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 […]

Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William)

Kaiser Wilhelm monument at the Deutsche Ecke, Coblenz

Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William) at the Deutsche Ecke, Koblenz See our Photos of Kaiser Wilhelm’s Monument HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Moselle) Left KM 592 Rhein Altitude m/ft Population N/A   Archbishop Diether von Trier donated a small part of the landed estates of St Castor Monastery to the Knights of the […]

Rüdesheim, Germany

Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Rüdesheim, Germany – home of Siegfried’s Musikkabinett See our Rüdesheim Photos HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Rhine) Right KM 527-526 Altitude m/ft Population 10,000   Rüdesheim has been famous for its Drosselgasse since the end of the 19th C. The Castle Broemserburg houses the famous Wine Museum. The Museum of Medieval Torture attracts surprising number […]

Miltenberg, Germany – Rhine River Cruise

Miltenberg Germany

Miltenberg, Germany – Rhine River Cruise: See our Miltenberg Photos HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank Left/Right KM 123-126 Altitude 258m/849ft Population 9,800 Miltenberg is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the city of Aschaffenburg, the districts of Aschaffenburg and Main-Spessart, and the states of Baden-Württemberg (districts of Main-Tauber and Neckar-Odenwald) and Hesse (district of […]

Coblenz (Koblenz) – Rhine River Cruise

Coblenz overlooked by Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Coblenz (Koblenz) – Rhine River Cruise: See our Coblenz Photos HERE RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Moselle/Rhine) Left/Right KM 2-0/589-592 Altitude m/ft Population <108,000   The prosperity of Coblenz (from the Latin confluentia) derives from its position at the confluence of the Rhein and the Moselle. The skyline of Coblenz has been dominated by the Fortress […]

Money in Germany: the Euro

eurobanknotes

Germany: Money: All about the Euro (€) As of January 1, 2002, the euro (€) replaced the national currency of 12 countries within the European Union, including Germany. You can exchange currency at any bank branch (hours are listed below). Automatic cash machines can be found in most commercial centres. German Euro Banknotes The seven Euro […]