Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau water-colour facades

Oberammergau’s world famous Passion Play: Oberammergau, a small colourful alpine town in Germany is inundated by visitors once every ten years.  This town is world famous for its Passion Play, a play about the “Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ”. Oberammergau began out of a desperate promise that the people made if their village […]

The Historic Regensburg Wurstkuchl

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Enjoy Regensburg bratwurst at the Historic Wurstkuchl: On any Danube river cruises, you’ll most certainly hear about “Wurstkuchl” in Regensburg, a tavern famous for its bratwurst. Your river boat will stop near the Old Stone Bridge, thought to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built. As you disembark from your boat, […]

Designer Outlet Shopping in Germany

Designer outlet shopping in Germany

Designer Outlet Shopping in Germany is Expanding! Designer Outlet shopping may have been slow in arriving in Germany, but it has arrived!  Whilst the Italians, French and English are very familiar with outlet shopping and visitors to these countries fanatically seek out the designer outlets, the concept is relatively new in Germany. However, from the […]

Shopping in Munich – Germany

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Shopping in Munich: You can buy a lot more than beer and sausages in Munich! Yes, there’s certainly more to buy in Munich than just giant tumblers of amber ale and souvenir mugs! Within the city centre alone, there’s a wide selection of shops, boutiques and department stores to cater to everyone’s shopping taste. Maximilianstraße […]

Shopping in Frankfurt – Germany

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Where to shop in Frankfurt depends very much on what you’re after. In this city of skyscrapers, the shopping offer is as varied as its cityscape. From the exclusive designer boutiques of Goethestrasse to the department stores on the Zeil or the upmarket shops on Schillerstrasse selling porcelain and household goods, Frankfurt has something for […]

Shopping in Berlin

The Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz

East or West, Berlin Shopping is best! Shopping is a favourite pastime for Berliners.  You don’t have to travel too far to shop and on just the two main shopping streets of Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, there are over a dozen large shopping malls. Kurfürstendamm Shops Kurfürstendamm (also known as Ku’damm) is a huge street running […]

Is there more to German cuisine than sauerkraut, bratwurst and schnitzel?

Regensburg Bratwurst sausages are renowned German fare!

Regensburg Bratwurst sausages may be renowned German fare, but what else is there? German cuisine and French cuisine may be neighbours geographically, but they’re a long way apart in character. Whilst Germany’s Oktoberfest and beer festivals are famous around the world, its food unfortunately does not enjoy the same reputation. Germany’s cuisine is actually very […]

Tour Routes in Germany

Ludwig's Castle of Neuschwanstein in winter

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Germany Touring Germany is a pleasure, whether you drive yourself, take a coach or relax on a boat; that’s because there’s a lot to see and the roads are excellent, so travel is easy. Whether you’re looking for romantic castles, picturesque villages with twisting […]

The Bridge at Remagen – Rhine River Cruise

Bridge at Remagen

The Bridge at Remagen – Rhine River Cruise: See our Remagen Photos HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Rhine) Left KM 633-632 Altitude 71m/230ft Population 6,500   Few places can stir the memories as the Bridge at Remagen, Germany, midway between Coblenz and Cologne. In fact, the history making events surrounding the bridge have inspired poems, […]

Regensburg, Germany – Danube River Cruise

Cathedral of St Peter, Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany – Danube River Cruise: See our Regensburg Photos HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Danube) Right KM 2379 Altitude 336m/1,102ft Population 150,000   Regensburg is also called Ratisbon, and is situated at the confluence of the river Regen into the Danube. The present-day old city was a Celtic settlement (Radasbona), which later became the […]