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

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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 […]

Useful facts for travel to Germany

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Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Germany Festivals Public Holidays Visas Health Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Useful Telephone Numbers Festivals Music festivals are big in Germany, Bach in March (bit early) Wagner in Bayreuth in July, lots of stuff in Autumn, including the Oktoberfest, but most Bavarian towns […]

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, […]