European Summer Splendor
Lake Geneva – Boat Tour

Embark on an extraordinary European adventure this summer, linking four stunning cities — Geneva, Berlin, Vienna and Wolfsburg — and four enchanting Ritz-Carlton hotels to create timeless moments.

Central Europe’s charming cities — rooted in both their storied pasts and modern sophistication —are perhaps at their best under the summer sun. Longer days make for languid evenings, ripe for lingering over a meal al fresco. Bright mornings provide the perfect ambience for strolling and café-hopping. Summer festivals provide atmosphere — and the summer sun floods the markets with a panoply of fresh produce.

Each city is unique, so consider combining visits to four spectacular destinations — Berlin, Wolfsburg, Vienna and Geneva, all accessible to each other by either short flights or, in some cases, train rides — to create an itinerary rich in culture, cuisine and moments to be savored. Elevate your exploration with enriching experiences at Ritz-Carlton, where unrivaled hospitality creates meaningful journeys.

couple in secret garden on hotel's roof
Summer Tea pastries at Secret Champagne Garden

Berlin: Champagne Dreams

Step off the historic Potsdamer Platz and into the grand lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin — all marble, crystal, champagne golds and Art-Deco chromes — and you’re instantly transported back to the glamour of Berlin in the 1920s. From here, exploring the city is effortless, whether you’re hoping to wander the tree-lined paths of the Tiergarten or explore the city’s historic sites by bicycle.

At the Hotel: Champagne isn’t just a part of the hotel’s color palette — it’s an essential part of the experience. Head to the hotel’s enchanting Secret Champagne Garden, nestled along a rooftop terrace, to unwind with a glass of bubbly and sweeping views of the Tiergarten. Pair your Champagne with delights from Pâtissière Moritz Müller in a tantalizing “Summer Tea.” For dinner, reserve a table on the terrace at POTS for elegant German fare enjoyed under a summer evening sky.

Out and About: See Berlin from a different perspective — one only experienced in the summer — with a guided paddleboard tour down the River Spree.


A woman walks through a garden with purple flowers
A woman stands on a tree-shaded balcony

Wolfsburg: Summer in the Autostadt

To experience The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg is to experience Volkswagen’s Autostadt, a park and cultural phenomenon just outside its factory. The two are intrinsically connected, and that connection only deepens come summer. Spend your days waterside on the hotel’s harbor front, relaxing in the stunning floating pool with sweeping views of the historic Kraftwerk factory, or with a soothing aloe treatment at Kraftwerk Spa. You might also choose to join the revelers attending Autostadt’s “Summer in the Autocity” programming just steps from the hotel doors. 

At the Hotel: Take refuge from the sun with a classic English Tea in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, with views over the scenic harbor basin. Savor scones with clotted cream and jam while sipping tea you’ve chosen from the sniff box.

Out and About: Take a cable ferry across the Autostadt lagoon to the park’s floating Cool Summer Island, where cocktails, DJs and a sandy beach await.

A man in a sport coat sips champagne outside

Vienna: A Symphony for the Senses

Known as the home of musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert, Vienna is a music capital of the world. And with neighbors like the Vienna State Opera and Musikveiren as neighbors, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna makes the most of it all. The new Symphony Suite, pictured above, follows the musical form of the sonata, which brings two opposing themes – past and future – to bear. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, or to prepare for a night of beautiful music.

At the Hotel: Vienna may be known for its coffee culture, but come summer, it’s all about the rooftop bar. The Ritz-Carlton’s Atmosphere Rooftop Bar transforms into a Provençal oasis this season, featuring wines from France’s Château Miraval paired with small plates like rillettes de saumon and pizza a la truffe, along with plenty of odes to fragrant lavender.

Out and About: Ask the concierge to help you devise the ideal Vienna itinerary. Be prepared for suggestions full of authentic Viennese experiences, including waltz lessons, a house wine tour and a night at the chef's table at Dstrikt Steakhouse.

Geneva from Above
Woman in Grace Kelly Suite Living Room

Geneva: Lakeside Luxury

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva effortlessly blends Italian architecture, contemporary design and an illustrious history that spans over 150 years. Take in breath-taking views of the lake and it’s famed Jet d’Eau from the comfort of your suite, or head to shoreline to experience the lake on a paddleboard or sunset cruise. When you need a break from the water, Alpine vistas and storied vineyards are just a short drive away.

At the Hotel: Order a brunch basket — filled with the chef’s finest delicacies — and head to the lakefront for an exclusive boat tour arranged by our Concierge. Or take the opposite approach and retreat into the night with a captivating dinner savored in complete darkness — consider it an opportunity to reevaluate your perception of taste.

Out and About: Just a stone's throw from the city centre, the neighborhood of Carouge will transport you to Southern Europe. Relax by strolling through shady terraces, numerous independent shops and artisanal workshops in Carouge's alleys and passageways. At night, experience the area's unique ambiance thanks to its many trendy restaurants and bars.

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Fred by Fiskebar – Art Bar with a Nordic twist
Woman in Hotel Lobby, upstairs