Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval setting, 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 […]
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.
A visit to Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations or Rüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt will let you enjoy the Christmas traditions of 12 nations in this one Christmas market.
TAKE DELIVERY AND DRIVE YOUR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ ON YOUR EUROPEAN VACATION: For most of us, a holiday in Europe is a chance to indulge in some shopping for things like fashion wear, bags, shoes, belts or other little souvenir items. For the car enthusiast however, the shopping basket can be a bit more serious, especially when […]
ZUM RITTER ST GEORG IS ONE OF THE FEW PATRICIAN MANSIONS TO SURVIVE THE THIRTY YEARS WAR: One of the more interesting and historic hotel buildings in Heidelberg Old Town is the Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg at Hauptstrasse 178. Built by the Huguenot cloth merchant Charles Bélier in 1592, this gabled house is a […]
SHOPPING IN HEIDELBERG IS EASY AS MANY SHOPS ARE LOCATED IN THE OLD TOWN: Although Heidelberg is not known as a shopping destination, there are more than 400 shops in this town that will keep you busy. The Old Town (Altstadt) accounts for a third of all shops in Heidelberg, which makes it convenient for […]
THE HEIDELBERG TUN WAS BUILT TO STORE WINE THAT WAS COLLECTED AS TAXES: Out of sheer curiosity as to what the world’s largest wine barrel looks like, we check out the Heidelberg Tun, during our visit to Heidelberg Castle. Built from the trunks of 130 oak trees, the Heidelberg Tun is an enormous wine barrel, […]
THE BEER AND CASTLE ROUTE IS 500 KMS of THIRST-QUENCHING ENJOYMENT: For beer-lovers and those who enjoy driving holidays, The Beer and Castle Route in Germany is a journey that’s enticing and exciting. This 500 km route promises plenty of amber fluid in cozy and sociable drinking towns, and it also lets you explore the […]
SOME TRADITIONAL BEER TENTS AT MUNICH OKTOBERFEST: There are fourteen large beer tents at Oktoberfest, each one offering visitors to the world’s most famous beer festival a particular experience, taste sensation, and of course beer. During our last Oktoberfest visit, we called into a few of the Oktoberfest tents below to check out the scene […]
KATHE WOHLFAHRT STORES ARE THEMSELVES A TOURIST ATTRACTION: Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of the stops on our German Christmas Markets tour. We like this medieval walled city very much and so we were thrilled to be making a stop in this city. There are lots to see and do in Rothenburg, but the […]