Travel to Germany

Reichstag, the German Parliament in Berlin

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, […]

A Stay at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

HOTEL REVIEW: OUR CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BERLIN INTERCONTINENTAL: For our Christmas visit to Berlin we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at Budapester Strasse 2, in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. The Intercontinental Hotel is not as central as I had hoped our hotel would be, but it is in an area noted for its […]

Christmas in Berlin – Christmas Concerts in Berlin 2014

Christmas in Berlin

Christmas in Berlin: Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Berlin: Christmas is a special time in Berlin and music is very much a part of this city’s Christmas celebrations. If you’re spending Christmas in Berlin, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city.  Whether it be […]

Christmas Concerts in Potsdam – Christmas 2014

St Nicholas Church

Enjoy Christmas Concerts in Potsdam, A City with a Strong Music Tradition: Potsdam is a city with a strong tradition of classical music and music has always played an essential part in the activities of Potsdamer churches. This Christmas, fans of classical music can enjoy a range of concerts at the Nikolaikirche Potsdam. Potsdam Concerts […]

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2014

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations

SCHLOSSBELEUCHTUNGEN – HEIDELBERG CASTLE FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: Everyone loves a good fireworks display and when the setting is as beautiful as Heidelberg Castle and the Neckar River, the show is even more magical. Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2014 Each summer, on three Saturday nights, Heidelberg Castle goes up in flames, casting a blaze of red glow over […]

Lübeck Weihnachtsmarkt – 2014 Lübeck Christmas Markets

Lübeck Christmas Market

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 […]

Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt – Nuremberg Christmas Market 2014

Nuremberg Christmas Market

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 […]

The Magic of Cologne’s Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market 2014

Cologne Christmas market

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.

Christkindlmarkt – Munich Christmas Market 2014

Munich-Christmas-Markets

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 […]

Bernkastel-Kues Christmas Market 2014

Bernkastel Weihnachtsmarkt

Bernkastel-Kues’ Weihnachtsmarkt and Highlight Events: The medieval Marktplatz (market square) of Bernkastel-Kues must be one of the prettiest settings for a Christmas market. The square is small and cozy and the forty or so market stalls are set up against the backdrop of Bernkastel’s charming timber-framed buildings. Bernkastel Weihnachtsmarkt Bernkastel’s Christmas market starts on the […]

Dresden Striezelmarkt 2014 – Germany’s Oldest Christmas Market

Dresden Christmas Market

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 2014 marks the 580th anniversary of the Dresden Striezelmarkt. It’s very exciting for us as we’ll actually be there. The Dresden Striezelmarkt […]