, traditional town halls seating around a hundred are as much part of the alliance as are multifunctional arenas, venues of modernity for up to fifteen thousand attendees.
The Romantic Cities group between the Rhine and Mosel comprises seven of Rhineland-Palatinate’s most famous tourist cities together with the Directorate General of Rhineland-Palatinate’s cultural heritage association, and are entrusted with preserving the cultural heritage of Rhineland-Palatinate for future generations while presenting monuments as a touristic experience. The marketing alliance ultimately serves to strengthen the international standing of the region with regard to the cities and the culture they offer for tourism with the support of Rhineland-Palatinate’s official marketing organisation.