Bierbörse is not a Beer Stock Market!

Bierbörse Beer Markets

Bierbörse – a Franchise Arrangement that Organizes Beer Markets: If you’re travelling through Germany in the summer months and see Bierbörse beer festivals in cities like Cologne, Leipzig, Mainz and Bonn, etc., these beer markets are actually organized under a franchise system.  Bierbörse it seems is Europe’s first open air event which is distributed under […]

Discover Schleswig-Holstein's Cheese Country

Rauchkase - Smoked Cheese

In Search of Germany’s Hidden Cheeses on the Schleswig-Holstein Cheese Route: Germany has a long tradition of cheese-making and cheese is one of the staple foods in the German diet, yet outside of Germany, we don’t hear a lot about German cheeses. In this country with its varying landscapes and good arable farmlands, it is […]

Deutsche Weinstraße – 85 Km of Pure Enjoyment

Neustadt-Wine-Route - Courtesy GNTB

German Wine Route or the Deutsche Weinstraße – Germany’s Oldest Scenic Wine Route: Germany’s first scenic wine route is still its most famous. Established in 1935, the German Wine Route “Deutsche Weinstrasse” is only 85 km long, but is packed with history, culture, magnificent scenery and endless stretches of vineyards. The route traverses the Palatinate […]

Passau Cruises from the Town of Three Rivers

Passau City from the River

Danube River Sightseeing Tours from Passau : Located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, Passau is often referred to as the “Town of Three Rivers”.  So, it would seem appropriate on any visit to Passau, that a river sightseeing tour of Passau should be on the itinerary. Passau is a regular […]

Erlangen – a University Town with a Huguenot History

Universitätsstraße, Erlangen

Erlangen Hosts the Third Largest Beer Festival in Bavaria : Erlangen is a town that is probably not known to many travellers to Germany, but Bavarians know it well – Erlangen hosts the third largest beer festival in Bavaria, after the Oktoberfest in Munich and the Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing.  Over 1 million people attend the […]

Bayreuth is Richard Wagner’s City

Bayreuth Eremitage ©burgenstrasse.de

Bayreuth – A city of Art and Culture Bayreuth is a city well known for its association with Richard Wagner. But whilst Wagner brought international fame to Bayreuth through his music and opera compositions, and continues to attract visitors to Bayreuth through the annual Richard Wagner Festival, this northern Bavarian city owes much of its […]

See Castles in Germany on the Scenic Castle Road

Castle Road Map © burgenstrasse.de

A String of Castles and Palaces link together by the Famous Castle Road : More than three times longer than the Romantic Road, is the 1,200 km Castle Road which runs from Mannheim to Prague in the Czech Republic. The Castle Road is one of Germany’s longest established scenic roads lined with 90 impressive castles […]

A Mozart Festival at the Würzburg Residenz

Kaisersaal - Würzburg-Residenz

On the Trail of Mozart in Würzburg : Since 1921, Würzburg has been hosting an annual Mozart Festival at its famous Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO world heritage site, and at many other venues throughout the city. But Mozart did not have any personal links with Würzburg, so how did this month-long festival come to find […]

Remagen – The Town With The History-Making Bridge

Ludendorff Bridge - Remagen

Remagen on The Rhine : Remagen is a town made famous by its bridge – which since World War II has been commonly referred to as The Bridge at Remagen.  The bridge was originally built during World War I and was named the Ludendorffbrücke after General Ludendorff. Remagen is in the district of Ahrweiler in […]

Oktoberfest – A Royal Beginning

Oktoberfest

How Munich’s Oktoberfest Started: Millions of people attend the Munich’s Oktoberfest each year, but how many know that it all started from a royal wedding in 1810? On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (who later become King Ludwig I), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend […]