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 […]

Französischer Dom – The French Cathedral in Berlin

Französische Friedrichstadtkirche

Französischer Dom or Französische Friedrichstadtkirche is a French Cathedral in Berlin:   Französischer Dom or Französische Friedrichstadtkirche is a French cathedral located on the Gendarmenmarkt in the historic heart of Berlin. This French Calvinist cathedral stands opposite the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral), and forming a triangle with these two cathedrals is the Konzerthaus Berlin, the […]

Berliner Dom – The Largest of Berlin Churches

Berlin Cathedral

Berliner Dom – A Protestant Berlin Cathedral:   Berliner Dom is located on the north side of Museum Island and is the largest of the Berlin churches. As we stroll along Unter den Linden towards the River Spree we can already see its unmistakable mighty dome peaking above the treeline. But the awesome size of […]

Miltenberg – Famous for its Timber-framed Houses

Miltenberg Market Place

Miltenberg – A Medieval Town on the Main River: Miltenberg is a popular stop on a Main River cruise and, like many others before us, our river boat calls at this historical town that is famous for its timber-frame houses. As we stroll through the Old Town on our way to Miltenberg’s Schnatterloch (historical market […]