The German Museum of Packaging – Heidelberg

German Museum of Packaging - Photo courtesy Heidelberg-Marketing.de..

How packaging tells us of Consumer Culture throughout History: The German Museum of Packaging does not seem to be the kind of place that travellers would be interested in on a Heidelberg holiday. But don’t be deceived by the name – The German Museum of Packaging is quite a unique and interesting museum that’s not […]

Find a Phone Number in Germany

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German Phone Numbers, German Telephone Directories, and Telephone Codes in Germany It’s easy to find out a German phone number online, there are several efficient German telephone directories available. Germany’s Telephone Country Code is 49, and telephone area codes in Germany have two to five digits, not counting the leading zero. The leading zero must […]

Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim

Siegfried Mechanical Music Museum

Siegfried’s has the largest collection of mechanical music boxes: Rüdesheim is a popular stop on any Rhine River cruise and one of the sightseeing attractions in this riverside town is Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. This is the first museum collection of automated musical instruments in Germany and holds an impressive collection. Siegfried’s Mechanical Music […]

Visiting Cologne on a Rhine River Cruise

Cologne Cathedral

COLOGNE IS A CITY OF TOWERING SPIRES: As our riverboat approaches the city of Cologne, the three landmark buildings that stand out boldly from the Rhine River are the towering spires of Cologne Cathedral, the Groß St. Martin and the Rathaus.  We hop into little green and gold trains which at first sight look and […]

Neumünster Designer Outlet – Neumünster

Designer outlet shopping

Neumünster gets on the designer fashion map: The City of Neumünster has selected McArthurGlen as its preferred partner to develop a designer outlet mall in Neumünster, in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein.  When it opens in September 2012, this will be McArthurGlen’s second designer outlet in Germany, the first being Berlin. The site of […]

Berlin Designer Outlet – Berlin Outlet

Berlin Designer Outlet

Berlin Outlet Shopping Grows with the Berlin Designer Outlet: McArthurGlen opened its Berlin Designer Outlet on June 18, 2009, having taken over from B5 Designer Outlet which has closed down.  Berlin has come up the ranks of the fashion scale, so it is not surprising that the McArthurGlen Group has decided that it is time […]

Wertheim Village – Wertheim Outlet Village

Wertheim Village, Germany

Wertheim Village is a Top Outlet Village in Germany: Wertheim Village opened in 2004 and was Germany’s first high-end designer discount outlet in Germany.  In spite of the economic downturn at that time, the Village was a success from the start as it feeds into the German psyche of value hunting. With over 100 national […]

Neuschwanstein fairytale castle

King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle

Mad Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Schloss: Many people are familiar with the alluring fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein as it has graced the cover of many travel brochures, been featured in airline advertisements and is the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.  It is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. Set against a picturesque […]

Asbach – A German Brandy from Rüdesheim

Asbach Uralt in Rudesheim

Asbach Uralt is a German Brandy Produced in Rüdesheim since 1892: There’s plenty of wines and beers to taste in Rüdesheim, but one liquor that must be tried when in this village is Asbach, the famous German brandy specialty from Rüdesheim am Rhein. Asbach brandy has been in production for over 100 years in Rüdesheim […]