Lübeck – A Symbol of the Hanseatic League

Aerial View of Lubeck

Lübeck Cultural Attractions Symbolize its Great Past as a Free Hanseatic City: Founded in 1143, this picturesque medieval town of Lübeck was a member of the powerful Hanseatic League and up to this day its cultural attractions symbolize the great past of Lübeck as free Hanseatic city. Lübeck was founded as the first German city on […]

A Holiday in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald)

© Tourismus Marketing/Baden-Württemberg

The Schwarzwald is one of Germany’s most Popular Holiday Regions: The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is one of Germany’s oldest and most popular holiday regions and even people who aren’t familiar with the region know that it’s the home of the cuckoo clock, have enjoyed its famous Black Forest cake and heard of some old myths […]

Interesting and Fun Facts About Berlin

Berlin Graffiti - © GNTB/Hans Merten

Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Berlin: Mention ‘Berlin’ and the Fall of the Berlin Wall comes to mind for many people. But apart from the Berlin Wall, there are many other interesting and fun facts about this dynamic city that most people probably aren’t aware of.  Here’s just a few of them: Berlin, with […]

Fairy Tales Can Come True on the German Fairy Tale Road

Pied Piper's House - GNTB/Hamlyn Marketing

600 km Magical Journey from Hanau to Bremen on the German Fairy Tale Road: Once upon a time, we were told many children’s fairy tales, some kids more than others! I must admit that as a child growing up in Asia, I had no idea where these fairy tales came from. It sufficed that they […]

See the Frontiers of the Roman Empire on the Limes

Saalburg Main Gate - Saalburg

Like Hadrian’s Wall, the Limes is a System of Roman Fortification: For anyone interested in the history of the Roman Empire in Germany, the German Limes Road (Deutsche Limes-Strasse) is a fascinating and impressive archaeological monument that should not be missed. The Upper-Germanic Roman Limes covers a total distance of 550 kilometres with 900 watchtowers […]

Discover Schleswig-Holstein's Cheese Country

Rauchkase - Smoked Cheese

In Search of Germany’s Hidden Cheeses on the Schleswig-Holstein Cheese Route: Germany has a long tradition of cheese-making and cheese is one of the staple foods in the German diet, yet outside of Germany, we don’t hear a lot about German cheeses. In this country with its varying landscapes and good arable farmlands, it is […]

Deutsche Weinstraße – 85 Km of Pure Enjoyment

Neustadt-Wine-Route - Courtesy GNTB

German Wine Route or the Deutsche Weinstraße – Germany’s Oldest Scenic Wine Route: Germany’s first scenic wine route is still its most famous. Established in 1935, the German Wine Route “Deutsche Weinstrasse” is only 85 km long, but is packed with history, culture, magnificent scenery and endless stretches of vineyards. The route traverses the Palatinate […]

Erlangen – a University Town with a Huguenot History

Universitätsstraße, Erlangen

Erlangen Hosts the Third Largest Beer Festival in Bavaria : Erlangen is a town that is probably not known to many travellers to Germany, but Bavarians know it well – Erlangen hosts the third largest beer festival in Bavaria, after the Oktoberfest in Munich and the Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing.  Over 1 million people attend the […]

Bayreuth is Richard Wagner’s City

Bayreuth Eremitage ©burgenstrasse.de

Bayreuth – A city of Art and Culture Bayreuth is a city well known for its association with Richard Wagner. But whilst Wagner brought international fame to Bayreuth through his music and opera compositions, and continues to attract visitors to Bayreuth through the annual Richard Wagner Festival, this northern Bavarian city owes much of its […]

See Castles in Germany on the Scenic Castle Road

Castle Road Map © burgenstrasse.de

A String of Castles and Palaces link together by the Famous Castle Road : More than three times longer than the Romantic Road, is the 1,200 km Castle Road which runs from Mannheim to Prague in the Czech Republic. The Castle Road is one of Germany’s longest established scenic roads lined with 90 impressive castles […]