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 […]

Brands and Packaging in the GDR (1949-89) – Heidelberg

Fewa Brand Logo.  Image Courtesy of Heidelberg Marketing

A Special Exhibition commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall on till March 9, 2010: Brands and Their Packaging is an interesting exhibition that is currently on at the German Museum of Packaging in Heidelberg. Don’t be fooled by the name of the exhibition because this telling retrospective is much more than just about consumer […]

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

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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 […]