Frankfurt Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) 2014

Frankfurt Christmas Market

Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt is one of the Oldest and Prettiest in Germany: The Frankfurt Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) is one of the oldest in Germany – it seems that there has been a Christmas market in Frankfurt since 1393. With its rich history and steeped in traditions, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is a huge attraction for visitors […]

Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt – Hamburg Christmas Market 2014

Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt

Hamburg – the Christmas Capital of the North – Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt: Hamburg stakes its claim as the Christmas capital of the north.  This is because nowhere else in the north of Germany are there so many Christmas markets within such close proximity of each other. From the main train station to its neo-Renaissance town hall […]

German Wine and Beer Festivals 2014

Rhine Riesling Vineyards

2014 German Wine and Beer Festivals in Germany: For connoisseurs of wine and beer, spring and summer are  fantastic times to be in Germany. From Berlin to the Rhineland, there is a great choice of festivals to attend, depending on whether you prefer to conduct your wine-tasting in one of the small towns along the […]

Paulaner am Nockherberg – Starkbierfest 2014

Nockherberg Starkbierfest 2012

Starkbierfest 2014: The Strong Beer Festival at Nockherberg: Lent 2014 begins on Wednesday, March 5 and the Nockherberg Starkbierfest 2014 takes place from March 21 to April 6, 2014. Starkbierfest is the Strong Beer Festival and drinkers who like stouts will enjoy the Salvator at Nockherberg, a bottom-fermented strong Doppelbock beer (alcohol 7.5%). During the […]

Wine-tasting in Bernkastel

Dr Pauly Bergweiler Estate House

Wine-tasting in the Atmospheric Cellars of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler in Bernkastel: The Moselle valley is Germany’s oldest wine region and Bernkastel-Kues is one of the many Moselle towns with a centuries-old wine-making tradition. Bernkastel-Kues has been producing wine for over 500 years and when you approach the town from the river, the steep vine-covered slopes of […]

Christmas in Munich: Where to Enjoy Christmas Concerts in Munich

Munich Residenz Christmas Concerts

Christmas in Munich: Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Munich: Christmas is a special time Munich and like the rest of Germany, music is very much a part of the Munich Christmas celebrations. If you are spending Christmas in Munich, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city. Popular Munich […]

Bernkasteler Doctor – The Legend and the Wine

Doctor fountain

The Bernkasteler Doctor – A Legend of How this Famous German Wine Got its Name: When visiting Bernkastel-Kues, you don’t have to be ill to seek out the Bernkasteler Doctor. Wine-lovers will be pleased to know that the Bernkasteler Doctor is actually the name of one of the premium wines from the Bernkastel region and […]

Hotel Doctor Weinstube – A Bernkastel Hotel and Attraction

Bernkastel Doctor Weinstube

Hotel Doctor Weinstube – A Historical Hotel with an Unusual Name : For any Bernkastel visitor who is not familiar with the legend of the “Bernkasteler Doctor”, the Hotel Doctor Weinstube might seem like an odd kind of name for a hotel. The words ‘Doctor Weinstube’ are puzzling, but if you’re looking for a hotel […]

Trier – A City of Roman Emperors, Bishops and Electors

Steipe

Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is Famous for its Roman Heritage and More: Trier is one of Germany’s oldest city. The name Trier (Trèves in French) is believed to have been derived from the Celtic tribe of Treveri, who inhabited the lower valley of the Moselle from around 150 BC, but it is Trier’s Roman […]