Enjoy Classical Music in Historic Berlin Churches

Berliner Dom

Berlin Classical Concerts in Historical Churches: From the number of classical music festivals and evening concerts held in Berlin each summer, it’s obvious that Berlin is a city that loves its classical music. Annual summer music festivals like the Fête de la Musique, Classic Open Air, Berlin Klassiktage and Musikfest Berlin are just a few […]

Interesting Berlin Food Facts

Pork knuckle and sauerkraut

With 184 nationalities living in Berlin, the city is rich in culinary delights: Berlin is an international metropolis and people from no less than 184 nations are long-term residents in Germany’s capital city.  It’s not surprising then that no other German city matches Berlin’s rich diversity of culinary delights. If you’re planning a Berlin holiday, […]

Interesting and Fun Facts About Berlin Attractions

Friedrichstadt-Palast © GNTB/Merten, Hans Peter

Some Interesting and Fun Facts for your Berlin Holiday: Berlin is an interesting city on many fronts.  For your next Berlin holiday, here are some interesting facts about Berlin attractions that you may visit: Many of the city’s landmarks go back to the time of the Prussian kings from the House of Hohenzoller. During the […]

Fairy Tales Can Come True on the German Fairy Tale Road

Pied Piper's House - GNTB/Hamlyn Marketing

600 km Magical Journey from Hanau to Bremen on the German Fairy Tale Road: Once upon a time, we were told many children’s fairy tales, some kids more than others! I must admit that as a child growing up in Asia, I had no idea where these fairy tales came from. It sufficed that they […]

Berliner Philharmonie – Home to Europe’s Finest Orchestra

Berliner Philharmonie and Chamber Music Hall

Philharmonie Enjoys the Rare Distinction of Having great Acoustics and Architecture: Berliner Philharmonie is home to one of Europe’s finest philharmonic orchestras. The Philharmonie was designed by Hans Scharoun and built between 1960 and 1963. It opened on October 15, 1963, with a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan, a […]

Enjoy Classical Music in the Home of Prussian Kings

Schloss-Charlottenburg - Courtesy GNTB

Schloss Charlottenburg was home to Many Prussian Kings and Queens: If you’re looking to enjoy some classical concerts in Berlin, there’s no more majestic venue to do this than at Schloss Charlottenburg. Charlottenburg Palace is Berlin’s largest royal palace and the only surviving building in the city which dates back to the time of the […]

Festivals and Events in Germany (May – August, 2010)

In the Gardens

Festivals, Events and Exhibitions around Germany: ELBJAZZ (May 28 – 29, 2010) 45 concerts on 15 stages: ELBJAZZ is an international festival at Hamburg harbour, bringing high-calibre jazz and maritime flair to unusual venues along the banks of the Elbe. For more information visit: www.elbjazz.de 11th Schwerin Castle Festival (June 4 – 6, 2010) Traditional […]

See the Frontiers of the Roman Empire on the Limes

Saalburg Main Gate - Saalburg

Like Hadrian’s Wall, the Limes is a System of Roman Fortification: For anyone interested in the history of the Roman Empire in Germany, the German Limes Road (Deutsche Limes-Strasse) is a fascinating and impressive archaeological monument that should not be missed. The Upper-Germanic Roman Limes covers a total distance of 550 kilometres with 900 watchtowers […]

Travel by Bus along the Romantic Road

Romantic Road by Europabus

Europabus Buses have been Travelling the Romantic Road since 1950: You don’t need to be on a driving holiday of Germany to experience the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse).  If you don’t like driving or only have a short time in Frankfurt or Munich, you can actually travel by bus and experience the Romantic Road. Europabus […]

Schweine Museum – The Largest Pig Museum in the World

Schweine Museum - Stuttgart

Stuttgart’s Unique Pig Museum Tells All About Pigs: Stuttgart’s Schweine Museum it seems is the largest pig museum in the world, with more than 37,000 sculptures, prints, paintings and documents from all around the globe covering all manner of pig facts. Schweine Museum In an exhibition space of over 800m² are 26 themed rooms dedicated […]