Baden Asparagus Route

Baden Asparagus

The Baden Asparagus Route Covers 136 Kilometres of Asparagus Producing Country: With spring comes asparagus, nicknamed “spears of spring air” by some in Germany. The Baden region is well-known for its fine asparagus and for lovers of this vegetable, the Baden Asparagus Route covers almost 136 kilometres of fine asparagus-producing country. A Royal Vegetable As […]

200th Anniversary of Beer Gardens in Bavaria

Munich Biergarten

Bavaria Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Biergärten : When King Max I decreed in January 1812, that Bavarian beer breweries could sell retail quantities of their cellar beer to the public between the months of June to September, the Bavarian biergärten was born. Biergärten’s 200th Anniversary 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the Bavarian […]

Beer Gardens – A Fundamental Part of German Culture

Hofbrauhaus Biergarten

Beer Gardens are to Germany What Pubs are to Britain: Beer Gardens (Biergärten) are as fundamental to the German culture as pubs are common to the British cultural landscape. Everywhere you go in Germany, you’ll find restaurants and beer halls with outdoor shaded areas where beer and local food are served. Beer Garden History Beer […]

Heidelberg Castle is Top of the Pops

Schloss Heidelberg

Of the Top 100 Attractions in Germany, Heidelberg Castle Was Voted Number 1: Over a month ago we asked those of you who have been to Heidelberg to vote Heidelberg Castle as your favourite attraction in Germany. This was part of a survey by the German National Tourism Board (GNTB) to establish a Top 100 […]

Miltenberg – Famous for its Timber-framed Houses

Miltenberg Market Place

Miltenberg – A Medieval Town on the Main River: Miltenberg is a popular stop on a Main River cruise and, like many others before us, our river boat calls at this historical town that is famous for its timber-frame houses. As we stroll through the Old Town on our way to Miltenberg’s Schnatterloch (historical market […]

Unkel – A Cultural Town on the Rhine

Unkel-Rhineland-Palatinate

Unkel Was Home to Many Famous Germans Including Willy Brandt: As our river boat cruises towards Remagen and the much anticipated Remagen Bridge, we glide past yet another picturesque town, a sight that we’ve become so used to seeing along the middle Rhine. The beautiful church along the riverbank and its neighbouring yellow building were […]

Musica Bayreuth Festival 2012

Bayreuth Markplatz by Michael Sander/Wiki

Bayreuth Festival – 51st Anniversary Celebrations of Musica Bayreuth Festival: When it comes to music festivals, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is not the only festival that Bayreuth is famous for. The Musica Bayreuth Festival is amongst the more important cultural events in Bayreuth and Northern Bavaria. This year Bayreuth celebrates its 51st Anniversary of Musica […]

With Snow and Frost Comes Eiswein or Ice Wine

Ice Wine - Frozen Grapes

Eiswein or Icewine are a Type of Dessert Wine Made From Frozen Grapes: The cold weather, snow and frost are elements that are usually not conducive for growing anything.  But for producers of Eiswein (German for ice wine), snow and frost are just the perfect conditions that they pray for. So What is Ice Wine? […]

Wine Walking Weekend Throughout Germany – April 2012

Photo Courtesy Suedliche Weinstrasse

Germany’s Wine Walking Weekend Allows Visitors to Combine Walking and Wine-tasting: Spring is a beautiful time for walking and discovering Germany’s romantic wine villages and wineries.  And, for those who would like to combine a weekend of walking and wine-tasting in Germany, the Wine Walking Weekend is ideal. Wine and Walking Weekend – April 2012 […]