Own travel

Why wander off into the distance …

… when there are also interesting things to discover and exciting things to experience nearby?

From the hiking week in the Alps to the relaxation on the coasts of the Mediterranean, from the city short trip to the wellness time-out at the Baltic Sea, from the original pension to the luxury hotel – the offer is as varied as the countries that want to be traveled. The free and individual design is in the foreground here, according to your wishes and ideas. And how do you get to where it’s beautiful, interesting, surprising or just relaxing? You decide whether you prefer to use your own car, travel comfortably and environmentally friendly by train, or find a suitable flight connection. ECCO own travel: the ideal program for your vacation not so far away.

Figures, data, facts.

Everything important at a glance

more than 14 countries

more than 120 destinations

more than 2000 hotels and resorts

Beach vacations, active vacations, short trips

The weather in Europe

The weather outlook is naturally as varied as the countries that can be traveled to. The rule of thumb is therefore: somewhere there is always the right climate! In addition to the summer travel season, winter sports enthusiasts also get their money’s worth in the European mountain regions. The first signs of spring on the upper Italian lakes, the grape harvest in autumn, long walks on the beach in November, wellness in February: even outside the classic travel seasons, the weather in your vacation destination often offers a very special charm.

Tips for the vacation

It’s best to explore travel options to your vacation destination in advance; there are often more alternatives than you might think. Traveling by train, for example, can be a good idea, especially if parking fees for the car still have to be factored in on site; this applies to city trips in particular.

Another tip for the travel season: if demand is high in the summer, it may be worthwhile to switch to the early or late season. The hotel prices are often cheaper, the choice is greater – and in many cases the weather also plays along.


To say something about all the sights is almost impossible – the offer is too big, the possibilities are too diverse.

From the cultural highlights of historically grown cities to various natural landscapes – here you decide what interests you most.

Therefore, our recommendation: familiarize yourself with the specifics of your desired destination beforehand. A look at the relevant websites often also shows when special events (such as exhibitions, concerts or other events) take place, which make a trip once again particularly worthwhile.

Entry and visa

Entry for EU citizens to the destinations offered is basically uncomplicated. Travel documents include passport or identity card. A temporary passport and also a temporary identity card are usually recognized, EU citizens do not need a visa.

Details on entry requirements and your destination country can be found on the website of the German Foreign Office at: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise

Contact us

You can reach us from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm

and Saturdays between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm

+49 (0) 511 450 811 11