Cycling Holidays in Germany: Cycling in the Mosel Region

Cycling in Mosel - Photo Courtesy Mosel Tourism

Cycling Holidays in Germany – Discover the Mosel Valley on a Cycling Holiday: For the illustrious cyclist who wants to enjoy cycling holidays in Germany, the Mosel Tourist Board is making biking holidays in the Mosel region much easier. The Mosel is one of Germany’s most beautiful rivers and the Mosel Valley’s reputation as a […]

Mosel – Germany’s Most Prestigious Wine Region

Mosel Region - Photo by Moselland Tourism

The Mosel is Famous For its Sweeping Steep Slopes of Vineyards and Fine Riesling: Germany has 13 distinct wine regions and the Mosel, although fifth in terms of production, is undoubtedly the most famous of it’s wine regions internationally. The Mosel (or Moselle in French) region covers the Saar, Ruwer and Mosel river valleys and […]

Germany Tour: Highlights of Germany – Part 2

Hofbrauhaus Dray

Highlights of Germany – Part 2 of our Germany Tour Route, Itinerary and Comments: Part 2 of our Highlights of Germany tour post covers Day 5 till the end of the tour (see part 1 here >). As with the first part of this post, the sections in blue are from the brochure, followed by […]

Germany Tour – Highlights of Germany

Germany Tour Route May

Highlights of Germany – Our Germany Tour Route, Itinerary and Comments: This is the itinerary of a 12-day Cosmos Highlights of Germany tour which we did in September 2010. It’s actually 10 days of touring when you discount the arrival and departure days.  This tour starts and ends in Frankfurt. When we were looking for […]

Abba Berlin Hotel – Berlin

Abba Berlin Hotel © Travel Signposts

Abba Berlin Hotel – Berlin Hotel Review Our two-night stay in Berlin was at the abba Berlin Hotel, a new, design hotel that opened about a year ago.  Not being an ABBA fan, the name of the hotel caused Tony a little pre-arrival anxiety – gosh, will we be hearing non-stop ABBA music piped throughout […]

Nuremberg – Famous For The Historic Nuremberg Trials

Pilatushaus and Kaiserburg, Nuremberg

Nürnberg – A Medieval City With Plenty of Historic Treasures Within Its City Walls: Situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German) is Franconia’s largest city. The first recorded mention of Nuremberg can be traced back to 1050 when a document signed by Emperor Heinrich III freed his serf Sigena. […]

Hamburg – A Bustling Port City

Hamburg Harbour © GNTB/Merten, Hans Peter

Hamburg – A Hanseatic League City With a Very Modern Outlook : Hamburg, Germany’s second biggest city is also the second largest container terminal in Europe after Rotterdam. Once a leading member of the Hanseatic League, this city on the River Elbe prides itself of its maritime charm. Hamburg is a very prosperous city and […]

Hameln – The Pied Piper's Town

Hameln  Historic Centre - © Travel Signposts

Hamelyn – Made Famous by the Pied Piper Legend: Located on the River Weser in Lower Saxony, the town of Hameln (Hamelin in English) is the gateway to the  Weserbergland mountain range. Hameln first began when a small monastery was founded here as early as in the 9th century and from which a village then […]

Nordlingen – A Medieval Town on the Romantische Strasse

Map of Nordlingen centre

Nordlingen on Germany’s Famous Romantic Road: Half way along Germany’s famous Romantic Road is the town of Nordlingen. Nordlingen sits in the Ries Basin, a large crater which according to information by the Nordlingen tourist office was formed millions of years ago as a result of a meteorite colliding with earth. During the Medieval Ages, […]

Dresden – One of Germany’s most Beautiful Cities

The Zwinger - Dresden

Dresden on the Elbe: With its scenic setting alongside the winding Elbe River, Dresden is reputedly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. When you visit this charming and historic city with its baroque architecture, it’s hard to believe that most of the buildings have been rebuilt since WWII. Dresden first gained pre-eminence in […]