River cruises | Rhine river cruise

Rhine river cruise

Independent Rhine river cruises: River cruises have become a very popular travel alternative these day and is a keen competitor to the coach tour holidays for people who prefer organised holidays. The Rhine is of course one of the the main rivers where river cruises operate as the scenery along the Rhine is simply spectacular.  […]

Oberammergau, Germany

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Oberammergau’s world famous Passion Play: Oberammergau, a small colourful alpine town in Germany is inundated by visitors once every ten years.  This town is world famous for its Passion Play, a play about the “Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ”. Oberammergau began out of a desperate promise that the people made if their village […]

The Historic Regensburg Wurstkuchl

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Enjoy Regensburg bratwurst at the Historic Wurstkuchl: On any Danube river cruises, you’ll most certainly hear about “Wurstkuchl” in Regensburg, a tavern famous for its bratwurst. Your river boat will stop near the Old Stone Bridge, thought to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built. As you disembark from your boat, […]

Designer Outlet Shopping in Germany

Designer outlet shopping in Germany

Designer Outlet Shopping in Germany is Expanding! Designer Outlet shopping may have been slow in arriving in Germany, but it has arrived!  Whilst the Italians, French and English are very familiar with outlet shopping and visitors to these countries fanatically seek out the designer outlets, the concept is relatively new in Germany. However, from the […]

Shopping in Munich – Germany

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Shopping in Munich: You can buy a lot more than beer and sausages in Munich! Yes, there’s certainly more to buy in Munich than just giant tumblers of amber ale and souvenir mugs! Within the city centre alone, there’s a wide selection of shops, boutiques and department stores to cater to everyone’s shopping taste. Maximilianstraße […]

Shopping in Frankfurt – Germany

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Where to shop in Frankfurt depends very much on what you’re after. In this city of skyscrapers, the shopping offer is as varied as its cityscape. From the exclusive designer boutiques of Goethestrasse to the department stores on the Zeil or the upmarket shops on Schillerstrasse selling porcelain and household goods, Frankfurt has something for […]

Shopping in Berlin

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East or West, Berlin Shopping is best! Shopping is a favourite pastime for Berliners.  You don’t have to travel too far to shop and on just the two main shopping streets of Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, there are over a dozen large shopping malls. Kurfürstendamm Shops Kurfürstendamm (also known as Ku’damm) is a huge street running […]

Is there more to German cuisine than sauerkraut, bratwurst and schnitzel?

Regensburg Bratwurst sausages are renowned German fare!

Regensburg Bratwurst sausages may be renowned German fare, but what else is there? German cuisine and French cuisine may be neighbours geographically, but they’re a long way apart in character. Whilst Germany’s Oktoberfest and beer festivals are famous around the world, its food unfortunately does not enjoy the same reputation. Germany’s cuisine is actually very […]