On the Trail of White Gold – North Bavaria and Thuringia

Meissen Porcelain Museum - Courtesy GNTB

890 km of Porcelain Trails: Visitors to the Northern Bavarian and Thuringia regions can travel along two scenic tourist routes which links places of interest associated with the manufacture of porcelain or White Gold as they were referred to 300 years ago. As early as the beginning of the 13th century, European royalty had been […]

Pfund Molkerei – The World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop

Pfund Molkerei - Dresden

The Guinness Book of Records has Pfund Molkerei as the World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop: Porto in Portugal has the most beautiful bookshop in the world, but Dresden certainly has the “most beautiful dairy shop in the world”. But don’t take my word for it – check it out for yourself in the 1998 entry […]

Airport Transfers – Munich Airport (MUC)

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Ground Transportation from/to Munich Airport: Munich  Franz Josef Strauß Airport is 28.5 kilometers north-east of the centre of Munich, capital of Bavaria.  Munich is the second-busiest passenger airport in Germany and ranks seventh among Europe’s ten leading airports.  There are good ground transportation options for passengers arriving at Franz Josef Strauß Airport. By Bus From […]

An Elbe River Cruise in a Historic Paddle Steamer

Paddle-Steamer at Dresden

The Oldest and Largest Paddle Steamer fleet in the world: Long before the Elbe River became home to the very popular European river cruises of today, steamships have been plying the Elbe transporting goods and passenger traffic. In fact, it has been 174 years since royal assent was given for paddle-steamers to operate on the […]

Germany’s Romantic Road – A Road Well Travelled

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Romantische Strasse – One of Germany’s oldest Scenic Routes: Along a 350 km stretch of road from Würzburg in northern Bavaria to Füssen in the Allgäu Alps is Germany’s most famous and well travelled Romantic Road or Romantische Strasse. The Romantic Road is one of Germany’s oldest scenic routes and it takes travellers through rich […]

Discover the Rheingau Riesling Route

Rhine Riesling Route

A region rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention great wines: The Rheingau Riesling Route stretches over 70 km from Lorchhausen to Florsheim and is a region that’s rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention the great rieslings. The Romans left a rich legacy of architectural and cultural monuments and visitors […]

Festivals and Events in Germany (February – April)

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What’s on in Germany for the months of February – April, 2010: Spring Flower Show (Feb. 18 – Mar. 7, 2010) Over 65,000 early-blooming flowers such as tulips, hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils captivate visitors to the Spring Flower Show at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt with their colour and fragrance. For more information visit:   www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de […]

The Crossed Swords of Meissen Porcelain

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How to tell the markings on your Meissen porcelain: Keen porcelain collectors will have heard of Meissen, the first ever porcelain manufacturer to be have set up in Germany in 1710. In 2010, Meissen celebrates 300 years of porcelain in Germany. If you’re looking to start up a porcelain collection or are keen to add […]

Porzellanikon – Porcelain centre in north-east Bavaria

Meissen Porcelain tableware - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Learn about the History of German Porcelain in north-east Bavaria: Visitors to the north-eastern parts of Bavaria this year will be treated to the biggest porcelain exhibition ever held on the European continent.  Both the towns of Hohenberg and Selb are venues for Europe’s largest ever exhibition of porcelain:  “From A King’s Dream to Mass […]

Meissen Porcelain – 300 years of German Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Celebrating the Tri-centenary of Porcelain Production in Germany: Until the early 18th century, the Chinese were the only porcelain producers and all the exotic porcelain in Europe were imported from the Far East. The secret of porcelain production was closely guarded by the Chinese, until 1707 when Johann F. Bottger and Ehrenfried W. von Tschimhaus […]