Germany: a country that’s a lot more than Beer, Lederhosen and Cuckoo Clocks! Most people associate travel to Germany with either big modern cities and Mercedes thrashing down autobahns or quaint wood-beamed houses, men in lederhosen and buxom barmaids holding gigantic steins of beer in each hand while cuckoo clocks chime in the background. OK, […]
Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval atmosphere, Lübeck exudes charm at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, this “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is more than charming. Decked out in Christmas lights, stars and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Lübeck has some nine […]
The Nuremberg Christmas Market is Known as the “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”: With over two million visitors every year, the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt can easily claim to be one of the more popular Christmas markets in Germany. In the medieval setting of the old town of Nuremberg, visitors can shop for all kinds of Christmas […]
There’s something magical about Christmas markets and when it comes to Christmas markets, the city of Cologne puts on quite a show. In this city there are actually seven Christmas markets, including the famous Cologne Cathedral Weihnachtsmarkt.
Munich’s Christkindlmarkt is the Oldest in the Bavarian Capital: When it comes to Christmas markets, Munich has plenty of choices for the visitor. There are over 20 Christmas markets in the Bavarian capital, but the main Christkindlmarkt and the oldest in the city is held at the historical Marienplatz each year. Marienplatz Christkindlmarkt Marienplatz is […]
Dresden Striezelmarkt is the Largest in Dresden: There are many Christmas markets in Dresden, but the largest of them all is the Dresden Striezelmarkt. The Dresden Striezelmarkt is also Germany’s oldest Christmas market and 2015 marks the 581st anniversary of the Dresden Striezelmarkt. It’s very exciting for us as we’ll actually be there. The Dresden Striezelmarkt […]
A visit to Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations or Rüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt will let you enjoy the Christmas traditions of 12 nations in this one Christmas market.
TAKE DELIVERY AND DRIVE YOUR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ ON YOUR EUROPEAN VACATION: For most of us, a holiday in Europe is a chance to indulge in some shopping for things like fashion wear, bags, shoes, belts or other little souvenir items. For the car enthusiast however, the shopping basket can be a bit more serious, especially when […]
ZUM RITTER ST GEORG IS ONE OF THE FEW PATRICIAN MANSIONS TO SURVIVE THE THIRTY YEARS WAR: One of the more interesting and historic hotel buildings in Heidelberg Old Town is the Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg at Hauptstrasse 178. Built by the Huguenot cloth merchant Charles Bélier in 1592, this gabled house is a […]
SHOPPING IN HEIDELBERG IS EASY AS MANY SHOPS ARE LOCATED IN THE OLD TOWN: Although Heidelberg is not known as a shopping destination, there are more than 400 shops in this town that will keep you busy. The Old Town (Altstadt) accounts for a third of all shops in Heidelberg, which makes it convenient for […]
THE HEIDELBERG TUN WAS BUILT TO STORE WINE THAT WAS COLLECTED AS TAXES: Out of sheer curiosity as to what the world’s largest wine barrel looks like, we check out the Heidelberg Tun, during our visit to Heidelberg Castle. Built from the trunks of 130 oak trees, the Heidelberg Tun is an enormous wine barrel, […]