Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt – Hamburg Christmas Market 2014

Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt

Hamburg – the Christmas Capital of the North – Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt: Hamburg stakes its claim as the Christmas capital of the north.  This is because nowhere else in the north of Germany are there so many Christmas markets within such close proximity of each other. From the main train station to its neo-Renaissance town hall […]

German Wine and Beer Festivals 2014

Rhine Riesling Vineyards

2014 German Wine and Beer Festivals in Germany: For connoisseurs of wine and beer, spring and summer are  fantastic times to be in Germany. From Berlin to the Rhineland, there is a great choice of festivals to attend, depending on whether you prefer to conduct your wine-tasting in one of the small towns along the […]

Paulaner am Nockherberg – Starkbierfest 2014

Nockherberg Starkbierfest 2012

Starkbierfest 2014: The Strong Beer Festival at Nockherberg: Lent 2014 begins on Wednesday, March 5 and the Nockherberg Starkbierfest 2014 takes place from March 21 to April 6, 2014. Starkbierfest is the Strong Beer Festival and drinkers who like stouts will enjoy the Salvator at Nockherberg, a bottom-fermented strong Doppelbock beer (alcohol 7.5%). During the […]

Christmas in Munich: Where to Enjoy Christmas Concerts in Munich

Munich Residenz Christmas Concerts

Christmas in Munich: Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Munich: Christmas is a special time Munich and like the rest of Germany, music is very much a part of the Munich Christmas celebrations. If you are spending Christmas in Munich, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city. Popular Munich […]

Bernkasteler Doctor – The Legend and the Wine

Doctor fountain

The Bernkasteler Doctor – A Legend of How this Famous German Wine Got its Name: When visiting Bernkastel-Kues, you don’t have to be ill to seek out the Bernkasteler Doctor. Wine-lovers will be pleased to know that the Bernkasteler Doctor is actually the name of one of the premium wines from the Bernkastel region and […]

Trier – A City of Roman Emperors, Bishops and Electors

Steipe

Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is Famous for its Roman Heritage and More: Trier is one of Germany’s oldest city. The name Trier (Trèves in French) is believed to have been derived from the Celtic tribe of Treveri, who inhabited the lower valley of the Moselle from around 150 BC, but it is Trier’s Roman […]

Passau – The City of Three Rivers

Passau

Passau, Germany – Danube River Cruise: Passau is strategically located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, near the Czech and Austrian borders. This City of Three Rivers is a popular stop on any Danube River Cruise itinerary. It is a picturesque and worthwhile place to visit, with lots for the tourist […]

Käthe Wohlfahrt – A Famous Christmas Shop in Heidelberg

Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop

Käthe Wohlfahrt Has All Kinds of Christmas Decorations for Your Christmas Tree and Home: Heidelberg is packed with wonderful shops and anyone walking along the Hauptstrasse and its side streets will discover this very quickly. One of the shops that is very popular with ladies and children is Käthe Wohlfahrt which specializes in Christmas decorations. […]

The Student Kiss – A Heidelberg Tradition

Heidelberg Kiss

The Legend of the Heidelberg Student Kiss: Heidelberg has many sweet shops and one of the more interesting chocolate shops is Heidelberger Studentenkuß. Located at Haspelgasse 16 in the heart of the old town centre of Heidelberg, Heidelberger Studentenkuss is a popular chocolate shop with a nice legend attached to it. Heidelberger Studentenkuss Heidelberg’s Student […]