Schloss Nymphenburg – Munich’s Favourite Palace

Schloss Nymphenburg - Munich

Nymphenburg Palace is one of the most Beautiful Palaces in Europe: One of the favourite Munich attractions, and said to be one of Europe’s most beautiful palaces is the Schloss Nymphenburg. This Baroque palace, set in the western part of Munich, was the summer residence of Bavarian monarchs for generations. A Gift from the Elector […]

What to Eat and Drink on your Black Forest Holiday

Black Forest Ham Vesper © Christoph Eberle/STG..

Good Food is High Priority in the Black Forest: The Black Forest region is famous for its cuisine and you don’t have to dine at the many Michelin-rated restaurants to enjoy good food. Check out the menus at village guest houses and you will be surprised at the selection of culinary treats on offer. Black […]

Maultaschen – The "Little Ones Who Cheat the Lord"

Maultaschen © Tourism Marketing Baden-Württemberg

A Swabian Regional Specialty similar to the Ravioli: One of the most famous regional specialties you will come across on your travels in the state of Baden-Württemberg is the Maultaschen. This Swabian specialty is rather similar to ravioli, but are a little bigger in size. The Maultaschen are filled with meat and spinach and are […]

A Holiday in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald)

© Tourismus Marketing/Baden-Württemberg

The Schwarzwald is one of Germany’s most Popular Holiday Regions: The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is one of Germany’s oldest and most popular holiday regions and even people who aren’t familiar with the region know that it’s the home of the cuckoo clock, have enjoyed its famous Black Forest cake and heard of some old myths […]

Interesting and Fun Facts About Berlin

Berlin Graffiti - © GNTB/Hans Merten

Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Berlin: Mention ‘Berlin’ and the Fall of the Berlin Wall comes to mind for many people. But apart from the Berlin Wall, there are many other interesting and fun facts about this dynamic city that most people probably aren’t aware of.  Here’s just a few of them: Berlin, with […]

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 […]