Lübeck Weihnachtsmarkt – 2013 Lübeck Christmas Markets

Lübeck Christmas Market

Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval atmosphere, Lübeck exudes charm at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, this “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is more than charming. Decked out in Christmas lights, stars and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Lübeck has some nine […]

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 […]

Komische Oper Berlin – A High Profile Berlin Opera House

Komische Oper

Komische Oper Berlin – One of the Highest-profile Opera Houses in the German-speaking World: The Komische Oper Berlin is one of the three opera houses in Berlin, the other two being the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  Located in the heart of Berlin, near the famous boulevard Unter den Linden, the […]

The Laeiszhalle – Home of Hamburg’s Classical Music Scene

Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle

Laeiszhalle – Home to Hamburg’s Classical Music Scene: As far as concert halls go, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (previously known as the Musikhalle Hamburg) is relatively young. Inaugurated in June 1908, it was the largest and most modern concert hall in Germany at that time. Laeiszhalle was made possible through the generosity of Carl Heinrich Laeisz, one […]

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt: Cologne Harbour Christmas Market 2013

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt

Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt – Cologne’s New Harbour Christmas Market: A relatively new Christmas market on the Cologne scene is the Kölner Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt (Cologne Harbour Christmas Market) held at the delectable Cologne Chocolate Museum. As the name implies, the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market is held in a picturesque harbour setting overlooking the Rhine, giving a maritime flavour […]

The Master Draught (Der Meistertrunk) – A Rothenburg Festival

Rothenburg Town Councillors Tavern

The Master Draught Legend Tells of How Rothenburg was Saved From Destruction: One of the highlight festivals in Rothenburg is The Master Draught Festival or Festspiel Der Meistertrunk. Every year since 1881, the citizens of Rothenburg have been celebrating Der Meistertrunk a historical festival based on a legend of how the brave Mayor Nusch saved […]

A Walk Along Rothenburg’s Medieval Fortress Wall

Rothenburg Wall

The Rothenburg Wall Provides a Vantage Point From Which to See the Town: It was wet and dreary when we arrived in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, but luckily for us, surrounding this medieval town is a fortress wall with a covered walkway. Rothenburg was a fortified city and its very well preserved 14th century city […]

Visiting the Roderturm – Rothernburg’s Wall Tower

Rothenburg Wall Walk

The Roderturm Provides Fabulous Aerial Views of the Old Town : A charming part of the skyline of Rothenburg are the towers (turm) that form a part of the city’s fortress walls and gateways.  There are several towers along the city wall and its interesting to see that they are all quite different.  Rothernburg Turm […]

Jakobskirche – Rothenburg’s Main Lutheran Church

St Jakobskirche

Jakobskirche or St Jakobs Kirche is Rothenburg’s Historical Lutheran Church: There are several churches in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, but the one that dominates is Jakobskirche or St Jakobs Church, the city’s main church.  Jakobskirche is a historic Lutheran church, built in the High-Gothic style and the church is famous for its high altar and […]